REAL DEALS is our monthly selection of recommended, new, best selling or just products, among the thousands of items for classic and modern Vespa, Lambretta and mopeds that Scooter Center in its online shop.

rear shock absorber

Lambretta

lamp grid -OEM 

Piaggio Ciao

 

mudguard

Vespa ACMA VL

Tools not only please the heart of a screwdriver, with the right tool the work is also easier to do.

Contrary to the usual myth that you need tons of special tools for the Lambretta, only a few tools are really essential.

ESSENTIALS CATEGORY It doesn't work without them

Allen key bgm PRO 3.5mm

Unusual size and used for the clamping nipples on the gearshift and clutch. The bgm key comes with a practical ball head. This means that the rear shift cable can also be reached when the clutch cable is attached and without a special control block.

 

flywheel

Rotor puller M27x1,25

(A – D, LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP, J, Lui) 
8099000

Rotor puller M30 x 1,5

(motor place ignition)
8099013

Flywheel holder 2+3 windows

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP, Lui, J50-125
8099008

Flywheel holder for flywheel bgm PRO

LI, LIS, SX, TV, GP, DL with 29cm
bgm2109T

Rotor holder Casatronic (IDM ignition) 

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP
3332382

Rotor holder Casatronic (Ducati ignition

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP
3332382D

Flywheel puller and suitable holders are the only way to remove the flywheel from the cone of the crankshaft. This is required for all work on the ignition system. But also if you want or need to penetrate deeper into the innards of the engine.

The flywheel holder 2+3 windows is intended for all original Innocenti and Indian flywheels with the corresponding recesses.

The bgm PRO pole wheel has an external hexagon on which the corresponding holder is attached. The holder is supported on the nut of the large silent blocks to hold it up.

There are two variants of the Casatronic ignition, one based on the IDM ignition and the current variant manufactured by Ducati Energia. The pole wheels are blocked with two or three pins on the pole wheel with the appropriate holder.

Clutch

Clutch compressor bgm PRO 

LI, LIS, SX, TV (Series 2-3), DL, GP, J, Lui 
bgm1220TL

Clutch compressor

LI, LIS, SX, TV (Series 2-3), DL, GP, J, Lui 
7671359

Coupling holder 

LI, LIS, SX, TV (Series 2-3), DL, GP 
8099003

Both of them are irreplaceable. The compressor is used to relieve the circlip on the Lambretta clutch. After removing the ring, the coupling can be removed.
The clutch nut is tightened with 66 - 74 Nm. For both loosening and tightening the nut, the clutch basket should be blocked with the appropriate tool/holder.

brake drum puller

OEM 

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP             
7676162

CASA LAMBRETTA 

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP
8099005

MBD 

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP
3333402

In the mid-1960s the design of the brake drum was changed. At this point, the Series 2 will have three M7 threads instead of the two M6 threads previously used. This goes hand in hand with the use of the retaining ring for the cap nut on the main shaft/brake drum. Our pullers come with both M6 and M7 screws to hold the puller in place. If it is attached to the brake drum, the brake drum is pressed by the main shaft via the large central screw.

The OEM quality of the puller works, but is not the best in terms of haptics.

Casa Lambretta offers the tool in a beautiful workshop quality and it corresponds to the original Innocenti tool.

MBD has optimized the original design and features knurling on the outer edge and a ball in the tip of the central screw. This fits into the recess on the mainshaft and is intended to prevent any damage.

Headset mounting wrench MBD

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP, J, Lui 

The MBD key for the headset bearing is perfectly adapted to the Lambretta. The holder for countering is separated according to the conditions of the Lambretta.

fork spring compressor

OEM 

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP             
6660212

CASA LAMBRETTA 

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP
CBL212

MBD 

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP
7670992

The compressor for the springs in the fork is used to overhaul the fork. Neither the fork links nor the springs and their spring guide rods can be removed from the fork without compressing the springs. 

Both the Casa Lambretta and the MB compressor are based on the original design of the tool. This is sometimes a bit difficult to handle and a third or even fourth helping hand is usually not bad.

The OEM design, on the other hand, is screwed to the fork and handling is very easy and time-efficient. So here: clear purchase recommendation for OEMs.

Silent block assembly tool bgm PRO

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP

The silent blocks can only be changed with the appropriate tool and with a sufficiently heated engine housing. The bgm tool for this is a solid turned construction.

HAVING IS BETTER THAN NEEDING

crankshaft pulling sleeve 

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP             
MRB0012

Crankshaft removal tool -MBD

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP
7671543

Crankshaft pulling tool 

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP
CPX231B

It is best to pull the crankshaft into the bearing on the drive side. The original drive sleeve with the screw for the front sprocket can be used for this.

The pull-in sleeve is a length-optimized version of the original drive sleeve and offers comfort and speed when screwing. In both versions, the crankshaft must be fixed (e.g. with a connecting rod locking tool.

The Casa Performance version is a rather ingenious further development, in which the crankshaft does not have to be blocked and the shaft is drawn particularly gently into the bearing seat.

