Edition 16 of ScooterNova is well on the way to completion and we’re pretty excited about what’s inside! Not only some great articles, but we’re also doing something a little special for all those who subscribe to the magazine.
The indie farmer is a chap by the name if Nigel from east London who has set up a new venture for himself, to ‘bring the limelight to’ some of the best independent farmers and small producers the UK, and our thanks go to KenHooperUK who tipped us off about the farmer via Twitter.
At the end of of July, Nigel is hoping to go on a six week scooter tour of the UK, “to bring much needed attention to the small-scale farmers and artisan producers around the country and share my journey with you.”
He continues, “I will be focussing on the the issues surrounding these businesses, and making it easier for the everyday foodie to find and follow an undiscovered treasure trove of beautiful food and hard-working people.”
Nigel is after donations to support his road trip costs – he will be riding his rather battered Vespa S automatic scooter around the UK – and says, “Donations will be met with perks (as listed), and eternal good karma, guaranteed.”
If you want to help you can go here to find out more. If nothing else, hopefully it will turn out to be an interesting Vespa road trip we can all follow and enjoy.
Now in our fourth decade of riding scooters without a break, I’d like to think that here at Scooternova we’ve learned a little about tyres. Gone are the days where cheap ‘n’ cheerful Ditchfinders were the choice simply by virtue of the fact that they cost less than the rest, now we appreciate that road holding, cornering, grip, use in wet weather and a whole host of other features take priority.
Found on the AutoEvolution site, a design company in Spain has redesigned the Segway electric personal transport vehicle (I don’t really know what else to call it!), using Vespa parts to improve its look no end.
Vespa Segway by Bel & Bel.
The Segway is a self-balancing vehicle, which Spanish company Bel & Bel have enhanced with what looks like a few bits from a Vespa smallframe. Continue reading →
Presumably because of the number of leaked images that have appeared on the internet of the new forthcoming Vespa Primavera, such as here on Scooternova (all originating from Spain it seems), Piaggio have taken the unusual step of sending out official images of the new scooter themselves.
So here it is in all it’s glory, well the first action photo at least;
Ever struggled to carry all of your luggage on one scooter? Well then you need the Motofocker Cargo Scooter from Hungary.
Motofocker have taken a humble Vespa PK50 and adapted it, converted it, and basically extended it to carry more than your sandwiches. And it even seems to ride too, although we suspect handling is ‘interesting’ and top speed ‘hardly exhilarating’. But of course you never know!