With the 2015 Classic Scooter Mille event to be held on Phillip Island Victoria, we at SS Scooter have got Team GS prepped and ready for this year’s gruelling 1000 + km journey up through Victoria’s Alpine passes to Mount Hotham. With rain and colder spring conditions on the for-caste, it’s gonna be an amazing and challenging 25 odd hours in the saddle passing through some of Australia’s most beautiful riding roads.
Quite Marks 1961 GS 150 engine was completely overhauled, with an up-gear kit installed and the barrel and piston more heavily ported, she was Dynoed at over double its original horsepower and a top speed of over 112km/hr. A SIP speedo was installed to keep track of his engine temp and of course speed. My GS160 mk2 had its clutch rebuilt after last year’s event and have had a few more creature comforts made, like a custom comfy seat, digi speedo and scrollable map….GPS and phones are not allowed as part of the event. And Scooter Fleur’s GS 160 MK1 with simply serviced and given a new rear Tyre!!!! Talk about reliable.
SS Scooter wish Team GS luck and see you and the rest of the competitors at the finish line.
GILERA RUNNER 1999 180 CC 2 STROKE
- Three layer pearl custom 2pack paint
- Only 100 km since rebuild
- New Malossi cylinder kit
- New Malossi Delta clutch
- New Malossi belt
- New SIP Stainless Steel expansion pipe
- Engineered and reinforced chassis
- Upgraded race engine mounts
- Custom engineered drop bars
- New tyres
- New front disc
- New brakes
- New Pascoli forks
- New Bitubo rear shock
- New wheel bearings
- Brand new Dellorto carb
- Tomaselli quick action throttle
- Custom body panels
- CNC levers
- Custom made seat
- Digital speedo
- Digital fuel level reader
Dyno-ed over 142km per hour- For burnout and wheelie fun!
Will be sold with NSW Blue Slip Certificate (Road Worthy Certificate). For interstate buyers, we can help arrange transportation at customer’s expense.
Please contact Sandy if you are interested at 02 96983389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This GS 160 MK 1 is now a world traveller, and in 50 years she is has done a full circle of the globe.
She is was originally imported from the USA (non-battery model GS160)
and brought to Sandy at S.S Scooter in need of a full restoration a year ago.
But now she is heading back with her owner “Obie” to the UK to reside with his formidable collection of Lambretta’s.
Unfortunately, the hard-core Lambretta collector will not have time to be ribbed by his Lambretta riding mates in Oz
about his latest and gorgeous addition to his vintage stable. But I am sure I know a few boys in Blighty that will.
Farewell Graham O’brien you will be sorely missed. Safe travels and GodSpeed.
From a Bondi Beach Bather to PX Street Burner.
Living it’s entire life by Bondi Beach without wearing any protection, this PX was suffering from an extreme case of cancer. With a rusted through frame it was time for me
to overhaul and save this Bondi Beach Bather.
The first job was weld in a new floor to re- strengthen this Vespa’s monocoque chassis .
Once the new floor was painstakingly welded into position, it was time to bring to fruition the tuning and customising concepts the customer dreamed of; from an enormous rear wide tyre conversion, to the 215 cc cylinder which was given the SS treatment flowing through a the stainless expansion pipe hanging off to the left, right down to the subtle CNC calliper to help her stop, are to name a few.
With a luscious coat of gun metal grey, this Vespa has been reborn; and she won’t be lazily sitting around Bondi Beach anymore, as she will be leaving our shores to burn up the winding roads of New Zealand.
Like most Australian imported Vespas and Lambrettas we find a huge discrepancy in our models compared to their Italian mothers.
This Vespa, with its frame number VN2T should be a Faro Basso model (low light or lamp down). In other words, the headlight is mounted on the mudguard, and should also have a 125cc powered cylinder.
But this barn find had neither, the headlight proudly sits atop the handlebars and the cylinder was still at its original 145.5cc bore.
She had either been modified in Australia by the dealer, or she arrived on our shores in her current guise.
I still like to think that the Italians, on a Friday afternoon, would get around to the Australasian export scooters and give them a touch of uniqueness (in other words, they would get rid of excess parts from different models and years and ship them off).
Either way, this bellissima is on her way to a very proud owner in Adelaide. He’ll be riding (not hiding) this uniquely Aussie Vespa, and it will join his vast Vespa and Lambretta collection.
With two of the rarest and coolest Vespa’s made in the SS Scooter workshop, the opportunity to photograph them could not be missed. With Sandy’s unmolested and unrestored SS90, sitting next to Tony Dunham’s beautiful and meticulously restored SS90 made for a rare and beautiful sight on a steamy Sydney summers day.
S.S. Scooter Engineering is proudly supporting White Ribbon on this important day!
Join us today at the WR walk or come and speak to Sandy who is an ambassador of WR how to SWEAR never to commit or remain silent about violence against women.
With Team GS completing all tasks and navigating the 1000km to the finsh line in Victor Harbour in South Australia, we cant wait for next year’s Mille in Victoria!
Featured Scooters in the photos:
Mark: GS150 VS5 1961, left
Sandy: GS 160 mark 2 1963, middle
Fleur: GS160 mark 1 1962, right
Photos by: Wolfwerk Photography
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