Ves'part des Anges

The last weekend (May 24/25.2024) took place the first event of the Vespa Club Cognac: Ves'part des Anges

They started off on the right foot by creating this beautiful graphic and choosing an amazing name, inspired by the small amount of the cognac that evaporates from the wood in the barrel, this loss of liquid is known as that “part des anges” (the angel's share).

They welcomed old people scooters from France and Europe to discover the region, a tour through the vineyards, the heritage and the gastronomy of Cognac.

Véronique Chenu, President of the Vespa Club of Cognac tells us a little bit about it:

“Our event ended with an extraordinary weekend, our participants are delighted, walks, restaurants, tasting, concert, great, thank you Scooter Center for the participation, each #RealScooterist had their welcome bag filled with treats…”

Thank you for letting us participate and we wish you many more editions of Ves'part des Anges, cheers!

update bgm tires 300 - 10

The bgm A small update per 3.00-10 tires.

It is the only tire from German production with a 180km/h approval (S). bgm Pro Sport received approval for combined use as tubular tires (TT = Tube Type) and tubeless tires (TL = Tubeless).

The bgm We have generally equipped each TL tire with a carcass that makes installation on the usual 10 inch TL rims much easier.

This orange colored indication is still clearly visible on the tire bead.

update bgm30010 tires

The new version of the bgm Pro Sport tires in dimensions 3.00-10, also bear the note “on tube type rim fit a tube”.

The non-slip rubber can also legally be used with a tube on a split rim.

Rumors had been circulating for some time that the Green Onions would return to Elba in 2024! In mid-November the time had come and it was finally official! The international Rally will take place on the beach of Morcone near Capoliveri on the first weekend of May. Below is the official information from our friend Gegio from Scooterismo.it, including recommendations for accommodation.

Here is a small picture gallery from 2007 from the Scooter Center archives. Including the presentation of the first bgm products and the back as new Lambretta catalog. 

Scooter Rally Toscano 2024

Morcone Bay – Isle of Elba – 3/5 May 2024 – Back with a bang!

For the people involved into classic scooters during the last 20 years the name Scooter Rally Toscano stands for one of the most important events in Europe! The youngest ones meanwhile can only dream about it hearing the tales from the veterans….

However, for everyone the wait is finally over! The Original Scooter Rally Toscano Organized by Green Onions Scooter Club with a little partnership from Scooterismo.it is back with a bang!

When? From 3 to 5 May 2024!

Where? @ Mandel Club – Morcone Bay – Capoliveri – Isle of Elba (LI)ud.it

 

Imagine the daily ferries to the Isle of Elba from Piombino overwhelmed by hundreds Scooterists from all over Europe, hundreds of Vespa and Lambretta parked towards the beach of Morcone or buzzing around the breathtaking streets around Capoliveri!

Beers and food stalls directly on the rally site, all-day long beach dj set + 2 All-Nighters @ Mandel Club with the best Italian Selecters in Soul, Jamaican and Scooterist's finest sounds, market area with records, spare parts, vintage and classic streetwear clothes & accessories.

custom show for the best scooters and massive prizes for the winners, a raffle and The Cleopatras live concert on the beach!

Choose between more then 10 accommodation facilities with special prices: hotel, camping, bungalow, B&B or apartments (see the list below and ask for Scooter Rally Toscano Discount)!

Plus Saturday massive scooter run, free ride-out and partner restaurants for your best Scooter Rally Toscano experience!

IMPORTANT! Pre-Registration will be available very soon and until 31 March 2024 on the official website: www.scooterrallytoscano.it !

It includes the complete Scooter Rally Toscano package at a discounted price, only 30€ instead of 33€, and the exclusive features are:

Friday and Saturday all-nighter tickets, Official rally patch, Weekend wristband for rally site entrance, Saturday scooter run and will give access to special prices for ferry's tickets!

Then, no worries, it is possible to subscribe directly on the Rally site with standard prices!

 

More info TBA!

FB: Green Onions Scooter Club

Email: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧 info@scooterrallytoscano.it

Website: www.scooterrallytoscano.it

Selected accommodation facilities are:

Eugenio Degli Innocenti
Boss ▪︎ Scooterismo.it – Distretto Ruote Piccole

Now New!

There are only two original ignitions for the Lambretta lui and Junior series: one for all models with 50 cc displacement 4-pin ignition system from Dansi and for the models with more displacement (lui 75 and J100-125) one 6-pin Ducati ignition.

The power output of both ignitions is very manageable: the Dansi ignition is included 6V / 18 watts and the Ducati version at least with it 6 V / 33 W .

The 50s models have - in a negative sense - absolutely minimal electrics, which usually don't even have a brake light. An upgrade is impossible due to the non-existent performance of this Lambretta alternator.

Comparison of the power output of the ignition systems

Ignition Ducati 6-pin J 100, J 125                  6V / 33W

Ignition Ducati 6-pin lui 75                        6V / 33W

Ignition Dansi 4-pin J 50, lui 50                  6V / 18W

Ignition Vape lui 50-75, J 50-125           12 V / 110 W

vape 80 watts, consider 2.000 U / min

vape 110 watts, consider 6.000 U / min

This means that the new lui and Junior Vape ignition is a more than contemporary update 12V and 110 watts Perfomance. In addition, there is the unbeatable advantage of everyone electronic ignition: There are neither capacitors that burn out nor breakers that are subject to wear. Maintenance work and a weak ignition spark are a thing of the past.
Due to the very high ignition energy at low starting speeds, the vape ignition offers better starting behavior. The CDI is suitable for all original and tuned engines with a static ignition timing.

Thanks to the 12 magnets in the magnet wheel and the 9 coils on the ignition base plate, a high current output is available even at low speeds and the flickering of the light when idling is no longer present. The maximum output of the alternator is 110 watts.

This means that the models with 50 cc displacement can also be perfectly upgraded to the features of the larger models such as high and low beams and a brake light. Additional consumers (USB socket, exhaust gas temperature and the like) are of course no problem either.

The ignition magnet wheel is one-piece, manufactured to a high quality and balanced. The fan blades are CNC milled. The design of the fifteen fan blades has been optimized for higher cooling performance. The weight of the magnet wheel with fan blades is 1,2 kg.

Weight of the pole wheels in comparison

Flywheel Ducati 6-pole (Innocent number 00840134) J 100, J 125 1,35 kg

Polrad Ducati 6-pole (Innocenti number 00860038) lui 75 1,35 kg

Polrad Dansi 4-pole (Innocenti number 00860030) J 50, lui 50 1,4 kg

Polrad Vape with CNC milled fan blades lui 50-75, J 50-125 1,2 kg

Here we have put together the essential components - in addition to the ignition - for converting the on-board electrical system from J 50 to J 100 / J125:

A special feature of the J50 models is the limited space available with the original 50 rear light. A flat LED universal rear light can be the solution here.

When upgrading the lui 50 to lui 75 electrics it looks like this:

The lui 75 terminal board is - so far - only available for the original contact ignitions. When converting to electronic ignitions, all plug connections should be bridged together so that regulated 12 V is available across all of them.

Only green must not be combined with the other colors; here the engine is switched on and off.

The 6 volt horns/buzzers can be retained on all models. However, it is important to avoid honking in the future, otherwise the component will be damaged.

Lui and Junior Vape Ignition:

Holding plates:

dropable vespa

The customization of scooters has taken over the scene, and if you are looking for the ultimate custom touch for your Vespa Sprint or Primavera, you will find it with the drop bar handlebars from MOTO NOSTRA. 

