Vespa 75th Anniversary Models Announced

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

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

Bennetts Insurance joins Carole Nash (+Haynes manuals sold and Piaggio deals)

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)

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

Trick new Vespa GTS twin tail can

Austrian exhaust manufacturer Remus have come up with a trick new pipe for the Vespa GTS range that not only looks the mutt's nuts but also   gives a little performance boost too, so they claim. The Remus RSC Dual Flow for Vespa apparently not only offers a 'powerful and distinctive sound' but certainly gives … Continue reading Trick new Vespa GTS twin tail can

Stop Press – Tom Hanks rides Vespa!

ok, so a bit of sarcasm here as we spot a slow news day for some of the British tabloids and hypocritically repeat their story... In our defence, we've not run this before, although they have. Anyway, Tom got papped in Los Angeles where he lives, presumably just riding to a friend's house or maybe … Continue reading Stop Press – Tom Hanks rides Vespa!