Arthur Francis – a true scooter legend

The name Arthur Francis has become legendary amongst scooterists around the world, and deservedly so. From humble beginnings working for a scooter shop in Watford, Hertfordshire, to setting up his own scooter shop (Lambretta and Vespa dealership) along with a Fiat car showroom too, Arthur is often associated with the S-Type Lambretta dealer special. While … Continue reading Arthur Francis – a true scooter legend

Arthur Francis – RIP

Sad news today as we learned that the legendary Arthur Francis has passed away. There can’t be many in the world of scooters that do not know his name, the former scooter shop proprietor having his initials painted on the panels of classic Lambrettas the world over.  Starting out riding motorcycles, it was a Lambretta … Continue reading Arthur Francis – RIP

Ready to Go!

Edition 20 of ScooterNova is at the printers! Slight delay due to an understandable reduction in staff at the printers, but it’s there now!From Brad’s look back at the 70s scooter scene to the iconic DTC Nike 2 Lambretta street racer, a commuter Vespa GS to a factory Lambretta 200cc prototype engine, an overview of … Continue reading Ready to Go!

Targa Twin Review – what a sweet sound!

If you've an ear for a finely tuned, multi-cylinder two-stroke engine then you'll know what I mean when I say they sound sweet! In edition 13 of ScooterNova magazine we have a good old fashioned road test review of the 275cc Targa Twin engine for your enjoyment and indeed information. But in true ScooterNova independent … Continue reading Targa Twin Review – what a sweet sound!

A tasty pair of Vespa GS150s

There are not one but two stunning Vespa GS150 scooters in the latest edition of ScooterNova magazine. But did you know there was also a production line for them in Belgium? We don't wish to spoil anything for those who have not yet bought or reader edition 13 of ScooterNova magazine, but while both of … Continue reading A tasty pair of Vespa GS150s

Destination Scarborough

We're very much looking forward to riding to Scarborough Scooter Rally this weekend, what with Easter being so late this year. No matter how much you may ride your scooter throughout the year, nothing really compares tosetting off on a scooter rally!ScooterNova magazine will of course have a stall at the event, which is centred … Continue reading Destination Scarborough