GTS ADDS A LITTLE WEIGHT…
As the speed and power output of scooters continues to rise, little things like wheel-balance become increasingly important. Last month Stan attended Piaggio’s press day and although there were no new scooter announcements he did notice that the Sei Giorni on test handled particularly well.
A quick glance revealed that its wheels had been balanced and a few calls to dealers suggests that this has recently become standard factory practice. Wheel balancing has long been a neglected aspect of scooter performance, mainly because finding someone to balance small wheels has never been easy (We featured a DIY solution in Edition 290).
However, the rise of maxi scooters means it’s being offered by an increasing number of specialist tyre fitters. Judging by the positive effect on the Sei Giorgi’s handling, next time a fresh set of rubber’s in order it may be worth seeking out their services.