Sexiest Vespa Workshops: Scooter & Service

Created by Dietrich Limper at 14:09 on September 14, 2022

In the latest instalment of our series about the "Sexiest Vespa Workshops", Jesco is once again allowed to travel a little further. It's around 750 kilometres from Landsberg to Bispingen near Hamburg, but no distance was too far for us to visit Wolfgang "Wolle" Riehn and his crew from "Scooter & Service". For more than 20 years, the workshop has stood for individual Engine and chassis concepts, custom scooters and special parts handmade in small series. On over 400 square metres, Wolle manages the work in the spare parts warehouse, the welding and bodywork workshop, on the dynamometer, and "Scooter & Service" also paints. So there is a lot to see for Jesco and his team.

Woolen's workshop
A look inside Wolle's workshop

From musician to screwdriver

Wolle gives a friendly welcome and explains the changed business model. Since he left the big city five years ago, there have been hardly any walk-in customers and small repairs; instead, "Scooter & Service" concentrates entirely on larger projects, which make up 95 per cent of the business. In the office, the first big surprise - Wolle has some of his guitars here, because before he dedicated himself to two-wheelers, he was a professional musician. "Today, however, the music for us plays in the workshop," says Wolle, "and that's where we go."

And although there are still a few musical instruments hanging here, it's mainly scooters, scooters and even more scooters. Every conceivable model in various states and colours. Employee Markus is screwing and two dogs are leisurely trotting around between the Vespas. After Jesco has gained a general overview, Wolle explains the Superlow philosophy and the two experts discuss details and models.

"The sheet metal paradise is my living room," explains Wolle and shows the place where welding and hammering takes place. Jesco is amazed by a self-built exhaust consisting of 52 segments. The man of the house assures us that this alone would take a whole week and the visitor raises his eyebrows meaningfully. It's hard to imagine more passion and attention to detail.

Jesco, Wolle and Markus talk petrol.
Jesco, Wolle and Markus (from left) talk petrol.

Manufactory for Vespa conversions

Next stop: paint shop. Wolle shows the very own vintage raw style that he likes to give the Vespas. "We have an overall concept where we can do everything in-house, from the first step, namely bodywork and sheet metal work, to painting and final assembly. And that is probably the unique thing we do," explains Wolle Jesco, who can only listen attentively. However, words cannot describe what else there is to see in a tent on the site. Watch the video and let "Scooter & Service" enchant, excite and inspire you.

"I want to remain a workshop with two or three mechanics and not get any bigger," concludes Wolle. "We see ourselves more as a manufactory."

Really sexy. We wish our customer Scooter & Service all the best for the future!

Would you also like to see the videos of the other workshops? You can find them here.

Video: A visit to "Scooter & Service"

Picture gallery: A visit to "Scooter & Service"

Sexiest Vespa Workshop: Scooter & Service
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.

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