Charles-Emmanuel at Scooter-Infos puts it best:
Maigre consolation : le célèbre logo éviterait ainsi d’être apposé à la va-vite sur d’obscures productions extrême-orientales.
Charles at Scooter-infos.com reports
Malaguti is nearly dead
. It’s disappointing to see a marque with such promise (and a legitimate-but-exaggerated history) go, but hardly surprising, ‘disappointing’ is a word commonly associated with Malaguti.
Today’s question for Dr. Buzz (his “panel of experts” has become more trouble than it’s worth) comes from Joe W. in Philly:
Does anybody there know how to contact ******** or whatever their corporate identity is this month? Their website lists a “dealer” in Westchester PA who had never sold one, never worked on one. I took my scooter there and unfortunately it needs parts. The dealer is unable to get anybody to sell him parts. The phone number is a secret so nobody can call, I get a grumpy response from some of the other dealers on their list – maybe it’s the same situation…
(updated 5/14 with more details)
Continue reading “#21: Parts is Parts”
Oh, no they didn’t. I know Malaguti didn’t name this scooter the “Blog.” Suddenly “Grand Dink” sounds like a pretty awesome name. What’s up with all the Pottery-Barn-looking ecru ultrasuede seats this year?
India-based Mahindra & Mahindra is considering a purchase of Malaguti Moto. M&M recently bought Kinetic Motors, and thus owns the rights to several Italjet models. Malaguti, like Italjet, produced several popular scooters five years ago, even making brief appearances in nascent American scooter market. Today, both manufacturers appear to be limping along selling a combination of 2003-era bikes and less-inspired newer asian-made models.
Baron Motors’ BBS announcement-of-sorts is actually more of a caption contest than an announcement. (BTW, that’s one “t” in Malaguti). I suppose the gist is that CFmoto is building Malaguti-branded bikes and selling them here via Baron. (See also: PSF/QJ/Benelli, LS/?/Italjet.) Also, just for fun, read the Wikipedia Malaguti page and guess who probably wrote it. (Thanks, Matty.)