Vespa Snowboard Winter Alert

Created by Ralf Jodl at 12:02 on February 8, 2021

Winter is not exactly the high season for Vespa pilots and scooterists. Actually, it's the time when you wish you had a heated, well-equipped workshop where you can get your favourites in shape for spring. And dreaming of the first rays of sunshine and warm temperatures. 

On long winter evenings in the workshop you get the weirdest ideas

The cold beer tastes good in the warm workshop, a glance outside shows: it's been snowing for hours. Spring still seems a long way off. But wait a minute, can't you do something with all that white splendour? Snowboarding, sure. But what if the lifts are all closed? Then we'll just build our own lift, the Vespa certainly has enough power. Only the tyres need more grip. Can you make a spike tyre out of a Vespa tyre? Sure, there are screw-on spikes for that. Add a sturdy cross tyre and the fun tinkering can begin! Most of the time, the obviously pointless projects are even more fun... The screw-in spikes are screwed into the thick studs with a cordless screwdriver. This is how front and rear tyres are prepared. Outside it has stopped snowing, time for a test ride!

and off you go on a wild ride. The thick studded tyres with screw spikes provide traction

The thick studded tyres on the Vespa equipped with the screw spikes provide traction on ice and snow. If you have a friend with a snowboard and a few metres of rope, there are no limits to your imagination. We let off steam in the winter fairy tale until it got dark.

This is how winter loses its terror and opens up completely new perspectives. We have certainly not been outside for the last time before spring!

Here are a few of our snapshots from the Vespa Snowboard Winter Alert in a Flickr gallery:

Vespa Snowboard Winterfun SIP Scootershop 2021



Because it was so much fun, we've put together a video for you to watch. If you like it, please share, like and subscribe to our SIP TV channel on YouTube! Imitation is highly recommended, send us your best Vespa winter pictures to [email protected] 


Ralf Jodl
Ralf Jodl

Ralf is managing director and co-founder of SIP Scootershop. He has been riding Vespa since 1990 and even today the working day starts best for him when he rides to the SIP headquarters in Landsberg on his Rally 200. Otherwise he owns a 180 SS, a 160 GS and a VM2 fenderlight Vespa.