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


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


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!

Marc Collins review gts

Marc Collins from YouTube channel @scooteria got us used to nice and explanatory reviews.
This time it's no exception and he's picked out some Moto Nostra products.
Wie die foldable luggage rack and the Moto Nostra suitcase with a very nice silk matt look and with a clever closure technology.
But you had better see for yourself.
Have fun with the video!!


The Moto Nostra Classic features an innovative locking mechanism that ensures optimal security for the contents while still allowing for quick access.

new locking technology


Here you will find a small guide that shows how easy it is to program the locking process

Luggage rack foldable at the rear

Suitcase – bag (small)

Luggage rack foldable at the front

Suitcase – bag (large)

previous Moto Nostra case blog here


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.


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

Munich Vespa Club


During my visit to Robin Davy I took the time to get to know the city of Munich better, but it's not a complete trip without a Vespa ride!
So the good Mitschl Kelle lent me his Vespa T5 and organized a wonderful trip with Vespa Clubs from Munich, who met in front of the impressive architecture of the Königsplatz.

I ran lucky enough to have members from three of the most representative clubs in Munich and more broadly Germany participating in the round:

With a long tradition since the 50s and resumed in 2013, the Vespa Club Munich deals exclusively with Vespas that correspond to the classic origin of the first hour. 

The Vespa Cowboys Germany was founded in 2013 and already had 2018 connected countries in 14 with a great sense of community. Even Colombia, my home country, has its chapter Vespa Cowboys Colombia.

And with the performance of historical Vespa acrobatics: the Vespa classic car friends Munich which both Robin Davy and Kelle belong to and whose show I was lucky enough to see at the Vespa World Days in Celle 2017.

And in case you're wondering what it's like to ride with the members of the Vespa Oldtimerfreunde München who are part of the acrobatics team...

Standing man on a red Vespa

As always, it's a dream to share my hobby with such nice people and see their wonderful scooters, plus I'm very honored because it's not very common for clubs to organize rides together.

Thanks guys and see you next time!!!


Rovin Davy and Maryza

I had the opportunity to meet one of the biggest Vespa collectors in Germany and maybe even in the world!: Robin Davy's Vespa collection.
And he's on the today Scooter Center Couch, in this exclusive video, like no other, he tells us the details of his collection, the amazing stories behind each find. 
As a Vespa fan, I'm totally fascinated, not just by the Vespas, but by all collectibles related to the Vespa community.
Here's a video you shouldn't miss!

Robin Davy's Vespa collection

The collection is full of treasures because, as he says, the value of his collection is not in the quantity but in the incredible quality of these unique pieces. It's nice that both are more than adequately represented in Robin's collection. 

Today Robin opened the doors of his museum and home to us and we from Scooter Center are infinitely grateful for wonderful joint projects.

Polini has redeveloped the proven Polini banana and given it a new look. What the new banana or, according to the new Polini nomenclature, the "original" exhaust can do; I took a look for you.

From a purely visual point of view, the new original banana differs significantly from the design of the older vintages. The body has become thicker in terms of material and shaped differently. The plug connection on the manifold looks much more binding and the position for hanging the exhaust spring moves to a more accessible area.

Polini offers the exhaust systems for the PK and V50/PV engine cases. So far, the bananas for the PK models have always been provided with a clear flattening in the area of ​​the manifold. The new original from Polini only shows a different course of the manifold, without flattening.

Another significant improvement is the bracket that connects the muffler and engine case. Once the base plate of the bracket is mounted on the engine housing, the muffler can be easily mounted and dismounted using two M8 screws.

In the previous model of the banana, this principle was already used in racing, for example in class 5 of the ESC, to enable faster tire changes, but individual initiative was required when creating the bracket.

In general, Polini seems to have taken some experience from the racing circuit with him on the new banana. The new Polini banana is also directly suitable for the tire dimension 3.50-10, which is used almost exclusively in the racing series. The usual tires of the Smallframes with 3.00-10 therefore of course still fits.

I put the new original banana on my K5 for you and did a few tests.

The assembly went well. No bending, pressing or worse interventions are necessary to position the exhaust properly on the scooter.

The slotted holes in the bracket provide significant leeway for adjusting the system to prevent contact with the tire and brake drum.

Polini oddly states that the length of the shock absorber should be determined before installing the exhaust system. 

The tested minimum size of the shock absorbers, i.e. when the shock absorber is compressed to the stop, should prevent the exhaust system from coming into contact with the frame.

Owners of the bgm Pro rear shock absorbers can feel safe here. The dampers have the required minimum size and in the case of the Sport series, the height of the damper can even be adjusted further.

But now to the result on the test bench.

