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Bill The Pill - don't own a scooter anymore and it's a long way from you but you could try MA Motor Garage in Sydney - Tony Brancato- looked after mods in Sydney for over 25 years. Occasionally has 80's p ranges and the older scooters as [sign in to see URL]'s had PE's under $2000 (usually needing cosmetic work). He's worth having a chat to.

Ma Motor Garage - Tony
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another shop in Newtown but don't know much about them.

 Gasoline also in Sydney have originals and resto's but are over the top price wise

heard the same as others have said about Vietnamese scooters
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Thanks for the reply Mudgee,cheers mate!


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bill what i would do in your position is contact the lambretta club of australia,[sign in to see URL] and get some local knowledge,cheers mate
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Cheers Pete,have had a brief look at their site/forum,but the high cost of Lambrettas here probably mean i will look at a Vespa,just dont want to get stung with some crappy import that will fall apart after a few [sign in to see URL] out the scooter game for a long time now,and was never the best mechanically,so just gotta be a bit careful over [sign in to see URL] need to win lottery first to afford one !!
No real preferance,as had 2 Vespas and 2 Lambrettas before and found them all as unreliable emoticon as each other!

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 emoticon hi bill and pete!
bill i wouldnt ever buy another lambretta again,i prefer the look,but their far more expensive and far less reliable!.
if can afford another scooter at some point buy the newer vespas,ie the pxs or the t5,which ive owned,their reliable and far better all round!
they say when you get older,you get wiser,so invest in a vespa,im no longer a lambretta snob!,cheers all!
 

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keith mate,did you forget youre medication?lammy`s can now be just as reliable if not more so than any vespa,you just need to invest in the right machine and spend a few quid upgrading,new electronics,carb etc etc,if the right vespa comes along i dont have any preference,you wont get me slagging off any scoot as long as the owner uses it good luck to them,theres too much snobbery in the scooter world,ride safe,be happy and dont let the bollix grind you down thats what i say.
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Hi All. Invidia Scooters was set up by myself and a colleague. I told him to start this business moving slow to start with and only take a few orders so that we could see how good the product was and how long the lead times would be. He didn't listen and took countless orders. It took an eternity for the scooters to arrive and many customers demanded refunds. However my 'colleague' had paid himself substantial wages etc using customers deposits. Tens of thousands of pounds were creamed off the company balance sheet. The first i heard of this was when the cops called me!! I have a great career and any involvement in fraud would have led to me losing my job. So i put over £25,000 of my own money into the company to either refund people or get their scooters built and delivered.

I have recently put a further £30,000 into the company to refund other creditors and to purchase a large shipment of scooters.

The original business model was simple: Pay us a deposit, we ordered your bike, which also involved me personally overseeing the construction in India, as i regularly fly there, and then getting the scooter delivered to the Uk, uncrated, small amount of workshop work done to them, put through MOT and then delivered to the customer. Simple!!!

However invariably, due to delays in getting perf pipes, disc brakes, 200cc engines etc, the delivery time from order to arriving in the UK could take months. I ordered 14 scooters in Sep 2011. They have only just arrived!!! SO. The business model has changed. Invidia Scooters is back in business, the website will be up and running in a matter of days and ONLY scooters that are actually in the UK ready for sale will be advertised.

I have invested a small fortune and absolutely sodding hours of my time to get Invidia Scooters back on its feet and try to re-establish its reputation. I have posted on this forum, not to drum up business, but to try and set the record straight and give any of you guys a point of contact in addition to the website.

please give Invidia Scooters a second chance, i certainly deserve it. It wasn't me that destroyed the business or some of the customer's dreams. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment. Happy scootering. regards Shane Potter (the other Shane in this company)
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