GTS ADDS A LIT­TLE WEIGHT…

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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.

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