ANNIVERSARY DI AMOND
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.