With a 15° inclination, our current dropbar handlebar lies exactly between sport and touring.
All original add-on parts fit in or on the included handlebar covers.
The handlebar end weights are also installed in the same way as the original.
This means that the popular handlebar end mirrors can also be installed without any problems.

An upgrade in style:

The true charm of the dropbar handlebars unfolds on the road. The new handlebar shape not only gives an impressive appearance, but also improves the riding position and handling. Every curve becomes a sensual experience and the ride becomes an expression of personal style.

What about the GTS series?

The MOTO NOSTRA dropbar handlebar is not only a stylish option for the Vespa Sprint, but also opens the door for future GTS custom projects.

This idea has been floating around in our heads since we introduced our Vespa GTS demonstrator five years ago.

We are now taking on the challenge of developing a drop bar handlebar that meets the legal standards for public road traffic.

Dropbar GTS tool pattern
GTS demonstrator SC

We already have a first sample and the next step is to develop a second sample or prototype in order to incorporate the final ideas and improvements into the series.

Wouldn't a dropbar handlebar be the missing piece of the puzzle to give your GTS an individual touch?

We are looking forward to your thoughts and opinions on the MOTO NOSTRA drop bar for the Vespa GTS!

“210.000 km and 100 countries made (by now) by VESPA since September 2017 NON STOP”. This is how the social media of Ilario Lavarra welcomes all the Vespa fanatics who dream of long-distance trips. But long-distance here gets another huge meaning, briefly explained: The entire world!!!

He celebrated the 100th country of his journey on October 2023, and sent us this beautiful postcard, so we wanted to pay tribute to him by telling a little of the story of a #RealScooterist, in this case: the traveler! ;)

“To my friends from SC, who are supporting this Grand Tour around the world on a Vespa! A big hug from this incredible country, my #100 non-stop”

Ilario Lavarra

"First" long trip

"21 Americhe" - solo trip on an old vespa-

How do we meet Ilario?

As thousands of kilometers turn out to be thousands of friends, and I was one of the lucky ones to cross his path :)

Back in 2010, when he was on the middle of his journey: “21 Americans” on a 40-year-old Vespa (Fast Sprint), 82.000 kilometers from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back (here the video). He entered Colombian territory, and for us, he was one of the first travelers that visited us. As it usually happens, we all gathered to hear the countless stories that he accumulated along with his kilometers and our friendship was set.

7 years later, was my turn to make a bigger Vespa trip, unfortunately not in my Vespertine (my PX over there). But thanks to him, we rode through Modena, Bologna, Verona, and Rome. That's how I knew his plans for a new trip, but this time a “little farther”…

Current trip

"Le Grand Tour'" - The longest journey ever on a Vespa

“Le Grand Tour" was the name given to the educational journey that became fashionable in the late 17th century. An excellent name if you ask me, because there is no better way to know the world but to experience it! and he describes it perfectly like this:

“It is a personal journey of knowledge across cultures and latitudes. And this knowledge makes me happy.”

He is now in the 2/3 part of the trip. Europe and Africa is already done! and now he finds in Bhutan, the country number 100 as part of the Asia and Oceania phase, later he will repeat America.

The Vespa chosen could not be another of course that a Granturismo, the GT 1968  with the name: Ardimentosa

The first 100.000 km

and as in a small summary of his 100 thousand km, ilario tells us the wonders he has seen:

“I love this Vespa, called Ardimentosa, which is gliding over the world meter by meter. Slowly, joyfully. And me with her. On the icy Scandinavian tundra with the aurora borealis lights. On the autumn warmth of the African deserts of Western Saharan. On the dirt roads of Bissau and Conakry. On the Atlantic coast to Nigeria. On the Cameroon war and the rainforests of Gabon and the two Congos. On the colors of Namibia's deserts and on the reefs of South Africa. On the burned savannahs of the eastern part, on the villages of huts and on the banana plantations of the thousand hills. On the warm silences of lava stone of the Horn of Africa, on the Coptic monasteries, on the pyramids. On the fairy chimneys and on the peaks to almost 5000 meters of Central Asia. On the snow of the kingdom of Persia and now on the gulf in front of the Arabian peninsula. One hundred thousand kilometers. Ole!”

Hilary

A new chapter - INDIA

At that time, in India, Ilario was informed that Scooter Center was there some time ago making some buying for his ONGOING section and when some engine problems arose, he did not doubt to reach us. But what a surprise for both of us when I received his email, because he didn't know that I work here.

He has a philosophy of no sponsors, so he can travel free, but we responded, not as sponsors, but as partners, and the best way we can contribute to fulfilling his dream is with the parts he needs.

In the middle of the Indian jungle he sends me a message, tired of the hard trip:

“I am preparing to cross Tibet, I will leave from Nepal to get to Laos. As Tibet is a Chinese problem area, it will take me some time to get my visa.
In Tibet I will be driving for a week at about 5000m altitude, probably October/November.
The Chinese authorities want winter tires, compulsory in winter in Tibet.”

So we send him some other parts in need:

And believe me, India is not big, it is huge!!! INDIA IS A WORLD, the country with such a diversity and density of cultural, religious, ethnic, geographical aspects, etc. which in another country is IMPOSSIBLE to find. From Ladakh in the heart of the Himalayas at 8000m high, to the Buddhist Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim so close to Tibet, East India and its tribals with bamboo villages among mountains difficult to reach (that already seems to be in East Asia), to the Sickh Punjab and the infinite super populated plain of the Ganges, to the rural and the fascinating rural Hindu States of central India, and then the Muslim majority regions near Pakistan or Bangladesh, up to the high tea plantations of the Christian Kerala, to finally jump into the southern apex which is Kanyakumari. An infinite puzzle with billions of pieces different from each other, to enjoy one by one. Slowly.

We wish him the best of luck, although we know that he is surrounded by it thanks to the magic of the Vespa, his charisma and his wonderful story.

He will keep us updated on his journey. In the meantime you can catch up on his story with his videos and posts, which are not only amazing, but also entertaining.

you'll find the latest news of his trip on his website: Vespanda.com

and his Instagram: @vespanda_ilario.lavarra
and facebook: wasp

While news for the more modern scooters is currently being presented at the EICMA, last weekend at the Mostra Scambio (November 3rd - 5th, 2023) there was long-awaited news for many Lambretta friends.

The lui 75 is by far the most complex Lambretta exhaust to produce, but also by far the one that works best on the lui models. (Resonance systems are left out.)

Lambretta lui exhaust – the structure:

And here again in a beautiful drawing from the classic:

In addition to the complicated interior, there are two heat shields screwed onto the outside and a chrome finish on the exhaust itself. An effort that is second to none and really makes reproduction a challenge.

Our surprise in Novegro was all the greater that two Italian manufacturers presented the exhaust as a reproduction.

The structure looks plausible:

We have ordered the systems and as soon as they have received their chrome bath, they will come to us and will be available in the shop.

The competing product from Tutto Lambretta was available for purchase and our exhaust is currently still in Dortmund. (Thanks Corina & Marco for the transport.)

As soon as the others are here, it will be put to the test.

A big thank you also to Dottore Markus for his translation skills in Novegro!!!

Stay tuned!

VCLörrach

We congratulate that Vespa Club Loerrach Happy 70th anniversary! A club full of Vespa history and stories that has helped shape the German Vespa scene.

The club celebrated the festivities - how could it be otherwise - with an outing. On October 7th we drove over 1946 km through the beautiful and breathtaking Black Forest with tubular handlebar / Faro Basso models built between 1958 and 300

You can find more information here: Website VC Lörrach

We look forward to the next 7 decades!

