The new ScooterNova magazine has landed*

While snow is falling around western Europe possibly in amounts only our Scandinavian readers are prepared for, brave postal delivery people are making sure that the sound of the new ScooterNova magazine falling onto door mats across the nation cheers people up in these cold months! Edition 6 is published this week, and as always … Continue reading The new ScooterNova magazine has landed*

Cross Country & Into Europe – more 2017 scooter riding videos

We've a couple more videos of our adventures in 2017 we'd like to share with you, both of which involve   plenty of scooter riding fun! So with no further delay, our first short film is from the LCGB organised Coast-to-Coast run early on in the year, which started in a grey, wet north-east, took … Continue reading Cross Country & Into Europe – more 2017 scooter riding videos

Milan: home of the Lambretta factory

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Milano though, a pilgrimage to the old Innocenti factory is a must! Located in the Lambrate region of the city, a monument to the Lambretta was recently installed on a roundabout nearby, Casa Lambretta supplied the necessary scooter (we reported on its unveiling last year). … Continue reading Milan: home of the Lambretta factory

The Honda Juno scooter – Japanese giant’s grand entrance

Today Japanese manufacturing giant Honda are known for cars, twist & go plastic scooters, and motorcycles – one of which has just powered MotoGP ride Marc Marquez to another championship winning season. But back in 1954 the fledgling company produced its first scooter,  Juno K-Type. At the time the Japanese scooter industry was dominated by … Continue reading The Honda Juno scooter – Japanese giant’s grand entrance

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)

When in Rome (or Milan!) – the versatile Vespa Ape

During a recent visit to Milan we came across this Piaggio Vespa Ape parked at a junction outside a bar and tobacconist. Doubling up as a mobile florists, it shows the ingenuity of the owner to utilise the right vehicle as both commercial transport and a retail outlet! Being the larger Ape TM model too, … Continue reading When in Rome (or Milan!) – the versatile Vespa Ape

Another Milanese scooter – the ISO

Iso Rivolta began before World War 2 Isothermos as a manufacturer of refrigeration units. Post war however, they joined numerous other Italian companies in mobilising the masses. Iso's first vehicles were small capacity motorcycles and some basic looking scooters, but in 1958 they launched their new 150 scooter (also to be their last), which blended … Continue reading Another Milanese scooter – the ISO