Comments on: Mumbai Holiday on a Vespa? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/06/mumbai-holiday-on-a-vespa/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Advertise holiday home http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/06/mumbai-holiday-on-a-vespa/comment-page-1/#comment-8613 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 21:39:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1461#comment-8613 Vespa, it is a nice scooter, and driving it in Mumbai would tempt me, even though it would be considered a bit dangerous :)

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By: Joe Zach http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/06/mumbai-holiday-on-a-vespa/comment-page-1/#comment-8171 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 09:30:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1461#comment-8171 I think the Vespa lost out to other 2 wheelers because it was geared (especially when the non geared 2 wheelers came in the market)
Customers especially Ladies would prefer a non geared vehicle as they would not like to make a wavy path like Audrey Hepburn and barge into Gregory Peck (what a wonderful movie)
Thanks Rina for bringing back good old memories.

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By: anil http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/06/mumbai-holiday-on-a-vespa/comment-page-1/#comment-8125 Wed, 08 Jul 2009 15:06:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1461#comment-8125 if someone says apple…you say orange?

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By: Ankur Jain http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/06/mumbai-holiday-on-a-vespa/comment-page-1/#comment-8117 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 15:34:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1461#comment-8117 Actually, she is right. LML did partner with Vespa and made LML Vespa, well into the nineties!

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By: Ranajay Gupta http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/06/mumbai-holiday-on-a-vespa/comment-page-1/#comment-8085 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 16:12:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1461#comment-8085 Rina Chandran has missed out a bit of history. Vespa was made in India from 1960 to 1970 by Bajaj Auto; the Bajaj scooter is a direct descendant. Hamara Bajaj is about as hamara as Sonia Gandhi!

I have dim memories of a sprightly new model descending on roads dominated by the Lambretta and dethroning it. If my memory serves me right, the squared-out Bajaj Classic shape preserves the last production model of the Bajaj Vespa.

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