Following the success of last year's calendar, we here at ScooterNova magazine produced another for 2021. And yes, we are full of optimism because forward thinking is the way to go! Anyway, the 2021 calendar features both Lambretta and Vespa scooters, plus a vintage Peugeot too. Each and every scooter has graced the pages of … Continue reading Scooters Calendar 2021 – perfect gift for Christmas
When Piaggio launched their 'Nuova Linea' of Vespa scooters in 1977 I wonder if anybody at the Italian factory in Pontedera ever considered that 40 years later we would finally say goodbye to it? I've had few myself over the years, 125, 150 and 200cc versions, ridden thousands of miles through numerous countries on them … Continue reading The Vespa P-range: One of the best?
Just a reminder that mandatory MOT testing for your vehicle is being reintroduced as of 1 August 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, drivers were granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing back in March to help slow the spread of the virus. However, as restrictions are eased, all those whose car, motorcycle/scooter or van … Continue reading Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August
On the 9th June 2020 Welsh scooterist Jason Ude completed the 3 Nation Capital Charity Scooter Run that he had planned 10 months earlier. With the Coronavirus outbreak he thought he would have to cancel it, but with lockdown rules changing he got in touch with the Welsh, English and Scottish officials and told them … Continue reading 3 Nation Capital Charity Scooter Run
The Vespa 946 was launched in 2013, a new model to the range taking inspiration from the Vespa prototype MP6 produced in 1946. In my opinion, this is one of the most stylish of the modern automatic Vespa scooters Piaggio have produced, almost risqué in design you could say. However the decision was made … Continue reading Vespa 946 Christian Dior
On a number of occasions, Sticky and I used to play a silly little game between ourselves at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA) of 'Spot the Clone'. You see, over the years some of the less scrupulous manufacturers in China seemed to think it was fine to simply copy other manufacturers' scooters and arrive back … Continue reading Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers
The Scottish scooter rallies are somehow always something special for those of us from the south east, probably because they often represent the farthest riding distance to a weekend rally without going across the sea. The only negative is that with just a weekend to spare, you got to see a lot of the A1 … Continue reading Kelso Scooter Rally – Enjoy the ride