As in Mary Shelley's famous story (Frankenstein), also rolls the dice Maryzabel Pieces of different origins together to - hopefully - bring a legend to life.

A central part of Platonica has always been LML frame set. A set consisting of all sheet metal parts of the Vespa PX and directly painted. Sets that are unfortunately only available in limited numbers, as LML has unfortunately no longer existed since 2018.

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But back to the Platónika plot: One of our LML frame sets replaces the old and rusty Vespa frame, whose soul it takes over when the old frame number is hammered in.

The inner values ​​of Platónika are mainly determined by the bgm PRO Share determined. For example from the most recent evolutionary stage of the bgm PRO ignition stator plates. The completely redesigned stator features small details such as a degree scale for easier and faster setting of the pre-ignition value or the silicone cables, which are more durable, easier to lay and significantly more temperature-resistant.

Let there be light!

A highlight of the electrical system is definitely the powerful one LED headlights by Moto Nostra. Compared to the conventional BA20d bulb with 35 watts, it impresses with its three times higher luminosity (1300 lumens instead of 400 lumens) with a consumption of only 20 watts.


It took some time to breathe life into the electrics, which have been converted to direct current. Seven months to be precise, during which Mr. Stroh and I - his faithful assistant - used our rather limited free time to get everything sorted.

3 She's alive! - Project Platónika Vespa PX bgm 177 by Scooter Center

After the rough structure was in place, we took care of the detailed work and brought all rubbers, accessories and other peripherals to the start.


Artist: Kevin MacLeod Title: Georges Bizet: Habanera Album: Classical Sampler License: CC-BY

Original Audio movie "The Bride of Frankenstein" TM & © Universal (1935)


Deep insights

I am quite fortunate to have direct access to the bgm development team. The guys who brought the BGM 177 from the first prototype to the production-ready product are at my side with advice and practical help. A good starting point for Platónika's heart.
The entire SC team is driven by the enthusiasm for scooters. Many have been driving for decades and know what works best, why, how and for what purpose. In combination with 27 years of experience as one of the leading scooter shops, an unbeatable combination. Which flows directly into the bgm products.

The parts!

Wie der  BGM PRO 177 cylinderthat breathes life into the engine. Jamming, broken pistons or rings are a thing of the past thanks to the modern design and the ingenious concept:

Thanks to the classic look, one completely underestimates the performance of this system. Both the standard optics and the moderate sound make you almost forget that this is the reference system for the speakers.

Knowing that a few degrees can make all the difference, she comes BGM Pro Touring crankshaft  with appropriate timing. This means that the filling is correct over the entire speed range and the dreaded spitback from the carburetor is eliminated.

And the best thing is that the products are subject to constant further development and, if possible, improved. If you'd like to be kept up to date, don't miss our tutorials on the parts.

2 The Heart - Vespa Platónika by Scooter Center

Jahzzar - Railroads Whiskey Co
Artist: Jahzzar
Title: Railroads Whiskey Co
Album: Home (Excerpt
License: CC-BY-SA

And last but not least
Rene Winkler from Scooter Center
Song: code-red-no-clean-sweep-master-5


The last episode of the Platónika project was about choosing the right components.

Now the parts are subjected to a very extensive visual inspection!

To my surprise, I got a huge box full of Vespa parts the same day I ordered. At this point, a big thank you to the tip-top logistics team for the ultra-fast compilation. And what do you usually do when you finally hold the long-awaited package in your hands? Exactly! Tear open immediately and take out all parts to examine them. Suddenly I found myself with thousands of pieces spread out on the floor and couldn't help but accept the #tetrischallenge. Check out the video and you will understand what it means to recreate an exploded view in real life.

Exploded view Vespa px bgm 177 - Project Platónika by Scooter Center

Artist: Juanitos
Title: Exotica
Album: Exotica
License: CC-BY

Would you like to know which parts are built into the Vespa Platónika?


1 The Wishlist - Project PLATÓNIKA Vespa px bgm 177

Only the best of the best, i.e. a multitude of specially developed products from the bgm brand. It would not have been easy for me to pick the best products, but luckily the technical department of the Scooter Centers actively supported here and created a never-ending list in painstaking detailed work in just a few hours.

The whole thing would have cost me months, because this is not just about him Cylinder -BGM PRO 177 cc, the BGM Pro SportTouring bench or the Shock absorber -BGM PRO SC F1 SPORTbut really ALL parts, from the washer to the Chassis complete LML Star. Thanks to the wish list function of the Online Shops you can now see all parts that are built into the Platónika:

Platónika wish list

Tip: Create wishlists and share them with your friends so that they can choose gifts to give you for Christmas this year.




Hello, my name is Maryzabel!

I am a trainee at Scooter Center. I come from Colombia and take you on my big and small adventures in the blog, take a look behind the scenes with you Scooter Center and take you to scooter meetings.

Vespa Platónika

My way to the last Trainee-Phase gave me an in-depth look at the Technology department brought. I swapped my notebook for work gloves and instead of taking notes, I now make videos of what I have learned.

And as fate would have it, my dream of restoring a Vespa turned into a reality. We have the idea assembling a Vespa completely from scratch. We are so excited about the project that we decided to film the story of the construction with unboxing, reviews and tutorials.

This new Vespa test bike will have all the parts that probably every Vespa rider would like to have, so hopefully not just a Vespa, but a Platonic love will arise!

Here you can see our teaser to get a little taste of this project. So that you, just like me, be able to experience this wonderful experience up close.

TEASER - Vespa Project Platónika - Building a Vespa PX bgm 177