Mods

Photos: Hand Lettered Lammy

I’m seeing this style more and more on the custom motorcycle scene lately. Mostly it’s been on really cool hand-painted leather riding jackets, but occasionally I’ll find it on a motorcycle gas tank. Here we have this distinctive style working really well on a vintage Lambretta. What do you guys thing? Dig it?

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Photos: London Mods in 1979

For most scooter fans, even if they don’t ride a vintage Vespa or Lambretta, there’s still a romantic attachment to the Mods of the ’60s and ’70s in Great Britain. As much a fashion movement as a vehicle preference, the Mods remain forever etched on the psyche of the scooter community. The site Voices of East Anglia has a great post up featuring vintage photos of Mods out for a scooter gathering in 1979

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The Ruckus Cafe Risque

Built by scooter tuning and fabrication company Composimo, the Cafe Risque is something that if you described it to me, I wouldn’t believe it was possible. How do you put cafe racer style into a 50cc scooter and have it look this great?

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