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Scootering November 2017

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
Uitgever:
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
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in deze editie

2 min.
welcome to the november edition of scootering

Okay, okay… I’ll get the bad news out of the way now. To all the ‘hardcore classic enthusiasts’: there’s a news item on electric scooters over the page. If the reception Euro 4 compliant machines receive is anything to go by, the two-stroke crowd will be fuming about this… even more than usual! The styling of said machine is clearly Vespa-retro based, albeit a somewhat Frankenstein mish-mash. But the end result however, ain’t all that bad – visually at least. I guess if the pricing, performance and range all add up, they will actually become very popular mainstream vehicles in the future; maybe not so much to the classic scooter crowd, but certainly to the general public. This of course doesn’t affect our path here at Scootering, or our focus on…

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. Big Stan 80s scooterboy turned long distance rider. Be it local, national or international, he’ll ride anywhere in his quest to bring you the tastiest scooters, best roads, trade interviews and hidden gems. 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 engine building maestro, technical aficionado, and…

4 min.
she’s electric

Scooter based electric transportation is now available via SSC and, the firm says, the world will be a better, cleaner and quieter place as a result. SSC has been involved in building electric scooters on a small scale, for their own interest, for over 10 years now. Previous designs have been based around converting classic Italian scooters which were branded as VTronic and EBretta. Ex-Brit and company owner Pat Joynt firmly believes now is the right time to step into series production of affordable quality electric scooters. He tells us: “The ethos behind our Buzz 1 model is based upon our passion. We have drawn inspiration aesthetically from designs of 50+ years ago – automotive design has lost some of its freedom over the years as manufacturing techniques have changed and mechanical…

4 min.
product spotlight

A HARDY BIT OF KIT The Hardy is a classically styled wax cotton jacket from Oxford products. It comes with a removable and washable thermal liner, Includes CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors, and has provision for CE back protector, popper secured cuffs and collar with storm flap. Price: £189.95 For more info: www.oxfordproducts.com DENIM ON TEST As Stan continues to crunch the miles, Draggin has added a pair of Revz jeans to his wardrobe. Featuring Draggin’s latest lining, the Jeans offer an incredible 70m of slide protection. Made from silicone coated high stretch denim, the jeans offer comfort and safety in a lightweight package. UK prices are around £185, which is much less expensive than a skin graft! www.dragginjeans.net XCP RUST BLOCKERAND ONE SPRAY With the winter rebuild season just around the corner XCP Professional has…

3 min.
seperated at birth

When launched in the late 1940s, the Vespa and Lambretta shared a common goal: to provide cheap and affordable transport. Each was a direct rival to the other but together they played an important role in gaining a foothold for scooters within the motorcycle industry. Though both brands had their own unique styling and mechanical engineering, they also had many similarities. Step through design, small wheel diameter and a compact engine, just a few of the related features they shared. In a way, they were like twins… working together for the same cause. That may have been the case, but in reality they were rivals and it seemed the owner almost had to pledge some sort of allegiance to whichever brand they chose. It’s difficult to say where this ‘unwritten loyalty’…

10 min.
time for business

A DRIVING FORCE Shaun went to his first scooter rally, Skegness on a Vespa borrowed from a friend in 1984. Thirty years later he and his son, Shaun junior, went on the Skegness Rally together. Shaun junior’s style of fashion has a Peaky Blinders element of influence and during that Skegness trip Shaun captured an image of his son, which helped inspire him for the theme for his scooter. FOUNDATIONS SET A top paint job was one of the priorities at the top of Shaun’s list. Shaun explained: “I was looking for someone who had the skills and was up to the job. By chance I bumped into a pal and we got chatting. My pal showed me the paintwork Ty had done on his scooter and when I saw this I thought:…