The MB tool is still the first choice for dismantling the crankshaft. It is screwed onto the motor housing and then the shaft can simply be pushed out of the bearing seat

Video CP tool

BUZZWANGLE from Sticky

The buzzwangle tool is a brilliant idea from the sticky. A digital degree disc can be clamped onto the threads for the flywheel puller using an adapter with four mounts. Thus, the digital angle dial gauge is immovably attached and both the ignition point and the control times can be determined and adjusted to an accuracy of 0,1°.

Fits all Lambretta Innocenti models and their derivatives. Just like on most Vespa and Piaggio models.

It's best if you just watch the video

NEW the video is also available with a German soundtrack

€99,00

Spark plug wrench bgm PRO SW21mm/13mm

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP, Lui, Junior

The Li family's spark plug accessibility isn't the best. The original spark plug wrench fits, of course, but has the disadvantage that removing a hot spark plug can result in burnt fingers. With the bgm part, the candle can easily be completely unscrewed by hand after loosening. And not only that, an integrated magnet holds the candle securely in the key. There are guaranteed no burnt fingers here.

€19,90

Assembly stand bgm PRO

Lambretta Series 1-3

Replaces the engine for assembly work. The assembly stand is screwed to the frame via the shock absorber attachment and the engine bolt. The scooter can then be maneuvered as if the engine were inside. Suitable both for keeping the scooter mobile and upright while the engine is on the operating table or for setting up the Lambretta after the preparation or painting when the engine is not yet ready.

€109,00

Rivet hammer for lettering

Lambretta A, B, C, LC, D, LD, LI, SX, TV, DL, GP, J, Lui

All lettering with pins on the back for attachment can be professionally attached. The pins on the lettering should be shortened so that they protrude by only 2 mm. A top tip from Dean from the Sticky Manual is to drill out the pins of the lettering. For reference page 203 Sticky Manual.

€8,90

Rivet hammer for rivet luggage compartment lock

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP

All lettering with pins on the back for attachment can be professionally attached. The pins on the lettering should be shortened so that they protrude by only 2 mm. A top tip from Dean from the Sticky Manual is to drill out the pins of the lettering. For reference page 203 Sticky Manual.

€11,95

Mounting tool shifter claw bgm PRO 'ball crusher'

LI, LIS, SX, TV, DL, GP

The ball crusher is a cleverly designed tool. With it, the shift balls and spring can be easily and conveniently installed in the main shaft. Without this tool, installing the shift dog can be a real game of patience. Simultaneously get the balls in position on both sides and enough preload without being shot into the endless expanses of the workshop by the switching spring?

Tool bag without tools CASA LAMBRETTA    

8050083

€27,99

Tool bag including on-board tools  CASA LAMBRETTA

8050083KT

€74,90

Toolkit CASA LAMBRETTA

LI (Series1-3)

3331475

Lambretta tool bag retaining clip    

The Innocenti icing on the cake of a beautiful restoration is the original on-board tool kit in the right bag with Lambretta Innocenti ribbons and then fixed with the correct retaining clip.

A nice reading recommendation on the subject of tools is the reprint of the Innocenti tool catalogue.

Tool catalog -SCOOTERPRODUCTS

Lambretta and Lambro (1960s models)     

And since the right tool is useless without knowing how to use it, here is the ultimate Lambretta reading tip! Since its release in 2004, the Sticky Manual has been the definitive repair manual for the Lambretta. The work steps are explained throughout with color illustrations. In addition to the pure repair instructions, the Sticky Manual is also an indispensable aid for identifying and distinguishing between parts.

Book -Complete Spanner's Manual Lambretta -Third Edition

by Sticky

Thanks to our friend Dean Orton, the Sticky Manual has also been available in Italian for over two years: 8100072IT

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Telephone hotline and Click & Collect on Friday, 13.01.23/XNUMX/XNUMX: not possible!

From Monday, January 16th, 2023 we will be back for you!

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Discover the tips we recommend this month ;)

Double SC calendar 2023

12 Vespas / 12 Lambrettas

shock absorber rear Lambretta

Luggage racks -Moto Nostra Ciao Front

 

bgm clutch linings 

Racing Vespa Smallframe

Gasket set carburetor

for all Dell'Orto

Motovespa GT 160

The Spanish licensee Motovespa SA based in Madrid has developed the Motovespa 160 (09C).

Definitely an odd specimen - electronic ignition similar to the Serveta Lambrettas but still with piston connections. The body is basically a sprint/rally, but the engine is an odd mix of old and new technology.

The Motovespa 160 is often confused with the Super Sport 180, but at second glance you can see the many differences.

Finally, the Vespa 160 GT was a version with a series of side panels and accessories that made it even more attractive.

Exploded views here

 

BGM Pro crankshaft

The BGM Pro crankshaft for the GT160 is available in different versions.

In general, the original Femsatronic ignition of the GT160 fits all versions. On the drive side there are variants for the original GT160 clutch or the variant to use the PX clutch type.

All PX 6 and 7 spring clutches as well as all Cosa and bgm Superstrong clutches can be used here.

