To celebrate their 25th anniversary, SIP Scootershop in Germany have teamed up with Italian manufacturer 70's Helmets to produce a limited edition SIP crash helmet. "70's Helmets is a small company in the north of Italy that manufactures retro helmets by hand. Not in the far East but authentic between olive trees and Ferrari flags," SIP … Continue reading SIP’s Anniversary helmet
As we get closer to Easter, scooter projects across the globe get nearer to completion. But how many of those little finishing touches have you still to get? Whether building an original classic, creating a show-stopping custom or re-commissioning a reliable workhorse, it’s those final details that prove to be the ultimate cherry on your … Continue reading The devil’s in the detail
Today is Black Friday apparently, not something we here in the UK are too familiar with but we here at ScooterNova are, if nothing else, open-minded... 😉 Fortunately, we have a number of items in our online shop that are black, from ladies and gents T-shirts to some lovely new hoodies, as well as our … Continue reading Black Friday at ScooterNova
More classic Vespa USA promotional material from the 1970s courtesy of The Marquis' blog. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea regarding transport, but interesting nonetheless we feel. https://themarquisblogger.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/piaggio-usa/
It's always interesting to learn what scooter shops did in days gone by to attract customers, and here's an insight to 1971. Roy of Hornchurch in Essex were a Lambretta dealer through to the 1980s but in 1971 to sell the then latest Grand Prix model, they offered potential customers a tuned top end, big … Continue reading Coffee and Lambretta
(Reblogged from The Marquis) It sounds weird for us Italians to see Piaggio mopeds ( Ciao and Bravo) marketed in the USA under the brand name of Vespa. Of course here the Vespa is just the scooter and both Vespa and mopeds were marketed under the Piaggio brand ( Piaggio Vespa, Piaggio Ciao. etc…) … Continue reading 1977 USA Vespa range.
If you've got a Vespa PX125 or 150 – or indeed any other largeframe Vespa with such an engine – and you want an aftermarket exhaust that shouts, 'look at me', then look at this! Rimini Lambretta Centre have a reputation for uncovering the rare and hand-to-find accessories for Lambrettas, but they are also pretty … Continue reading Mental 80s Vespa exhaust!