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Scootering January 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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welcome to the january edition of scootering

Okay, so last month I did say that I was looking forward to winter because of a bunch of new scooter projects being on the horizon… but I was clearly high on two-stroke fumes, and the prospect of shiny stuff arriving. But reality has kicked in, now it’s cold, dark, and damp outside. The last week has also been a proper ‘pea-souper’ round here, terrible visibility due to mist and fog, which sucks. So I apologise for being overly enthusiastic about my winter projects, and getting detached from reality in terms of shite riding conditions… the ones which make my arse twitch every time I tip the Vespa into a bend and can see that horrible ‘greasy-sheen’ on the road. No I don’t mean Charlie Sheen, I mean that greasy…

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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…

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kickstart

AGV SPORTMODULAR With the introduction of the Sportmodualr, AGV claims to have “rewritten the rulebook on flip up helmets”, creating a modular with the compact dimensions, low weight and the aerodynamic performance of a sports full-face helmet. As is to be expected from a helmet in this price bracket, the Sportmodular’s loaded with safety and comfort features. The former includes 190° vision, the same as human peripheral vision while the carbon fibre shell boasts a class-beating low weight of 1295g. In addition to being removable for cleaning the wicking interior is reversible offering both warm and cold weather options. In use the Sportmodular is impressive, even at temperatures of 38°C opening the vents produced a welcome blast of cool air, although it has to be said that opening the rear vent while riding…

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the evolution of customisation

Ever since scooters appeared on the UK mainland decades ago, owners have altered their appearance one way or another. Early on it was somewhat pedestrian though, compared to today’s standards. Adding accessories to the mirrors and lights was the fashion of the modernist movement during the 1960s, the idea being simply to make one’s scooter individual. During the 1970s this trend began to change by way of more elaborate paint schemes and the introduction of murals on the bodywork. It was the following decade where the real explosion and advances in customisation took hold; with the late 1970s scooter boom there came thousands more owners. It became increasingly difficult to make your scooter stand out from the crowd so ideas about customisation rapidly began to evolve. It was a snowball effect, the…

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street sleeper of desire

Way back in the 70s, when he was both young and impressionable, Tim Lake had his head turned by one particular scooter. This was a yellow ochre Lambretta GP200 electronic, at the time owned and ridden by a then local to him fellow scooterist. Around 40 years down the line, with an accrued wealth of experience on two small wheels, Tim had owned and ridden a number of scooters. Until recently not one of them had been anything like the Bertone-designed last of the Innocenti-made Lambrettas, the GP Electronic, which had been etched indelibly in his mind. During the 70s the crème de la crème of Italian Lambretta scooters was the GP200 Electronic. The last and final production Grand Prix model manufactured in Milan. Within the past couple of years,…

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scooter details

J s a f s f t i Name of scooter & reason: The PPI Project – a PPI claim paid for the Targa-Twin engine. Scooter model: GP200. Inspiration for project: I was going to buy a Targa engine as a retirement project for myself. But after I had a major health problem a good mate of mine talked me into buying the engine sooner rather than later, to quote his exact words... “If you can afford it, get it; you can’t take it with you.” Thanks Mick. Time to build and by who: Around two years by myself and Mick Gauntlett at Surrey Scooter Services in between building several other bikes for customers. Paintwork and murals done by: Extreme Paintwork and Fabrication. Overall cost: £11,000. What was the hardest part of the project: Finding the time…

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