The 306cc SIP-BFA engine at present is the most powerful engine money can buy. Jesco Schmidt and the SIP team proved that, and that this by no means is the end of the road, with the 2019 SIP custom sprint-racer “Something Special”. A whopping 72BHP at the rear wheel was the ultimate result. Enough to win the best of all category in the prestigious German Scooter Sprint Championship. The SIP-BFA 306 is a lot more than “just” extremely fast and powerful. The more we work with this engine the more it demonstrates just how good it is for pretty much anything. Hence 2020 was the year for yet another SIP-BFA based project: A daily driver with touring credentials. The goal was the SIP tour to Corse. The fundament for this was to be the Tuning-kit (Art.-No. 7824521J) with the bits and pieces required for the engine, crankcase, clutch and cylinder kit are not just potentially extremely powerful, they are also extremely high quality. Unfortunately the kit sets you back around 4.700 Euro, which is a bit more than you pay for your “standard” Vespa tuning. The goal was for the engine not only to be to the tour with, but to make it an easy, relaxed and controllable ride. So we decided to live with a mere 45BHP. Which still is ample in a 100kg Vespa. In particular so if that power surfs on a massive wave of torque with the mother of all powerbands. Next port of call was road testing with the TÜV. The scooter needed to be completely road legal for the tour. Hence the TÜV engineer was involved with the project right from the start. Still it took a ton of tests, measurements and reworking and retesting.