The thrust washer is also used on crankshafts with type PX coupling stub BGM6033 and the woodruff key 9999002 thats it!

We offer both variants with the standard stroke of 57mm and as a long-stroke version with a stroke of 60mm.

For the crankshafts with 60mm stroke, the engine case has to be modified to create space for the lower connecting rod eye.

Since only a small amount of material has to be removed here with a radius of 0.8 to 1mm, this task can easily be completed in a few minutes with a hand milling cutter.

With the 60mm stroke variant, the control angle of the cylinder changes.

Typical for the GT160 cylinder are the relatively large control angles for the transfer ports in connection with the very short control angle of the exhaust port.

With the original 57mm stroke, the cylinder has the following control angles:

Piston recess 0.5mm

Inlet angle: 131°

Outlet angle: 144 °

Transfer angle: 119°

Forward outlet: 12,5°

If the same cylinder with 60mm stroke is used, the following control angles result:

Piston protrusion: 1mm

Inlet angle: 132°

Outlet angle: 148 °

Transfer angle: 124°

Forward outlet: 12°

Rare Vespa chrome accessories original from the 60's

Individualizing your Vespa and giving it a personal touch is a seemingly everlasting zeitgeist that surrounds every Vespa like an aura. Italian companies began developing special accessories early on and marketing them very successfully.
A particularly popular, but also expensive, special accessory was the chromed aluminum horn cover. The look of Vespa VBB and Co., which was already looking a bit old-fashioned in the late sixties, could be given a much more modern look with the help of these add-on parts. The world was in a spirit of optimism, the first flight to the moon, rocket technology, nothing seemed out of reach. Style icons like the Chevrolet Impalla inspired many designers and playful chrome tail fins were more than en vogue.

Vigano picked up on this trend and offered a particularly nice piece of individuality for retrofitting with the horn cascade shown here. Formally replicating a mini-format radiator grille, the horn could be concealed, similar to the contemporary Lambretta models. Translucent plastic may not be anything out of the ordinary today, but on the Vigano Kasakde it resulted in the desired very modern, almost futuristic style, which fully met the taste of the time aka 'Thunderbirds are Go'.

 

We were able to get hold of the cascades in small numbers from a warehouse clearance. These are well-preserved, new/unused horn covers that show signs of ageing/storage. The chrome has some scratches or is slightly tarnished. We offer the cascades in an A and B grade.
The A-ware is in good condition but also has minor flaws
The B-stock has some traces of oxidation or heavier scratches:

Scope of delivery and fastening

The cascade is delivered with a retaining plate and colored rubber profile.
The retaining plate is screwed to the original attachment points of the horn.
The plastic parts are also screwed to the cascade and can therefore be removed for cleaning.

These goods are sold by us as so-called NOS (New old stock = new item that has been stored for a long time) marked. While stocks last.

Once in yours Smallframe the original SHB has to give way to another carburettor, the question arises shortly before the engine is started for the first time: how do I operate the choke?

How do I convert the carburetor from a folding choke to a cable choke?

How do I connect the cable choke of a Dellorto PHBH, VHST, Mikuni, Keihin PWK or Polini CP carburetor to the choke lever of the Smallframe at?

Many carburetors are usually delivered with a so-called folding or pull choke. So that the carburetor can be operated with a cable pull, as is typical for Vespa, we offer the right adapter set for conversion for many carburetor types.

2599091  Dellorto PHBL, PHBH VHST (Shop)

2599098 Mikuni, Keihin, and Polini CP (Shop)

 

The bgm Pro choke lever is suitable for all carburetor types that are equipped or retrofitted with a cable choke.
Due to the special design of the bgm Pro choke lever, the choke cable can be easily detached in order to remove the carburetor. This saves time and protects your hands in the cramped carburetor room Smallframe. By using a clamping nipple, the choke cable is not kinked every time the choke lever is actuated and is therefore permanently durable and secure against tearing off. Due to the adapted contour of the lever, it can no longer jump out of the choke button guide.

 

The assembly of the bgm Pro choke lever is easy.

 

A YSN30 / Dellorto PHBH (YSN8570) carburetor serves as a model example and for the conversion to a cable choke (Blog)  with the matching cable adapter set (2599091 – (Shop).

The universal cable BGM6445 is used as the choke cable. This already has the right length for the outer shell in a Vespa Smallframe to find space.

Loosen the nut of the small inner choke lever with SW10 and make sure that the screw does not fall out towards the carburettor chamber. When removing the original choke lever, pay attention to the domed washer (3330468W) which lies between the choke lever and the bracket on the frame. This will also be needed again later.

Guide the screw through the retaining plate from below and then attach the spring washer and the choke lever.

The nut has a so-called clamping part to secure against self-loosening. This clamping part can be recognized by the imprints on the wrench flats of the nut. Depending on the design of the nut, this clamping part is on a front side or on the wrench flats.

When putting on the nut, make sure that the clamping part of the nut faces upwards so that the non-clamping part is screwed onto the choke bolt first.

First tighten the nut until the choke lever can still be moved easily.

