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?
If you've read the news recently then you have no doubt heard the UK Government's latest knee-jerk reaction to something that they hope will take our minds off of other disasters is a ban on new fossil-fuel vehicle sales from 2030. The story of the 'Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution' (for that … Continue reading UK Government ban on new petrol & diesel vehicles – what do you think?
When a new piece of Banksy art emerges during lockdown and you've little to do socially because of Covid, why not make your next scooter riding destination a side street in Nottingham to check it out? Like many, we've been fans of Banksy's work for a number of years now. Back in 2009 we stopped … Continue reading Art on the Street – Slacker Vs Banksy
Lambretta and Vespa scooters emerged from their Italian factories with Dellorto carburettors fitted as standard, and despite an Amal on my liquid-cooled TS1, I still know, love and understand a Dellorto carburettor. Well, understand to the best of my ability that is. The PHBH model of Dellorto is a popular aftermarket option for many of … Continue reading Finer tuning for the Dellorto PHBH Carburettor
Many ScooterNova magazine readers are fans of 2-stroke engines too, so we thought you'd appreciate this news both about British manufacturing and also the good old 2-stroke engine. Many incorrectly assume that 2-strokes have been banned, where in fact that is not the case. What has happened is the development of 2-strokes has been side-lined by … Continue reading New British 2-stroke V-Twin motorcycle
Motor scooters may have been originally developed as a cheap, economical form of transport, but that doesn't mean to say they can't be persuaded to go faster. Post-war scooters from Lambretta and Vespa are popular the world over with commuters and enthusiasts alike. Throughout the years they have also been on the receiving end of … Continue reading Street Racing Scooters