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)

Scooter Porn – New Vespa Performance Catalogue

SIP Scootershop have announced their latest parts book, the SIP BFA Tuning 187-306 catalogue containing 92 pages of what Vespa riders may well class as scooter porn! The oldest wisdom in the world of engines is that nothing beats cubes, except more cubes! BFA has taken this approach to the max and now builds an … Continue reading Scooter Porn – New Vespa Performance Catalogue

Lambretta dl/GP at 50

So how many of you have a Bertone-designed Lambretta dl/ Grand Prix scooter or one of its derivatives? And do you really know everything about this classic Italian model? The last brand new Lambretta scooter to be designed and produced rolled off the line in 1969. Known as the dl to most (Grand Prix to … Continue reading Lambretta dl/GP at 50

Italjet – shaking up the scooter market again

Whether you’re a fan of modern automatic scooters or not, there is no denying that the latest offering from Italjet pushes boundaries with regards to design. And, in my opinion, the current scooter market desperately needs this! For the main, Italian firm Italjet have been associated with making things a little different, from motorbikes in … Continue reading Italjet – shaking up the scooter market again

New Italjet Dragster coming soon?

Back in November 2018, Italjet showed a new version of their Dragster scooter at Eicma, aka the Milan Motorcycle Show. After years of showing mainly electric bicycles there with the occasional appearance of an Asian-looking scooter, or an old Dragster with a Piaggio 250cc 4stroke engine in it, we wondered if this was indeed the … Continue reading New Italjet Dragster coming soon?

New Vespa GTS to launch at EICMA – November 2018

Rumours of a new version of the Vespa GTS have been circulating for a few months now, and Piaggio have finally released details of what fans can expect to find in the showrooms in the near future. For 2019 the flagship Vespa range is  “further improved” with “technical and style updates” to quote the official … Continue reading New Vespa GTS to launch at EICMA – November 2018

Charity Lambretta Raffle

Want to help raise funds for a good cause and maybe win a Lambretta in the process? If you've had a little flutter on the football tonight and it comes in for you, then you might want to consider buying a ticket or two for the Project Cancer Lambretta here. The build of this scooter … Continue reading Charity Lambretta Raffle