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New Piaggio Summer Gloves

Light, flexible and breathable, Piaggio’s new Summer Gloves are designed to make scooter riding on hot summer days much more comfortable.

The palm is predominantly made from Clarino – a man-made alternative to leather that out-performs leather in some applications, yet retains its softness, even when wet, and is microporous, to allow moisture and heat to escape.

This works with mesh panels on the back for ventilation, to keep hands feeling fresh.

The short cut means they can sit easily under the cuffs of summer riding jackets and also allows airflow around the wrists and forearms.

For added comfort and dexterity, the gloves use stretch fabric, and the Neoprene cuff, with Velcro closure, ensures a secure fit. Thermoplastic rubber knuckle protectors complete the package.

Piaggio Summer Gloves come in sizes S-3XL in classic black with a subtle Piaggio Logo injected on the wrist closure. They retail at £49.00 including VAT.

For further details of these and to see the complete range of Genuine Piaggio accessories, visit www.fowlersparts.co.uk

Game, set and matching helmets from Vespa

Get colour-coordinated for summer scooter style with the new VJ and VJ1 Helmets from Vespa, designed to match to their latest models.

Painted to perfectly match the popular Primavera, Sprint and GTS scooters, and even the exclusive 946, Vespa VJ and VJ1 Helmets combine modern components and materials with classic open-face styling.

Ideal for urban use, the designs offer all-round vision, and are compact enough to fit in most scooters’ under-seat storage compartments and top boxes.

Unlike many ‘traditional’ open-face helmets, both are fitted with a retractable sun visor, and the VJ also comes with a full-length clear external visor as standard.

Both models have a strong yet light ABS shell, fastened with a quick-release, micro-adjustable strap, and are approved to the ECE2205 safety standard.

Inside, a breathable textile lining keeps the rider comfortable and cool, and it can be removed and washed as necessary.

The VJ comes in sizes XS to XL, retailing at £139.00 in Azure Blue, Burgundy, Coral and Cream. A stylish chrome trim and a subtle Vespa logo on the front finish off the classic look.

The VJ1 also comes in XS-XL and retails for £125.00. Choose from Orange, Titanium, Yellow and Green.

For details on these and the complete range of Vespa official accessories visit www.fowlersparts.co.uk

New Piaggio helmet is flipping good

Piaggio Modular Helmet in Army Green

New from Europe’s largest scooter manufacturer, the Piaggio Modular Helmet is comfortable, practical and protective – the perfect riding partner both in and out of town.
In town, when filling up with fuel, grabbing a snack or running an errand, the single button chin bar release makes it easy to reveal your face for recognition purposes.

A quick-release, micrometric chin buckle means there’s no fiddling about in the car park or bike bay either – it’s as quick to fasten and adjust as it is to release.

Out on the open road the aerodynamically designed shell offers cleaner airflow to keep the head stable, easing pressure on the neck for a relaxed ride. Made from tough, light thermoplastic/resin for strength and flexibility, with UV protection, the helmets is certified to the current ECE22.05 safety standard for road use.

The scratch-resistant visor and internal, flip-down sun visor keep the view of the road ahead clear, while venting to the top and chin bar channels a cooling breeze through the EPS liner and out via exhaust vents to the rear.

The high quality textile lining is hypoallergenic, as well as fully removable and washable, for season-long freshness and comfort.

Piaggio’s Modular Helmet comes in two subtle colour choices – Bianco and Army Green – in sizes XS-XXL, and sells for £129.

For a complete list of original accessories for Piaggio and Vespa scooters visit www.fowlersparts.co.uk

Vespa Modernist Helmet

Get set for summer scootering with the Vespa Modernist Helmet and add a dash of Italian style to your ride.

Part of Vespa’s 2018 Lifestyle Collection, the Modernist has a demi-jet design that offers all-round vision – ideal for navigating busy traffic – and is compact enough to fit in the under-seat storage compartments found on most scooters.

Made in Italy, and with ECE-2205 safety standard approval for complete peace of mind, this helmet is finished in a combination of matt and shiny navy blue, with contrasting round decals on each side and an eco-leather trim for a satisfyingly classic style,

The flip-up visor is held in place with tricolour-painted aluminium hinges and is long enough to offer protection from wind, rain and dust, making the Moderninst a practical proposition throughout the seasons.

A seatbelt-style strap with a micrometric fastener ensures a snug and secure fit, with a quick-release buckle, so there’s no fiddling around when a destination is reached.

To keep the wearer comfortable and cool when hustling through the urban jungle there’s a breathable, 3-D fabric lining, which is removable and washable, too, for season-long freshness.

The Vespa Modernist Helmet comes in sizes XS-XL and retails at £149.00. For details on these and the complete range of Vespa official accessories visit www.fowlersparts.co.uk

Vespa go undercover

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 www.fowlersparts.co.uk.

Triumph for Bristol Apprentice

Danny Rose (centre) collects his award

Britain’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer has awarded Danny Rose, a trainee technician at Fowlers Motorcycles in Bristol, the accolade of Triumph UK’s Dealer Apprentice of the Year. He was presented with the trophy at Triumph’s annual Season Launch Conference and Awards Dinner at the Athena in Leicester, close to the company’s Hinckley factories.

Triumph’s Advanced Apprenticeship Programme is an industry-leading training scheme that helps trainees to fulfil their ambitions within official Triumph dealerships. Apprentices work towards a nationally recognised qualification that aims to equip them with the skills to provide customers with world-class technical expertise.

Founded in central Bristol in 1926, Fowlers can trace its apprenticeship training back over 60 years, working with local colleges and manufacturers’ schemes, too.

“Our service department’s policy has always been to ‘grow its own’ technical staff right up to and including Master Technician status”, explains Stephanie Fowler. “We’re also very supportive of those who wish to enter skills-based competitions. Several national and international awards have been won by our technicians in recent years, which means our customers can be confident their bikes will receive outstanding technical care and attention at Fowlers!”

Danny adds; “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being at Fowlers and working my way through Triumph’s apprenticeship programme. Everyone has been extremely helpful every step of the way, whether it be the people I work with on a day to day basis or my tutor, Richard, at Triumph. The facilities and training available to apprentices in the programme are second to none. It’s always a pleasure to go to Hinckley and train with Triumph”.

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Designer gear for Vespa GTS

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 www.fowlersparts.co.uk