TUCANO URBANO RIDER COVER
For those with a scooter that may not have a dedicated Tucano Urbano Termoscud lap cover (and I should point out here that in my years of experience using these every winter, the one they produce for the Vespa PX will also fit most classic geared Vespas with similar sized legshields like the T5 and Rally 200, as well as LML scooters, some Bajaj models, and also the Italjet Velocifero and Lambretta Series 2 and 3 scooters), Tucano now also makes a ‘universal’ lap cover that can be fitted to almost any model of scooter with a flat floor, modern or classic. This includes my Lambretta Series 1 here which although in the past I have fitted a regular Termoscud to, the headlight position makes fitting the front securing strap awkward and it doesn’t quite sit right.
The leg cover ‘Scud-à-porter Double Face’ (it has two sides depending on how you’re feeling, plain black or patterned) is easy to fit within minutes, just a couple of straps to attach to suitable fixing points on your scooter. The floor struts on my Lambretta were perfect. Once fitted, with the cord around front to help it keep its shape, it keeps you warm and dry while riding (there is a removable synthetic fur thermal lining and built-in bib to cover your chest), and while maybe not so stable at speed as a full on Termoscud, it is ideal for shorter trips and commuting. Also, when parked up it will keep the scooter’s seat dry. There’s an anti-theft system (metal ring) installed, it also features reflective edging on the black side for night riding, and the retail price is £94.99, though do shop around for a bargain. To find your local shop visit www.tucanourbano.com or to buy online visit http://scooter-wear.com or www.scootercrazy.com among others.