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Vespa go undercover

By Dan Sager

A must for any scooter left outdoors, Vespa’s Genuine Outdoor Covers protect against the weather, dust and spray from passing vehicles, bird droppings, harmful UV rays, and unwanted attention, too.

The police and most major insurers advise using a cover whenever the scooter is parked, because this simple precaution prevents criminals identifying whether yours is a model on their ‘shopping list’ and provides another time-consuming obstacle for thieves.

Model-specific for a snug fit and maximum coverage, Vespa Genuine Outdoor Covers are 100% waterproof, to keep the weather out, and breathable, to prevent the build-up of condensation and moisture around the scooter.

The material is resistant to heat, cold and harmful UV rays, so will keep on protecting for seasons to come. A draw-cord at the base secures the cover, preventing flapping and billowing in windy conditions and helping to prevent it being lifted by opportunists.

They also feature reinforced cut-outs through which a chain or D-lock can be passed – a great visible deterrent for thieves and at the same time preventing the cover itself from being removed.
Shaped to allow for a windscreen and top box, they feature a clear window for the number plate. A reflective strip and Vespa logo help the scooter stand out to other road-users.
Genuine Vespa Scooter Covers are available for the GTS and GTS Super and to fit the PX, Primavera and Sprint.

For prices and to view the complete range of Vespa official accessories visit










Vespa has teamed up with design specialists Rizoma to create an exclusive range of accessories for owners of its popular GTS Super scooter.

Rizoma specialise in manufacturing cutting-edge motorcycle and scooter accessories, using billet aluminium. Each part is designed and manufactured in Italy and – as you’d expect – finished to an incredibly high standard, adding a subtle, sporty and contemporary look.

Starting from the front, Vespa GTS owners can opt for the Rizoma Front Shield/Horn Cover and Mudguard Crest to give their scooter a striking profile.

A short, stylish Fly Screen adds practicality as well as style, and can be accentuated with Rizoma’s alloy Rear View Mirrors.

Finishing off the look is the Engine Oil Filler Cap, Transmission Cover Cap and Grab Hand Support Cover.

Vespa GTS Premium Sport Accessories are suitable for both the 125 and 300cc versions of the Vespa GTS Super, and are available exclusively through Vespa’s Genuine Accessory range.

For a complete list of original accessories for Vespa scooters visit





Press Adverts 17/01/18

By Emily Hart




With scooter theft on the rise and in the headlines, both the Metropolitan Police and MotorCycle Industry Association (MCIA) are advising riders to layer security, using more than one device to maximise protection.

Scooter theft isn’t restricted to London – West Midlands police surveyed parking bays in Birmingham’s Cathedral Quarter and discovered that only 40% of bikes and scooters were protected with a chain, disc lock or similar device.

Specifically designed for modern and retro scooters, Piaggio produce alarms, handlebar locks, chain and disc Locks, offering multiple ways to secure vehicles and giving owners peace of mind that their machine will be safe and sound when they return to it. The range includes:

DISK LOCK TOP – a compact brake lock with a 5mm diameter locking pin and reversible key, with drill-proof and pick-proof casing. Supplied in a carry bag with reminder cable. RRP: £33.00.

PIAGGIO ® MULTILINK LOCK TOP – cable lock, protected by steel tubes with pipe-ball joints, for increased flexibility, and extra drill protection on cylinder. Available in 100-170 cm lengths, RRP starts at: £29.00.

CHAIN LOCK – 110-140 cm long chain, with 10 mm square steel links, secured with a 12 mm diameter shackle in a hardened steel lock body, with drill-proof and pick-proof keyway. RRP from £45.00

HANDLEBAR LOCKS – Permanently attached to the scooter for convenience, they can be secured to the handlebar in seconds to immobilise the vehicle. When not in use they fit discreetly between the seat and footrest, keeping underseat storage free. Extension cables are also available, allowing owners to secure their scooter to an item of road furniture. RRP from £59.00.

Piaggio produces a range of electronic alarm systems too, including the E-POWER. This plug & play is system designed for scooters equipped with a pre-installation connection. It comes with an electronic key and two button remote control. RRP £146.00.

For a complete list of Piaggio’s genuine Alarms, Handlebar Locks, Chain Locks and Disc Locks, for Piaggio and Vespa scooters, call 0117 972 5552 or visit





New to the genuine Vespa accessories and lifestyle range, V-Stripe Helmets add a vibrant splash of colour to every ride, whatever the weather. As part of the V-Stripes collection, which uses the letter ‘V’ from the iconic Vespa logo for inspiration, these helmets are available in five eye-catching shades – Yellow, Red, Black, White and Azure. All feature contrasting coloured stripes, plus an Italian flag shield graphic and the iconic Vespa logo in purple.

The demi-jet design offers all-round vision – ideal when navigating crowded city traffic – and makes the helmets compact enough to fit in the under-seat storage compartments found on most modern scooters.

Approved to the current ECE2205 safety standard, the V-Stripe has an ABS shell and is secured with a micro-adjustable seatbelt-style strap. It’s quick release, so there’s no fiddling around when your destination is reached.

A breathable, hypo-allergenic textile lining keeps the wearer comfortable and cool when hustling through busy streets, and there are three visor options to choose from – standard and shaped short visors, as well as a long version .

Vespa V-Stripe helmets are made in Italy and come in sizes XS-XL. For details on these and the complete range of Vespa official accessories visit