Custom Creations: Vespa Chopper

Created by Dietrich Limper at 10:01 on January 10, 2024

As part of our "Custom Creations" series, we come to a conversion that you don't see too often. Choppers were very popular among Lambrettas in the 80s and 90s. This is exactly what Klaus from Linz in beautiful Austria has modelled himself on. However, he has not fitted a Lambretta with a long Fork, but a Vespa. The member of VC Rot Weiße Rollerlöwen is an accomplished large-frame expert and explains everything about his creation to Jesco in this video.


Two decades of work

"A total of 300 to 400 hours of work went into this project," says the 42-year-old, "but spread over 20 years, because there were always long breaks when there were other things to do." Then the Fork broke, another one was too short and finally Klaus made his own trapezoidal fork. His chopper does not have a road licence, but it is roadworthy. "It's fast for 80 kilometres, but you should drink a few beers before the ride to overcome your fear," says the Linz native with a laugh.

Reward for the effort? At the Scooterist Meltdown 2023 in Kalkar, he took first place in the "Best Oddity" category with the Vespa Chopper and won another trophy for his collection. We wish Klaus every success for all his future projects and hope that it won't take him another 20 years to surprise us with a new custom creation.

Vespa Chopper

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Dietrich Limper
Dietrich Limper

Dietrich Limper works as an editor for SIP Scootershop and also writes for local and national publications. When he's not geocaching, he enjoys the amazing antics of Bayer Leverkusen.