New 2023 Vespa GTS – suspension and other upgrades

As we approach show-season here in Europe, a new Vespa GTS has been spotted on the roads of Vietnam. But what can we expect for 2023 from the classic Italian marque? The scooter was spotted, despite it’s disguise, and photographed by Hoang Son with the story later published on https://tuoitre.vn Details of whether this was … Continue reading New 2023 Vespa GTS – suspension and other upgrades

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!

The Vespa P-range: One of the best?

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?

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

AF 5-speed gearbox replacement selectors are coming

We received the following statement from AF Rayspeed earlier today: "Today we have received an update from the supplier regarding the new gear selectors for the Clo5e Ratio Gearbox. "The new selectors are on the way to us, they left the supplier yesterday (Monday) with Fedex, we are hoping for a quick delivery. "Many of … Continue reading AF 5-speed gearbox replacement selectors are coming