The style, functionality and
durability of our scooter - sidecars combinations result from using the best
components available along with expert assembly here
in the US. We have over 10 years of experience matching and assembling sidecars
with scooters. That experience results in a superior product that offers
the best value to our customers.
We use either a
vintage Italian Sprint with 10” Wheels (VLB1T) or vintage Italian VBB (VBB1T)
style chassis with 10” Wheels, ( 8” wheels available on request for
shorter/smaller riders). The chassis is stripped to bare metal. Metal work done
as needed with minimal body filler. The chassis is professionally repainted in
regular colors, original factory colors or to a custom color requested by the
customer. Regular colors include Black, Silver, Red, and White. Custom
colors/paint schemes are available.
The scooters we
attach to sidecars are strengthened along the center tunnel/floorboard area
during the restoration
process adding reinforcement to the areas where the sidecar mounting bracket is
bolted to the chassis. This reduces the amount of flex in the chassis and
reduces the risk of future metal fatigue. European Tires with either Piaggio
factory wheel rims or European top quality chrome rims as used as the tire and
A new factory fork
with new shock/damper/spring is used. Cables/Headset Bearings/Speedometer
internals are replaced with new parts or rebuilt to new condition.. All
electrical components, electrical cabling and lighting fixtures are replaced
with new parts.
The engine is probably the most important part of
a scooter/sidecar rig. We offer 2 engine choices in our sidecar rigs. The base
motor is our PX 166cc Enhanced Durability Engine which addresses all of the
known weaknesses in the LML Star Express engine. We use a 166cc mildly tuned
cylinder with wire drawn rings and forged piston. We feature GGR Hot Reeds on
the reed intake with a Dellorto 20/20 Carb. We use an Italian crankshaft with
Piaggio main bearings, top quality gears/transmission and a banded clutch for
longevity. The result is a motor assembled here in Texas that can stand up to
additional stress of pulling a sidecar. The PX 166cc rig sells for
Our next engine choice is the PX200E engine. We
start with a set of factory new Piaggio 200cc PX200E engine cases and then use
an absolutely top quality Italian Tameni crank as the heart of the engine with
Piaggio, Italian main bearings. The motors are assembled with Ducati Ignition
systems and a Dellorto SI24/24E Carb. We only use European factory quality parts
to finish the motor and you end up with a brand new PX200E 200cc motor with an
Italian pedigree that has been expertly assembled at our workshop in Texas. The
PX200E 200cc motor has substantially more torque/horsepower and will operate
much more comfortably in its performance envelope leading to both longer engine
life and a safer ride as it has the reserve power to move the scooter more
responsively. The PX200 Rig sells for $7295.00
We are confident that
our new PX166cc or new PX200E motor are the best engine solution for a safe,
reliable, and durable scooter sidecar combination.
We use all metal Cozy
10” Rocket or Standard style sidecars as our sidecar of choice. We purchase the
sidecars from the factory in India and mount it to our restored scooter in
Texas. Once the sidecar is mounted we ensure the sidecar/scooter combo rides
well and break in the combo with enough engines miles we are confident it is
ready for the long haul.
Because we are a full service dealer we can offer many accessories and upgrades
for your new sidecar rig. Chrome rims, whitewall tires, rear and front racks.
All these items, plus engine performance upgrades and suspension upgrades can be
added for an additional cost
The scooter sidecar combo we are assembling is the
best vintage side combination available in the United States. We have over 10
years experience assembling Vespas with sidecars and that experience results in
a superior product. We can make custom modifications in paint, engine, and
chassis to build the sidecar combination you desire.
Please contact us with
any questions you have about the product.
Center has been in the Vespa and Lambretta scooter business in the U.S. since
1998. We stand behind the quality of our products with 1-800-tech support,
warranty, and customer service. We are a full service Vespa and Lambretta repair
and service shop with full restoration to routine service and upgrades for
classic and modern scooters at our Austin location. This scooter is being sold
from our Austin, Texas location. Shipping is available to your door or a local
freight warehouse for an additional charge.