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Lambretta Club Great Britain – Best Supporting Member Championship Events 2020

Hot off the press at the LCGB AGM, here’s the list of signing on rallies for the 2020 best supporting member championship: Continue reading

New Clean Air Charging Zone

(but bikes are exempt!)

Bath & North East Somerset Council are the latest to propose a city centre ‘charging zone’ in an effort to reduce pollution. The difference between this west country location and the capital of England however is that Bath & NES acknowledge that, “in Bath, diesel vehicles are the biggest contributors to NO2 pollution”. As such, those riding motorcycles and scooters will finds themselves exempt… for now.

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Winter Product Testing

Just because it’s a little colder at this time of year doesn’t mean we here at ScooterNova magazine stop riding our scooters. In fact, the winter weather is the ideal opportunity to be testing certain products.
Here are a few things that we’ll be reporting on in a future edition of the magazine, but for all those scooterists riding throughout the year we thought we’d give you the heads-up about a few bits now.

Tucano Urbano Miss Lady jacket

Ann has been wearing the new Tucano Urbano ‘Miss Lady’ jacket recently which is waterproof, breathable, features body armour and ‘Reflective’ (reflective) inserts for safety at night. By the far the most impressive feature however seems to be the removable hood with a faux fur lining, to which she regularly exclaims, “How can they make it so soft?” Ladies, this could be your new cold-weather riding coat too…

Tucano Urbano Miss Lady jacket
Tucano Urbano Pol-Ice


Meanwhile I (Andy) have been trying out the Tucano Urbano Pol-Ice jacket, which is a winter version of their retro style summer Pol jacket. It’s a short jacket in a smart, retro style but so far it’s ticked the boxes for having body armour, plenty of useful pockets, and being so very warm indeed to ride around in, even on icy cold mornings. The lining is removable but I can’t see it being taken out for a while yet!

Speaking of riding, I recently fitted SIP Scootershop’s new Classic tyres to my Vespa T5. I started first with my usual Michelin S83 on the front and the new SIP on the rear to see how the profiles matched it felt very good. As for riding conditions, until now they’ve endured rain, frost, damp leaves and most of what winter throws at you except for the snow. So far so good as they say, and as these new tyres are rated to 93mph those with tuned classic scooters as well (myself included) will no doubt be interested in these too.

SIP Classic tyre, 3.50×10 size

Keep an eye on future editions of ScooterNova magazine for more on these and plenty of other products that we evaluate while riding our scooters. Until then, here’s a small video out riding on the new tyres…

** ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine published bi-monthly. Edition 17 was published on 21 December 2019 and covers Jan/Feb 2020.
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The future of crash helmets?

CES is apparently the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), this year’s event in Las Vegas saw the presentation of a crash helmet that the developers think paves the way for rider safety of the future.

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Rimini Lambretta Centre – new year, new structure

We’ve known the folks at Rimini Lambretta Centre for many years now, shared many an adventure with them and had the pleasure of not only their company both in Italy as well as hosting them in the UK, but also their scooters and scooter skills too (in fact RLC kindly did the engine for my Starstream I’m currently rebuilding). Over the years many friendships have been formed there, which is a wonderful thing to say about a business.

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Lower Age for Moped Licence in Germany

Mopeds recognised as a solution for the kids

Back in October 2019, the Bundestag – Germany’s federal parliament – passed a draft law amending their Road Traffic Act allowing the federal states to decide for themselves about the reduction of the minimum age for driving mopeds for their area.

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EuroLambretta 2019 – the road to Poland

We finally found some time over the Christmas holiday to edit the hours of helmet-camera footage we shot during our ride from the UK to Poland in June 2019.

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Isle of Wight Scooter Rally 2020 – NEWS FLASH!!

New decade – new location – same weekend – same favourite Island!

VFM are pleased to announce that the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally will take place at a brand new venue in 2020.

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Clever new Lambretta part from Casa Performance

Any Lambretta owner who has worked on their own engine will know that the front sprocket assembly can be a right royal pain in the backside. However those days could be over, thanks to those clever peeps at Rimini Lambretta Centre and Casa Performance in Italy.

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Just in time for Christmas – ScooterNova 17

Looking forward to some quality reading time over the Festive period? Lucky for you the brand new edition 17 of ScooterNova will be published next week and all those who subscribe or pre-order a copy will have theirs posted out before the Royal Mail’s ‘last posting’ date for UK delivery.

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