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

Scooters, traders, deals & more at ScooterExpo

This Sunday will see our new joint ScooterLab/ScooterNova show arrive at the hallowed halls of Alfreton Leisure Centre, a venue steeped in scootering history. Home of the iconic NSRA Trade & Custom shows from 1989-1991. And have we got a great line up for you! We’d like to thank our sponsors for showing faith in … Continue reading Scooters, traders, deals & more at ScooterExpo

Scooter Shop Burglary

Sadly, at some time during the night of Sunday 21 April, our friends at Cornwall Scooter Centre were burgled with six classic scooters part of the haul that thieves got away with. In what the police have suggested looks like an organised gang were behind, the shop in Bodmin had six scooters stolen belonging to … Continue reading Scooter Shop Burglary

Milan Motorcycle Show 2016 – New scooters, parts, lids & stuff!

As the annual Milan Motorcycle Show draws to a close, you may ask what were the highlights there over the last six days? Luckily Scooternova were on hand to capture the cream of the classic, modern, auto and geared scooter news for you. Euro 4 But first the boring news; Euro 4 regulations for powered … Continue reading Milan Motorcycle Show 2016 – New scooters, parts, lids & stuff!

New Pinasco Vespa 200 engine

The last Vespa PX200 was produced by Piaggio back in 2002, EU regulations outlawing this humble commuter scooter from then on. While spare parts were produced by Piaggio for a few year afterwards – and some still are today – as any Vespa enthusiast knows, the quality of these is not always that good. If … Continue reading New Pinasco Vespa 200 engine

Hot Rod custom Vespas from Russia

Butcher Garage are in St Petersburg, Russia, and they caught our eye recently with a couple of stunning custom Vespa scooters. First there's Bender,  about which Butcher Garage state "at the core of this project is that what remained of the 1966 Vespa 150 Super after a Huey unloaded all of its firepower might on … Continue reading Hot Rod custom Vespas from Russia

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