9 Is there a big dif­fer­ence be­tween Vespa own­ers and Lam­bretta own­ers?

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Even dur­ing the height of the Mod move­ment in the 1960s, both makes were con­sid­ered equally cool. Some pre­fer Lam­bret­tas be­cause their en­gines are cen­trally si­t­u­ated (whereas the Vespa engine is on the

right-hand side of the bike) so they feel they han­dle bet­ter, but Ves­pas have a rep­u­ta­tion for

be­ing more re­li­able. It’s more a case of friendly ban­ter be­tween own­ers, rather than ri­valry. Lam­bretta closed shop in 1972 and, although pro­duc­tion con­tin­ued in In­dia un­der the SIL name, pro­duc­tion ceased in 1997. SIL now makes three-wheeler Vikrams pow­ered by Lam­bretta en­gines as well as spares for cer­tain Lam­bretta two-wheeled mod­els.

Same but dif­fer­ent, there was a friendly ri­valry be­tween the brands

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