This Modern Miss has no
now in Adelaide
Now seen in Adelaide, the new
Lambretta Motor Scooter pro
vides a happy, solution to
transport worries. Known as a
"Masterpiece in Miniature,"
the Lambretta gives 140 miles
of safe travel on a gallon of
petrol. The machine is reliable
and easy to control. Positive
shaft drive eliminates chain
and sprockets, and there are
no bars to clamber over in
mounting. The price is
£148/10/; including tax. The
Lambretta is on view at the
Showrooms of MAUGHAN
THIEM MOTOR CO. LTD., and
bookings are being accepted for
De Luxe Motor Scooter
A Lambretta motor scooter, which can do 140 miles to a gallon of petrol, has created interest in Mount Gambicr. Its owner is Miss N Reid, of the staff of the S.A. Worsted Mills.
The Scooter was made in Italy, is lower set and more compact than an auto-cycle. It has three gears attached to the handlebar on the left, and brake and throttle on the right handlebar. Horse power is 4.1. A pillion seat opens
up as a parcels carrier.
Miss Reid rode it to Port Mac Donnell on Saturday.
Scooter-type machines are becoming: more and more popular in SA, and a range of five makes is now available here.
At the bottom of the price scale, costing about half as much as the more elaborate Continental machines, is the British Corgi.
It has a 98 cc engine, and can be quickly folded and compressed for convenient storage, and 'pocket parking.'
Two Italian machines — the Lambretta, and the Vespa, which is now made in England under licence — both have 125 cc. three
speed power units, with pivoted rear forks and trailing-front suspension.
The German Zundapp Bella and Puch are also similar in many respects, with 12-in. wheels, stream lined bodywork, telescopic front forks and pivoted (sic) rear forks.
However, the Zundapp is made in the 150 cc. and 200cc sizes, and has four speed gears, while the Puch is of 125 cc. and has three ratios.
The popularity of the motor scooter had taken Europe by storm, an Australian businessman said in Adelaide today.
He is Mr. Sam Jamieson, Australian representative of the Lam
bretta organisation, who recently returned from
One of the strongest impressions gained from his visit to Italy was the number of motor scooters on the roads, he said. People in all walks of life rode them.
This trend in trans port in Europe was already being reflected in
Numbers of people ab. were using motor scooters as ten
ders for their cars.
One new model of motor scooter was equipped with an electrical starter, thus obviating the kick start.
New utility scooter
here from Italy
THIS is the new utility model Lambretta which arrived in Adelaide this week. The machine has been stripped of all the luxury fittings as on other Lambrettas and will sell at £159. The Australian representative of Lambretta, Mr. Sam Jamieson (on the machine) is explaining its features to Jack ("Gelignite") Murray, this year's Redex Trial winner.
Three new machines
come to Adelaide
Three new Continenital machines were landed in Adelaide this month - two German sports models, and an Italian l.uxury lightweight.
All machines should have great appeal to riders.
PICTURES: At left is the NSU Max, and at right the BMW R68.
The largest-and fastest -is the BMW R68, a real 100 m.p.h. machine which.has already distinguished itself both on the Continent and in the UK.
Its 500 :c.c. horizontal twin motor churns out 35 break horsepower-considerably more than many light cars.
In basic -design, the R68 is similar to the 500 c.c. solo mount, the R51/3 and to the sidecar mount. the R67/2.
The motor has inclined valves and completely en closed distribution parts.
The cylinder heads are continuously finned. Two down-draught carburettors with compensation chamber and fresh air duct from a common air filter with starter slide provide for equal filling.
The 35 b.h.p. is deve loped at 7,000 r.p.m.. and the compression ratio is eight to one.
The motor is near square, and it gets its extra power through
polishing enlarged ports. different shaped head. and larger carburettors.
A feature is the automatic spark control with over-riding manual control.
The first consignment of Lambretta motor scooters with electric starter motors to reach Adelaide was received this week.
The addition of a starter motor brings these lightweights nearer to the conception of a two-wheeledcar.
The only external sign that a self-starter is fitted to the machine is a cream plastic lever on the left handle bar.
The starter motor is supported under the right hand floor board by a redesigned clutch cover, shielded 'from road dirt and water. Also fitted are a three-cell battery of about 20 amp. hours, a selenium rectifier for charging the battery and a relay which regulates the charge for daylight or night riding.
The toolbox has been altered from under the seat and is placed further back across the panels covering the motor. Front suspen
sion, retaining the rocker arm system, Is slightly, altered and a number of additional grease nipples have been added.
With the installation of the electric starter the lighting system is supplied from the battery with direct current.
When the starter lever Is operated it moves the powerful. car-type motor by a flexible cable and a pinion on the motor engages with a crown located in the club bell.
Agents are J. N. Taylors
The new ,overhead camshaft NSU 250 c.c. is capable of .88 m.p.h.
Known as the Max model, this machine distinguished itself at the Isle of Man, and in 1953 it created a world speed re
cord. For the record run a special streamlining was
In contrast to previous designs in which the drive to the overhead camshaft is by means of a shaft. gears, or a chain, the drive of the Max consists of a pair of eccentric shafts, each carrying connecting rods.
Agents are Liberty Motors, Payneham road.