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

New Clean Air Charging Zone

(but bikes are exempt!) Bath & North East Somerset Council are the latest to propose a city centre 'charging zone' in an effort to reduce pollution. The difference between this west country location and the capital of England however is that Bath & NES acknowledge that, "in Bath, diesel vehicles are the biggest contributors to … Continue reading New Clean Air Charging Zone

Lower Age for Moped Licence in Germany

Mopeds recognised as a solution for the kids Back in October 2019, the Bundestag – Germany’s federal parliament – passed a draft law amending their Road Traffic Act allowing the federal states to decide for themselves about the reduction of the minimum age for driving mopeds for their area. In the past, when asked whether … Continue reading Lower Age for Moped Licence in Germany

Just in time for Christmas – ScooterNova 17

Looking forward to some quality reading time over the Festive period? Lucky for you the brand new edition 17 of ScooterNova will be published next week and all those who subscribe or pre-order a copy will have theirs posted out before the Royal Mail's 'last posting' date for UK delivery. Among the 100 pages of the … Continue reading Just in time for Christmas – ScooterNova 17

Vespa news from Milan

Piaggio’s press conference at the Milan Motorcycle Show (Eicma) kicked off today at 12:30pm local time with a new version of their electric Vespa being announced for the near future. The new Vespa Electtrica will feature the same modern styling but is fitted with a more powerful motor that has a top speed of 70kmh … Continue reading Vespa news from Milan