Great Britain was apparently the only country in Europe where Lambretta sales outstripped those of Vespa back in the 50s and 60s, and the man behind that talks exclusively to ScooterNova magazine in the forthcoming edition 33. Lambretta Concessionaires Ltd were the British importers and Maurice Knight was employed from the very beginning to sell … Continue reading Fantastic scooters and exclusive interviews
Always intrigued by new scooters that break convention, we first brought you details of the new 125cc Piaggio MyMoover delivery scooter back in April on this blog. In May Scooternova were invited by Piaggio to test ride a number of new scooters in their fleet and subsequently became the first in the UK to try … Continue reading First Ride – New Piaggio 3-wheel Delivery Scooter: MyMoover 125
We love a 3-wheeler and so when we discover something strange even about these little vehicles, it catches our attention. Like this Ape which we spotted at the Museo Piaggio at the Piaggio factory in Pontedera in Italy. Both Innocenti and Piaggio made commercial versions of their respective Lambretta and Vespa scooters and while a … Continue reading Rare Vespa Accessory
Many scooterists consider the commercial vehicles produced by Innocenti and Piaggio (the same manufacturers as our beloved Lambretta and Vespa) to also have a certain appeal, even if they do feature more than the regulation two wheels! Both Piaggio and Innocenti produced 3-wheeled variants of their scooters for trade use. At first these were basically … Continue reading A 5-wheeled Vespa?
I'm sure those of you who went remember most of it, but for those who didn't well this is some of what you missed. A moist ride up on Friday, complete with thick fog and a diesel spill on a roundabout just outside of town. Once unpacked there was plenty of meeting up of old … Continue reading Scarborough Scooter Rally 2015 – a great weekend
Three wheeled scooters that lean have come back into vogue recently, with the Piaggio MP3, Gilera Fuoco, Peugeot Metrolpolis and the new Quadro range, but those with a good scooter knowledge or memory may recognise the concept as a British design from the 1960s that's still seen on streets around the world today. In the … Continue reading Three-wheeled scooters (designed in Great Britain)