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Scootering on YouTube
Editor Dan has kept himself busy during lockdown providing the digital audience with helpful scooter-related videos. If you would like to keep up with the latest items, just use your camera phone to scan the QR code and it will take you straight to t
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Best Of Both Worlds?
Regardless of what any manufacturer says or does there are some people who’ll never accept the idea of a four-stroke auto, but their numbers are falling. Speaking as someone who owns more two-stroke scooters than is strictly necessary, I can vouch fo
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Sx 600
Allan Rosser was one of the first to do motorcycle engine conversions for the Lambretta, certainly commercially. Though that enterprise failed, it left behind a legacy that many others would follow. The idea of taking a Yamaha YPVS 350 engine and fi
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Scooter Details
Name of scooter & reason: Dark Destroyer – it’s dark, sharp and fast... plus Nigel Benn is one of my all-time favourite boxers Scooter model: API 150 Inspiration for project: Wanted a performance winter series 2 Time to build and by who: Approxim
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Officer Eugene Eibar And His Incredible NYPD Lambretta
While in New York, he visited the New York City Police Museum in Lower Manhattan with his wife and seeing an original Spanish NYPD Lambretta on display, he decided to build a replica. However, attending the LCGB Trade and Custom Show last year in So
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Scootering
Editor: Dan Clare Email: dan@scootering.com Publisher: Tim Hartley Publishing Director: Dan Savage Art Editor: Kelvin Clements Designer: Charlotte Fairman Production Editor: Pauline Hawkins Archivist: Jane Skayman 01507 529423 Email: jskayma
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A Classic Design?
Five years ago Royal Alloy wasn’t even a registered trademark but by pricing the TG in the £5k bracket they’ve decided to enter territory dominated by the GTS. As such they’re inviting comparison, which is another trap I’ve already fallen into. With
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Owner Details
Name: Karl Sheehan. First interest in scooters: Age 12 – a neighbour gave me a 150LD. Favourite scooter model: SX200. Favourite style of custom scooter: The 60s Dealer Specials (Originals). First ever rally: Skegness 1984. Favourite rally: South
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Scootering Words & Sounds
Over the last few months, Doctor Bird have been reissuing the work of legendary Jamaican producer and artist Clancy Eccles, and this release brings it to an end with a very much in demand album and the last of his releases up to that date. By the ear
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Leicester Reynards
For Jim and his mates, they were great times. “I owned my first scooter in 1965 and sadly said goodbye to my last in 1986. They were great times with good friends – I wonder where they all are now?” Jim reflects: “The Leicester Reynards first surfac
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Tech-spec
Battery: Li-Ion 60v/20Ah Range: 50 kilometres Maximum speed: 55kph Battery charging period: 4-5 hours 0-100% Motor: Bosch 1000W with 60v Aluminium swing-arm Throttle grip with integrated battery charge indicator RRP: €1990 More info: www.sip-sc
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The (fuel) Burning Question
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it’s a duck. On that basis the engine must, at the very least, be a close relative of the old Piaggio unit. Although manufacturers tend to be evasive about details, it’s common pr
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Scooter Details
Name of scooter: SX600 Scooter model: Lambretta Bitsa Time to build & by who: Built by me over three years, on and off Engine: Kawasaki ZZR600 (100bhp) Carb: Four Mikuni flat slides Exhaust: Handmade by Pulse Fabs Clutch: EBC Redline Tyres: Pi
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BEAST: The Scoot With Two Names...
When a scooter is christened with a name, it tends to reflect either the theme or the essence of what’s gone into the build. Paul Bradfield spent three years, on and off, building something of a trick Lambretta for himself. He knew what he was going
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Tank Busting
This might seem like a minor problem compared with the mountain that has to be climbed with some long-term projects, but is a crucial one if the would-be proud owner finally actually wants the engine to run without unwanted debris blocking up the car
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Kickstart
The nice people at Scooter Center have secured the last ever LML P-range frame sets, which are available in six different colours and with a choice of LML T5 headsets or P-range headsets for brake or hydraulic disc. The quality is far away from a cus
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Home-brew 261 Vespa
Dean Wilkins’ P range Vespa is one of those proverbial wolves in sheep’s clothing kind of scooters. A cursory glance is all Dean’s well-loved/used workhorse Vespa would usually attract when parked up. Don’t judge a book by its cover goes the old pear
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A Gentleman’s Conveyance
As a member of Scootering magazine’s team I’m expected to have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything related to scooters, scootering and scooterists. The truth is that there are some pretty large gaps in my CV. One of those was that I’d never ridde
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Owner Details
Name: Paul Bradfield Job: Electrical mechanical engineer Scooter club & town: Maidenhead First got into scooters: 1983 First scooter: Vespa 50/75 special First ever rally: Morecambe How did you get there?: Two-up on my Vespa 50/75cc Any funny
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Lambretta Li125
Covid-19 has a lot to answer for – and this scooter is no exception. Renovated and restored by the then owner, Alan Smith, the plan had been to carry out a photoshoot in early March. But before this could be carried out, the lockdown kicked in and it
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LEGAL Q&A
This information is provided by Stephen Hattersley, of WildWood Legal, a firm of solicitors specialising in claims for injured scooterists. Stephen, a qualified solicitor for 25 years, has been riding scooters for more than 30 years, and has acted fo
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Owner Details
Name: Dean Wilkins. Scooter club & town: Banbury Scooter Club. First interest in scooters: Punk, Skinhead, Mod and then Scooterboy 1982. First scooter: Vespa 100. First ever rally: Torquay 1984. How did you get there: Vespa 100 from Weymouth. An
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The Wet One
Unfortunately Stef’s generosity in offering a ride on the SS wasn’t matched by the weather. I’d optimistically describe the conditions as awful. With standing water and torrential rain there could be no exploration of the machine’s sporting credentia
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Scooter Details
Name of scooter & reason: Everyone calls it The Beast, but I call it 230 Hybrid Scooter model: Well the frame is a 1959 series 1/2 with GP fairings etc Time to build & by who: Built by me three years on and off as always too busy Any specialised p
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Back On The Track At Cadwell Park
Sponsored by Chiselspeed and hosted by the BSSO, the Eastern Cup race weekend was held at MSV’s Cadwell Park circuit, near Louth. Practice took place early Saturday on a dry but overcast track, followed late morning by the qualifying laps. Previous
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Temporarily Out Of Stock
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a piston ring, a bearing, or even a badge. When we can’t get the part required to finish off a scooter repair it can be really annoying. The sheer frustration knowing it is all that is holding the job up can lead you to
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Scooter Details
Name of scooter & reason: It’s a scooter, it has no name. Scooter model: PX200E. Date purchased & cost: July 2004 for £900. Inspiration for project: Originally it was going to be a 290cc water cooled Rotax, inspired by Gran Turismo Performance, th
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8 Ball
Cast your mind back to the early 1970s, if you can, to a time when the Lambretta scooter was entering new territory. No more in production, their second-hand value was plummeting at a rapid rate. Older models could be picked up for just a few pounds.
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Rookie Racer 2020
Cadwell was a first for rookie racer Phil Hallam, and surprisingly so was the scooter in question. Though he has ridden scooters for years, his choice has always been the series 2. Practise was taken at a delicate pace while he came to grips with the
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Malle Mile 2020
Ihadn’t even looked at my race scooter, never mind prepped it for racing, until the day before the event. Thankfully the scooter was still in great shape after last year’s racing and needed nothing more than a quick spanner check, battery charge and
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