To mark the 75th anniversary of Vespa, Piaggio – the creators and manufacturers of the famous scooter – are to produce a special version of the Primavera and GTS models that will only be sold during 2021. The patent for the first Vespa was filed by Italian manufacturer Piaggio on 23 April 1946. ScooterNova magazine celebrated … Continue reading Vespa 75th Anniversary Models Announced
Twenty years after the first generation of Piaggio’s Beverly scooter was born in 2001, the Italian manufacturer unveiled the new Piaggio Beverly on their piaggio.com website as 2020 drew to a close. Large wheeled scooters have never really caught on in the UK, but in Europe the fashion-conscience riders appreciate that the increased diameter helps … Continue reading New Beverly 300 & 400 scooters for 2021
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?
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)
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
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