I would like to say in advance that every engine behaves differently and the differences can be more or less noticeable depending on the processing. It has been shown that the difference is clearer with less powerful or unprocessed engines than with concepts that are a little more sophisticated.
Here the new Polini Banana takes place on a motor that
Class 5 ESC rules.

The carburetor in this case is a PHBL 24, intake manifold Polini membrane, cylinder Polini 133 Racing cast iron. Crankshaft Mazzucchelli Racing.
The motor housing is machined for the diaphragm inlet and the transfer channels in the motor housing are adapted to the cylinder. The cylinder and the intake manifold remain unmachined.

In racing trim, my 508 tends to be in the 15hp range, depending on how I feel on the day. Therefore, the first run is first of all to see whether the engine is still in the best of health.

As expected, the 508 delivers 14.9 hp at 7300 rpm after warming up.

So everything is healthy and the new Polini original exhaust is fitted for comparison.

Even on the test bench, the significantly higher starting torque is noticeable when warming up. Polini did a good job here. What feels different on the dyno is also reflected in the graph.

At a slightly lower speed of 6660 rpm, the new 2022 banana with 15.5 hp increases by 0.6 hp compared to the older design. The maximum torque, increased by 0.9Nm, is already at 5200rpm.

In a direct comparison of the two curves, the character of the new 22 banana can be seen. Earlier - more.

Up to approx. 7200 rpm, the 22 banana has the edge in comparison. Exactly the area in which an engine with this power is most often moved on the road. From about 7300 rpm the older banana looks a little better and shows a little more desire for higher speeds.

The configuration of the carburetor was not changed between the two runs. My assumption here would be that with a subtly smaller main jet and needle/mixing tube combination, the 22 banana can still gain a bit in the higher rpm range.

But I'll leave that to your play instinct to find out.

My personal opinion:

Polini has done a good job developing a very nice everyday rideable exhaust with some good improvements. The easier to reach position of the spring, the more solid plug connection and the easily adjustable bracket are positive. I see the usability on larger tires as a further plus. In terms of noise, the new banana is a bit duller than the previous model.

In the video you can get more impressions of the new Polini Banana

What happens to a Vespa that has crossed a whole continent in 22 months and driven 72.000 km with a full load - over 100 kg of luggage alone - over all kinds of roads?

We are always excited when someone shows up with a great adventure and see with great interest how they are prepared for this trip and are curious to see which parts can withstand the stresses best. Rarely do we get the chance to see the wear and tear of every part after a great trip.

Atze's adventure with Vesparicana is a very good example of this. He was with different people back then bgm Parts traveled and after this adventure and years later Jan visited us at SC to show us these parts.

Jan is the mechanic of Atze and his Vespa Elsi and he knows exactly which pieces deserve to rest. Like the bgm shock absorberthat was installed on Elsi. Due to the heavy luggage, the frame warped in the area of ​​the upper shock absorber mount. As a result, the shock absorber's reservoir was in permanent contact with the chassis. Through the work of the damper and enemy contact, the damper has been exposed up to the O-rings. And if we consider that the weight of the luggage was almost 120kg at the beginning and later about 100kg of it was 10l gasoline, 5l water, almost 30kg tools and spare parts and the rest was equipment such as tent, stove, sleeping bag and clothing, all of that plus corrosion as a driver. Then it is clear what would happen, and while the shock absorber still does its job, it's time to replace it as a new adventure approaches.


Across America - 72.000 kilometers with bgm shock absorbers

At the mechanic's and the wear and tear


Vespa Elsi and driver Atze deserve a new shock absorber and many more parts for the next adventure. We know that the two of them are planning a new, beautiful adventure through Africa, we are excited to see how it will turn out and we will keep you up to date. Of course, also about the preparations for the Vespa.


Our previous blog posts here:


This is how we experienced the Vespa AlpDays 2021 in Zell am See

Scooter Center at the Vespa Alp Days 2021 in Zell am See

Thursday - Day 1 - The start (800km / 160km)

After the 'Vorbereitungen im Scooter Center, it could finally start now. the Vespa Alp Days start much earlier, but the main days are Friday and Saturday. Many people combine this scooter meeting in the Alps with a vacation and book special trips into the mountains. We arrive on Thursday so that we can be fully there on Friday and Saturday:

After the early start in Cologne, there was for that Scooter Center Team, after about 650km, a stopover at my place in Munich. Strengthened by a good snack, Maryzabel's Platonika and MotoVespa were freed from the vans by Alex.
On the scooters we drove over fine country roads and over the legendary Sudelfeld and the Tatzelwurm in dream weather. At Kufstein we cross the Inn and come across the border to Austria. We continue past the Walchsee, through the valleys via Saalfelden / Leogang to Zell am See!