The inner cable is first fed through the adjusting screw and the adapter, barrel first, and then pushed through the spring. The barrel of the train is hung in the choke piston.

When inserting the choke piston into the carburetor, make sure that the barrel does not jump out of the choke piston mount. The adapter is then screwed to the carburetor.

The clamp nipple is now placed on the loose end of the choke cable and fastened at a distance of 20mm from the shoulder of the end cap.

First thread the inner cable into the slotted guide of the choke lever and then hook the clamping nipple into the choke lever. Use the end cap to pull the outer shell back far enough (the choke in the carburetor is actuated in the process) so that the end cap can be hung in the retaining plate.

If the play in the choke cable is too large, this can be easily adjusted using the adjusting screw on the adapter on the carburettor. A safety clearance of approx. 1.5mm between the shoulder of the end cap and the abutment of the retaining plate on the frame should be maintained so that the cable is not tensioned during compression and the movements of the engine while driving and the choke is not activated.

If the necessary safety play of the cable cannot be achieved via the adapter, the adapter on the carburetor is turned back and the cable adjusted by tightening the clamping nipple.

Finally tighten the nut of the choke lever so that the lever can still be operated easily but the spring force of the spring for the choke piston cannot pull it back again.

I am Heiko Fröse, owner of HT Motors (HTPARTS.EU), born 1980 in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. My passion for mopeds and motorbikes was there when I was still in diapers but took serious shape from the age of 14. My first moped was a Puch Maxi, which I liked to drive, but I soon tweaked more than driving it. It wasn't so much because it was always broken, but because I just wanted to get more performance out of it.

The mopeds, scooters and manual mopeds that followed never drove the specified factory speed 😊. From the age of 16 I worked in my parents' garage or in a client's backyard. My customer base grew through word of mouth from friends and acquaintances in Dordrecht and the surrounding area, advertising on the Internet led to a customer base throughout the Netherlands and Belgium.

At the age of 21 I took part in the 150m scooter sprint for the first time and immediately got a 5th place. I wanted to have my engine and cylinder tuned and I went to Freddy Koopmans with my story of being the fastest in the Netherlands. He then immediately said that this was not feasible.

I left my stuff and over the next few days I kept thinking that according to Freddy it wasn't feasible. But I wanted it so much that I picked up my stuff and started “tuning” myself. And so it started on the coffee table in my 40m2 apartment with the well-known Dremel.

Of course, not everything happened by itself, but in the following years I developed more and more knowledge and skills, which I and later my driver and good friend Henk van den Heuvel (Henk from the Hill DSSC) used to achieve many titles and records with the scooter sprint won.

In the years that followed, the company grew with customers all over the world. In 2018, HT Engineering started shifting from tuning, overhaul and maintenance to the development and production of maxiscooter, moped and classic car parts. The focus is mainly on the production of Plug and play quality products for the road, all made in the Netherlands.

Now, 4 years later, we find that most of our orders come from abroad and no longer from the Netherlands where we are based. Mainly customers from Europe, mainly from Germany, Italy, UK, Austria and Spain, but also from New Zealand, United States, Mexico, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten etc.

We manufacture CNC turned and milled parts in series for customers and colleagues at home and abroad, although we want to focus more and more on business-to-business sales from 2023.

In addition to some other international providers, this also has Scooter Center our products in theirs Web shop recorded.

I would like to thank you for this Scooter Center and especially to Michael, Daniel, Alex, Uwe and Frank!

Sincerely yours,
Heiko

Christmas gift ideas

The Christmas season has officially arrived at the Scooter Center and the decorations were not long in coming.

The whole team worked together to decorate the Christmas tree and a few suggest productsthat any scooterist would enjoy this holiday season.

If you don't know what to give as a gift, here are some of our recommendations:

Castrol oil can

Oil mat “Saubermann”

Gas tank

tool bag

First aid kit

flashlight

hand washing paste

Oil “bgm PRO STREET”

Motorcycle cleaner

safety vest

Oil measuring cup

Custom Show Calendar 2023 (Vespa / Lambretta)

Bags

Keyrings

winter tires

The whole Scooter Center-Team wishes you a great Christmas and have a good time with your loved ones !

 

Woodlost Cannonball Classic Scooter Run was held through the weekend of 26 -29 May in southern Sweden.
It was organized by Lambretta Club Malmo and we had a total of 71 participants divided into 30 teams.

Instead of just pure speed the concept this time was about gaining points. The participants had to navigate smart, performance nice in manned checkpoints and deliver right answers at unmanned checkpoints.
Congratulations to the team “What's Normal Then?!” with Isa and Erk Westberg, Morgan Strandberg and Jörgen Larsson who after two days of driving and performing was the team who went home with victory, glory and the challenge prize.

A big thank you to all who contributed this weekend and a big thank you to Scooter Center for your support.

Olaf Fransson
President Lambretta Club Malmo

Photos by @lambrettapics

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With big steps we are approaching our "Red Friday" - from 25.11. until 27.11

With big steps we are approaching our "Red Friday" - from 25.11. until 27.11. there with the code “REDSC22” 10% discount on your shopping cart in the shop - maybe just the right time to start thinking about the 2023 season and to stock up on the right spare parts and upgrades.

