Russia’s Vyatka, a merciless rip off of Piaggio Vespa’s “fat boy” 1950’s models and apparently still quite a few going strong having covered anything up to a million miles on Russia’s terrible roads and prized as the family “chariot”.
There were downsides to it though, anyone lucky to have one were required not only to attend the local village or town Commissar meetings of the Soviet but owning one meant that once a month, the owner had to attend a regional one which could be as far as 500 miles away and off they would plod on these machines too…   AND they got there too and back again showing once more Piaggio’s unique engineering concept that has powered these scooters since WWII.
BTW if anyone has one for sale, I would buy one like a shot, in fact I would buy one that looks like the Lambretta J range too as they were very strong.

Russia’s Vyatka, a merciless rip off of Piaggio Vespa’s “fat boy” 1950’s models and apparently still quite a few going strong having covered anything up to a million miles on Russia’s terrible roads and prized as the family “chariot”.

There were downsides to it though, anyone lucky to have one were required not only to attend the local village or town Commissar meetings of the Soviet but owning one meant that once a month, the owner had to attend a regional one which could be as far as 500 miles away and off they would plod on these machines too…   AND they got there too and back again showing once more Piaggio’s unique engineering concept that has powered these scooters since WWII.

BTW if anyone has one for sale, I would buy one like a shot, in fact I would buy one that looks like the Lambretta J range too as they were very strong.

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