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Scootering March 2018

The UK's biggest and best scootering magazine - with over 130 pages containing some of the best examples of customised and restored Lambretta and Vespa scooters in the world, new scooter reviews and test rides, events/ rallies/ show reports, and the massive 48-page pull-out Scooter Trader section - the best place to buy & sell scooters, spare parts and memorabilia! Each month Scootering also has a large Music section with reviews, band news, interviews and event exclusives. It also regularly raids the archives to bring you best scooter stories and pictures from yesteryear, from Maico to Heinkel, Lambretta to Triumph! With the best classified ads in the business, the very latest news (often before anyone else in the UK!), it's a must read for every scooterist of all ages

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United Kingdom
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English
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Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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in deze editie

2 min.
welcome to the march edition of scootering

If you’ve ever seen a question posted on social media regarding oil, then you’ll know exactly what a contentious issue two-stroke oil can be as the replies cascade! Despite the varied answers and wide-ranging personal opinions which people are willing to attest to, for all sorts of reasons, when it comes to getting specific answers on the technical facts, there is no better source than the manufacturer. The difficulty usually, though, is getting through the doors and finding an oil company willing to go on record and give definitive answers… enter FUCHS Silkolene. Our man Stan went to the UK HQ to get some definitive answers to often asked questions such as: “Be honest… aren’t all 2-stroke oils the same”, And my personal favourite: “Can I using cooking oil as…

1 min.
scootering was brought to you with the help of...

Stu Smith Vespa & Lambretta owner, scooter obsessive, amateur home mechanic, rally goer, Mod sympathiser, music lover and general all round good egg. He writes your rally reports, be nice to him. Nik Skeat Vespa P-range obsessive, well-travelled rally rider since the 80s, and founder of the once notorious Scooterboy World online forum. He’s also a brilliant beer-brewing bearded Scootering feature writer. Paul Green Vespa & Lambretta scooter enthusiast, BSSO professional and general good egg. Our Paul has a long history of scootering both on the road and on the track, with the breakdown bills and crash scars to prove it. Stuart Owen Life member of the LCGB, 100mph LambrettaClub owner and scooter restoration expert to boot. Scooter rider, rally-goer, racer, restorer and author. Reaches the parts other scooter journalists just can’t reach. Darrell Taylor Two-stroke tuning guru, scooter…

13 min.
kickstart

QUATTRINI WARS In last month’s edition of Scootering we predicted that Max Quattrini’s small block kit had plenty of potential and it seems we weren’t wrong. The Chiselspeed test engine ran at just under 24bhp straight out of the box, which was impressive enough. German tuner Rainer Büsch was showcasing his heavily modified creation generating 28bhp as we went to press. And as we hinted in the article, Chiselspeed was quick to fight back its their own interpretation reading a more than impressive 32.5bhp. With kits only just hitting the shelves it looks like Quattrini has produced a winner. As tohow far tuners can push the kit, only time will tell. ELECTRIC RENTALS Not convinced by electric scooters? Frankly you’re not alone. However, visitors to German cities such as Berlin and Stuttgart are…

4 min.
substance vs style: what’s in a name?

“Too many times in the past products in the scooter industry have failed to deliver, but lured customers through the brand name alone.” Ever since aftermarket scooter products became available they’ve been subject to some sort of branding, usually in the form of an elaborate name to make them stand out. Often the more dynamic a product sounded the more attention it got… regardless of what it actually did! Don’t get me wrong, if a product was no good it got found out, but more than likely, long after it sold well just from name alone! So, how important is it to get the name right? A good example is the AF Rayspeed kits; both the TS1200 and RB225 sounded good before anyone even saw them. Their quality and performance proved to…

9 min.
the midnight hour

The base scooter of this custom is a humble 1984 GP150, which came from a friend who was starting another project and needed to make some room, so Paul bought it off him. The scooter didn’t have an engine at the point of purchase, so it sat in the workshop for a couple of months, until Paul could muster up the enthusiasm to get started on it. He said: “It was pretty scruffy, as it’d been hard-ridden and so it had the usual knocks, chips and scratches.” The original basecoat paintwork, a lovely green metalflake, was completed by Freddy Holden. Paul explained: “I think to this day he is still swearing about it and vowed never to do another scooter!” So there it sat; Paul had no ideas for it…

4 min.
bigger, better, faster…

Watching a recent online ‘debate’ unravel, which went on for many pages, the age old question arose… who has the fastest scooter? Given the answers, it doesn’t look like an issue that will be settled any time soon. The question specifically asked in this instance was: ‘Who has the fastest road going scooter?’ It is a simple enough question but one that’s virtually impossible to truly answer, as far as I’m concerned, but let me explain why… First off, there is no universally accepted definition of a ‘road going scooter’. Does it mean it is just (technically) a road legal scooter, or is it one that goes to the pub ride, or perhaps one which goes further afield? Does it have to cover a minimum amount of yearly mileage to be…