ScooterExpo – a fabulous new show

A fabulous new event arrives on the wettest day in July!

New Year, new bike licence?

It's nearly New Year folks, time for resolutions. So if you've not done it yet, what about passing your motorcycle test and getting a full licence? Here's how they went about rider training in 1958. No laughing at the chap at the beginning please. Oh and while you're watching it, note the legshield accessory extensions … Continue reading New Year, new bike licence?

Tweed accessories: something different?

Of the many positive things about the scooter scene, one of them is that the people involved within it are so diverse. So if you're looking for something a little different   than the regular luggage carrying accessories, how about a bit of Harris Tweed? Walker Slater are based in Edinburgh and London and produce … Continue reading Tweed accessories: something different?

EuroVespa 85 – Vespa World Days 2015

Back in 2006, the annual EuroVespa rally became World Vespa Days, part of Piaggio's Vespa World Club, but for many it will still be known as the EuroVespa. Back in 1985 the event was held in Frankfurt, Germany, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Vespa Club of Frankfurt. To commemorate this milestone, the … Continue reading EuroVespa 85 – Vespa World Days 2015

Lambretta Scootacaddy by Rhiando

Thanks to the scooter boom here in Great Britain during the late 1950s, a number of innovative people surfaced with products they thought us scooter riders would enjoy. Some of the most creative were courtesy of the Rhiando family who were big fans of the then new 'fibreglass' style material. Dad Spike Rhiando created a … Continue reading Lambretta Scootacaddy by Rhiando

Lambretta – carbon or steel?

With the long-awaited winter-summer-autumn-winter rebuild of my Lambretta GP 200 finally getting into gear (sort of – I've got another scooter to strip down first!), I've found myself pondering whether to splash out on a few trick-looking parts as well as rewarding its loyal service of 15 years with a new coat of paint. The … Continue reading Lambretta – carbon or steel?

1980s Vespa wheel discs by Andreas Pinasco

When Piaggio launched the Vespa T5 in 1985 it featured a number of sporty looking features to complement the fast 5-port engine. But did all of their inspiration come from the Formula 1 circuit? This is an advert that appeared in Italy's Motociclismo magazine in the early 1980s, prior to the launch of the T5. … Continue reading 1980s Vespa wheel discs by Andreas Pinasco