Vespa (Ape) On Ice!

No folks, this is not a festive show featuring beloved childhood cartoon characters held at Wembley Arena, but instead a form of scooter racing to while away the winter months…

Vespa Ape Lighthouse

There is no more to say other than for all those doubting the versatility of Piaggio’s Vespa Ape three-wheelers, well here is yet another example of useful they can be! And for those who like their Apes we have some … Continue reading

New geared 200cc Ape from Piaggio

Despite everyone in the world of scooter manufacturing favouring automatic (CVT) engines these days, Italian firm Piaggio have launched a new version of their three-wheeled Ape, with a 4-speed engine.

When in Rome (or Milan!) – the versatile Vespa Ape

During a recent visit to Milan we came across this Piaggio Vespa Ape parked at a junction outside a bar and tobacconist. Doubling up as a mobile florists, it shows the ingenuity of the owner to utilise the right vehicle … Continue reading

Lambretta clothing – cheapening the name further?

Bad news for those of us who already think that those involved in licensing the Lambretta name to put on clothing, deodorant, and other non-scooter related products have cheapened the reputation of this famous scooter too much already. It seems … Continue reading

The Fantastic Vespa Ape – have you seen a bigger load?

Searching the internet earlier I came across this photo taken by Roy Prasad who had it posted on his Flickr acount, so I hope he doesn’t mind it being shared. Whilst Roy’s interest is apparently photography, ours here is of … Continue reading

Mike Karslake’s Model D

When the late Mike Karslake’s Lambretta Museum went up for auction in the early 1990s, the scooters were scattered across the four corners, many to become insignificant Lambrettas once more. However his restored Model D with the reg number LAM … Continue reading

Ultimate 80s scooter memorabilia?

Is this the ultimate 1980s custom scooter memorabilia?      If you’ve got money to spare and plenty of shelf space then the show-winning trophies for the custom Lambretta’s Dazzle, Wake and Spirit Walker are being sold via a well … Continue reading

ScooterNova rides to Poland

This year’s EuroLambretta rally takes place in the Polish ski resort of Zakopane. As we usually do here at ScooterNova magazine, we’ll be packing our bags, loading our scooters and riding out to join our fellow scooter enthusiasts for another