The Giorgio Armani Vespa 946 Collection

Have you recently won the lottery? Or are you one of those people who feels that the rare 'hand built' Vespa 946 scooters are not exclusive enough? Well, we've got good news for you then folks! Celebrating 130 years of the Piaggio Group (remember, they manufactured trains and planes before turning to scooters after World … Continue reading The Giorgio Armani Vespa 946 Collection

Where art meets Vespa (again)

The curvaceous lines of the Vespa scooter has long been seen as art themselves, which is probably why they have subsequently attracted the attention of artists looking for a new canvas upon which to display their talents. The latest is South African Richard Scott who recently collaborated with¬†Vespa SA to create the Joyride exhibition. Apparently … Continue reading Where art meets Vespa (again)

The New Vespa Bellissima

For 2014 Piaggio have finally announced the new Vespa Bellissima, which if it looks familiar is this year's 'version' of the Vespa 946. If like us you didn't realise, after it's launch the 2013 model was subsequently named the Ricordo Italiano, allowing Piaggio to make a few tweaks and tease us all with another limited … Continue reading The New Vespa Bellissima

Vespa & Peroni

So by now you've seen the video posted a few days ago and know the young lady is rushing to get herself a Peroni beer.¬†Coincidentally, Nastro Azzurro is a favourite here at Scooternova, so we know how she feels... Anyway, being Italian, are of course no strangers to the Vespa scooter, and here are a … Continue reading Vespa & Peroni

1950s Lambretta line up – lacklustre or not?

It's easy to look at today's line up of modern Vespa scooters and condemn it for being boring, especially if you're a diehard Lambretta fan, but is that really fair? After all Lambretta weren't exactly setting the world alight all of the time... So today we have the Vespa GTS which comes as 125 and … Continue reading 1950s Lambretta line up – lacklustre or not?

Pictures of new Vespa Primavera 2014 at Milan Show

Well we posted the leaked photos a while back and now here is the scooter in question, the new Vespa Primavera from Piaggio on display on their stand at the Milan Motorcycle Show, aka EICMA. As predicted it is based around their limited edition 946 model which means the 125cc 4-stroke automatic engine has 3 … Continue reading Pictures of new Vespa Primavera 2014 at Milan Show

Vespa GTS 350 – New scooter for 2014 or just rumours?

A few websites and blogs are suggesting that 2014 will see the arrival of a new, larger Vespa scooter to the market. However, Piaggio continue to maintain that the current Vespa GTS 300 has the largest engine that can be inserted into that particular chassis and that the chassis itself is not designed to cope … Continue reading Vespa GTS 350 – New scooter for 2014 or just rumours?