Vespa Club Wiehengebirge

The Vespa Club Wiehengebirge celebrated its 5th anniversary and Marco Niehoff shared these great photos with us, which testify to the perfect organization of the event in Bissendorf,

“On July 08.07.2023th, 5, the Vespa Club Wiehengebirge eV celebrated its 100th anniversary with joyful company. Friends and keen Vespa enthusiasts from various clubs were warmly invited to this special occasion. The invitation was well received and more than 70 guests flocked to the event, over XNUMX of whom proudly arrived on their own Vespas.

For the first 50 scooters that arrived that day, there was an exclusive bag filled with attractive “Giveaways“. In order to have enough space for the event, we rented the DRK clubhouse in Bissendorf-Jeggen, which offered us generous space. An entertaining obstacle course for the fun games was set up in the parking lot. Here visitors were able to put their driving skills to the test and take advantage of the chance to win great prizes from our generous sponsors - including a high-quality Vespa helmet from the respected Schriewer company.

 

The obstacle course was given an additional pinch of excitement by a fully functional, old speed camera. After the visitors had completed the course, the speed camera offered the opportunity to take a souvenir photo if they exceeded a certain speed limit. For those who wanted even more snapshots of themselves and their Vespas, another flash unit was available that flashed along a marked route.

Another highlight was the Custom Show, in which each scooter was evaluated for its individual beauty and uniqueness. A homemade cell phone holder received the coveted trophy as an award at this show.

 

Of course, the physical well-being was also well taken care of. From bratwurst and delicious salads to tempting cakes and fragrant coffee – no one had to stay hungry. Given the scorching 35 degrees on this sunny day, our chilled soft drinks were particularly popular.

To live up to the spirit of Vespa, a refreshing 50 kilometer ride was organized at lunchtime. In case of emergency, a breakdown vehicle was available on the festival grounds, which fortunately was not needed.

After the exit, the winners were ceremoniously honored with generous prizes Prizes from our supporting sponsors. At this point we would like to thank all of our sponsors from the bottom of our hearts. You helped make this day an unforgettable event. Dallmann, Salon Dostal, The Village Shop, VGH, Small & Fine, Schriewer, Louis, SIP, Atelier Hartmann, Scooter Center.

A special thank you also goes to our valued visitors, the hard-working helpers, the speed camera collectors and the committed members of the DRK association. Without your support, this day would not have been able to shine in its full glory.

So this wonderful day, filled with lively petrol conversations and exciting activities, unfortunately came to an end far too quickly. Many thanks again to everyone who helped make this day an unforgettable experience.”

Facebook Vespa Club Wiehengebirge eV
GP 200 electronic seat

Of the Lambretta dl 200 or called GP 200 in England there were roughly 9.400 units built. Unknown is the quantity of the dl and GP 200 electronics that left the factory.

In our history for every model, we can find this quote in the dl / GP model history section:

“But the ultimate improvement for the DL 200 was the introduction of an electronic ignition, which was developed in co-operation with Ducati. The DL 200 Electronic is easily recognized by a sticker on the legshields. The GP 200 electronic for the English market also has a specific seat. This newly shaped seat with its structured cover is a clear reminder of the 70s sports car interiors. Unfortunately no production numbers of the Electronic are known, as it was produced from 1970 onwards alongside the standard version with points ignition.”

Vittorio Tessera of CASA LAMBRETTA and MUSEO SCOOTER & LAMBRETTA fame takes a closer examination of the quantities of the dl and GP 200 electronic build in the brilliant: 

A must read for any Lambretta nut!

Our red bgm CDI unit was meant as a homage to the original electronic ignition. But the seats for the Lambretta GP 200 electronic had always been rare as hen's teeth.

With a growing demand, we started to look into having these seats remade. Easy was to source the company to do that. Whom else to trust than our Italian artisans to have them Handmade in Italy.

The hard task was to get the project started with one good sample. Luckily we find help from our friend Martin Robinson from England who dropped off on his way to the Milano-Taranto Race not one sample, but three original seat frames and two seat covers. Now the detective work in England, Italy and Germany started and we looked into sizes, measurements, angles and materials.

We are more than happy with the outcome and can offer complete seats and seat covers directly from the SC shelf. We had them made with the factory original black stitching and a vintage version with white stitching. The original black cotton lisle fades out over the decades. Something we looked into earlier in the SC blog: 

Available NOW OR SOON

Seat bgm PRO Lambretta GP 200 electronic

Black                                                  BGMGP200E

 

  Vintage black with white stitching                           BGMGP200EV

 Seat cover bgm PRO

Lambretta GP 200 electronic

Black           BGMGP201E

 Vintage black with white stitching                BGMGP201EV

Veybach is already a friend of the house, but they have a long history behind them: “For over 25 years, we have been passionately tinkering and tuning classic Piaggio mopeds”

Therefore, this custom paint Ciao, presented as a premiere at the #opendaysc, was not his first tuning.

We saw his work in action first hand Nörvenich moped race witnessed Frank, Roland and Maryza taking their Ciaos on a tour of the event. and with the adrenaline of seeing all these little ones doing their best, we didn't hesitate for a second when Veybach Racing Team needed spare parts to continue the race and we sacrificed the Ciao from Roland.

That's why we wanted to take a closer look at one of their new designs: the Custompaint Ciao. This is what Dirk tells us:

Moped race Nörvenich by Scooter Center and Veybach racing. #mopedtuning

“What started out as an idea turned out to be our most complex paint project to date. 

Only through the support of the entire team, my business partners:

Powder Design Gibesch 
HaPe bikes 
Scooter Center 
and my friend Rolf Bubmann
The project was finally able to get to the @scootercenter on time Open Day on March 23.09.23, XNUMX to get presented! 💪

I had the “ICE effect” when I visited HaPe Bikes Workshop on one of the competition bikes he had painted and was immediately impressed. After a short conversation with him, we decided to try something like this on a larger area, i.e. on a moped. 👍

I then completed all the preparatory work so that Rolf could completely paint the Ciao, including all add-on parts, in silver.
All parts then went to Hape, who applied the “ICE effect” and also all of our logos using a complex paint job. 🥰

In the first step, all parts that had previously been painted silver were sanded again so that the urea required for the effect would otherwise roll off on the clear coat and not achieve the desired effect. After it had dried and crystallized, Hape painted a layer of anthracite over it and washed everything off again after drying 🤣
The remains of anthracite remained in the “crystal structure”, which is then responsible for the desired effect. A total of 7 layers of purple glaze were then applied over this structure, which was sealed again with a layer of clear varnish!
Now it was time to sand again... So that the logos of everyone involved could then be painted on. For this purpose, Hape created special negative stencils using a plotter.
Then there were another 2 coats of clear varnish and lots of sanding and polishing work.

While painting the logos, René came up with the idea of ​​not using the 16″ 3-spoke “Avio” that he had already powdered in “Blackberry Candy” (and already fully assembled by me 😝), but one of my 17″ 5 -Spoke “Banana”… But then powder them in the shimmering “Rainbow” like the logos! So I'll get to it quickly @selog_brock
Ordered 2 Michelin Pilot Street and installed everything again... 🙄🤣

After I then on September 18.09th. all painted parts and on September 19.09th. After I got the rims back, I was able to start assembling them 😎
A little “screw marathon” with kid gloves then took place the next evenings, after my main work was over… 😴

An attempt was made to incorporate many details, such as color-matching end sleeves, Bowden cables and much more. Even the gearbox housing was painted in shimmering black.

