Arthur Francis – a true scooter legend

The name Arthur Francis has become legendary amongst scooterists around the world, and deservedly so. From humble beginnings working for a scooter shop in Watford, Hertfordshire, to setting up his own scooter shop (Lambretta and Vespa dealership) along with a Fiat car showroom too, Arthur is often associated with the S-Type Lambretta dealer special. While … Continue reading Arthur Francis – a true scooter legend

Vespa 75th Anniversary Models Announced

To mark the 75th anniversary of Vespa, Piaggio – the creators and manufacturers of the famous scooter – are to produce a special version of the Primavera and GTS models that will only be sold during 2021. The patent for the first Vespa was filed by Italian manufacturer Piaggio on 23 April 1946. ScooterNova magazine celebrated … Continue reading Vespa 75th Anniversary Models Announced

Arthur Francis – RIP

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

New Magazine Coming Soon!

We're pleased to announce that edition 24 of ScooterNova is now at the printers and we can't wait for the finished magazine to land! We have almost literally scoured the world for new and interesting scooter articles and have really enjoyed putting this edition together. Starting locally we have a tasty Lambretta SX200 from Norfolk … Continue reading New Magazine Coming Soon!

ScooterNova Riding Event 2021

While the scooter scene has always been multi-faceted, the one thing that unites us all are the scooters. And that was one of the major factors in launching ScooterNova magazine back in 2017, to create a quality publication about scooters and their riders. We’ve often thought about a ScooterNova riding event too, but as we … Continue reading ScooterNova Riding Event 2021

Snow Boarding with Vespa

While the recent snow isn't great for anyone with a two-wheeled commute, if you have the time and space to play then why not enjoy it? SIP Scootershop down in southern Germany have both the space, the right equipment and scooters too. Granted that fitting spikes to your tyres here in the UK for the … Continue reading Snow Boarding with Vespa