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COVID-19 – Should we be riding again? OPINION

Back in the days of freedom and social interaction   We’ve been asked a few times recently whether we should be encouraging people to ride again, or not. Unfortunately, it’s not a straightforward answer. On the one hand, the government are trying to get the country back to work (and slowly back to normal) again. […]

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Why not promote scooters in ‘Back to work’ England? | OPINION

Back to work, COVID-19 style: image by Michal Kluzinski   On Sunday evening (10th May) Boris Johnson called for the people of England to get back to work. Or at least people in certain sectors – construction, manufacturing and people who can’t work from home. This is a positive sign for many employees, businesses and […]

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We’ll ride again – thank you from ScooterLab | EDITORIAL

  The last two months have been a little unusual for us all, to say the least. We’ve gone from a life of normality, with the freedom to ride our humble scooters and travel anywhere in the world. The option to plan events we want to ride to, holidays, Euro and world scooter events, ride-outs […]

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Support scooter businesses through Coronavirus | OPINION

  Today I should have been flying out to Italy for the launch of the new Honda SH125 in Rome. For reasons other than the obvious, I’d already cancelled that trip and Honda have postponed it for the time being.   Naturally, being in the scooter game means travelling to Italy (and other parts of […]

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EICMA 2019 Victoria Nicky scooter with Piaggio-based 300 engine | NEWS

  Victoria’s new Nicky scooter caught my eye, not only for the interesting styling, the choice of ‘Piaggio-designed’ 300 motor for the top model or indeed the ladies used to accessorise the new scooter in a very non-PC way.   Historic German cycle brand Victoria has been revived in 2019 as a scooter and motorcycle […]

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EICMA 2019 – Haters gonna hate: Lambretta G325 Special | OPINION

  When we first started ScooterLab back in 2016 we had some tough decisions to make. We’re primarily Scooter Boys, love classic two strokes and enjoy making them go as fast and as far as possible. We also appreciate everything else on two wheels, we’re certainly not blinkered and have ridden pretty much everything worth […]

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Bridlington or Southport BSRA National? | OPINION

  If you look around social media at the moment there’s an argument raging that’s bigger than BREXIT. It’s dividing opinions within the scootering community and later this month it will be dividing us geographically. That argument is between two opposing towns on other sides of the country.   It’s around this time of year […]

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Strange times at ‘The Isle of Wight ride out | OPINION

VIDEO | Watch this then read the article   Our full Isle of Wight coverage with a write up from Col and hundreds of photos will be published early next week. Before that though, Sticky takes a look at the strange (and getting stranger) spectacle that is the Isle of Wight ride out.   This […]

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E10 – High Ethanol content fuel – will it kill my scooter? | OPINION

  In the UK most petrol stations offer E5 fuel, which is petrol (derived from crude oil) with up to a 5% mix of bio-ethanol (derived from crops).   Currently, there are plans afoot to raise the ethanol content of UK petrol to 10% (E10 fuel) in a supposedly environmentally-friendly move designed to reduce carbon […]

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Charity Blood Bikers Dumped by NHS Warwickshire | OPINION

Pete Newbold’s full-framed GP   Approx 70 or so motorcycles of all shapes, sizes and ages were entered into the Oliver’s Mount Race Circuit Hillclimb on Sunday 8th October. Vintage bikes, classic bikes, modern sports bikes and a few supermoto/motocross bikes thrown in for good measure make for a good spectacle!   But those of […]

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Scooterists – is it time to quit smoking? | OPINION

Pete Newbold’s full-framed GP   Approx 70 or so motorcycles of all shapes, sizes and ages were entered into the Oliver’s Mount Race Circuit Hillclimb on Sunday 8th October. Vintage bikes, classic bikes, modern sports bikes and a few supermoto/motocross bikes thrown in for good measure make for a good spectacle!   But those of […]