New Sena systems in Milan – Ride Connected

Rider communication experts Sena, had some tidy new products to show us in Milan, notably their new 30k intercom which uses their new ‘mesh’ system for networking up to 30 units! 

It also utilises Bluetooth enabling mobile phone and satnav connection, and claimed range (depending on mode and connections) is up to 8km. 


They also told us that their crash helmet range is finally due for launch in 2018. Produced with a composite fibre shell these feature integrated communications, noice reduction system and one version will also still include an integral action camera mounted on top. Very clever indeed. 


Here at ScooterNova we already use Sena intercoms and camera while riding so we are very interested to see how these products develop. 

As they say, watch this space. 

Shoei Neotec II launched at Eicma

The only flip-front crash helmet I’ve chosen to wear is the Shoei Neotec, so the launch of the II version is of great interest to me. 


One of the big improvements is thst it is preapred for an integrated Sena Communications bluetooth device, operated by simple to use buttons. 

It also features a composite fibre shell, Integral sun visor, a newly designed cheek pad that is claimed to make it much quieter than the previous. 

A new locking system has been added to the helmet too, to make sure that the front is secured when flipped up, important as the Neotec II is the first Shoei system helmet to feature dual homologation – that is as both an open and full face. 

To be available in six sizes from XS to XXL in three shell sizes, we look forward to trying one when they arrive in 2018. www.shoeiassured.com

ScooterNova Magazine at Mersea Island

With two great rallies so close to each other there’s no point in unpacking much, so we’re refuelling our scooters and heading down to sunny Essex this weekend for Mersea Island scooter rally.


Over the weekend we’ll be sharing stall space with the Lambretta Club of Great Britain, helping them out too. We will of course have the brand new edition 3 of ScooterNova magazine, which coincidentally – as we will be with the LCGB – has a massive 12 page feature on the 70th anniversary of Lambretta, together with a selection of rare and unseen photographs from the Innocenti archives in the 1960s. I can assure you, no other scooter magazine has access to such images.

Of course there is plenty more inside edition three too, from a rusty eye-catching Vespa built on a budget to Part 2 of the ‘touring to Moscow’ story. We have an exclusive on the Lambretta Siluro record breaker which was recently recommissioned for Goodwood, and we pit a luxury vintage Germany scooter against an Italian rival to see what was the best electric start machine from the 1950s. There is a gorgeous Vespa GS that you can’t help but admire and we are also proud to have yet another exclusive feature on a custom scooter that deservedly won a number of trophies at the Isle of Wight last week, Discworld. Put simply, ScooterNova is 100 pages of quality magazine with credible articles throughout and selective advertising!

Speaking of the IOW, our ‘peep hole’ photograph head shot concept went down a storm on the rally site at Smallbrook stadium, and Colchester DVLC have invited us to bring it along to Mersea Island too, so all those who missed out last weekend will get a chance to join in the fun in Essex! (**note to parents, PLEASE don’t let you kids climb on or swing from the framework, because it damages it and we can’t afford to be replacing it on a regular basis – thank you!).

So come along and say hello over the weekend, feel free to browse through a magazine (we’ll have all three issues with us) to see what the fuss is about if you’ve not yet seen ScooterNova for yourself, and have a safe ride!

Isle of Wight scooter rally 2017

I think it is to fair to say that from a personal point of view, this year’s Isle of Wight scooter rally was one of my favourites. It’s over 30 years since I first rode over there for a scooter rally and aside from the great weather, the journey, the laughs, the scooters, the fun and so much more went together perfectly to make Continue reading

ScooterNova number 3 – be one of the first!

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Good day and welcome one and all. We’re just dropping you a quick line to say that despite a busy scooter riding calendar this summer, we have found time to produce the third edition of ScooterNova Continue reading

Edition 3 on the way!

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Yes it is, and it will be here soon so be sure to subscribe or buy online to make sure you are one of the first to receive a copy of ScooterNova edition 3!

 

Cleethorpes scooter rally – a thank you video

DSCN5447loSNAfter a wonderful weekend at Cleethorpes Scooter Rally, with beautiful weather both for the ride there and back as well as the rally itself, we decided to put this little video together as a  Continue reading

ScooterNova 2 launch celebrations – cheese & wine at Cleethorpes

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Only a couple of days to go before Cleethorpes BSRA scooter rally, which means only Continue reading

An Awfully Pleasant scooter weekend

Awfully Pleasant 2017As you know, we here at ScooterNova do like to ride our scooters, an ethos that ties in perfectly with this weekend’s trip away with like-minded folk in The Awfully Pleasant Scooter Association.

Created a number of years ago by our friends at Disco Dez Scooters, the ethos is a laid back, Continue reading

ScooterNova issue 2 – order now!

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We’re pleased to announce that despite the scorching hot weather, we finished the second edition of ScooterNova magazine this week and it’s now in the hands of the printers.

As we escape the office, off on our vintage scooters for an Awfully Pleasant weekend away, we would like to inform all those who have subscribed and pre-ordered that your magazines should be in the post to you at the end of next week.

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Scooter shops who stock ScooterNova magazine will also have their supply shipped out to them as soon as the pallets arrive from the printers, so keep an eye on your letter box folks!Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

For those who have yet to subscribe, would like to pre-order, or simply don’t have a stockist nearby and cannot wait until Cleethorpes scooter rally where we’ll be celebrating the launch of issue 2, well it’s not to late to sign up online and have your next copy of ScooterNova magazine shipped out to you next week. Simply visit the Scooter Products website here, and fill in your details. You can also order by credit card over the telephone, weekdays from 10am to 2pm, by calling 01934 417834. Scooter shops interested in stocking ScooterNova magazine are also invited to contact us for details.

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