The engine, on the other hand, was kept quite classic.
A Polini Speedengine with a DR crankshaft and a 57cc AlfaErre cylinder from the 90s was installed. There was also a 13/13 Dellorto carburettor with a Malossi air filter and a LeoVinci Krul to properly release the exhaust gases 😉

As a team and also with the support of my employer, I was finally able to finish everything in time so that the presentation at the Open Day on September 23.09rd. nothing stood in the way anymore 💪

Thanks also to the whole team Scooter Center, who supported us with the parts supply and also the fantastic stand at the Open Day!”

Dirk Hövelmann (and team)
Veybach Racing

Veybach racing Facebook , Instagram

Lambretta rear shocker

In 2008 –fifteen years ago- we released one of the very first bgm PRO Lambretta products our rear shocker.

Over the years it got some upgrades and refinements, like rubber bushes for the mounting points. And also some first off ever things like the very clever height adjustment. Copied by many others. The second version of the BGM7772 Black edition was introduced already in 2010 and was so good that we left it untouched until last year.

We had been in contact with Rob Gray of @kickbackgarage fame anyway, then and now. As he offered us his help on redefining the settings of our rear shockers, we did not hesitate one fraction of a second.

The combination of a Lambretta riding suspension technician was hardly to beat, so we provided samples, drawings and everything else he needed and Rob started his mission in improving the setup.

Some new shims and new rebound needle later…

… Rob was happy and did a back to back test against the previously favored rear shocker. And this is Rob's direct comparison:

This super-clever refinements of a real suspension professional lead to a strictly limited edition:

Rob Gray Kick Garage

“The other shock is good but the bgm sample I have followed the road better than it.

 The other is slightly overdamped and still skips and jumps on the road even when set up correctly as high speed compression is too harsh.

 The new bgm has gained some really nice mechanical grip with my mods.

 These are the highlights of the new shock:

  •   Can be set up quite firm without being harsh for faster engines or 2 up.
  •  Rebound control is not just better, but also easier to set up.
  •  The damper shaft might be thinner than on other dampers, but this is good because it doesn`t displace as much oil. This means the oil will not overheat and there is more space for more oil. (win win)
  •  Can be used on Series 1 and 2 and Series 3 without compromising on the stroke length.
  •  The use of more but thinner shims gives more control and the added bonus of pyramid shim stack is that they are progressive. This means that if you hit a hard square edge you automatically have firmer high-speed compression control. A faster movement on the shock gives more support through-out the shock stroke.
  •  We have cured the top-out issue! Yay! No funny noise and better rebound damping.
  •  Because of the shim stack configuration, we do not need to use progressive spring rates. This gives the illusion that the stroke is longer than it is and although we can use the full stroke, it doesn`t bottom out harshly.
  •  I recommend 15-20% say when setting up the shock, and I also recommend just 2-5 turns on the spring preload. 2 =75kg rider 5 =110kg rider. A spring always behaves better under less preload. I used 3 turns but backed it down to 2.5 (82kg with gear) I also have rebound set at 14 clicks from fully open.

Rob

At the time of writing five of these only are left and all of them come or came with this note from Rob:

“Thank you for purchasing, what I believe is the best off the shelf, rear shock for your classic Lambretta scooter.

I have combined my knowledge as a suspension technician and scooter rider to enhance and improve the overall ride characteristics.

Only after countless hours of real world, riding on some of the worst Scandinavian back roads was I happy with the final result.

The magic carpet ride quality is sporty but with fantastic small bump compliance.

This gives great mechanical grip, comfortable and confidence inspiring handling.

 

Enjoy and Happy Scootering.

Rob Gray

- Kick Garage

As the limited Series is gone or will be gone shortly we are happy to announce that this improved inners are available from now on in serial production:

For all the lui – vega – cometa afficinados, we offer the silver / chrome ones in a set with the reduction bushes by our friends from Casa Performance / Rimini Lambretta Center:

Rear shock absorber bgm PRO R12 V3
Silver Edition RGS 300-310mm - Lambretta LUI, VEGA, LUNA, COMETA 

Wittgenborn EST

Race report Wittgenborn

After the end of the summer break, the two- and four-stroke sounds of the EST finally started again. The penultimate race was in Hessen at the Vogelsbergring. Most of the favorites in the classes were determined. But the pursuers still had every chance of getting 100 points by the end of the season. The conditions for the competitions were ideal. The weather was raging on Friday night, so that ideal racing conditions prevailed in time for qualifying. And the times were incredibly fast. The best time of the day was: 51.232 in the K6 driven by Galeasso.

Four stroke sounds of the EST

The results of the weekend sorted by class:

K1 – Rookies by Scooter Attack

The first race of the day ended very early for second-placed Herrmann. Immediately after the pre-start, he had to push his scooter back into the pits due to a technical defect and was unable to start. Urban on pole had a clear run. However, he could not take the race casually. Vanore on two took aim at him. For third place, there was an exciting duel between Bechert and Kienzle. In lap 3, the race had to be red-flagged for a short time after Braun fell. And so it got exciting again at the restart, because the lead that had been built up was gone. At the top, the old positioning immediately returned. Urban ahead of Vanore and Bechert.

In the second race, Herrmann was able to start again after an engine swap. But after a short time it was called a technical failure again. Urban at the top had almost no competition. Vanore couldn't quite keep up in terms of speed. Kienzle came in 3rd place. And drew the field of three lap after lap on the way to the checkered flag. In the end, Urban won the daily ranking of the Rookies by Scooter-Attack with two faultless races.

Daily classification class 1 – Pitbike by Scooter-Attack

  1. #90 Marcus Urban 50pts
  2. #54 Federico Fanore 40 pts
  3. #88 Frank Bechert 29 pts.

Class 2 – by Deutscher Bauservice

Danish power at the SuperSport. Pedersen in first place followed by Ebeling and Sperling. Pedersen was able to pull out a lead. Ebeling looked best until the end to finish second. At times it went back and forth between the field of three. However, Ebeling received a time penalty for overtaking on lap 1 when yellow and therefore had to give up second place to Thönnissen. Sparrow came in 12rd place.

Pedersen was able to take the lead in the second race as well. But Thönnissen wanted to have a say in winning and was able to take the lead. As in the first race, the field of pursuers was close together. Drath and Sperling lurked behind Pedersen. In the field of four, every mistake was punished mercilessly. In any case, Pedersen put a lot of pressure on Thönnissen. He held up well. In the end, Pedersen was able to cleverly outbrake Thönnissen and thus take first place

Daily classification class 2 - SuperSport by Deutscher Bauservice

  1. #551 Emil Pedersen 50 pts.
  2. #43 Philipp Thönnissen 36 pts.
  3. #265 Patrick Ebeling 33 pts.

Class 3 - Expert by Scooter-Attack

In the Experts, Schnelle started the first race the best. Lukas was second, followed by Kovac. Everything looked good for a Schnelle win. The lead was right and the speed was great too. However, on lap 2, Schnelle fell directly in the long start-finish corner and had to end the race prematurely. Lukas at the top, followed by Kovac and Schmitt came in 5rd place. Nothing changed in this positioning until the finish line. Lukas drove a deserved victory in front of Kovac.