In the meantime, Marc and Marcus drove the vans to Zell am See as quickly as possible. We were amazed. not bad when the booth was already set up when we arrived!
We welcome friends and old acquaintances from near and far. As a team, we quickly take care of the rest of the little things at the stand. This is followed by a convivial team evening with good food in Zell am See.

You notice: our weekend started off really well! But it should get even better:



Friday - day 2 - Kitzbühler Horn (120km)

We have decided to keep the stand closed in the mornings. During this time all Vespisti (we were very happy to see three Lambrettas) are on the rides and we want to meet friends and customers there in action.



After a great breakfast, the scooters were filled up first. In bright sunshine we drove together to Areit, the meeting point for today's trip to Kitzbühel Horn.

Madness: a huge parking lot full of around 700 Vespa scooters, Year of construction from the beginning of the 50s until today - what a wonderful spectacle!

In 8 groups with a maximum of 100 scooters, it was then leisurely on country roads and narrow paths up to the Kitzbühler Horn. For some, the route was pure driving pleasure, others worked up a sweat. I've also seen riders turn into runners and push their scooters up the extremely steep passages.


TIPP: Did you already know the height correction for the carburetor pans or air filter boxes?

This little one Rubber stopper If the engine is running too rich, it is removed on the mountain, at a height. With this additional air supply, the carburetor can draw in more air and because of the leaner air at altitude it no longer runs as richly.
Caution: You must definitely start again in the valley, otherwise the Vespa is too lean here!


Example Largeframe:

Example Smallframe:



The wonderful mountain panorama quickly forgot the hardships for man and machine. On the descent I was happy about my bgm PRO chassis and the new brake pads on my 1962 Vespa T4. from Augsburg.



Other drivers who were on the road with a Vespa GTS today told me about overheating and failing brakes due to the lack of engine brakes on the automatic engine. So it was with us on Scooter Center There was also interest in ours Test winner suspension from bgm PRO and Vespa GTS brakes of Frank and Porco Nero very large.



So in the early afternoon we opened our stand and were able to welcome and advise a large number of nice scooter drivers. Many also tried our raffle, and in the end there was a winner who wasn't that far from the correct result. But we can't reveal that at this point, because we want to play the game again with a similar number of nuts in the future. For example next weekend on Scooter Center Open Day with us in Bergheim-Glessen, at the gates of Cologne.



Saturday - day 3 - Großglockner (80km)

Today we had to get up early. The day was packed with attractions and starts with Goosebumpst pure:

130 Vespa tubular handlebars and Faro Basso “lamp below” Vespa models from the early 50s line up for the Grossglockner Mountain Prize. This is a very rare opportunity like that lots of old Vespas to be able to admire in a heap. The spectacular Le Mans start in 4 groups, you can see the mixture of excitement, pride, ambition and above all joy in this challenge in the drivers.
“Tüte”, a participant from last year, told me how he had to push his Vespa Rally 180 up the Glockner a bit!
How does a machine cope with it that has a few more years under its belt and less under its hood?
To find out, we gave one of the daredevil pilots one of our cameras. Many thanks to Marc Schaffnit!


With the Ciao towards the summit

Our Marc has been on the road for a long time, he could hardly be stopped and drives the Grossglockner up first with his Ciao and then again with the Scooter Center Be Giorni. Another practical test for our new one, passed with flying colors CIAO bags.



Shortly afterwards we also make our way to the Glockner, the Mountain calls and wants to be conquered!



Today it was supposed to rain all day, what to me with the bgm PRO Sport tires but did not cause concern. We were lucky: it stayed dry until the afternoon, but it was up on the Grossglockner, but very foggy and cold. So after a fun descent we went straight to the town square to greet the AlpDays family at our stand and to advise them on our products.



In the afternoon it did start to rain, we were so engrossed in conversations and busy keeping our booth dry that we unfortunately had the great one Vespa acrobatics stunt show by NICOLA CAMPOBASSO missed. The “Concours de Elegance”, a kind of custom show, took place right at our stand.



While the Alpdays family was slowly coming to the congress center to take part in the evening program Live music, awards, honors, charity presentation and raffles To be present, we set about dismantling the stand and stowing the material safely in the transporters.



One group Ladies in dirndls from Waging am See, stopped us for a moment. A welcome and very nice change!


Vespa Alpdays Zell am See 2021 photos and videos


After dinner we go to the evening event. Maryzabel was immediately hired and was allowed to dance with the WURLI WURM.

Actually everyone was just waiting for the big raffle, in which the main prize was a Vespa rally. Congratulations to the lucky winner who was very happy!

But we were also able to give pleasure and announce the winner of our competition, who can now look forward to a bgm PRO shock absorber for his scooter. There were also three Scooter Center-Shopping vouchers worth 200 euros raffled off. Again, our congratulations to the lucky winners!


