Ace Scooters

Ponderings on life, the universe and scooters from WA's only specialised scooter only emporium.

Summer Loving

Well finally the decent weather seems to have arrived, and everyone is out riding again.  The guys at Piaggio Australia are helping out too with some great offers on their range, particularly the Vespa GTS 250ie (possibly our favourite scooter in the range) whereby you can now save $700 against RRP!  The first $500 is from the summer of Vespa campaign, but you can download a voucher for another $200 if you go to the Piaggio Australia website, print one out, and bring it in!  Use it for further savings on the scooter, or use it to buy gear!  The choice is yours!

The other great news is that the new LX 150ie is going to be available in Taormina (that's the bright tangerine orange colour that you either love, or you adore).  To date this colour has only been available on the S 50 and S 125, but since we don't have an S 150, the guys at Piaggio Australia thought it only fair that the colour was available on something with a 150cc engine, so the LX 150ie got the gig.   Availability is going to be limited to begin with, so if you are interested it may be worthwhile getting a deposit down and your order in.  Hopefully they will be here for Christmas.

Interesting news from over east where Brendon and the team at Scooter HQ sold a Daelim S 125 to superbike champion Troy Bayliss.  We are not in the least bit surprised - the S1 is one of the silent achievers of the scooter world.  It doesn't have to get up and bang on about how good it is, it just continues to satisfy its owners.

We've been investigating some aftermarket performance parts recently, particularly for the Piaggio/Vespa range.  There is finally an Australian importer for Leo Vince pipes, and we look forward to getting them on some of the scooters, but we've also received and fitted some goodies from PM Tuning in the UK.  We helped Josh fit the new pipe on his PX yesterday, and not only does it look spectacular, it sounds awesome, and the performance upgrade is not to be sniffed at.  Looking forward to hearing more from Josh over the coming weeks about how the scooter is doing.

We have also just fitted a PM Tuning pipe and Fuel Injector on a GTS Super.  The pipe improves the flow, the additional injector boosts the fuel into the engine, and the result is.... awesome!   The timbre is louder and throatier, the chrome pipe looks brilliant against the black panels, and the acceleration is scary!  Hubba hubba!

The closing date for the Mullaloo Surf Lifesaving Club membership raffle closed on Sunday.  For the last four years we've provided the club with a 50cc scooter for the top prize and this year its a Zip 50 2T.  Now I'm wondering whether we can beat last years coincidence of the year when all three of the previous winners booked their scooters in for servicing on exactly the same day!  And if you haven't got a ticket yet, tough luck!  But there is always next year.

Finally we are trying to nail down the final details for the first Perth Piaggio Picnic which is scheduled for the last Sunday in November from mid-morning.  As soon as we know the details they will be posted, sent, emailed, forumed so as many riders get to hear about it as possible.  We hope that its the first of many and will be a celebration of Piaggio, Vespa and Gilera scooters (though I suspect that if other scooters turn up as well, they won't be turned away). 

See you soon!


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About steve@ace

Full-time Scooter dealer (and part-time scooter hack) in the northern burbs of Perth, WA. Proprietor of Ace Scooters (in case you hadn't guessed), retailing Vespa, Piaggio, Gilera, Derbi, Daelim and Hyosung scoots and associated accessories, servicing and repairs.