Vespa 946 Christian Dior

  The Vespa 946 was launched in 2013, a new model to the range taking inspiration from the Vespa prototype MP6 produced in 1946. In my opinion, this is one of the most stylish of the modern automatic Vespa scooters Piaggio have produced, almost risqué in design you could say. However the decision was made … Continue reading Vespa 946 Christian Dior

Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers

On a number of occasions, Sticky and I used to play a silly little game between ourselves at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA) of 'Spot the Clone'. You see, over the years some of the less scrupulous manufacturers in China seemed to think it was fine to simply copy other manufacturers' scooters and arrive back … Continue reading Vespa & Piaggio News – illegal fakes, free extended warranty, finance offers

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)

Vespa news from Milan

Piaggio’s press conference at the Milan Motorcycle Show (Eicma) kicked off today at 12:30pm local time with a new version of their electric Vespa being announced for the near future. The new Vespa Electtrica will feature the same modern styling but is fitted with a more powerful motor that has a top speed of 70kmh … Continue reading Vespa news from Milan

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

New Italjet Dragster coming soon?

Back in November 2018, Italjet showed a new version of their Dragster scooter at Eicma, aka the Milan Motorcycle Show. After years of showing mainly electric bicycles there with the occasional appearance of an Asian-looking scooter, or an old Dragster with a Piaggio 250cc 4stroke engine in it, we wondered if this was indeed the … Continue reading New Italjet Dragster coming soon?

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