In the last race it got really uncertain again. The rain forecast said rain in the tenth round. Close your eyes and hope to drive 15 laps without a drop. Due to the absence of Schnelle, the path was clear for Lukas. At least 4th place and he can make the sack in the championship and become an early champion in the Expert. And that's how Lukas started. Away in front with top speed. Kovac struggled behind, but couldn't get within striking distance. 3rd place, like in the first race, went to Schmitt. Lukas crashed on lap 7 and gave the lead to Kovac. Schmitt was also able to move up to 2nd place. The pilots chased each other. But it didn't go the full distance. Punctually after 75% race distance and 12 laps it started to dribble. Before the asphalt could turn into soft soap, the race control ended the race and declared Kovac the early winner ahead of Schmitt and Lukas.

Day class 3 - Expert by Scooter-Attack

  1. #45 Denis Kovac 45 pts
  2. #111 Andreas Lukas 41 pts.
  3. #33 Carsten Schmitt 36 pts.

Class 4 - Supramatic & BigBore

The first three starters at the BigBore's promised two great races. Ong in the lead against pursuers Monaya and Lukas. Ong had to do everything to keep Monaya in check behind him. Lukas couldn't quite keep up with the pace of the two. Monaya showed a lot of calmness and arranged Ong. ´With excess speed we passed him on the inside on the long start-finish. Ong then had to be careful not to be overtaken by Lukas as well.

The second race led Monaya from the start. Ong in 2nd place in chase mode, who was in turn chased by Lukas. Round after round the image manifested itself. Monaya was able to increase the distance bit by bit. The same applied to the gap between second and third place. 

Day rating class 4 - Supramatic & BigBore

  1. #12 Stephane Monaya 50 pts
  2. #169 Yannik Ong 40 pts
  3. #738 Andreas Lukas 32 pts.

Class 5 - PitBike Stock by Scooter-Attack

There was a little surprise right at the start with the pit bikes. Gras had to give up his lead to F. Schweitzer on the first lap. J. Schweitzer came third, closely followed by Fritzsch. A great four-way battle. All pilots were only separated by a tire width and so a change of position could happen at any time. F. Schweitzer closed well, keeping grass behind him. F. Schweitzer was the first to cross the finish line ahead of Gras and Fritzsch.

In the second race, F. Schweitzer led the field. Gras and J. Schweitzer on two and three. In round 6, Gras could catch F. Schweitzer. And so the leading trio of Gras, F. Schweitzer and J. Schweitzer drove lap after lap towards the checkered flag. In the end, F. Schweitzer won ahead of Gras and J. Schweitzer.

Day rating class 5 - PitBike Stock by Scooter-Attack

  1. #186 Florian Schweitzer 50 pts.
  2. #221 Henning Grass 40 pts.
  3. #54 Julian Schweitzer 29 pts.

Grade 6 - GP Open

By far the fullest field was this race in class 6. The guest starters from Italy showed special class and made it quite difficult for the traditional field around Schweitzer & Co. And that's how the race went. Galeasso at the top, under pressure from Schweitzer. He found himself in an Italian sandwich with Bertini and Galeasso. A great three-way battle that culminated in the many lappings. Schweitzer was able to take advantage of the opportunity in the tight network of bends and passed Galeasso in an ice-cold manner. It was already looking like a victory for Schweitzer when Galeasso tried everything again on the last lap. His ambition was to be rewarded shortly before the end and he was still able to grab Schweitzer. Third place went to Bertini.

The second race got off to a fantastic start for Galeasso. He was able to open up a small gap to second place early on on grass. He had to assert himself against Bertini the whole time. He pushed corner after corner and should be rewarded quickly. Gras had to let him go. F. Schweitzer and Bresciani fought for fourth place. In the end, Galeasso had to really fight against his Italian compatriot to avoid being conceded when he was lapped. But he did everything right, stayed cool and clinched the day's win in class 2.

Day ranking class 6 - GP-Open

  1. #6 Ezio Galeasso 50pts
  2. #20 Michael Bertini 36 pts
  3. #86 Florian Schweitzer 33 pts.

Grade 7 - Beginners

A wide-ranging starting field, also for beginners. A great development for the class and a good opportunity to gain racing experience in the big EST circus. Altmeppen in 1st place. He was by far the fastest in training. Frauenhoff was second, ahead of Eikenbusch. The race was littered with failures and falls. Altmeppen only got a little of all of this. He had to keep his nerve when lapping. For Frauenhoff, on the other hand, things did not go well. He had to park the scooter after the fall. The podium looked like this: Altmeppen ahead of Eikenbusch and Mirche.

Daily classification Class 7 - Beginners

  1. #494 Niklas Altmeppen 25 pts.
  2. #70 Nils Eikenbusch 20 pts.
  3. #51 Felix Mirche 16 pts.

Class 8 Endurance & 9 Endurance Split

In the long-distance, a record popularity was recorded among drivers. A total of 26 teams competed in the 3-hour challenge. In the K8, the SA Tuning team marked the top. Bueno`s could not keep up with the lap times. The lead grew – lap by lap. In class 9 with several vehicles, on the other hand, there was an exciting three-way battle. Xpear, Mieze 2 and Braam fought hard for the podium. After 1/3 of the race distance, the distance between the opponents was just 12 seconds. The Xpear Factory Team was able to claim the lead at this time. After 2/3 of the race distance, the rating looked much clearer. Xpear Factory Team was able to get a decent gap of 2 laps on the Mieze 2 team. Braam was third. it got tighter again. Place 3 and 4 went back and forth between Mieze and Racefoxx Pitbike ED. In the K5, SA Tuning was replaced by JD Performance. Bueno's was in third place. 8 minutes before the end there was a crucial technical defect. Mieze 3 lying in 10nd place had to push into the pit lane. The team was able to continue the race, but could not do anything against Xpear. And also in K2 it got the second JD-Performance was just behind Bueno's before the vehicle went on strike. And which means very briefly, that showed the finish line. 2 tenth distance after 8 hours of racing, that was a real heartbeat race.

Daily classification class 8 endurance

  1. #82 Bueno's 189 laps
  2. #191 JD Performance 189 laps
  3. #199 SA tuning 188 laps

Day classification class 9 Endurance Split

#222 Xpear Factory Team 200 laps

#54 Kitty 2 195 laps

#6 Braam 194 laps

Julius Nagy and upgrading his Lambretta 125 special with the bgm PRO Lambretta range

It's the first weekend of February 2023 and finally the Scooterist Meltdown held again. As usual, there are plenty of dealers on site presenting new products, product developments and the classics in the range. Among other things, our friends from the Rimini Lambretta Center / Casa performance and friend and neighbor Andreas von Nagy tin roller.

We set up our stand visasvis to the Rimini Lambretta Center and next to the hot tuning goodies like the Sledge Hammer and the new twin engine our eyes keep falling on the scooters we brought with us and are for sale. In addition to an immaculate Lambretta J 125 4-speed, it is above all a fantastically beautiful Lambretta 125 Special that keeps drawing our enthusiastic glances. Both scooters with Italian papers and at more than fair prices.

While the Stelina unfortunately goes back to Italy, the Nagy family proves its connoisseurship and the 125 Special stays in the Rhineland. Julius Nagy, the younger of Andrea's two sons, bought his first Lambretta at the age of 16 and a fantastically beautiful one. On Sunday after a perfect Meltdown number 9 the Rimini Lambretta Center makes a detour to Grevenbroich to Nagy Blechroller and delivers. Julius gets direct instruction from Marco with the 125 Special and can do the first lap.

Scooterist Meltdown

Our personal interim conclusion of the story up to here: super nice!

Since Julius still goes to school and the Lambretta is to be used as a daily driver, it was clear from the start that the engine had to be optimized. Technically, Rimini Lambretta Center had already repaired the scooter and it was ready for use anyway.

