Exclusive – NEW Electric Vespa Announced!

 Ending the 70 Years of Vespa anniversary celebrations, Piaggio chose the Milan Motorcycle Show to unveil what could potentially be the next chapter in Continue reading

Piaggio USA

More classic Vespa USA promotional material from the 1970s courtesy of The Marquis’ blog. 

Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea regarding transport, but interesting nonetheless we feel. 


Concepts at Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki has unveiled a number of new concept models at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, two of which we think are of interest to scooterists. 

The Concept GSX sports bike was “designed to highlight the potential and the future development of Suzuki’s GSX ranges, from GSX-R and Hayabusa to GSX-S.”
‘So what?’ You may ask. Well apart from stereotype sportsbike lines and powerful multi-cylinder engine, features include “a twist shifter…” Ring any bells amongst the Lambretta and Vespa riders out there?

Meanwhile the Hustler Scoot (pictured) is a concept model of a “rider-friendly, 50cc scooter with luggage space for diverse purposes.

“A conventional underseat luggage bay is complemented by a removable, carryable luggage case that mounts between the rider’s feet. There’s more room for luggage on the rear carrier and on the sides of the bodywork.”

For more details of Suzuki at the Tokyo Show click here.

With the Eicma show in Milan due to take place next month, we’re sure this won’t be the last new scooter design we see this year.  

Scomadi scooters – prices & dates

One of the most common questions we get here at Scooternova seems to be regarding prices and dates for the forthcoming Scomadi range of scooters. And we’ve published a few blogs here, here, here and here, so we do generally get a few comments!

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Scomadi scooters – latest update

Scomadi scooters, 2014

Scomadi scooters, 2014

During the recent Morecambe pre-season scooter rally, PM Tuning – one of the companies behind the forthcoming Scomadi brand – held an open day at their Lancashire shop.

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New Vespa Sprint (Primavera) Scooter

Vespa Sprint

Nuovo Vespa Sprint

Just launched in Rome by Piaggio, the new Vespa Sprint 50 and 125 scooters which are the sporting variants of their recently launched new Primavera range. So what’s different about the Sprint then? Continue reading

Return of Django? Peugeot scooter launch in Milan

Peugeot Django

Peugeot Django

Peugeot Motorcycles went back to their scooter roots in Milan and announced the launch of their new Django scooter to the public, adding that they did make a few scooters back in the 1960s by displaying an old S57 scooter too.
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Tucano Urbano Gloves – Win Online

Tucano Urbano gloves

Tucano Urbano gloves

Italian clothing firm have another online competition to win one of three pairs of gloves. All you have to do is like the Tucano Urbano Facebook page and you’re in the draw, simple eh?

From experience, Tucano Urbano clothing is pretty good kit – we here at Scooternova wear and recommend a number of items (reviews to follow soon). These particular gloves are worth £39.99 a pair and while the mesh back suggests that there’s probably not a lot of miles left in them this year for the lucky winner, there’s always next summer to be thinking of…