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Scootering April 2019

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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2 min.
legendary lids

The 1970s are back... and we’re not just talking about street racers. Whether it’s cars, motorcycles or music, the decade of our childhood is cool once again. Helmet manufacturer AGV has noticed this trend and has produced the Legends range of helmets, merging cutting edge safety with 1970s styling. Unlike many companies AGV is proud of its heritage and most of its national importers have a museum of classic helmets worn by legendary figures such as Barry Shene and Giacomo Agostini. These helmets have provided the template for the X3000, a full face helmet that’s almost indistinguishable from the originals – even the chin guard’s sculpted as Agostini requested; so he could get closer to the tank and further behind the fairing. Such concerns aren’t relevant to most scooterists but the classic silhouette…

1 min.
all change

Last month Stan reported on his first impressions of the new HPE GTS300. He was so impressed with the new model that he’s put his money where his mouth is and ordered a brand new HPE Touring. By the time these words are read he should be clocking up the miles and will keep us posted on what the new machine’s really like to live with. Sticking with Stan for a while, unseasonably warm weather in February gave him chance to take his faithful Casa 185 engine for a final spin and now his DL’s on the workbench. In the coming weeks it’ll be receiving a set of SIP Performance cables, a disc brake upgrade and most importantly the Chiselspeed-built Quattrini 218 that’ll take him to Poland this summer. With his…

1 min.
oiltek’s toolbox tools

As the rally season approaches it’s time to plan for the inevitable breakdowns. Fortunately Oiltek has come to the rescue of space starved scooterists with a range of compact, but effective tools Our favourite is a Lambretta clutch compressor that breaks down to be not much larger than a fag packet, but there’s also a compact flywheel holding tool that fits SIL electronic, BGM and Variatronic flywheels. Workshop needs are also catered for with a gudgeon pin extractor that won’t harm the con rod during pin removal and a layshaft holding tool that makes fitting a breeze. With prices starting at under £10, they won’t break the bank either. www.oiltek.co.uk…

3 min.
project poland building suspense(ion)

Although it’s served me well, the DL’s front drum brake is really only a way of letting the scooter know I’d like to stop at some point, preferably in the near future. As I’m expecting around 25bhp from the Quattrini, I need an upgrade. Unfortunately I also want to keep things looking standard, after all, that’s the charm of my DL. Having considered the options and my riding style I’ve plumped for a standard cable operated inboard disc. If that sounds unusual I’m taking my cue from Pat at Saigon Scooter Centre who runs his Targa Twin with that set-up and it seems to work well for him. Finding a suitable unit was something of a challenge and it was Pat who came to the rescue during my Vietnam trip. He’d…

2 min.
buzzwangle timing tool kit

Here’s another item our old friend Martin ‘Sticky’ Round sent in for us to test and review. This kit contains all the items you need to accurately measure and set both your ignition timing, and/or cylinder port timing. A very useful and accurate tool indeed, every serious club/home mechanic, and trade operator should own one. The four-way engine mount tool will fit directly to the flywheel and in most cases can be used without you having to undo the flywheel nut. The tool comes pre-cut with four different threads so is suitable for use with a variety of different motorcycles and scooters, including our beloved Vespa and Lambretta scooters. The Buzzwangle-o-meter allows you to measure a full 360° within 1/10th of a degree accuracy around the centre axis of the crankshaft,…

4 min.
even the mighty fall

I’m pretty sure many people have seen the images of Lambrettas taken outside the old Innocenti factory in Milan. Now empty and slowly decaying, the site is used by those paying homage to its history, and as the ideal photo opportunity. Those pictures paint a sad story of a great empire that once was. The huge buildings once housed a thriving production line for Lambretta scooters, but those days are long gone. The question remains as to how and why it was allowed to happen? Innocenti had been around for a long time before the company even considered producing scooters. The company had been involved in heavy machinery and scaffold production, and only became interested in the idea of scooters after the Second World War. It was a plea from the Italian…