The tuning was done with bgm components is wonderfully summarized by Andreas after the first 2.000 kilometers completed.

 

“Before the holiday, the overhaul and increase in performance of the original 125 Lis engine was due. Since Julius uses the scooter as a daily driver, it was clear from the start that a touring-capable setup was needed for everyday use.

Since I myself was one of the first many years ago bgm Race Tour cylinders on my 2nd series without any problems, the choice was clear:

  • RT195 on 60 stroke with bgm Racing wave
  • bgm Superstrong clutch
  • vape ignition
  • bgm Clubman V4
  • 30mm Dellorto carburetor

 

The father/son project was supported by Philipp, who compiles the order list and advises us intensively on the selection of parts. Since the pocket money of a 16-year-old is not particularly generous, the selection was based on the motto:

 "What is necessary must come, what is good remains unchanged!"

 In this way we were able to keep the costs under control and still build a powerful touring engine.

family Nagy

The bgm Kit also leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to assembly. Nothing is missing! All necessary small parts are included in the kit. This is exemplary and shows the perfection that this product has achieved over the years! This also applies to the supplied manual.

 The assembly was done with the help of the Spanner's Manual from Sticky and the support of Philipp without any problems, so that the engine could be completed five days before the start of the holiday. Thanks to the bgm included in the assembly instructions spraying tips the carburetor could be easily configured and ran smoothly immediately.

 In the meantime, the motor has covered 2.000 km, partly on extreme mountain tours, without failure and no adjustments were necessary apart from a change in the needle position.

 The engine is characterized by high torque both in the mountains and on long-distance journeys on the flat. The maximum speed with the BGM Clubman V4 is around 120 km/h. The engine feels most comfortable at a cruising speed of 95 - 100 km/h and consumes around 5,5L/100km!

 All in all, an absolutely recommendable tuning concept that is characterized by high quality and durability at an adequate price! 

 A 100% recommendation!"

Andrew -

Nagy tin roller

After the conclusion it was clear that Julius and Andreas had to come by for a few test bench runs. The delivery condition was quite decent with 16,7 hp at 6.700 rpm.

We started the runs from 3.000 rpm and the throttle response from the relatively low revs was slightly stuttering and with light four-strokes.

After a bit of attention from Julius to the carburetor, the throttle response is significantly improved, the engine revs up more freely and almost 2 hp more peak power has also jumped out. So much for the theory on the test bench.

Much more important, however, is the feedback from Julius Test on the road and you can clearly see the better - perhaps not yet perfectly tuned - carburetor. The better throttle response is a significant increase in the fun factor, especially when accelerating out of curves and roundabouts. In addition, the consumption values ​​should also improve further.

Upgrade Lambretta 125 special with the bgm PRO range

With the idea of VWD 23 Visiting Switzerland had been on our minds for a long time, but only decided the day before, and Platónika and I set off from Cologne to Interlaken to finally do what Platónika was created for: Attending events and telling stories.

Day 1 on the way to the Vespa World Days 2023

Being a scooter with absolutely everything "new" (2021), it did not require major maintenance, nevertheless it is not superfluous, at least one spare, Olive oil, Train set Universal and spark plug to have.

After work at 18:30 I set off and after five and a half hours of motorway driving and 442km I arrived in Freiburg to meet Vespistas who were on the road.

And one of the problems with going out at night is the lack of light, but the LED headlights make a big difference.

Day 2 Interlaken country road

Already again with the Warrior Scooter Club united, we decided to drive the remaining 180 km through the beautiful countryside to Interlaken.

SC at the Vespa World Days 2023 Interlaken

VWD 2023

Vespa Museum

Here the crown jewels stood as one Vespa 98 (1946) and a 125 (1947) and the "Speedy service“, who looks at me Scooter Center remembered. 😉

The Vespa Gymkhana is a skill test consisting of a course with various obstacles that have to be overcome in the shortest possible time and was my personal highlight. what fun! but the friendliness and commitment of the volunteers dated Vespa Club Italy are second to none!

Real Scooterist!

Each club has its own history and I had the opportunity to know first hand clubs I never thought I would know: Vespa Club Hong Kong, Russia, Thailand and many others where I also found the honor, my beloved Vespa Club Colombia to represent!

The escadrille des cigognes

VESPIPAS da Capital do Vinho-Cartaxo

Vespa Club Albania

Didier TAP REGISTER HISTORIQUE

VC Colombia and Vespa Club Borinage

Vespa clubs

Vespa World Club – General Secretary

Board of Vespa Club Switzerland

Vespa Club Albania

Indonesia team

Vespa Club Zurich

Vespa Club Zurich

Vespa Club Palermo

Vespa Club Ticino

Vespa Club Italy

Vespa Club Ostend, Belgium

Austria Gleisdorf

gts

Vespa Fan Club

Vespa Club Bern

Vespa Club Napoli

Vespa Club Loerrach

Vespa Club La Cote

Escadrille des cigognes

Vespa Club L'Aquila

SC was there!

We couldn't go empty-handed in the hunt for souvenirs, so we renewed the passion of some who have followed us closely over these 30 years and gained new enthusiasts!

 

Meeting friends, making new friends, representing Colombia at the presidential meeting for the first time, expanding my collection of treasures and, above all, strengthening the relationship of trust with Platónika are just a few of the many experiences that I remember.

but the return trip will be less and less fun. Almost 9 hours on the Autobahn home. Even though I have the best speed I've ever had! (I drive almost 120 km/h continuously) 🤩

Thank you everyone for this great experience!

Maryza & Platonica!

Vespa GTS 2023

The Vespa GTS 2023 is the latest model in the popular GTS range from Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio. It is characterized by a combination of classic Vespa design and modern technology. Compared to the previous models, the Vespa GTS 2023 offers a number of improvements and upgrades.

A major difference is in performance. The Vespa GTS 2023 is equipped with a powerful engine that allows for improved acceleration and a higher top speed. This makes the driving experience more dynamic and sporty.

Vespa GTS 2023

New Vespa 2023, new look

In terms of design, the Vespa GTS 2023 maintains the distinctive Vespa style that has been popular for decades. However, it also offers new color options and finishes to meet individual rider tastes.

However, to go beyond the range of factory models in terms of customization, there are several brands whose range is adapted to this new model. Here we show you some:

New from Moto Nostra - 2023-2024

the new Flyscreen for the #Gtskeyless by #MotoNostra has arrived at ##ScooterCenter. Do you like it?

New windshield

The Moto Nostra Flyscreen is the ideal touring screen with a sporty touch and official approval.

With its small surface, the windshield looks nice and sporty, but it is already very effective in directing the wind over the driver. This is noticeably relieved of the wind pressure at higher speeds. This is often noticeable through a higher top speed. Due to the smaller surface area, crosswind sensitivity is also significantly better than with taller windows.

New indicators sequentially fade in – fade out 

The MOTO NOSTRA turn signals have individually controlled LEDs and thus create a fully dynamic running light, as is known from luxury class vehicles (e.g. Audi A7). The light effect created is very pleasing and offers a pleasant change from conventional indicators. As an additional special feature, the indicators at the front have a bright white daytime running light strip. The same technology is used as a position light at the rear.

Mirror set – super flat

Moto Nostra's new mirrors are super thin and allow for even more precise adjustment thanks to their adjustable corners.

Moto Nostra matching parts

Moto Nostra places a special emphasis on modern Vespas and we have reviewed some accessories that also serve the latest models.