Journey home (800km / 160km)

The night was pretty short. After breakfast together, we parted ways again: I made my way back towards Munich with my Vespa, Marcus stayed a day longer to enjoy the landscape with Ciao and Vespa and Maryzabel, Marc and Alex set off for the 800km Journey home towards Cologne / Bergheim.

Alpdays 2022 a revolution? We are excited!

13th Vespa Alp Days 2022 Zell am See

13th VESPA ALP DAYS 2022 - REVOLUTION from 2-6. June 2022

Main days: 2-6. June 2022 / Complete program: 1.-8. June 2022
The info about the 13th Vespa Alp Days 2022 came in hot off the press from Nicole and Franz:
"We look forward to seeing you again in 2022, combined with the hope of a “normal” year again!
We are trying to create a very special program in 2022, with some completely new, revolutionary ideas ... smuggler tour, powder maker hut ...
But we are limiting the number of participants again tragically! If you want to be there, please register quickly from 01.01.2022!
All information on www.the-alp-days.at from 01.11.2021
Registration open from 01.01.2022"

The Scooter Center Team is already looking forward to the next event this coming weekend: Scooter Center Open day 2021 on Saturday, September 18.09.2021th, XNUMX.

Vespa GTS 500 La Mutata in Scooter Center

Vespa GTS Tuning extreme: GTS 500

The La Mutata GTS 500 we have already presented them here: La Mutata

Björn was with us last week with the two La Mutata models and Ulf, the boss himself, insisted on testing the 500cc monster. He himself was on the road with a maximum of half the displacement on classic Lambretta and Vespa scooters Performance and driving comfort impressed!

Is the brake even more impressed than by the blatant acceleration? Ulf seemed from the braking performance BREMBO P2 to be particularly enthusiastic! But see for yourself:

Vespa GTS 500 cc test "La Mutata" GTS500 test drive Scooter Center

VESPA GTS300 vs GTS500

What is the top speed and acceleration of the 500 compared to the current Vespa GTS 300 hpe?

Marc of Scooteria and Björn compare them 500 GTS La Mutata Cruiser familiar with the GTS 300 hpe. Here the test of the Vespa Gts 500 La Mutata with a speed comparison with the Vespa Gts 300 hpe.  

The acceleration from 0-100 km / h and the pulling behavior from 80-120 km / h were also tested.

The result of the speed test was quite clear. Have fun with the video!

VESPA GTS 300 hpe vs VESPA GTS 500 Speed ​​Test

Vespa Wideframe Tuning

bgm SUPERSTRONG Vespa Wideframe GS

The proven bgm SUPERSTRONG clutch is now also available for the Vespa GS150 / GS160 and SS180 models.

bgm SUPERSTRONG clutch Vespa Wideframe

Ready-to-install coupling for your Wideframe Vespa

The bgm PRO coupling is delivered ready for installation. The scope of delivery includes

  1. the assembled coupling,
  2. a new lock washer,
  3. Clutch cover gasket and
  4. Crescent wedge

We also recommend the same Pressure plate and the separating mushroom to replace, available here in a practical set!

The Superstrong GS coupling replaces the serial coupling of the GS / SS models 1: 1 and can usually * be used without further modifications. The clutch is available with 22 teeth (like original) or with 23 teeth (longer stocky). Helical teeth for use with the standard 67-tooth primary gear.

The bgm SUPERSTRONG 2.0 Ultralube coupling combines:

  • extreme durability,
  • absolute reliability and
  • easy operation

It is the foundation of any solid Vespa engine tuning. The CNC-manufactured clutch basket has excellent concentricity and extremely high torsional rigidity. The Vespa clutch thus offers perfect coupling behavior with a clearly defined grinding point and clean separation of the clutch linings.

It is suitable for that Touring riderwho values ​​high quality, as well as ambitious ones Racer, the one extremely resilient and stable coupling .

Vespa Wideframe Tuning


The latest generation of Superstrong clutches now has an innovative new technology: Ultralube.
Ultralube pumps (through precisely defined bores and centrifugal force) transmission oil both into the highly stressed hub profile (between clutch basket and clutch hub) and onto the clutch linings themselves.
This in the Vespa area unique technology makes the legendary Superstrong 2.0 clutch even more stable than it already is. A clutch designed to last.


The ready-to-install clutch is designed for a power range up to approx. 20PS / 22Nm by means of the mounted clutch springs. Reinforced springs (sold separately, bgm PRO XXL Reinforced clutch spring) expand the performance range of the clutch to over 40 hp. It is still easy to operate.


The scope of delivery includes the complete ready-to-install clutch with bgm PRO Cosa clutch facings and ten BGM PRO XL springs. A new O-ring for the clutch cover and a new crescent wedge are also included.


