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Vespa 150 Resto

VESPA 150 with a Pinasco tuning cylinder, 24 mm Dellorto, 12V conversion, 4-speed gearbox: added sparkle to the last restoration rolling out the doors before Christmas!
 
Ride Safe and see you all in the new year!

Australian Classic Scooter Mille 2015- Go Team GS

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.

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Vespa GS 160 MK 1

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.

 

VESPA VN2T

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.

Vespa PX 200 Street Racer

Friday feature scooter: Vespa PX 200 Street Racer (photographed by Wolfwerk Photography , built by SSScooter:

With an initial brief to turn his every day ride into a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, this machine quickly went the opposite direction when just before the build the owner went for a “full-on” orange veneer.

With the stainless SIP expansion pipe hanging out the side, the Garelli carbon mudgard out front and the bright red Bitubos keeping her on the ground; all point directly that this is a wolf, inside and out.

She is definitely not disguising the fact that she is not only a tyre burner but also a work of street racer art to hit the roads from SS SCOOTER!

 

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Mini Machine, Vespa 100

Check out this slick Vespa 100 !!

Photos by: Wolfwerk Photography

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From mild to slightly wild…Vespa PX 200

We’ve uploaded the restoration of a tarmac burning PX200.

Photos by: Wolfwerk Photography

 

Mail Order Ride, Lambretta TV 175 series 3

A customer orders a whole scooter piecemeal through the postal system all the way from South America.
Check it out in the Restoration Gallery.

Photos by: Wolfwerk Photography

Performance Upgrades

S.S. Scooter Engineering specialises in a vast array of quality performance and tuning upgrades.

We can offer everything from:

  • Expansion chambers
  • Performance exhausts
  • Suspension upgrades
  • Hydraulic-brake conversions
  • Reed-valves
  • Tuning kits
  • Engine porting
  • Engine blue printing

Read more about our services here.