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

Racing, world records, tributes & more scooters!

We're pleased to announce that edition 25 of Scooternova magazine is currently at the printers being prepared for publishing next week. To celebrate our 25th magazine and FOUR years of independent publishing we're giving away a FREE sticker too (while stocks last), so renew your subscriptions now or get your pre-orders in ASAP to make sure … Continue reading Racing, world records, tributes & more scooters!

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

AF 5-speed gearbox replacement selectors are coming

We received the following statement from AF Rayspeed earlier today: "Today we have received an update from the supplier regarding the new gear selectors for the Clo5e Ratio Gearbox. "The new selectors are on the way to us, they left the supplier yesterday (Monday) with Fedex, we are hoping for a quick delivery. "Many of … Continue reading AF 5-speed gearbox replacement selectors are coming

Lambretta AF S-Type TJH 25D – the history continues!

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? No, this is not a story about the A-Team, but the further history of a rather famous Lambretta S-Type from Arthur Francis Scooters Ltd in Watford, Herts. The scooter pictured on the front cover of Practical Scooter & Moped in March 1967 has a fair … Continue reading Lambretta AF S-Type TJH 25D – the history continues!

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!