Footrests with adapters

Piaggio chose the position of the passenger footrests in their GT/GTS/GTV models somewhat unhappily.
The CNC milled Moto Nostra with aluminum adapter position the original footpegs where they belong. The ergonomics of the seat are greatly improved, and long tours are also a pleasure. The noble anodized surface protects the aluminum and offers a fine look.

License plate holder and license plate light

Moto Nostra launches an elegant way to place the license plate.

License plate holder and license plate light

New by bgm

Rims 13" bgm

bgm developments also points to modern Vespas, and here is an example of one 13″ GTS/GTV rim, which isn't out yet, but we've already received a sample and it looks great!

shock absorber

its general bgm PRO SC shock absorber series is one of the finest chassis components you can treat your scooter to. CNC machined, high-strength aluminum (6061), which is finally equipped with an absolutely corrosion-resistant hard anodized coating, forms the basis for the high-end chassis. 

shock absorber

Brake caliper adapter 

240mm brake for GTS 2023

Oversize disc Ø 240mm, adapter bgm PRO for conversion to Ø 240mm brake disc for Vespa GTS 125-300 from 2023 with Nissin brake system

As of this week we have them Rhizome-Products in our range introduced for the GTS 2023, a range of luxury items that give the already modern GTS a very modern look.

The original Piaggio accessories should not be missing from this selection

Piaggio cascade insert 

Piaggio presents this accessory in eye-catching colors. It shows that the magic is in the details.

Green 1B009431000V04 

Chromium 1B009431000K1

Orange 1B009431000A15 

on the go

And from the "Original Equipment Manufacturer“ products, we also have a super practical nylon helmet bag specially adapted for the storage compartment of modern Vespas.

sit well

The brand specializing in seats also has offers with bright colors that will help make your Vespa unique.

 

Race report for the 4th round of the EST 2022 in Juvaincourt from 03.09/04.09.2022/XNUMX to XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX

After a six-week summer break, it's finally time for the scooter racing circuit to start again
PitBikes of the EST Championships. This time the EST was a guest in Juvaincourt – France. The route with a
Length of 1,3 km is particularly fast and demanding and popular with many drivers. And so they did
more than 100 starters on their way to France. With a view to the championship, it was now the
Engage attack mode to score valuable points for the final scoring.
There was a big setback in the weather on Saturday. After the first showers on Friday over the
swept the route, Saturday remained completely rainy until the afternoon. Not a good chance of good ones
lap times. Real racers can't throw something like that off track. Despite the adverse conditions
it was about getting a good starting position in the front field.
The results of the weekend by class:

Class 1 - Rookies by Scooter-Attack:

High tension at the beginning of the start of the rookies. Hüskes in an unusual third place, did it
during the warm-up it was clear that he wanted to be at the top. Didwissus on pole wanted to prevent this as well
like Urban and Winterscheidt. The starting winner was Didwissus. Hüskes fought his way up to second place and sat
to attack Didwissus immediately. With a lot of excess power, he managed this confidently in round 2.
Winterscheidt tried to keep up, but was inferior in terms of performance. Didwissus was across the field
passed. The battle for 3rd place was between Klas and Groß. In round 8 had to
Give up Winterscheidt with a technical defect. That put Groß in 2nd place ahead of the sovereign
driving Huskes. Hüskes won easily in front of a strong Gross followed by Klas.
In the second race, Hüskes again took the lead in the field. Urban followed him at a short distance,
but tried to keep up. The distance from large to urban was already significantly larger. But big had to
also be careful to the rear, because Ebeling and Piekatz were lurking there for your chance. During this secured
Hüskes sovereign his lead over Urban. The next challenge lay in lapping the last-placed.
Hüskes and Urban did it perfectly. Groß had significantly more problems and had to place Ebeling in 3rd place
let it pass. His scooter kept getting better and better. Ebeling burned one personal best after the other
Asphalt and grabbed Urban. Hüskes won easily as the first in front of Ebeling and Urban.

Day class 1 - Rookies by Scooter-Attack

1. #47 Sascha Hüskes 50 pts.
2. #265 Patrick Ebeling 33 pts.
3. #636 René Groß 31 pts.

Class 2 - SuperSport by Deutscher Bauservice

Right from the start, Drath passed Apostel and led the SuperSport. Triebs fought with Apostel
the second place. With excess speed in lap 5 on the start-finish, both went into the first
Curve. Triebs misbraked slightly and had to let Apostel go and was also conceded by De Wit.
Triebs with better speed countered immediately and was able to win both drivers again in the following lap
overtake. Drath didn't manage to extend his lead. Triebs felt that something was going and set Drath
negative pressure. A super exciting four-way battle continued. De Wit was able to overtake Apostle and was already there
in the slipstream of Triebs and Drath. Everyone was waiting for a mistake. Drath fought like a lion. Yet
Triebs had more power and so what had been indicated throughout the laps happened. Triebs pulled the wire inside
over. He now had to keep De Wit in check. De Wit drove smart and waited for his chance. De Wit came
better out of the last corner before start and finish than Drath. Tire to tire it went into the first corner. De Wit
inside was ahead and took a great second place. Triebs at the top got valuable
Championship points and third place went to Drath, who fought well, but both opponents
had to surrender.
Apostle led the second race. He was able to get a good distance ahead of Triebs and Drath
drive out. Apostle's Scooter, however, lost significantly compared to Triebs and Drath. In round 7 succeeded
Triebs the overtaking manoeuvre, but immediately countered by Apostel. A lap later, this one had to
then let Triebs go and defend his second place against Drath. It went in a heated duel
curve after curve. Apostle was able to compensate for the lack of speed with a good driving performance. De Wit
and Diabelez behind them had no chance to get involved in the duel. The duels continued until
De Wit fell on the thirteenth lap. He crashed badly on the start-finish. The race line broke
then aborted the race with the red flag to take care of the driver. There was no restart since
the 75% distance mark was reached at the time of termination. Triebs was the winner, ahead of Apostel and Drath.

Day classification class 2 - SuperSport

1. #313 Marcel Triebs 50 pts.
2. #32 Gabriel Apostel 33 pts.
3. #93 Dustin-Miles Drath 32 pts.

Class 3 - Expert by Scooter-Attack

With 13 starters, a well-dated field of drivers started. That was because of the rainy qualification
Starting lineup messed up. Schmitt made his claim right from the start. And it looked up to
Half almost as if he could meet the claim. The advantage over the chasing field with Schnell,
Giannasi and Brüggeshemkee was quite big. The field settled down as the race progressed. monaya
had to give up the race early. Andersen started catching up from behind. Because he
didn't set a time in qualifying, he had to start from the back. You could literally feel the pressure
he made himself. The first laps Andersen was held up by the field of drivers. From round 8
it was about the fight to the top. Schmitt's lead, which he had laboriously brought out, melted away from the curve
Curve. His tires degraded massively. A three-way fight developed behind them. Then it was time to hold your breath
round nine. The three of us went into the curve after the start and finish. Fast asserted itself. Andersen braked
Giannasi out. Schmitt at the front felt the pressure from Schnell and Andersen. Both became
always faster. A three-way battle between Schmitt, Schnelle and Andersen was the order of the day. Every lap from start to finish it was time to hold your breath. There was zero air between the tires of all three drivers. Schmitt couldn't
defended for a longer time and had to let Andersen pass. He got an additional speed boost and did
also fast competition. He fought bravely for two rounds. Then Andersen stabbed coldly. After this
After a change of position, Andersen was able to extend his lead at the front. Swift tried another one
To put the shovel on it and bang, it happened. He fell just before the start and finish – but he was able to
drive on. Due to the fall, Schnelle had to line up again in 6th place. Super annoying for him after
a great race. The beneficiary was Giannasi, who took third place behind Schmitt and
Andersen was able to secure.
The second race started with a surprise. Giannasi in 1st place, followed by Lukas
set to work to get to the top. Lukas had used the time between the races intensively to
find performance. In 3rd and 4th place, Schmitt fought with Andersen, who was working his way up the field again
had to. In lap 8 he fought his way up to 3rd place. Schnell could not match the performance from the first race
approach and leads in 5th place. Andersen continued in the usual manner and also went to Giannasi
over. Now Lukas was targeted, who had gained a lead of almost 2,5 seconds. Of the
The lead melted away quickly and there was only one direction for Andersen - all the way to the front. One absolutely
fantastic performance from the Dane. And with that, Andersen was once again champion of the
European Scooter Trophy 2022 in the expert class. Second place went to Lukas. Giannasi was third.

