Targa Twin Review – what a sweet sound!

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!

The Taffspeed Interview – only in ScooterNova magazine

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

2-stroke porn!

Most riders of classic scooters also have a passion for 2-stroke engines too – I know we at Scooternova do. And if you share the same passions then take a look at this video – it's a V8 2-stroke engine and it sounds AMAZING! Marine engine specialists Evinrude developed a V8 2-stroke outboard engine back … Continue reading 2-stroke porn!

New geared 200cc Ape from Piaggio

Despite everyone in the world of scooter manufacturing favouring automatic (CVT) engines these days, Italian firm Piaggio have launched a new version of their three-wheeled Ape, with a 4-speed engine. Launched back in the 1940s shortly after their Vespa scooter, Piaggio developed the Vespa Ape (as it was known back then) as a small commercial … Continue reading New geared 200cc Ape from Piaggio

New 2014 Vespa Primavera Revealed – First offical photos!

Presumably because of the number of leaked images that have appeared on the internet of the new forthcoming Vespa Primavera, such as here on Scooternova (all originating from Spain it seems), Piaggio have taken the unusual step of sending out official images of the new scooter themselves. So here it is in all it's glory, … Continue reading New 2014 Vespa Primavera Revealed – First offical photos!