Yes folks, it's the scooter manufacturer with as many comebacks as a boomerang that are once again making noises about restarting, LML of India. The company last ceased production in 2017 when an attempt to keep their head above water with a three-wheeler, the Buddy, derived from the tooling of the Vespa P-range scooters, failed. … Continue reading LML to make another comeback?
Ever wanted to see inside a 2-stroke engine while it is running? Then check out these cool videos from Chylo Racing in Poland who have produced various transparent components for an old Simson S51 49cc motorbike which allow you to do just that. Back in May 2021 Chylo shared a video on their YouTube channel … Continue reading Inside a 2-stroke engine – how cool is this?
Edition 29 of ScooterNova is on the way, and we're pretty excited about it I can tell you! So what's inside this latest scooter magazine then? We've a wide variety of interesting machines and stories to tell, but this also includes number of fascinating scooters of which their owners are responsible for creating. The contents … Continue reading Are you ready now?
Back in the 1980s there were a number of small, independent scooter magazines, produced by scooterists for scooterists. Ring any bells...? One of those was The Ralliest, produced by Nick Jolly of Junction 13 SC. Nick was also a co-founder of VFM and we interviewed him in edition 10 of ScooterNova magazine. Anyway, I happened … Continue reading 1980s Scooter Clubs of the Year Still Going Strong
The BSRA (British Scooter Rallies Association) met at Southport scooter rally today for the first time since 2019 and the pandemic to discuss forthcoming rallies and events. Easter (15-18 April): Whitby, Yorkshire May bank holiday (29 Apr-2 May): Tenby, Wales Spring/Jubilee bank holiday (2-5 June): Kelso, Scotland 10-12 June: Big 7, Kent (*date amended after … Continue reading Scooter Rallies 2022 – BSRA dates announced
It may surprise some to learn that motor-scooters not only existed before the stylish post-WW2 Italian Lambretta and Vespa machines, but that there was a small but flourishing British scooter industry producing them too. In 1920, the Coventry-based Kenilworth was one of half a dozen or so scooters you could buy in the UK, alongside … Continue reading Rare 1920s British scooters and barn-find Lambretta GT200 for sale