The Vespa P-range: One of the best?

When Piaggio launched their 'Nuova Linea' of Vespa scooters in 1977 I wonder if anybody at the Italian factory in Pontedera ever considered that 40 years later we would finally say goodbye to it? I've had few myself over the years, 125, 150 and 200cc versions, ridden thousands of miles through numerous countries on them … Continue reading The Vespa P-range: One of the best?

Enjoy a New Read

With what is arguably the most colourful front cover yet of our first 22 magazines, the latest edition of ScooterNova has now landed with most of our stockists and European subscribers. Whether you are a Lambretta or Vespa fanatic, there is https://scooternova.bigcartel.com/ plenty to read and enjoy about the new edition 22 of ScooterNova magazine, from … Continue reading Enjoy a New Read

Street Racing Scooters

Motor scooters may have been originally developed as a cheap, economical form of transport, but that doesn't mean to say they can't be persuaded to go faster. Post-war scooters from Lambretta and Vespa are popular the world over with  commuters and enthusiasts alike. Throughout the years they have also been on the receiving end of … Continue reading Street Racing Scooters

Mersea Island – The First 26 Years

Like many other scooter rallies in 2020, the popular Mersea Island event has also fallen victim to the Coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, organisers the Colchester DVLC (District Vespa & Lambretta Club) are having a virtual rally online with Scooterist Internet Radio providing the entertainment. To find out more about the event, which I like many have … Continue reading Mersea Island – The First 26 Years

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

Happy Birthday Vespa T5

In the brand new edition 18 of ScooterNova magazine we celebrate the 35 years history of the T5 along with it’s derivatives, from the original homologation in March 1985 right up to the swan-song Millennium model.  We don’t only look at the history of the T5 however but also include some rare images, little know … Continue reading Happy Birthday Vespa T5