The Cosa from Piaggio, the scooter of the 90s, launched in the 80s. Exclusive to the brand new edition 40 of ScooterNova magazine, we explore how this scooter came into being, the background, the design and designer, the name, the launch and the use of the Vespa badge. It was the Milan Motorcycle Show in … Continue reading Piaggio’s (Vespa) Cosa – the scooter for the 90s that slowly faded away…
Ever wanted to see inside a 2-stroke engine while it is running? Then check out these cool videos from Chylo Racing in Poland who have produced various transparent components for an old Simson S51 49cc motorbike which allow you to do just that. Back in May 2021 Chylo shared a video on their YouTube channel … Continue reading Inside a 2-stroke engine – how cool is this?
Small but interesting news from Italian carburettor giant Dellorto is that they have been developing and producing new carburettors for 50cc 2-stroke engines. While you might not be thinking about buying one of the latest generation 50cc 2-stroke scooters and motorcycles yourself, that fact that a company as large as Dellorto have developed a new … Continue reading New 2-stroke carbs
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
If you've an ear for a finely tuned, multi-cylinder two-stroke engine then you'll know what I mean when I say they sound sweet! In edition 13 of ScooterNova magazine we have a good old fashioned road test review of the 275cc Targa Twin engine for your enjoyment and indeed information. But in true ScooterNova independent … Continue reading Targa Twin Review – what a sweet sound!
If you’ve even but a passing interest in the story of scooter tuning from the 1970s until the present day, then you’ll enjoy the exclusive interview we have in the current edition of ScooterNova magazine with Ian Frankland of Taffspeed. Ian, together with his (late) brother Terry, aka the ‘Terrible Taffs’, took their enthusiasm for … Continue reading The Taffspeed Interview – only in ScooterNova magazine