Simply enter the voucher code in the shopping cart and the discount will be granted to you!

The BBT V2 is a further development of the well-known Big Box Touring exhaust system. During the revision, we attached great importance to depicting the widest possible spectrum of usable engine concepts.

Our prototype was driven more than 3000km to ensure that the final product delivers what it promises.

It was driven on an original (unprocessed) Rally200 Femsatronic block with standard shaft and Malossi 210 Sport as it comes out of the box.

In our tests, the engine developed just over 17 hp. Due to the higher performance and the higher torque, a straight-toothed 23/63 BGM primary is installed (3% longer than standard). The base plate of the Femsatronic was reworked to a long hole in order to be able to adjust the pre-ignition from a fixed 24° before TDC to 18° before TDC. The squish edge as specified by Malossi with 0.9mm and the air filter without drilling / processing.

Sitting upright on the Autobahn, the scooter runs at a reproducible speed of 120 km/h (according to GPS), corresponding to 7000 rpm with an additional 16 hp on the wheel.

In this graph we show the BBT2 (blue) compared to a Polini Box (red), measured in third gear:


The manifold, the contour of the exhaust shells, the damper chamber and the selectable diameter of the tailpipe are the changes made in detail.

The manifold itself has been modified in the course and to increase performance and the new exhaust shells have been optimized for more ground clearance.

In the damper chamber we have added components to achieve further turning and an increase in torque. The tailpipe can be adapted to the displacement and the speed of the respective engine by removing a plug-in part.

The tailpipe with plug-in part (d=18mm) is suitable for touring-oriented engines such as e.g Malossi Sport, Polini 210/211  and Quattrini 232

After removing the plug-in part, the new BBT has a tailpipe diameter of 20mm Quattrini 244-252 and Malossi MHR very good and also offers significantly more power and speed without thermally influencing the engines too much.

In summary, the BBT V2 achieves more across the entire speed range than the previous version on current engine concepts.

In addition to my everyday driving device, Maryzabel's Platonika also had to be used for experiments.

You can read about the exact equipment of the Platonika with our bgm177 cylinder here in the blog link to blog

Here is the comparison on the engine of the Platonika:

My daily ride, equipped with a Malossi Sport 210, Set primary incl. clutch, Clutch pinion
+ primary + repki
t
 and via a membrane with a YSN30 carburettor link to blog: carburetor YSN30 https://blog.scooter-center.com/fast-30-mm/   )
ventilated, this engine represents a drive machine of the current generation.

Changed course - the manifold runs closer to the exhaust body and is additionally supported with a strut

Depending on the engine concept, the plug-in part can be pulled out

The BBTV2 is available now for the PX80, PX125, PX150 and the like, as well as the PX200 and Rally200: https://www.scooter-center.com/de/search?sSearch=bbt2

It's always nice to meet friends and that was when Scooter Center-Team on the EICMA 2022 the case. Here is some news that caught our attention:

New Vespa models

Piaggio proudly presented the new 2023 model years, which will win many new fans with some new, visible and invisible features. 
The most prominent model is of course the GTS300.
TECHNOLOGY
We can already say in advance: It drives better than ever! Piaggio has finally dedicated itself to the subject of chassis and has now made it much more stable and active. This is accompanied by a new front wheel suspension including a new supplier for the brake components. Nissin from Japan is now on board here and is responsible for a befitting delay. The front shock absorber of the GTS models differs again from the previous models, which brings us to the third stage of evolution. Interestingly, Piaggio has retained the previous fork/brake type for the new GTV models (recognizable by the headlight on the fender). In line with the spirit of the times, a keyless go system has now been rolled out on the GTS/GTV platforms. With that, the conventional key is history. It was replaced by a pure transponder (key fob) that can be used to start and unlock the vehicle when approaching via a rotary knob in the position of the former mechanical steering lock. The engine corresponds to the Euro5 engine which is already known from the previous model years. The models generally known as HPE, which brought a decent increase in performance compared to the Euro4 models, are used unchanged, i.e. with full power (23,8 hp at 8.250 rpm), in the 2023 models. 

EXTERIOR/VISUAL
Externally, the new GTS models can only be distinguished from last year's models with a trained eye. However, Piaggio has hardly left a part untouched, so that the term facelift at this point would not do justice to Piaggio's effort. The clear identification feature of the GTS300 Bj.2023 are the switch units separated from the handlebars and the slightly exposed license plate light. The well-known division into GTS, GTS Super, GTS SuperSport and GTS SuperTech has been retained. While the first three versions are more to be understood as color variants, the SuperTech models also stand out technically with a large TFT display instead of the classic instrument landscape. In order not to lose touch in times of mandatory constant communication, Piaggio offers its new connectivity system MIA as an option. A concession to activate new target groups and to give the vehicle class further features, away from the purpose of a pure means of transport. Certainly a good idea to be able to place the GTS models even more fully and comprehensively on the market. 

