Vespa BSG 51hp 305 engines now for sale!

BSG Vespa PX engine.

BSG Vespa PX engine.

Something that’s been eagerly awaited by many is the arrival of the new CNC machined billet engines from BSG in Italy. Well, the good news is Continue reading

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.  

Rimini Lambretta Centre Open Day

Last week we packed our bags for the ride to the much anticipated Rimini Lambretta Centre Open Day.  It certainly didn’t disappoint! Team RLC worked hard to entertain all the Lambretta enthusiasts who made the trip to their new shop in Poggia Torriana.

 

Impeccable workshop, stunning displays and a warm welcome met us. The Siluru record breaking Lambretta,  two SX twins and a prototype Lambretta taxi kept everyone entertained. There was even a chance to ride the shop demonstrators featuring the new Casa Lambretta 225cc kit and the BSG developed 305cc engine. 

  

          

A full day of scooter heaven was followed by a top party with food, music and more scooter talk into the small hours. Scooter sensory overload.

We’ll still be smiling about this for months.

Three-wheeled scooters (designed in Great Britain)

daihatsu_hallo2

Three wheeled scooters that lean have come back into vogue recently, with the Piaggio MP3, Gilera Fuoco, Peugeot Metrolpolis and the new Quadro range, but those with a good scooter knowledge or memory may recognise the concept as a Continue reading

Arthur Francis S-Type 250 – from Watford to Milan and Glagow!

As we’ve posted previously, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Arthur Francis (aka AF) S-type dealer special Lambretta scooters.

As a result of said posts published on Scooternova, Chris Wylde contacted us to tell us a little about the original 250cc S-type he bought back in 1967; a certain TJH 25D.

Chris Wylde in 1967.

Chris Wylde in 1967.

Continue reading

Scomadi Promo film – ready to launch!

Scomadi 2014.

Scomadi 2014.

The new British scooter brand Scomadi is ready to launch, and have just completed their ‘background film’ for their display stand at the forthcoming Intermot motorcycle show in Köln, Germany next week. Continue reading

Surf’s Up scooter riders!

Piaggio advert from the 1990s for the Vespa ET4.

Piaggio advert from the 1990s for the Vespa ET4.

Packing the scooters for Woolacombe rally this weekend, and with it being a surf mecca for those who can, we thought we’d share this with you all. Continue reading

NEW! 305cc Lambretta Kit

10364128_660472474006203_6420668469384495121_n

Previewed in Scootering magazine a few months ago, Rimini Lambretta Centre have recently posted some more photographs and information of the forthcoming Casa Lambretta 305cc kit and brand new engine casings to boot. Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Frankenstein’s scooters from Italy to Istanbul – the third Video

(screen grab, read on in the post for the thread for the actual video!)

(screen grab, read on in the post for the thread for the actual video!)

If you’ve enjoyed the first two videos in this series, then here’s the third in the series…

Continue reading