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!

Scomadi 50 & 125 – Latest news

It seems the new Scomadi scooters are proving popular here in the UK, so we thought we'd bring you a little  update on what's been going on. Following the promo video launched in September 2014, The first 50cc production models arrived in Great Britain towards the end of 2014, and were sent immediately to Scomadi … Continue reading Scomadi 50 & 125 – Latest news

New Innocenti scooters – more terrible rebranding (not Lambretta)

We shouldn't be surprised really, but it still amazes when a company decides that using an old manufacturing brand on modern Chinese scooters is a sure-fire way to sales success. But they do, and here's the latest... We first saw the 'new' Innocenti brand at EICMA in Milan 2012 I think, sitting alongside 'new' Moto … Continue reading New Innocenti scooters – more terrible rebranding (not Lambretta)