Vespa 946 10° Anniversary

The famous 946 models were also presented in a new guise. Always designed less as a technology and more as an image bearer, the 946 is both extroverted and a homage to the company's own history. The fact that with the 946 models Piaggio has strayed very far from the original idea of ​​the simple but robust everyday vehicle is not at all an issue here. On the contrary, the 946 embodies that archetype scooter that any child would paint. This is more than any marketing department of other manufacturers even dares to dream of. Appropriately, Piaggio has dipped the 946 in a beautiful shade of green that is distantly related to the first paintwork of the models from over 70 years ago. In contrast to the GTS models, the 946 models therefore appeal more to artistic finesse, to whom an individual vehicle concept means more than explicitly good driving performance. For this reason, Piaggio has not yet given the 946 models a keyless go, but still relies on the good old key technology. To compensate, it has a modern LCD display and an LED headlight. The 946 models are offered with 125cc and 150cc.

 Vespa GTV

The new GTV models have undergone major visual changes than their GTS brothers. The handlebar fairing as well as the handlebar itself have been completely redesigned. Together with the sports seat including the new cover made of plastic (screwed/removable) and the decorative stripes, a beautiful nostalgic race look is offered, almost retro sport from the factory. With the front wheel fork, Piaggio stayed with the previously produced type so that the retrofit parts (shock absorbers) already available for these models also fit. However, keyless go is also already on board here and makes the GTV a reliable and easy-to-use commuter with a touch of avant-garde. The USB connection, LED headlights and the digital speedometer round off the picture of the modern oldie perfectly.

GTS Supersport 300 HPE ABS ASR

New SpecialModel: Primavera Color Vibe 

The color vibe special models of the Primavera models impress with a modern appearance that Piaggio has created with a simple but very effective trick. A completely different vehicle line is implied by a horizontally applied decorative color tone, which deliberately contrasts strongly with the rest of the vehicle paintwork. This makes the Primavera models appear much sportier and more pleasing. Attached to the side, the engine displacement is also a nice gimmick. The color vibe models are available in 50cc, 125cc and 150cc versions.

Vespa Primavera Color Vibe 125 i-get ABS 

Pinasco

Pinasco is still busy and always inspires with new products. The latest hit is the 244/252cc cylinder which was designed for a standard engine housing. Undoubtedly, the already legendary Quattrini M244 was the inspiration here, with its huge success in 2015 no one expected would have; Too expensive, too exclusive. Pinasco has now also dared to interpret the topic of maximum cubic capacity for the series housing. Here, too, a cylinder is used that no longer has a cylinder base that has to dip into the motor housing. This allows the size of the cylinder bore to be increased to a whopping 72mm (series 66.5mm) without having to rework the engine housing. However, a crankshaft with a significantly longer connecting rod (130mm vs. 110mm series) is absolutely necessary for this, as the channels are located significantly further up in the cylinder. A big difference to the Quattrini M244 cylinder is the intake control. The Pinasco cylinder has a large cylinder inlet which is fired by an intake manifold with a membrane. This makes you completely independent of an intake control via the engine housing. Pinasco will offer matching crankshafts with 60 and 62mm stroke. The connecting rod length is 130mm. According to Pinasco, if a Pinasco engine housing is used, there is no need to spin the crankcase for the crankshafts. This step would only be necessary for original Piaggio motor housings.

New PX200 cylinder kit 252cc 

The cylinder with side outlets is also shown here. These are probably omitted in series production.

Piston 72mm diameter

Clutch bell for Ciao/SI

Cylinder kit for Honda SH300

Motor housing Pinasco Smallframe

Now with a multi-drilling pattern suitable for many cylinders 'out of the box'

Pinasco Eureka

A special feature at the Pinasco stand was the E-conversion kit for the Vespa, dubbed Eureka Smallframemodels.
The solution patented by Pinasco envisages replacing only the crankshaft and the cylinder. The cylinder is replaced by an electric motor with a vertical output shaft. The replacement for the crankshaft, on the other hand, absorbs the power of the engine via spur gearing and transmits it conventionally to the clutch. The scooter can be operated as usual (coupling, shifting, accelerating, uhh, giving electricity).

Polini

New ECU for GTS 300 Euro 5

Polini offers a new cylinder kit including ECU unit for the GTS300 Euro5 models. With this, the injection quantity/time can be adjusted within a certain framework to the installation situation (modified exhaust, air filter, etc.) by simply adjusting a potentiometer.

New exhaust Vespa Sprint

Polini now also offers their popular 'original box' exhaust system for older engine generations such as the Vespa Sprint. With these models, the exhaust is only fixed to a screw on the engine block. Polini has therefore modified and strengthened the bracket. The end tube was also lengthened. This appears to be smaller than in conventional systems. As soon as we have the new systems in the program, we will mention this detail in the shop. It is also unclear whether the main stand of the Sprint models can fold in unhindered. An often voiced point of criticism of the previous Polini systems which were used on the Sprint/Rally models. Apparently Polini only offers the modified exhaust for the small engine blocks (125-150cc).

