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Scootering November 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
Taal:
English
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Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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in deze editie

2 min.
welcome to the november edition of scootering

The pinnacle (in my opinion) of the National rally season has arrived: Brid. For me it marks a significant shift in the season, as well as how the magazine shapes up for you, the reader, each month. You’ll appreciate the abundance of rally write-ups in this edition as the multitude of events unravels, but as the season quietens off we look to other areas of the scene with great interest. The editorial shift becomes a bit less ‘entertainment’ and a bit more ‘tech and info’ driven, which I like. As I write this, I have Stan out in Vietnam, working on an abundance of articles for you. From ‘off the beaten path’ rides, to seeking out those dodgy back street ‘restoration’ garages which send across all those worthless eBay shit-bangers…

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, founder of the notorious Scooterboy World 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 LCGB ‘life member’, 100mph LambrettaClub owner and scooter restoration expert to boot. Scooter rider, rally-goer, restorer and author. Reaches the parts other scooter journalists just can’t reach. Dave Oakley Riding and building scooters since 1983, Dave has been a…

6 min.
kickstart

NEW! LUKAS PRO FROM READSPEED Readspeed has announced a new addition to its CDI range, the Lukas Pro, which builds on the success of the original ‘Lukas’ CDI, and offers additional improvements. The Lukas Pro is a totally new type of Lambretta CDI unit, which bypasses historic problems with Lambretta stator plates, and the ongoing failure of poorly made low tension coils. The Lukas simply gets rid of this weak point, providing extra peace of mind. By connecting the new Lukas Pro and following the instructions, you will see the following improvements: No more low tension coil failures Improved starting and low rpm response Fraction of cost when compared to a new ignition system Compatible with BGM, Indian, and all 12V systems with pick-up Re-use failed stators where low tension coil…

1 min.
open house at scooter center köln

Thanks to glorious weather, more than 1000 scooterists from across Europe descended on Scooter Center Köln for their annual open day. With attractions ranging from a free Dyno to ice cream served from a converted Vespa Ape, there was something for all the family, particularly bargain hunters. Several traders had set up stalls early with many rare and elusive used parts to be discovered. Scooter Center was also offering discontinued stock at reduced prices together with trade samples at well below list price. Easily accessible by air from the UK, Cologne (Köln) is a beautiful city to visit and if your better half needs further convincing, the savings to be made could easily pay for the trip. The open day is usually held towards the end of the summer and dates for…

2 min.
licensed for thrills?

What’s the current position? Although anyone who’s ridden in Italy may find it hard to believe, members of the European Union have agreed to common standards for the issue of a driving licence. As a result a licence issued by one member state is recognised by all the others. This isn’t the case worldwide, with individual countries being free to impose regulations as they see fit. Fortunately over 140 countries, including the EU, have agreed to recognise foreign driving licences as long as they’re accompanied by an International Driving Permit (IDP) What happens after Brexit? The official position is that some sort of mutual recognition treaty will replace the current arrangements. In the worst case post-Brexit scenario, British drivers may need to obtain an IDP; however it’s a little known fact that holders…

4 min.
supply... and demand

If you require parts, spares or accessories for your scooter then naturally you get them from your favourite dealer or shop. Whether it’s by ordering online or physically going and getting them yourself, rarely do you think about how they got there in the first place. To start with they are produced by a manufacturer, but along the way there is a supply chain that eventually gets them to us the customers. Several years ago when I had a scooter shop I regularly used a business that was part of this chain. On a recent journey and close to their vicinity, I decided to pop in and take a closer look. It’s an important part of the scooter industry and a side that rarely gets seen but their like the dealers…