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To mark the shop’s 60th an­niver­sary the team have cre­ated an ex­cep­tion­ally lim­ited dealer spe­cial. Based on a brand new PX125 chas­sis, the ‘RD60’ is avail­able in a choice of two-tone schemes. Martin ex­plained: “We wanted to build some­thing that paid trib­ute to the early dealer spe­cials and at the same time show­cased the very best of our cur­rent prod­uct range.” The re­sult gives more than a pass­ing nod to the Grim­stead spe­cials while be­ing equipped with en­hanced sus­pen­sion and brak­ing plus a new build 200cc en­gine.

Although its fi­nal price is still to be con­firmed the flag­ship red edi­tion won’t be cheap, but the amount of work that’s gone into the build is stag­ger­ing. The front end alone has al­most £500 worth of ac­ces­sories in­clud­ing a Pinasco ra­dial cal­liper, Galfer disc and a short­ened Bi­tubo sus­pen­sion unit. The lat­ter, com­bined with a low­ered rear shock, gives the scooter a very dif­fer­ent and ag­gres­sive pro­file. It also re­quires a short­ened stand and the over­all ef­fect is very sub­tle in­deed. It’s wrong to say that this is close to the fac­tory’s orig­i­nal spec­i­fi­ca­tions as it far ex­ceeds the qual­ity of any­thing pro­duced in Pont­ed­era.

Red Edi­tion is fully loaded. Us­ing Vespa’sown An­niver­sary Blue is an­ice­touch. RD60s will be avail­able as av­ery lim­ited edi­tion.

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