 

Dell'Orto

New Lambrettas

Lambretta celebrates its 75th anniversary at EICMA 2022. It is presented with a modern range in different shifts and trendy colors.

Lambretta G350 Special

Lambretta X125

Lambretta V Special

Italjet

Sport Scooter Dragster 500 GP

Italjet has presented its new GP500 model to the public for the first time and shows that motorcycles and scooters are getting closer and closer. A full 450ccm with 43 hp and a six-speed foot switch were paired with a squat and very attractive-looking raw frame including scooter-typical fairing and, for the range of services, rather small tires. According to Italjet, the GP500 should be fast at a whopping 185km/h. For us a real cracker that could certainly take on the legacy of the Gilera Runner 180.

 and some more italjet beauties

Discover the tips we recommend this month ;)

Variator set

bgm PRO for Vespa Primaverabgm PRO Multitool V3.0

train kit –bgm ORIGINAL

PE inner sleeve - Piaggio Bravo

T-shirt, men

Half past at the bar

 

Book - Lambretta DL / GP 

history, models and documentation- by Vittorio Tessera

GENTLE ON THE FRAME AND NO MORE CRACKS IN THE RUNNING BOARD

A footboard cracked by the constant, unchecked folding of the main stand is something we all want to avoid.

Center stand -BGM PRO Soft Stop

The Soft Stop main stand comes with special stand plates. This means that there is no longer any contact between the base of the stand and the running board - cracks in the running board area are a thing of the past and the frame is also protected.

NEW Version V2

The soft stop is now available with an adjustable stop, the thread allows you to adjust how high the main stand can fold in.

STOP RUBBER:

When good things get even better!

Vespa Largeframe (10 ″) Chromium BGM4950N

Vespa Largeframe (8 ″) Chromium BGM4970

Vespa Smallframe Chromium BGM4960N

Vespa Largeframe (10 ″) Black BGM4951N

Vespa Largeframe (8 ″) Black  BGM4971

Vespa Smallframe Black BGM4961N

Vespa Largeframe (10 ″) galvanized BGM4952N

Vespa Largeframe (8 ″) galvanized BGM4972

Vespa Smallframe galvanized BGM4962N

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CDI-BGM ORIGINAL

Vespa ET4 (ZAPM0400 - for vehicles without immobilizer or to convert) Piaggio Sfera 125 RST (ZAPM01000), Liberty 125 (ZAPM011000), Hexagon 125 4T (ZAPM15000), Aprilia Mojito Retro 125 (ZD4PM - Piaggio Motor)

bgm PRO Multitool V3.0

Puller -M26 x 1,0 (inside) + 28×1,0 (outside)- (Vespa clutch puller type Smallframe / Flywheel puller Vespa, Piaggio 125-180 ccm 2-stroke) + clutch compressor

LED headlamp

 19 LEDs McShine LES-193

Book - SCOOTERBOYS the lost tribe

by Martin 'Sticky' Round - 192 pages hardcover

Degree disc

POLINI - Aluminum - Black

Party and DBM drag race in Bremen from 30.09. – 02.10.2022 

 

Saturday morning, 07:30 a.m. The fine drizzle sprays in the faces of the eight tired figures shuffling across the Karlshöfen airfield north of Bremen. The last night is in everyone's bones. Too little sleep, too much partying. The euphoria of the sunny Friday is gone. The drizzle has meanwhile developed into heavy rain.

 

But a few hours later it's back, the euphoria. The first guests arrive. The paddock is filling up. Friends are welcomed. First gasoline talks take place. Now, at the latest, the minus wrenches will remember why they put themselves through this hardship. Friday evening already showed that we are somehow one big family. The snack with a delicious cold drink and meat from the grill made some very happy on Friday.

 

For today, however, it is important to concentrate and drive 201m straight ahead as quickly as possible. Shortly after 10 a.m., the qualifying runs of the German Tin Roller Championship (DBM) start almost on time. The rain has now stopped and the route is passable to a certain extent. Luckily, an airport's runway is in better condition than many German roads. The first scooters are warmed up. The typical 2-stroke scent is in the air.

The new regulations of the DBM stipulate that in qualifying everyone can drive against everyone else. The times driven are assigned to the classes in which the driver has registered. The DBM organizers and helpers tirelessly type data into the laptops. Questions are clarified and improvisations are made when the timing system goes on strike for a short time. But without the members of the DBM organization and the volunteers, such an event could not take place. Saturday shows once again how diverse the scene of tin scooter drivers is. Yes, such a drag race is not for everyone. But it's also part of the scene. And this part is again supported and kept alive by sponsors, like Flying Classics from Hamburg, the 2 wheel barn from Bremen and the Scooter Center from Cologne!

Luckily, the rest of Saturday was largely accident-free and on schedule. Fortunately, apart from a collision between two drivers in the paddock while warming up, the event remained accident-free. Unfortunately, there are always short heavy rain showers. But these can no longer spoil the mood. The catering tent is all the fuller as a result and the guests strengthen themselves with sausage, fries, Knipp or waffles.

