Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Malaguti mopeds!

Malaguti may not be as well known as some makes in the US, but they did sell a fair number in the great moped boom of the 70s. The company is much better known in Europe, as it goes back to the 1930s, and its scooters and motorcycles are still produced and sold throughout Europe, and beyond. Seen above is a 1960 model Malaguti moped posted at Mopedarmy. Interestingly, back in the 1960s Malaguti exported most ofi its scooters to Vietnam (!) where they were marketed as the Saigon 50.

The Superquattro, seen above, appeared on the market in 1974. Mechanically it wasn't too different from the earlier Malaguti mopeds,- you still needed to premix oil and gas, and there was no battery- but the styling was definitely up to date. This image is from an article that appeared in Motorcycle Mechanics magazine, one of my favorite periodicals.

1 comment:

Savor the Flavor said...

How well have these aged?