Run & Race goes Italy

For scooterists this sounds too good to be true. Run & Race – a tribute to the legendary scooter meeting of Stoneheads SC at the Liedolsheim karting track close to Carslruhe, which already celebrated it's 10th anniversary in 2012.

Engines at day and scooterists sounds at night

Full speed Vespa & Lambretta an entire weekend. A traditional scooter meeting plus a racing event of the ESC – European Scooter Challenge ( /

The European Scooter Challenge already exists since 2004 with international races in

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • France
  • and a first this year: Italy.

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RUN & RACE - la Corsa al Raduno

As the name suggests: a traditional scooter meeting of the SIR (Scooteristi Italiani Riuniti) and an ESC race.

The team of Dean Orton, Vittorio Tessera and Parmakit: Rimini Lambretta Centre, Casa Performance / Casa Lambretta and Parmakit is the organizer and main sponsor. When visiting our custom show, Scooter Center has been invited to this great finale of the ESC 2016 and as one of the weekend's sponsors, we will sure be there as well! We are excited because the Italians ride hard and are currently very successful with us BGM PRO parts.

We will be at the meeting from 16th – 18th September 2016 – see you!

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16th – 18th September 2016




  • (0039) 0541 686449 (English / Italian)
  • (0039) 339 1612633 (Italian / English)
  • (0039) 333 1333244 (Italian)



Two kilometers away is the holiday village Florence. You can share one of their bungalows with your friends.

Please direct your booking requests to: In case you do not receive any answer within 3 days, please contact Dean of Rimini Lambretta Center:

If you are three people who want to share a bungalow, each of you will have to pay 60 €. Included: bed and breakfast (Saturday and Sunday), dinner (Saturday), Nighter (Friday), concert of THE BEAT and Nighter (Saturday).

Don't hesitate and book now!

Their promise can be taken seriously:




Pomposa Race Circuit
Via Orto Alfierino 32
(Statale Romea Km. 29,8)
44022 San Giuseppe di Comacchio (FE)

BGM cutaway display engine for Lambretta

We asked our friends of the Rimini Lambretta Center to build a BGM cutaway engine as a demonstrator for our high quality BGM Lambretta parts.

We supplied all the necessary parts and first of all the team Dean Orton dismounted all of them and put them in acid for cleaning. 40 hours of work later this masterpiece was accomplished. We would like to share pics and a video with you.

Video of Lambretta engine

Photos of BGM Lambretta cutaway engine

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We presented the engine on ours Scooter Custom Show in Cologne for the first time. You have missed the show? Your next opportunity will be ours Scooter Center Classic Day on 11th July in Bergheim Glessen.

Scooter Center Classic Day 2016

The most beautiful Vespa at Lake Garda

The most beautiful Vespa is ours Scooter Center Demonstrator, Generation XI. It is a Primavera ET3, which is a Vespa of the highest quality, both in technology and looks. The latter thanks to Arrow design from Austria. This Vespa has already been awarded with many prices by various international custom shows. Awesome work of our old friend Pfeili.

“The most beautiful Vespa on earth". This also is a quote by Dean Orton. If he as the very model of Lambrettistas says so, we won't disagree. But we'll say thank you.

Mission two of our trip to Italy:

The guys at Kerresinhios are well known for them happy family games, which are lovingly designed and depict classic scooters. The first edition already turned into a sought after collectors item.

We wanted to find an awesome location for a photo of our demonstrator “Generation XI” at Lake Garda that could be part of the new Kerresinhios happy families “Scooter scenes”.





Scooter Center and Lake Garda

Lake Garda. But why? Lake Garda plays an important role in the history of Scooter Center. More, Generation XI is a very special scooter by Scooter Center. we have put our heart and soul, sweat, brains and love for technical and optical details in it.

Therefore we considered a photo of this custom Spring ET3 in front of our shop or the Cologne Cathedral to simple and unimaginative. And we were around Lake Garda for another mission anyway. So it seemed the right thing to have a photo shoot 1,000 km from home at Lago di Garda. You will see the result soon in the most current Kerresinhio happy families game.

Best wishes from Lake Garda :-)


Off to Verona with our BGM Lambretta

Mission one of this trip to Italy: Our BGM testing bike is equipped with the finest parts of BGM PRO and Casa Lambretta. A Lambretta which is technically on the highest level.

Design follows function

you already know what Dean OrtonRimini Lambretta Center) thinks of the looks of the BGM demonstrator Lambretta. According to Dean Orton it is the most ugly Lambretta in the universe.

