ULEZ and an apathetic industry?

2Yesterday, Monday 8 April 2019, will likely go down in history as the end of motorcycling in Great Britain as we know it. Yesterday, Transport for London introduced their ULEZ – Ultra Low Emission Zone. Today it is the capital, who knows where it will go tomorrow… Continue reading

Threat to ban classic scooters from British roads

London on 2-wheels is far easier than using a bus!

This might sound like scaremongering, but plans are afoot to charge both two and four-wheeled vehicles of a certain age to drive in London, and if it’s not stopped now then 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.  

Italy to Istanbul on Frankenstein’s Scooters

Maicoletta scooter with a 400cc Suzuki motorcycle engine, and a 186cc kitted Lambretta.

Maicoletta scooter with a 400cc Suzuki motorcycle engine, and a 186cc kitted Lambretta.

Last year freelance scooter journalist Sticky took a riding holiday from Italy to Istanbul with his family aboard some truly Frankenstein-like scooters. Continue reading