Modern Vespa riders are being spoilt at the minute, with loads of new goodies coming out all the time. The latest are these 20-spoke rims from SIP Scootershop. The rims are CNC machined for a perfect finish and come with a cast in SIP logo.
Obviously a wheel is quite an important part of any scooter and German laws are strict on aftermarket parts. As such, these rims are road legal in Germany (they have German Federal Office for Motor Traffic approval – KBA) and are made to ETRTO (European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation) guidelines, the industry standard for rim and tyre production. The chrome version also comes with a KBA number.
Price, options & availability
The wheels come in a choice of orange, silver, chrome, matt black, black with polished edge, white and red. Prices start at €139 for silver up to €229 for chrome.
Website: SIP Scootershop
ABS fitting information
The Vespa GTS with ABS, produced in 2014, requires an extra spacer washer beneath the ABS sensor.
The latest Vespa GTS ABS models have the ABS wheel bolted to the wheel itself. These models require wheel nuts with an internal thread (#PI000617 / x 5) with which the ceramic wheel is also fixed. The ABS sensor will still require repositioning for correct alignment.
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