Targa Twin Review – what a sweet sound!

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If you’ve an ear for a finely tuned, multi-cylinder two-stroke engine then you’ll know what I mean when I say they sound sweet! In edition 13 of ScooterNova magazine we have a

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ScooterExpo – a brand new show from SLUK and ScooterNova

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SLUK and ScooterNova Magazine are getting together to bring you a brand-new scooter event in summer 2019.
ScooterExpo will be a huge showcase for some of the finest scooters ever built. It will also be  Continue reading

Birth of an engine

Lambretta engine by Uni-Auto

It’s not often you get to see the process involved in the production of a cast aluminium engine casing, but Uni-Auto of India have kindly shared this video showing the process.

The tooling involved

Uni-Auto have recently begun production of new 200cc Lambretta engine casings featuring many updated features, as seen in the latest edition 11 of ScooterNova magazine.

The first stage of the finished product.

The video below shows the cleaning of the tooling from the previous casting, pouring in of molten metal and the pressure casting process, before the ‘finished’ casing is extracted.
Pretty interesting to watch we think, and hope you do too. Hopefully they will make further videos showing the machining involved at the next stage of production.


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Gift a subscription this Christmas

Give the gift of a subscription to ScooterNova Magazine this Christmas, with issue 11 published before Santa sets off in his sleigh. It’s the ideal gift that is easy to buy, a joy to receive and lasts all year-long!
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Celebrating 1000 with Scootopia

Weston-super-Mare based scooter parts retailer and manufacturer Scootopia launched their new website earlier this summer and already they are heading full-throttle towards their 1000th order on it.
To celebrate they have a prize to giveaway to the 1000th customer of their new website. That lucky person will also receive the first nine editions of ScooterNova magazine, complete with one of our popular and stylish ScooterNova messenger bags.
So you lucky lot, get your orders in soon as they expect the 1000th customer to be announced in the next day or so.
For more details, check out the Scootopia website here.
Happy shopping!

** ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine, published bi-monthly by scooterists. Printed on to high quality paper, the articles are credible and in-depth, and cover the wide spectrum of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters, as well as other, less known marques.
You can pre-order, buy and subscribe online here and edition 9 is OUT NOW!
Find out more about ScooterNova magazine here.

AF 5-speed gearbox replacement selectors are coming

We received the following statement from AF Rayspeed earlier today:

“Today we have received an update from the supplier regarding the new gear selectors for the Clo5e Ratio Gearbox.
“The new selectors are on the way to us, they left the supplier yesterday (Monday) with Fedex, we are hoping for a quick delivery.
“Many of you have already returned your gear selectors, these will be replaced as soon as the new ones arrive.
“Please, if you have not returned your gear selector send it to us and as soon as we receive it we can send out the replacement, please mark the package for the attention of Karen.
“We appreciate the patience that has been shown in relation to this issue, thank you.”

So, if like Andy you have a Clo5e Ratio gearbox loaded into an engine you’ve not yet been able to use, then good news is hopefully just around the corner.
And if you have not yet sent your original selector back to AF, then do so as soon as possible. Their address is:

AF Rayspeed Ltd., Five Acres, East Heslerton, Nr. Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8EN.
If you need to know more you can try telephoning 01944 710693, but you may have better luck sending an email to: rayspeedstype@gmail.com

Fingers crossed we’ll be riding them before the end of the summer!

AF Rayspeed Clo5e Ratio gearbox

 

** ScooterNova is an independent scooter magazine, published bi-monthly by scooterists. Printed on to high quality paper, the articles are credible and in-depth, and cover the wide spectrum of classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters, as well as other, less known marques.
You can pre-order, buy and subscribe online here.
Find out more about ScooterNova magazine here.

New ScooterNova magazine slip cases to store your magazines in, available now from our secure online shop.

 

New ScooterNova magazine slip cases to store your magazines in, available now from our secure online shop.

 

Lambretta Top Speed Records – who is aiming for them?

Back in 1951 Innocenti built a 125cc record-breaking Lambretta ‘siluro’ that reached 201kph (125mph), breaking records in  Continue reading

Cleethorpes scooter rally 2018 video

What a glorious weekend we’ve just had for Cleethorpes Scooter rally, a quality event run by the Mansfield Monsters and Olympic scooter clubs who both deserve a pat on the back for Continue reading

Clo5e Ratio Gearbox Update 13-6-18

Further to our previous update we have the following news, just received directly from AF Rayspeed:

“We have received the samples of the new design of selector and have been trying hard to break them.  We fitted a sample in to one of the race bikes that had originally had a failure, and in over 60 laps at race pace on Monday there were no issues and no failure.  After further discussion with the manufacturer it appears there is a manufacturing process that  Continue reading

EuroLambretta ScooterNova stickers & magazines

If you are on your way to the EuroLambretta rally in Spain this weekend, then you’ll no doubt be pleased to learn that ScooterNova magazine will be there… again!
We say ‘again’ because Continue reading