Day class 3 - Expert by Scooter-Attack

1. #335 Stefan Andersen 50pts
2. #111 Andreas Lukas 33 pts.
3. #33 Carsten Schmitt 33 pts.

Class 4 - Supramatic & BigBore

In class 4 only two pilots started. Kazillas and Monaya. Unlucky Kazillas had technicals
Problems in the pre-start and missed the formation lap and the warm-up. That meant for him behind the
follow the field. Monaya took advantage of that and drove away at the front, uncatchable.
There was no question that Monaya would lose victory in the second race and that's how he drove.
Sovereign and unrivaled ahead of Kazillas. But falling was not an option for Monaya and so he drove
confidently to his second victory of the day in class 4.
Day rating class 4 - Supramatic & BigBore
1. #12 Stephane Monaya 50pts
2. #191 Georgios Kazilias 40 pts.
Class 5 - PitBike Stock by Scooter-Attack
The starting field for pit bikes was significantly reduced due to a fall. Nevertheless, it was about important points for
The Championship. Schweizer went straight to the top and showed again why he had a big lead
EuropeanPitBikeTrophy. Wolf took second place ahead of Hartmann. Remained with the placement
it also over the next 15 rounds. So the first podium was with Schweizer, in front of Wolf and Hartmann
firmly.
The second race started like the first race. Schweizer sat down with almost 2 laps better
lap times. Second was Wolf in front of Zanker. Whether the lead was athletic or technical, however, should
be a case for the technical acceptance. Schweizer had to use his vehicle after race one
Submit a follow-up check to see if it was compliant. Regardless of the situation there was
sporty no changes to the placement. Schweizer won ahead of Wolf and Hartmann. In the
subsequent technical check, the all-clear was given. The vehicle was compliant and the victory
was due Schweizer for a great driving performance.

Day rating class 5 - PitBike Stock by Scooter-Attack

1. #54 Julian Schweizer 50 pts.
2. #58 Sebastian Wolf 40 pts.
3. #89 Benedikt Hartmann 32 pts.

Kleave 6 – GP open

The races of the GP Open were marked by the new edition of the long-distance race. grass and
Weißensee fought for the crown of the 3-hour race on Saturday. Weißensee had a lot of bad luck there
of the falling rain. The starting point for the sprint races was different. Bähr led the
Starting grid on pole, ahead of grass and Weißensee. At the start, order was established immediately. grass
was the start winner ahead of Weißensee. Both drivers fought closely for laps. However, grass didn't do anything
Mistakes and in the end was able to keep Weißensee in check, who drove a great race. Behind them, Bähr fought with them
Swiss. Gras won before Weißensee. Schweizer drove tire to tire with Bähr across the finish line.
In the second race, the duel was between grass and Swiss. Weißensee didn't have a chance this time
to participate in the duel. Gras and Schweizer drove very consistent times. However, grass never let one
Doubt that Schweizer had a chance to overtake him. Van Hof was fourth, ahead of Bähr. grass
was in the end the beaming winner of the day with two sovereign first places. 

Day ranking class 6 - GP-Open

1. #222 Henning Gras 50 pts.
2. #86 Florian Schweizer 33 pts.
3. #19 Lars Weissensee 33 pts.

Grade 7 - Beginners

In the Beginners, several riders have set their sights on victory. Illic had already spoiled for success
the best prospects. He should get competition from Fischer, who for the very first time has an official
race contested. Illic and Gaidecke were the first to go ahead. The fast fisherman caught up relatively quickly
and sit at the head of the field. Weiland was unable to follow the lead and dropped back to 5th place. 

Tage rating Class 7 – Beginners

1. #22 Dean Fischer 25 pts
2. #186 Danny Illic 20 pts
3. #268 Maik Gaidecka 16 pts. 

Class 8 Endurance & 9 Endurance Split

10 teams competed in the long-distance race. Among the teams, the feelings were in view of the
Mixed weather forecast. The track conditions were good at the start due to the drought. But the
Rain gave an idea of ​​the prospects for the course. So the teams did with different
voting at the start. The rain was not long in coming and brought the whole starting field
confused. Racefoxx on rain tires had the best chance of winning. Because of a bad fall
before start-finish, however, the team had to give up its ambitions early on. Xpear Factory fought at the top
and Blue Puma. In the middle of the race, both teams were only separated by 1 lap. In Class 9, AK Racing drove RDN
Racing well ahead of RND Racing Team. The last 20 minutes were all about everything. Blue
Puma in front and Xpear Factory just behind. The lead melts away lap by lap. Both fought
fiercely for the top spot. Weißensee had to let Xpear go after a switch. But the
didn't give up and started to counterattack straight away. Successful. And so the last 10 minutes became extremely exciting
in a good and turbulent 3h race. And so that the drama is even topped, it started 5 minutes before
End in the middle of the duel to rain from all buckets. The pilots had to literally put their vehicles through
carry the curves. Grass for Xpear Factory stayed cool and right back past Blue Puma. That was it
Preliminary decision made in a great final. 

Tage rating Class 8 Endurance

1. #233 AKA Racing RND Racing 129 laps
2. #265 RND Racing 121 laps
3. #101 Knee twist 101 laps
Day classification class 9 Endurance Split
1. #222 Xpear Factory 148 laps
2. #154 Blue Puma 148 laps
3. #85 Pazzi Racing 138 laps

 


ViSdP

Andre Black

My adventures are not only related to the Vespas, but this time to their little sister: the mopeds.
In an impromptu plan, I accompanied some members of the technical team from Scooter Center: Marc, Frank and Roland test their Ciaos on the Moped festival 2022 by Iron Mofa.
Platonika would stay parked because I had to drive in a real vehicle! And I couldn't get a better backseat than the Flatliners boys tandem!
Not knowing what to expect, I set up cameras and we embarked on an adventure that turned out to be a lot more fun than I imagined.

It was fun to see so many bad boys in these little vehicles, but above all, as always, to meet wonderful people full of good humor.

Hello tandem: 

The reason for the construction of this tandem is special, as are the components that make it possible Scooter Center managed to create this rarity!

The tandem is driven by a Polini speed engine with one DR Evo cylinder farms.
As a further tuning measures were a 13/13 carburetor with one SIL Tech Venturi and a Malossi air filter installed.
The exhaust gases are through a Gianeli Ori Power derived.
The landing gear was through the Shock absorber holder from MMW and the bgm ProF16 shock absorbers upgraded.
Due to the increased load on the axles, the normal front axle bearing was replaced by a MC Proparts Front axle kit replaces + socket set