We also recommend a low-alloy gear oil of classes API GL3 / GL4 for high-performance engines in order to prevent the clutch from slipping even under extreme loads. This also applies to our bgm Superstrong couplings. The old engine oil specification SAE30 corresponds to today's transmission oil specification SAE 85W / 90. We recommend this as a lubricant bgm PRO Street gear oil (BGM2025, corresponds to specification API GL-3).

* In some cases it may be necessary to rework the clutch cover and arm, see Instructions & Video:

Instructions for installation and adaptation

You can also find the installation instructions here: Instructions

Tool list:

TIPP: Toptul tool

  • Ratchet; SW10
  • Slotted screwdriver sizes 5 to 6
  • Ratchet; SW14
  • Open-end wrench SW19
  • Torque wrench up to 100Nm
  • Clutch holding tool
  • Clutch puller

Item list, alternatives and accessories

Tool bag Moto Nostra oldtimer retro look

MOTO NOSTRA tool bag for e.g. Vespa & Lambretta

We have new ones Tool bags from MOTO NOSTRA on offer - and as usual at these times, there is a product presentation from the home office today!

Tool bag in retro style | Waxed canvas

For example, for classic vehicles and oldtimers that want to be on the move with style when storing tools, we offer this practical tool roll. Of course, they also go great with a modern Vespa GTS or a motorcycle.

Robust tool bag made of waxes canvas, a hard-wearing and water-repellent material. The tool bag has 5 spacious compartments with large sturdy zippers. So the tool stays where you left it. The many compartments create order and offer quick access in an emergency.

When rolled up, the bag can be securely closed with a wide strap and sturdy clip and compressed as easily as possible. The bag has three handles and two eyelets for fastening or hanging. Available in brown and black and soon also pre-packed with model-specific tools.


Tip: also order a bag for the lady in the house, because the bags can also be used stylishly as toiletry bags.

Vespa toilet bag

  • Tool roll with zippered compartments and buckle in Brown 
  • Tool roll with zippered compartments and buckle in black



You will find the appropriate emergency lamp here:
Video of the lamp:

Emergency LED flashlight / work light COB LED from MOTO NOSTRA



You will find matching bags from Moto Nostra here

Video MOTO NOSTRA bags:

New bags for scooters 🎥😮 Moto Nostra bags for scooters


Platonica 5

Putting your feet on the ground is a statement in itself!

A confirmation of our identity; Scooter Boys & Girls, Mods, Racers and Travelers know that their ideologies and beliefs end up in accessories that become symbols of their very own qualities.

So do too Platonica this big step after having been in the air for months preparing for the existence of an ideal Vespa to finally touch the garage floor that has endowed her with symbols of safety, style and fun.

For her strong personality, Platonika has now received the latest bgm products, check out the video!

5 Down to earth Platónika Vespa PX bgm 177 by Scooter Center

Vespa sport shock absorbers

bgm PRO SPORT Shock absorber set | bgm7741BKTS

Based on the competition chassis, but without a separate expansion tank and a fixed damping rate. Ideal for everyday sporting use, even with powerful engines.
Very harmonious basic set-up with an optimal balance between sportiness and suitability for everyday use. Compared to the Competition chassis, it is infinitely adjustable in height. This means that the height of the vehicle can be adjusted on both axles. In this way, the front can be lowered or the rear can be raised without having to change the pre-load, which is so important for the negative spring deflection. The front shock absorber can be continuously adjusted between a height of 240mm and 220mm.

  • stepless adjustment of the spring preload
  • sporty, harmonious damping technology
  • individually height adjustable (20mm)


Vespa tire set

The Complete set of tires -bgm Sport black matt tubeless bgm tire and bgm Vespa aluminum rim | bgm35010SLKB 

BGM Pro Sport tires (3.50-10) fully assembled on aluminum sport rim BGM Pro tubeless (2.10-10)
Ready-to-install tire set consisting of the first-class BGM Pro sports tire with a speed index S (approved up to 180km / h) and a load index of 59 (243kg per tire) as well as the exclusive BGM Pro light alloy wheel *.

The specially coordinated material mix with a high silica compound ensures excellent grip in dry and wet conditions. The extremely stable carcass ensures perfect straight-line stability and excellent line accuracy when cornering quickly. Usually tires are simply pressed into shape from a layer of rubber. The bgm tires are significantly more complex to produce and consist of several layers in order to create the perfect tire that meets the highest requirements and has the highest speed rating on the market.

The solid aluminum rim from BGM PRO made by FA.Italia saves around 600 grams compared to an original PX steel rim. In addition, there is a weight saving of around 370 grams due to the hose that is no longer required. The unsprung mass is thus reduced by almost one kilogram per axle. The responsiveness of the chassis improves noticeably.