Lambretta test bike

When assembling this Lambretta other things were more important than its design. Any fitted BGM PRO part Has Been put through its paces on our test bike before being mass produced. This bike was also available to our customers test rides on several occasions. We obviously needed an easy-care paint. Furthermore:

Tuning quotes

  • Design follows function
  • Chrome won't bring you home
  • Rust is lighter than carbon

Dean, please MODify our Lambretta

Still, “most ugly Lambretta” - we couldn't stand this! Dean is not entirely wrong though. This is why we didn't hesitate when he had offered to refine the looks of our Lambretta. Rimini Lambretta Center is our Italian BGM dealer. Dean, the very model of a mod, actually wants to assemble a BGM demonstrator for the Italian market. So once he's at it….

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La Dolce Vita

Last week we took the Lambretta DL to Verona and parked it at a friends place. It was a very warm welcome and handing the Lambretta over took one or two glasses longer than initially planned. We love Italian hospitality.

Dean picked up the scooter and brought it to the hallowed halls of RLC Rimini Lambretta Center to refine it. We will keep you posted here in the Scooter Center Blog, so that you are always up to date with the development of the new BGM PRO Demonstrator Lambretta.

Note for a reader who just came across our blog: No need to worry about owning the shop most ugly Lambretta... First of all we are currently changing this and secondly we are proud to also own the probably most beautiful Vespa on earth ...

Bon voyage - Dean comes with the BSG Corse bike to visit Scooter Center

Dean Orton, the main man behind Rimini Lambretta Center, came to visit us for a couple of days. On his way from Italy to Venlo Scooter Run and afterwards to the Harz ring for the ESC race, he came to visit his old friends here. The reason for Dean's days off from work was to give the BSG corse engine a proper test ride and thrash it as hard as possible.

BSG Corse Lambretta test riding

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The testing of the engine is done in the proper way, just the way it will be used by a common rider. First of all the scooter is packed with Dean's mod tat and additionally with:

  • a second expansion chamber to be tested
  • a bag full of spares and
  • camping gear for Venlo.

Then the bike is thrashed about the motorways and country roads across Europe (Rimini, Italy - Austria - Germany - Venlo, Netherlands). His test ride also took him to Scooter Center Cologne and to the Harz ring for the ESC race.

80mph - restricted to 50hp

This is real testing over a long distance with sitting happily at 80 mph all day and plenty of throttle left to easily hit 95 mph and all this with a very short gear ratio of 4.9.

The 305 cc barrel on the CNC machined casings is restricted by the programmable ignition to 50 hp. Unrestricted it gave a 63 hp at the Rimini Lambretta Center dyno.

Scooter racing at the Harz ring

At the Harz ring this weekend there will be held the next ESC race. Dean met the Casa Lambretta racing team last night. Today the first testing of the Casa race bikes will take place and the last preparation before the races will be done. The Casa Lambretta race bikes feature the Casa Performance range as well as some BGM parts that are used on these bikes. We were happy to supply them front and rear shockers, The Silent blocks as well as ours BGM Superstrong Lambretta clutches for the bikes.

Our first time!

Even if we know each other for decades and the shops were founded roughly at the same time, we haven't managed to visit each other's shops until the year 2015. dean orton lambretta dean orton lambretta

On the 25th of April we were invited to the Open Day and shop opening of the new Rimini Lambretta Center premises. This weekend was one of the best ever, with a stunning shop, loads of food and drinks and the test riding of scooters that made history – like both Innocenti twin cylinder prototypes- and bikes that probably will make history – like the BSG 305 cc one

Here is the video of Philipp riding the BSG Corse Lambretta

On monday we finally had the pleasure to welcome Dean at our place! It was a pleasure every single second and a lot of piss taking has taken place. After a first tour through the shop on Monday and even some business talk we had dinner together and the stories never ended. While Dean quotes our Generation XI Smallframe Wasp as the most beautiful object in the universe, he can't be stopped to let us know that the look of the BGM Lambretta Test Bike is the shittiest Lambretta he ever came across. A theory we are confronted with from the first day Dean saw the test bike at the 2ndnd edition of the Riva del Garda Customshow in 2013. To stop this, we will send the test bike over to them to have the optics matched to the perfectly working engineering of it.

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on tuesday Dean tested the bike in the rain on the beautiful routes around Cologne / Bergheim and came in for the traditional afternoon tea and some more stories and ideas about how to improve Lambretta parts.

On Wednesday the plans were to do another tour and take some pictures of how we proceed orders to show them at home. This has been missed though, because we wanted to see how the BSG engine performed on the dyno with the different pipes Dean had with him. Sadly we ran out of time and hadn't the chance to put the Big Box on the 305, to modify an U-bend for the exhaust stub took too long and lunch was waiting and afterwards Dean had to leave.

We send our best regards to all the staff at Rimini Lambretta Center and to Vittorio and his race team and keep our fingers crossed!

