New Vespa GTS to launch at EICMA – November 2018

Rumours of a new version of the Vespa GTS have been circulating for a few months now, and Piaggio have finally released details of what fans can expect to find in the showrooms in the near future. For 2019 the flagship Vespa range is  “further improved” with “technical and style updates” to quote the official … Continue reading New Vespa GTS to launch at EICMA – November 2018

A closer look at the Dystopian Project

There are those who ‘fettle’ in their sheds, some simply ‘maintain’. There are a few however with the ability to ‘create’ and the Dystopian Project scooter is the result of such a person. Andy ‘Sluice’ Kay of York Scooter Club is the man behind this subtle yet amazing Indian produced Vijai Super scooter, aka Lambretta … Continue reading A closer look at the Dystopian Project

Rumour Mill – a new Bajaj Chetak for 2017

Once a scooter with a waiting list measured in years, the Vespa derived Bajaj Chetak was a mainstay of the Indian nation for decades. And then one day, in  2006, Bajaj made the decision to cease scooter production, citing that in their opinion the Indian market was heading towards a two-wheeled sector that would be … Continue reading Rumour Mill – a new Bajaj Chetak for 2017

Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online

From time to time we receive offers of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters from suppliers in India, as well as receiving email 'updates' from various sources about some 'nice Lambretta scooters' on eBay. However, if you are in the market for your first classic scooter you may want to do a little research before parting … Continue reading Beware buying Indian Lambrettas & Vespas online

Lambretta Scootacaddy by Rhiando

Thanks to the scooter boom here in Great Britain during the late 1950s, a number of innovative people surfaced with products they thought us scooter riders would enjoy. Some of the most creative were courtesy of the Rhiando family who were big fans of the then new 'fibreglass' style material. Dad Spike Rhiando created a … Continue reading Lambretta Scootacaddy by Rhiando

Arthur Francis S-Type 250 – from Watford to Milan and Glagow!

As we've posted previously, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Arthur Francis (aka AF) S-type dealer special Lambretta scooters. As a result of said posts published on Scooternova, Chris Wylde contacted us to tell us a little about the original 250cc S-type he bought back in 1967; a certain TJH 25D. For those with … Continue reading Arthur Francis S-Type 250 – from Watford to Milan and Glagow!