With a double so-called "hump" in the rim bed, the tire is always safely guided in the rim. Similar to the latest runflat technology in the automotive sector, the air can slowly escape if a foreign object (nail or similar) is inserted without the tire slipping into the rim well. The vehicle comes to a controlled stop. The rim has recesses between the screw-on points. The cooling of the brake is improved.


Vespa 4 piston brake caliper

Brake caliper and brake carrier bgm Touring | Bgm2506BK & bgm2507LBL

Solid 4 piston Vespa brake caliper with radial attachment.
Two-part CNC milled housing made of high-strength aluminum, anodized.

With 4x25mm pistons, the caliper has 40% more piston area than a conventional two-piston caliper with 30mm pistons. The hydraulic transmission ratio is greatly improved and the braking force (with the same lever force) increased. Another advantage of the 4 piston technology is the symmetrical loading of the pads, which means that they are always fully in contact. A pad change is done quickly and easily with a stud bolt. A big advantage in racing. Central connection of the brake line.


You can find all Platónika episodes here: Vespa Platonic


Music in the video: Artist: Sunsearcher Title: Flamenco Rhythm Album: Sunsearcher Spirit License: CC-BY-SA

Arrow exhaust Vespa GTS test & installation

ARROW exhaust systems available for Vespa GTS

With us you can now get it again ARROW exhaust systems.

You may be with ours Vespa GTS - Custom-Special already noticed that most of the custom scooters are from Cafe Racer 69 have installed an Arrow exhaust system. This is certainly not without reason, the Berlin Vespa Customizer team knows what it's doing!

Make yourself a picture Scooteria made a nice comparison video here and compares the original Piaggio Vespa GTS exhaust with the ARROW exhaust:

Test ARROW VS. Vespa GTS exhaust

Buy Vespa GTS Arrow here

Gianelli & ARROW story

Giorgio Giannelli founded ARROW SPECIAL PARTS in 1985 and very successfully built racing exhaust systems for professional competition. In the 4-stroke and 2-stroke area, drivers won world championships in various classes with the Arrow exhaust systems.

In the meantime, Gianelli brings the know-how gained from racing with Arrow to the streets and offers exhaust systems for the Vespa GTS, for example. The sound, workmanship and performance make it the best for many Exhaust for the Vespa GTS. Of course available with E-marking and approval!

ARROW installation in the video

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Vespa Alp Days 2020 Zell am See

Photos and videos Vespa Alp Days 2020 Reloaded

First of all: we are already looking forward to next year Vespa Alp Days in Zell am See (01-08 June 21) and are confident that we will be able to celebrate “normal” Alp Days with you again. Registration and information can be found here soon: https://www.the-alp-days.at/


This year everything is different. Corona does it is also possible necessary. Like many other events, the June date was canceled. The vast majority of scooter meetings fell victim to the epidemic. But then, under these difficult conditions, the Vespa Alp Days took place in the Alp Days Reloaded Luckily edition is still taking place

We from Scooter Center have been following this great Vespa meeting in Zell am See since World Vespa Days 2009. Even then we were the main sponsor and represented with a large stand and team. This huge international Vespa meeting was the hour of birth of the following AlpDays event, which was to take place for the 11th time this year. That Scooter Center is again the main sponsor and we were there again, albeit in this special situation with a mini-team. What the two of us were able to experience in this short time was simply awesome: It started at 9:00 in the morning with the Grossglockner Mountain Prize, I've never seen so many Vespa Rally 180/200s in one place. Look here:

Video Zell am See 2020

The result is 2 videos.
Tip: for the Großglockner exit full movie you should take 30 minutes. It is worth it! The course of the road in connection with the breathtaking mountain scenery at an altitude of 2.500 meters make the scenery and the video simply epic.

I don't know how Nicole and Franz always do it with the weather, but see for yourself!

Alp Days Reloaded Video

Vespa Alp Days 2020 – Alp Days Vespa meeting Zell am See – Großglockner


Großglockner exit full movie

Epic Vespa Tour Großglockner FULL MOVIE 4K (HD) – AlpDays Vespa Adventure Alps


The perfect indicators for your Vespa GTS conversion

We have the popular LED indicators with dynamic running lights from MOTO NOSTRA already introduced to you here. Our partner Cafe Racer 69 also likes to install the turn signals on theirs Vespa GTS conversions. Not without reason, because the tinted indicators offer an exclusive and elegant look. They are in action GTS running light flashers spectacular, they also fit perfectly harmoniously into the design and lines of the Vespa GTS body: see also here in the video!

