Stay Calm – your scooter shop needs you!

There is no arguing we are in strange and uncertain times that our generation has never before experienced, and if anyone thinks it’s not real then take a look at what is happening in places like Italy.  But life must go on and while we all do our best in difficult circumstances, if the opportunity … Continue reading Stay Calm – your scooter shop needs you!

Happy Birthday Vespa T5

In the brand new edition 18 of ScooterNova magazine we celebrate the 35 years history of the T5 along with it’s derivatives, from the original homologation in March 1985 right up to the swan-song Millennium model.  We don’t only look at the history of the T5 however but also include some rare images, little know … Continue reading Happy Birthday Vespa T5

Bennetts Insurance joins Carole Nash (+Haynes manuals sold and Piaggio deals)

News reaches us the motorcycle insurance  company Bennetts has been purchased by the Ardonagh Group, a name that probably means nothing to most of us until you learn they also own Carole Nash Insurance. In fact they own  Autonet too, which encompasses Mackenzie Hodgson Insurance, and Swinton too under the Atlanta Investment Holdings banker, according … Continue reading Bennetts Insurance joins Carole Nash (+Haynes manuals sold and Piaggio deals)

Modrapheniacs SC scooter rally

2020 marks the 20th anniversary for the Modrapheniacs annual scooter rally held at Sandford Park in Dorset. We are really looking forward to the 200+ miles ride to get our scooters loosened up for another exciting year of rallies – local commuting on them is fine, but it's not quite the same as riding to … Continue reading Modrapheniacs SC scooter rally

E10 fuel threat to UK

Not satisfied with the threat to outlaw combustion engines in the near future and to replace them with electric powered vehicles, the British Government's latest box-ticking exercise in the name of 'reducing emissions' is to introduce E10 fuel containing 10% ethanol.The Government claim that E10 is a form of “cleaner” petrol, aimed at cutting carbon … Continue reading E10 fuel threat to UK

Coming of Age – SN18 out now!

Judging by the enquiries we've received, the previous edition of ScooterNova that was despatched just before Christmas was a very, very long time ago! Not to worry though folks, because number 18 is here, packed full of scooter-related articles to give your scooter buzz a boost! With the weather in parts of the UK  causing … Continue reading Coming of Age – SN18 out now!

New airbag protection

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Italian motorcycle clothing experts Alpinestars launched their latest item of protective clothing.  The Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 is the latest product in almost 20 years of Research and Development by Alpinestars that began on the race track and is filtering through to road riders. Their latest product … Continue reading New airbag protection