Part 2 Test Cromate Scooter Club Ride Out / Rimini

1. Rimini Lambretta Center 20th Anniversary Open Day / Rimini
2. Try Cromate Scooter Club Ride Out / Rimini
3. Polini plans tour / Bergamo
4. Visit of the Casa Lambretta and the Lambretta Museum / Milan

Lambretta Rally

Try Cromate SC, the local Lambretta Club, organized an awesome ride out in the soft hills in the region of Emilia Romagna on Sunday as a side program to the Rimini Lambretta Center Open Day.



Entire video

You can find the video of the entire ride out beginning at the stop at Europlastsucci with GPS - measured speed display. Enjoy:

Yummy stopover

In a well organized corso of about 50 lambrettas we reached our first interim goal after a few kilometers: Europlastsucci. An old customer and manufacturer of GRP frame sections and further Lambretta specialties.


In order to regain strength for the rest of our ride out and as mental preparation for lunch we have an Aperitif. After adjusting the tick-over rpm with Prosecco and other non-liquid refreshments we leave the city and cross the mountains in a great track.

Lambretta BSG Corse with 45HP and 305cc

Of course we have already had the opportunity to drive many extremes scooters. Goal Philipp's scooter for the corso was a doozie:Lambretta Scooter Center Italy

BSG Corse Lambretta with 305cc cubic capacity and performance of more than 50 HP. The most violent we ever rode. CNC - engine block milled from one single piece, 305cc BSG Corse cylinder, Cyclone5 5 speed gearbox and BGM PRO Superstrong clutch. This monster has more than 50 HP. The demonstrator was downsized from 51HP to 45HP via ignition for the RLC Open Day.

First impression:

The beast has instant throttle control and within a blink of the eye you exceeded 100km / h. Thanks to BGM PRO SUPERSTRONG clutchSwitching gears is clear, easy and very smooth, the 5 speed gearbox perfectly transferred. Power without limits and pressure in every gear.



Lambretta with a high amount of performance

The CNC engine has a crankshaft with wide crank webs. In order to securely transfer the performance of the 305cc cylinders to the street, the proven components BGM PRO shock absorbers and BGM silent blocks are used for the wheel suspension. Due to the enormous cubic capacity the exhaust is large. However its distance to the ground is sufficient for it to not put down on the street, even in hairpin bends. A vehicle of such a high performance also needs a strong braking system. RLC uses aa MMW disc brakes.

There is a high amount of performance in this engine, so it doesn't come unexpectedly that the frame hits its limits since the original engine offers only a fifth of performance when being compared to the BSG Corse engine

Thanks to Dean Orton for this amazing experience! And thanks to Try Cromate SC for this beautiful day!

All pictures

All pictures of the Lambretta Rally in Rimini:

Scooter Center trip to Italy - Part 1 Rimini Lambretta Center

The Scooter Center-Team on a trip to Italy: Last weekend Oliver, Philipp and Heiko started their trip to Italy. They had a tight schedule, but the long way had to pay off: during the weekend they covered more than 3,000 km.



Stops during their trip to Italy:

  1. Rimini Lambretta Center 20th Anniversary Open Day / Rimini
  2. Try Cromate Scooter Club Ride Out / Rimini
  3. Polini plans tour / Bergamo
  4. Visit of the Casa Lambretta and the Lambretta Museum / Milan

Part 1

Rimini Lambretta Center 20th Anniversary Open Day / Rimini

Following in the tracks of the history of Scooter Center by the Lake Garda


Video of the first leg

Lake Garda was the first interim target. We visited old friends, enjoyed Italy and wallowed in memories. In its 23 years of existence history of Scooter Center Lake Garda plays a crucial role.



Back then, Oliver Kluger bought it very first scooter for Scooter Center and transported it to Germany. The Scooter was a Vespa Rally TS 125. Later, the Vespa was processed in Cologne and resold to Volker, who is still driving it today. He was our first customer and naturally sticks to us. You rather know us for a quick delivery of spare and tuning parts for scooters. However, we currently have several used Vespa scooters we offer.

The night was short and the journey continued early on Saturday morning, heading to Rimini. The track to travel sounds like music to our ears: “Verona, Mantova, Modena, Bologna, Imola, Rimini”. Our anticipation grows, the closer we get to our destination.




The Rimini Lambretta Center and Dean Orton

For years the Rimini Lambretta Center has been a good customer and supplies us with 5 speed Lambretta Cyclone gearbox, Maxi Flusso Lambretta intake manifold and the new Casa Lambretta Performance cylinders.