Easy installation

Now there is Youtube a video, which shows the simple installation of the LED indicators very nicely:

Vespa Gts 300 hpe "British Classic" part 6 – Vespa LED indicators from Moto Nostra

The Vespa GTS LED indicators with running light available in Clear glass or tinted black, individually for front or rear and in a cheap set:

Vespa GTS LED indicators with running light

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MOTO NOSTRA indicator with dynamic running light for Vespa GTS

The MOTO NOSTRA turn signals have individually controlled LEDs and thus generate a fully dynamic running light, as we know it from vehicles of the luxury class (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 front indicators have a bright white daytime running light strip in a plasma look. The same technology is used as the position light at the rear.


In addition to this wonderful optical upgrade of the scooter and the possibility to individualize your GTS and thus stand out from the crowd, there is another important point that speaks in favor of these great LED indicators:

This new technology increases the optical width of the rear end in the dark, making it easier to see in traffic. The bright LEDs of the turn signals are clearly visible from a long distance. The running light is also optically better captured than with a conventional turn signal.


A particular concern for us was the quality and fit. With the MOTO NOSTRA indicators, both are at a very high level and thus a high-quality alternative to the indicators from Power 1.
In addition, the Moto Nostra indicators are always delivered with connection adapters. There is therefore no need to change the wiring harness!



Of course, the indicators have a test mark and are approved for use on public roads (no TÜV approval required).


Vespa PX LED headlight animation

Vespa PX LED headlights

In this Vespa tutorial video we show you how our Vespa PX LED headlight is installed for the Vespa PX. the MOTO NOSTRA HighPower LED headlights can also be installed in other vehicles (Lambretta, Vespa GTS, Sprint, Rally), with the supplied, vehicle-specific frame, the installation of the Vespa headlight is as eg Vespa PX LED headlights easily.


  1. Assembly of Vespa PX headlights: 00:08
  2. Electrical part / connection Vespa LED headlights: 01:42

Vespa PX LED headlights tutorial MOTO NOSTRA LED headlights Vespa PX

Assembly instructions for Print out as PDF


For most scooters, the limit with conventional Bilux light bulbs is a headlight bulb with 45/45 W. The ignitions, which are usually 80 W to a maximum of 120 W, do not provide any more. The luminosity is measured in lumens below 400. The LED headlight has a luminosity that is three times as high (1300 lumens). The power consumption is only 20 W. This corresponds to the light output of a conventional 100 watt spotlight. With a given alternator / power supply, a considerably better illumination can be achieved. In addition, there is more capacity for other consumers.


Parts used in this video:

  • LED headlights incl. Vespa PX conversion frame and headlight bracket -MOTO NOSTRA- LED HighPower
    Item number: mn1101kt
  • Ignition switch -VESPA 4-wire- Vespa PX Lusso (from 1984)
    Item number: 9520133 
  • Light switch -GRABOR- Vespa PK125 XL / ETS, Vespa PX Elestart (1984-1998) - 10 cables (DC, models with battery, make contact)
    Item number: 9520145
  • Rubber flasher relay Vespa PX
    Item number: 3330940


LED headlights with E9 marking (street legal) and bright high / low beam. An additional feature is a separately switchable position light. With a diameter of 143mm it also fits perfectly into the steering head of the PX and Cosa models as well as into the lamp ring of e.g. Vespa Sprint, GTR and Rally.


Vespa Moto Nostra LED High Power LED headlights


Luminosity 1300 lumens Voltage: 12 volts DC (direct current) Current consumption: 1,8A / 1,3A Power consumption: 21,5W / 15W / 1,9W Diameter: Ø143mm Body depth: 54mm (measured from the headlight ring without glass bulge) Overall depth: 79mm (measured from the headlight ring without glass bulge with cable feed)


The LED headlight works exclusively with direct current, it therefore requires a battery or another equivalent power source with 12V DC. Operation with an alternating current voltage source leads to an immediate defect. 

Oil pan Vespa GTS black

Install black oil pan Vespa GTS

Why convert a Vespa GTS oil pan?
In this post too Vespa GTS conversion we have some great examples of Custom and tuning for a Vespa GTS gezeigt.

Often it is the details that make a successful renovation with a coherent overall concept.

A nice detail on the modern Vespa scooters is, for example, a black oil pan. We offer you with our MOTO NOSTRA Oil pan one brand new original Piaggio oil pan which we have provided with a high-quality, high-gloss powder coating. The video below shows how the conversion can be done very easily.