The final runs of the individual classes start punctually in the afternoon. Now only those drivers who have registered and qualified for the respective class will compete against each other. The first winners are all beaming. Now only the “Best of all” is missing. Who sets the fastest time of all? The answer: Philippe Mittelberger with 8,26 seconds!

The trophies for all winners of places 1 to 3 were then presented during the night. The nighter on Saturday took place in the premises of an old school that the minus wrenches had rented together with the associated sports field. One or the other driver was more than happy to be able to enjoy a warm shower here after such a strenuous and wet cold day before hitting the dance floor. Here the whole night could be celebrated, drunk, eaten and snacked. It was just nice to be able to experience such a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

At this point, the minus screwdrivers would like to say a big thank you to all helpers, to all guests and especially to the sponsors. Without you, this event would no longer exist.

I hope to see you at the next drag race or just at half past the bar.

Your minus screwdriver Jörg

 

Pictures of: www.bildwerk-lange.de

Challenge Scootentole – 10h race in Magny-Cours, Nevers (F)

The last long-distance race of the season took place in Magny-Cours last weekend. Scootentole invited to the 10-hour race on the 'PISTE CLUB', a 2,53 km long race track right next to the well-known GP track. As in previous years, we followedProject PAUL“ – along with 40 other racing teams from all over Europe – their invitation, because last year’s title had to be defended!

Despite some turbulence in the run-up - due to the organizer's postponement of dates and driver absences due to illness - we finally managed to win two teams with four drivers each in class SP1 ("Smallframe Proto") to name:

Team 1 consisting of Romain, Felix, Wolfi and Thomas went with the 40 hp strong M200 V50 racer (#6) at the start,

Team 2 with the Falc-PK (#176) with around 28 hp, driven by Volker, Markus, Julia and Dennis, who was also the boss and main mechanic of both teams (which should push him to his limits). But from the beginning...

After a long journey and a short night in a - let's call it - "cozy" 10-person mobile home, on Saturday, the day before the actual race, there was set-up, training and qualifying. Unfortunately, Peter showed no mercy, again and again it poured like buckets. With positions 6 and 19 on the grid after qualifying and the hope of drier conditions the next day, things went down early in the evening because the next day was supposed to start early!

Luckily, the race day started much drier than the day before, so we decided against rain tires. And then it finally started! The starting shot was fired at 8.45:XNUMX a.m. On slicks with the road still wet, Wolfi and Markus confidently drove the first stint. The track gradually dried out, which led to better and better lap times – until the first race was stopped after around three hours. A serious crash by a rider from another team kept the rescue team busy for a long time, with all riders stuck behind the safety car.

 

 

At this point, Team 2 was back in the box with its PK. The engine stalled during the third stint. The cause was quickly found: Massive tooth loss on the clutch sprocket gave us a four-hour break, during which Dennis, Volker and Markus disassembled the engine to search for the lost teeth. I quote pit neighbor Robert: "Sometimes you're the dog and sometimes the tree"...

Meanwhile, the race had picked up speed again - and so did our Romain: he drove his new best lap time of 1.28.116:6:2 and thus the third fastest lap time of the entire race. Starting from position XNUMX, we were now in position XNUMX just behind “Vespa Italy Team” from Crimaz and ahead of “Superbordel Deluxe”, our French battle partners from last year. The Lambrettas from Casa Performance and TD Customs were also in the front places and made for an exciting race!

Dropping back to 39th place, team 15 started to catch up around 2 p.m. Well, there can be no question of a real catch-up race, but at least a few laps could be collected, because the engine not only held up, it also ran like clockwork again. The guys did a great job and didn't give up and that's what it's all about in the end!

About two hours before the end of the race, team 1 was also hit. After the carburetor had slipped, a defective gudgeon pin bearing forced us to replace the engine. There were now too many laps between us and the very strong competition, which continued to battle for the top positions. And although a place on the podium could only have been achieved if one of the other teams dropped out, the fight continued until the checkered flag was waved exactly 10 hours later.

In the end, Project PAUL achieved 1th place (Team 4) and 1th place (Team 10) in class SP2, which meant 7th and 33rd place overall. Casa Performance burned the fastest lap time of 1.26.766, followed by Vespa Italy Team (1.27.527) and Projekt Paul (1.28.116).

 

We congratulate all drivers who made it across the finish line and thank each and every one of them, especially the organizer Scootentole, who made this exciting race weekend possible. Also our sponsors, the Scooter Center, KR Automation, FalkR and Egig Performance, we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU, because only with you Project PAUL is what it is - a successful team of friends with a lot of heart for motorsport!

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#vesparacing #scootercenter #KRautomation #falkR #EgigPerformance #Egig #Heitec

…and the Scooterist Weekender Cologne was indeed an unforgettable weekend, it seems to us what happened when we see the pictures, it is true!
We want to share all of these memories with you, so enjoy!

Visitors

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Even after 30 years we would like to thank you for being with us, for building this wonderful scene together! And we hope to see you for at least 30 more years!