Edition 4 of the new ScooterNova magazine is out now and includes an article on the Vespa 125 ‘Sei Giorni’ Racer.
We reckon this is a very important
scooter for not only Vespa but other brands too, something as scooter enthusiasts that we have all benefitted from since.
Earlier in October 2017, Piaggio invited ScooterNova magazine out to Varese to test ride the new Vespa GTS 300 ‘Sei Giorni’, the company’s tribute to their own racing heritage. You can read about Andy’s test ride of the new Vespa on the SLUK website (he also got to ride some of the ISDT route too!).
We first wrote about the Sei Giorni on the ScooterNova blog back in 2013 when we discovered some old photos in an old Vespa Club d’Italia diary. You can read more here.
For the latest article in ScooterNova magazine, we spent a lot of time researching the original machines further (involving a bit of translation!) and discovered some very interesting details about them that are hard to come by in English. Hopefully this will help dispel some of the myths surrounding the original Racers, such as what the hole beneath the rear brake pedal is actually for!
ScooterNova edition 4 was published on the 26 October 2017. Over the 100 quality pages it is printed on you’ll find numerous in-depth articles from the 1951 Vespa Sei Giorni 125cc Racer to rare and unseen images and drawings of prototypes from the Lambretta factory, a thorough road test of the Lambretta GT240 kit, a look at the last sporting Vespas produced by Piaggio in the 1980s, a 50s Vespa with a 650cc engine, the amazing London to Milan ride on a couple of 75cc Lui Lambrettas, a round up of scooter racing in 2017 and much more besides. You can buy and subscribe online here.
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