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
Yesterday, Monday 8 April 2019, will likely go down in history as the end of motorcycling in Great Britain as we know it. Yesterday, Transport for London introduced their ULEZ - Ultra Low Emission Zone. Today it is the capital, who knows where it will go tomorrow...This is not a sudden thing, ULEZ has been … Continue reading ULEZ and an apathetic industry?
This might sound like scaremongering, but plans are afoot to charge both two and four-wheeled vehicles of a certain age to drive in London, and if it’s not stopped now then this policy will certainly extend around the UK to other towns and cities. What is ULEZ? Transport for London (TfL) have created the ULEZ … Continue reading Threat to ban classic scooters from British roads
Suzuki has unveiled a number of new concept models at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, two of which we think are of interest to scooterists. The Concept GSX sports bike was "designed to highlight the potential and the future development of Suzuki’s GSX ranges, from GSX-R and Hayabusa to GSX-S." 'So what?' You may ask. … Continue reading Concepts at Tokyo Motor Show
Last year freelance scooter journalist Sticky took a riding holiday from Italy to Istanbul with his family aboard some truly Frankenstein-like scooters.He rode his Lambretta (powered by a 250cc Honda motorbike engine) while his wife had a Maicoletta scooter (fitted with a 400cc Suzuki bike engine), and together with Dean from Rimini Lambretta Centre (on … Continue reading Italy to Istanbul on Frankenstein’s Scooters