This GTS oil pan is first prepared in a complex process for refinement and then professionally processed. The result is an extremely hard-wearing surface with a great look. The bathtub is of course delivered ready for installation, you have the choice:

Note: Please do not forget to install a new seal -> Oil pan seal
A great opportunity for something new Engine oil and use an oil filter:

Tip: We offer you cheap and practical sets! the Inspection kits are equipped with all parts that are required for an inspection, depending on the mileage and recommended overhaul work:

Vespa GTS inspection set

Conversion Vespa GTS oil pan

It is very easy to assemble, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
Here you can find a great video from Scooteria, who are also replacing the MOTO NOSTRA oil pan as part of their GTS 300 conversion. Helpful tips from the custom professionals at Cafe Racer 69 with tricks for installing the Vespa GTS oil pan:

Vespa Gts 300 hpe "British Classic" Part 5 - Black oil pan installation

The conversion works like this:

  1. Drain the oil
  2. Loosen the air filter box
  3. Unscrew the vario cover
  4. Unscrew the oil pan
  5. Clean the sealing surface (knife or fine sandpaper, degrease)
  6. apply a new seal (without additional sealant)
  7. now reassemble in reverse order


See video above. Use correct screws, reinsert the spring, observe the tightening torque: M6 screws oil pan: 10-14Nm.

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The MOTO NOSTRA carrycot is available in:

bgm Classic scooter tires in the video

bgm CLASSIC scooter tires 3.50 / 10

In this video, Alex introduces you to the bgm CLASSIC tires before, a modern tire with a classic profile for scooters. So don't let the tread confuse you: at first glance, the tread is visually indistinguishable from the Vespa & Lambretta original equipment manufacturer tires of the 60s, but the tire is not just something to “drive up to the ice cream parlor” with the classic car.

Thanks to modern tire development Made in Germany and high-quality components, the bgm CLASSIC is a very high-performance tire for everyone of life Lean angles, that is obviously also part of his Speed ​​release of up to 150km / h and the Reinforced marking to recognize.

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Tire fitting Vespa / Lambretta

We have tips for you on fitting tires on a separable rim, such as that found on a classic Vespa or Lambretta: Vespa tire assembly


The new Scooter tires from bgm!

#bgmtyres bgm Vespa & Lambrett tires

The Vespa engine - the heart of Platonica - Has in the last post get the desired control angle of the crankshaft

Adjust cylinder overcurrent channels in the motor to optimize performance

Vespa Tuning: Before the complete assembly of the engine can be done, all the work that generates chips has to be done. Only then can the housing be cleaned.

In the next step, this includes the overcurrent channels of the cylinder in the motor.
The BGM177 is designed in such a way that the cylinder also works perfectly on the original overflow channels.
In our project, however, we use the opportunity to adapt the housing directly. Better filling of the cylinder always means one higher possible torque.

The easiest way to transfer the contour of the overcurrent ducts to the motor housing is to place the appropriate cylinder base seal on the housing and thus transfer the contour to the housing.

The sealing surface is best marked with a foil pen. Then, with the aid of the cylinder base gasket, the Contour of the overcurrent channels marked.

The contour in the motor housing is then adapted with a milling cutter. It is not necessary to mill the channel exactly as deep as in the original motor housing.

The BGM 177 cylinder is designed from the basic construction in such a way that the piston offers a sufficient cross-section.
The generated surface of the adapted channel can be milled and rough. No further polishing is necessary. As long as there are no rough corners and edges, a slightly roughened surface is perfect.

After the channels have been milled and the housing cleaned again, assembly continues ...

Scooter Center Tutorial Vespa PX – Modifying the transfers (activate subtitles)

How do I mount the tires on a Vespa / Lambretta?

Using our example bgm Classic tires we show the correct assembly of the tire (split rim).

1. Reduce friction 

The inner tube is subject to flexing when the tire rolls and therefore it makes sense to cause friction inside talc to reduce.
The white powder reduces the friction between the tube and the tire and thus the wear and tear of the tube.

A small amount of talc is distributed inside the tire and the tube is filled with air just enough so that it does not expand and is also dusted with a little talc.

2. Check the direction of travel

Before installing the tube, please first check whether the tire has a direction of rotation specified by the manufacturer.
This notice is with ours bgm Classic tires in the form of an arrow on a tire flank and indicates the direction of rotation of the tire when driving.
The tube is then inserted to match the direction of rotation of the tire, so that the valve, typical for Vespa, points to the left-hand side in the direction of travel.

3. Assembly

To mount the tire on the rim, the so-called Montagepaste a real help. This means that the tire can be pushed very far onto the rim. This makes screwing the two-part rim much easier.

First, the valve is inserted through the wide half of the rim and then pushed into the tire.
The narrow rim half also has an opening through which the valve is accessible. When inserting it into the tire, make sure that the clearance for the valve is congruent with that in the wide half of the rim.

Our bgm Stainless steel rims have replaceable bolts. During assembly, it is important to ensure that the head of the screw is inserted into the square to prevent rotation.

The five nuts of the rim halves will be crosswise with 16 - 18Nm attached. When attaching, make sure that the hose is not trapped between the rim halves.
Then the Inflate tires to 2 bar and check that the tire and valve are correctly seated in the rim.


Tutorial How to assemble the bgm CLASSIC tires for Vespa


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