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Scootering December 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 december edition of scootering

Well, I’ve honestly never looked forward to winter with so much enthusiasm. Eh? Well it’s true. My project scooter (see page 96 for the start of this new adventure) arrived one week, and then my Sei Giorni 300 ‘winter hack’ arrived the week after. In between all this, news broke at the EICMA trade show, that Piaggio has upped the stakes for 2019 and the new GTS comes with more power, updated styling and new hi-spec tech added. As if that wasn’t enough, Royal Alloy is releasing its liquid-cooled 300cc version of the modern auto with Lambretta looks. I know there is a whole ‘anti-auto’ brigade running around loose on Facebook, with not a dictionary or spell checker between them, but seriously… when a scooter looks good, handles well, goes quick,…

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. Rik Bardsley More flamboyant than Liberace and more manic than a mouse swimming in a vat of Red Bull. Another 80s scooterboy turned journalist, digging up the very finest scooter stories from Russia to Rochdale. 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…

5 min.
new gts and electtrica for 2019!

New GTS models The entire Vespa GTS range gets a series of updates for 2019 to boost performance, comfort and style. The Vespa GTS range now comprises five versions: Vespa GTS, GTS Touring, GTS Super, GTS SuperSport and the brand-new Vespa GTS SuperTech, with colour TFT display that maximises connectivity to the smartphone with the Vespa MIA system. Two engine sizes are available, the already well-known and appreciated 125 i-get single-cylinder is now joined by the new 300 HPE (High Performance Engine), fruit of the latest Piaggio Group technology, which aims to create engines that are increasingly advanced and efficient in terms of limiting emissions and consumption. Able to deliver nearly 24hp, this is the most powerful engine ever fitted to a factory Vespa scooter as standard. Modifications have also been made to…

2 min.
af rayspeed developing new items for 2019

Never happy to sit back and rest on their laurels, AFR are embracing new technology, such as 3D printers, as part of their design and development process, in order to bring new items to market. There are quite a few items we were asked to keep tight lipped about for now, but among the items under development that we were allowed to report on, are the following: updated RB reed block manifolds with improved clearance and better flow characteristics; throttle cable ‘quick action’ rollers; new cylinder head designs for existing kits, and the best items (in my humble opinion): a new range of cylinder kits for both big and small block. As yet the final spec and prices remains unclear, but AFR have been using their new technology to develop…

2 min.
scorpion links up with moto gb

Scorpion was recently invited to be involved with the development of an application for the new Royal Alloy range of scooters currently being distributed in the UK by Preston-based Moto GB. Scorpion research and development technicians were tasked with producing a fully compliant dynodeveloped aftermarket set of parts that met all required criteria for the Royal Alloy range of scooters. Both companies were very pleased with the outcome of the project and UK dealers are now able to offer a completely compatible aftermarket option for the scooters that will enhance the aesthetics and performance of the scooter without the need for engine/fuel setting adjustment when fitted. A complete fit and ride product, it has no effect on the scooters manufacturer’s warranty, giving complete peace of mind to Royal Alloy owners. The…

4 min.
collecting the impossible

You can guarantee that every scooter produced, regardless of which company made it, came with an instruction manual, and there was more than likely a glossy sales leaflet produced to promote it too. Not only does this leave a historic archive trail, but also an opportunity for enthusiasts to collect as much of it as they possibly can. We, as a nation, are avid collectors of memorabilia, whether it is stamps, beer mats or just about anything that was ever printed on paper. Scooters are no exception, and any paperwork or ephemera connected to them from the past always evokes great interest among collectors. There is nothing better than owning a scooter, and then slowly gathering memorabilia that is associated with it. It must be remembered that many owners don’t just…