Blog Author: Andy Gillard

The History of Scooters
2 October 2017

The History of Scooters

Exactly when the first motor scooter was produced and which vehicle should be awarded the accolade, is a subject of great debate.

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IN: Scooter
The Scomadi 400cc Scooter
14 March 2017

The Scomadi 400cc Scooter

At the beginning of the year I mentioned the Scomadi 400 scooter that was premiered at the Milan Motorcycle Show in November 2016.

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IN: ScooterEvents
New Scooters for 2017
10 January 2017

New Scooters for 2017

New Year, New Scooters! Back in November 2016, the annual Milan Motorcycle Show revealed an abundance of new machines that European riders can look forward to in the coming months.

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Scooter Insurance Tips: Part Two
23 December 2016

Scooter Insurance Tips: Part Two

Following on from last week's blog offering tips on how to get the best deal form your

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IN: ScooterSafetySecurityInsurance
Scooter Insurance Tips: Part One
28 November 2016

Scooter Insurance Tips: Part One

Probably due to the fact that we all hope never have to claim on a motor insurance policy, nobody really likes to pay for it.

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IN: ScooterInsuranceTraining
Bridlington Trade & Custom Show 2016
3 November 2016

Bridlington Trade & Custom Show 2016

An unusually warm October weekend saw thousands descend on the Yorkshire coastal town of Bridlington for the annual end of year Trade and Custom Show.

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IN: ScooterRallies
For the Love of 2-strokes
12 October 2016

For the Love of 2-strokes

Like a number of scooter enthusiasts, I love a 2-stroke machine.

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IN: Scooter
Woolacombe Scooter Rally 2016
30 September 2016

Woolacombe Scooter Rally 2016

The north Devon coast is a beautiful part of England and in my opinion, best explored on a scooter - especially when the sun is out!

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IN: ScooterRallies
Mersea Island Scooter Rally 2016
5 September 2016

Mersea Island Scooter Rally 2016

An island off the Essex coast near Colchester, linked by a causeway that is impassable twice day due to high tides; Mersea Island scooter rally has been a favourite of many scooterists, both British and foreign, since the 1990s.

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IN: ScooterRallies
Isle of Wight Scooter Rally 2016
31 August 2016

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally 2016

Arguably the biggest event of its kind on the scooter enthusiasts' social calendar, this year's Isle of Wight rally promised some great weather for the thousands of scooterists that travelled from around Europe to attend the event.

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IN: ScooterRallies
Guide to the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally 2016
23 August 2016

Guide to the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally 2016

The August Bank Holiday is dawning which for many scooter riding enthusiasts only one thing; the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally!

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IN: ScooterRallies
Buyers Guide To Scooter Tyres
5 August 2016

Buyers Guide To Scooter Tyres

How big are yours?

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IN: ScooterMaintenance
The Lambretta museum in Weston-super-Mare
20 July 2016

The Lambretta museum in Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare has a long affiliation with classic scooters, a number of related magazines being published in the town by scooter enthusiast Stuart Lanning since the early 1980s.

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IN: Scooter
Tested - Sena SMH10 helmet to helmet intercom
30 June 2016

Tested - Sena SMH10 helmet to helmet intercom

Over the last two or three of years or so, I’ve been testing a couple of intercoms while scootering around Europe.

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IN: ScooterMotorcycleReviewsProducts
Kelso BSRA National Scooter Rally 2016
16 June 2016

Kelso BSRA National Scooter Rally 2016

Heading north of the border has always been an adventure for this scooter rider from the south east of England, with plenty of fond memories of setting off to Fort William back in the 80s.

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IN: ScooterRallies
3 June 2016

Summer Riding - Scooter & Motorcycle Lined Jeans

So the British summer looks finally to be on it's way, you're going to be using your scooter more than ever (all season riders aside of course), but you want to enjoy it rather than scootering being a chore.

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IN: ScooterMotorcycleSafety
Model Launch – the new Piaggio Medley
12 May 2016

Model Launch – the new Piaggio Medley

In the market for a new economical commuter scooter and have a yearning for the latest model on he market?

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Scooter Maintenance: What is a torque wrench?
5 May 2016

Scooter Maintenance: What is a torque wrench?

According to an online dictionary, torque is "something that produces or tends to produce torsion or rotation; the moment of a force or system of forces tending to cause rotation.

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IN: ScooterMotorcycleMaintenance
Scooter Security: Marking your Scooter
18 April 2016

Scooter Security: Marking your Scooter

It’s a sad fact of life in that there will always be people out there who think they have a God-given right to take whatever they want, from whoever they want, whenever they like.

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IN: ScooterMotorcycleSecurity
Tubeless Vespa Wheels
8 April 2016

Tubeless Vespa Wheels

If like me you're still riding around on an old Vespa, complete with 2-stroke engine and a manually operated gearbox, then tubeless tyres may not mean much to you.

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IN: ScooterMaintenance