Arthur Francis – a true scooter legend

The name Arthur Francis has become legendary amongst scooterists around the world, and deservedly so. From humble beginnings working for a scooter shop in Watford, Hertfordshire, to setting up his own scooter shop (Lambretta and Vespa dealership) along with a Fiat car showroom too, Arthur is often associated with the S-Type Lambretta dealer special. While … Continue reading Arthur Francis – a true scooter legend

Racing, world records, tributes & more scooters!

We're pleased to announce that edition 25 of Scooternova magazine is currently at the printers being prepared for publishing next week. To celebrate our 25th magazine and FOUR years of independent publishing we're giving away a FREE sticker too (while stocks last), so renew your subscriptions now or get your pre-orders in ASAP to make sure … Continue reading Racing, world records, tributes & more scooters!

New Beverly 300 & 400 scooters for 2021

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

Lambretta’s red racing inner tubes?

We removed the original old Michelin ACS tyre from my Lambretta LD this morning, only to find this well-patched, bright red Englebert inner tube inside. Englebert are an old brand of car tyre, known for their use in racing by the likes of Ferrari and Lancia in their day. Who knew they did something for … Continue reading Lambretta’s red racing inner tubes?

New Bajaj Chetak – a modern classic in the making?

Back in 2016 we speculated that Bajaj Auto of India were to bring back their popular Chetak scooter to the market. It seems we were partially correct... On 17 October 2019 Bajaj unveiled their new Chetak scooter; a classic name from their range once bestowed upon a scooter produced from old Piaggio tooling.Bajaj were once … Continue reading New Bajaj Chetak – a modern classic in the making?

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