Rimini Lambretta Center

The 5 speed Lambretta gearbox is more than a mere part of a scooter to Dean. You know this once you saw it CYCLONE 5 Tattoo on his forearm. We mainly supply BGM products to RLC, which are used for their restorations. Lambretta restorations are the main business of Dean Orton and his team. RLC loves and lives Lambretta. Overwhelming Lambretta scooters are created in an impressive garage. Our anticipation and expectations were immense and we should not be disappointed.

Rimini in the region of Emilia Romagna

"Rimini: the Adriatic, center of beach tourism - a seaside resort with a long tradition, beach, sun, sea." But we had more important things to do! Our destination was the Zona Industriale: The 20th anniversary and Open Day of Rimini Lambretta Center.
After a heart warming welcome by many old friends, we started to put up our stall. This was quickly accomplished, since Philipp had sent the products we wanted to display to a wrong address ... :-) Luckily we were allowed to display products from the RLC stocks.
bgm tuning Scooter Center in Rimini at Rimini Lambretta Center

Rimini Lambretta Center Open Day

The grounds around the RLC were quickly filled with mainly Italian and English Lambrettisti. There were overalls 500 visitors with about 120 lambrettas and only a handful of Vespas.

Dean really dished up for that 20th anniversary of RLC. Entering the shop you were welcomed by a world record Lambretta: The fully faired Lambretta that broke the 200 km/h limited to August 8th, 1951. Romolo Ferri set the world record on a motorway that was blocked from traffic between Ingolstadt and Munich. The mechanically supercharged 125cc engine is told to have had about 21 HP.

A huge transportable pizzeria supplied finest specialties from the region including sufficient wine, water, beer and coffee.

Overwhelming Lambretta test drive

RLC had managed to have a circuit blocked from traffic, so that you were able to test drive the scooters within the industrial estate.DSC01225rimini-lambretta-italrimini-lambretta-ital


Alongside scooters, which have been restored by RLC, there were mainly scooters from the Casa Lambretta collection available for test rides. The two Lambretta Innocenti two-cylinder prototypes were at the center of attention. In the past months these were restored by RLC for Victor Tessera. The June edition of scootering will present the restoration of the interior of the engines. We also did a test ride on the Innocenti two-cylinder prototypes. We can only say: Too sad they didn't make it into serial production.

Lambretta with 305cc and 50HP

305cc and more than 50HP - the most violent scooter we ever rode: BSG CasaPerformance 305cc prototype. CNC engine block with 305cc BSG cylinder, Cyclone5 5 speed gearbox and BGM PRO Superstrong clutch. This monster has more than 50 HP. The Lambretta's programmable ignition was downsized to 45 HP for the test drives. On our cruise on Sunday we were able to extensively test it. The fitting video will follow in the second part of this article. Watch this space!

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BSG Corse brought scooters with overwhelming performance. vespa Smallframes were those scooters that chased around the circuit with immense revs. These were later joint by the legendary Signore Angelo Zirri and almost the entire Smallframe tuning scene.

Even the greatest events have to come to an end. So at some stage we had to dismantle everything. But luckily we still had a shared tea and nighter with a fantastic view on the mountains left!

Nighter in the mountains in the region of Emilia Romagna

The joint meal and all-nighter took place in an Osteria in the mountains. A fantastic site with view on the lights of Rimini and San Marino in the distance.allnighter_04rimini-lambretta-italrimini-lambretta-ital




Many kind talks, many Italian snacks and some cups of wine later we fell into our beds in the early hours of the morning. It was a short night with only a little relaxation. Only several hours later we were meant to get to the next highlight. On the cruise we were able to test the 305cc prototypes for their fitted BGM parts.

All pictures of the first leg of our trip to Italy:

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BGM Italia - Scooter Center goes Rimini

Rimini Lambretta Center 20th Anniversary Open Day, 25th of April 2015Dean Orton

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We are BGM - BGM is a brand of Scooter Center

Of course, Scooter Center also supplies other scooter shops with products. And we do this globally. One of our favorite scooter shops is the Italian RLC - Rimini Lambretta Center.

BGM Italy

Rimini Lambretta Center We mainly supply RLC with BGM products and we are proud to have convinced one of the major experts for Lambretta to sell BGM products in Italy.

The RLC team is specialized in the perfect restoration and conservation of Lambretta scooters. For instance even Vittorio Tessera (Casa Lambretta) gives scooters from his precious Lambretta collection to Rimini Lambretta Center.

Cyclone5, the 5-speed gearbox, is one example for products developed by RLC. Dean Orton and his team often rediscover extremely rare NOS (New Old Stock) parts or rare spare parts.

Cyclone 5 Lambretta

20 years Rimini Lambretta Center

RLC will have a great Open Day to celebrate its 20th anniversary Ce week-end. Scooter Center / BGM has been invited and, of course, we are glad to come to Rimini to present the most current BGM products and to celebrate together with the RLC team.

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