I nostri orari di apertura estive sono:
Lunedì a Venerdì: 08.30 – 13.00 e 14.00 – 17.30
Sabato: 08.30 – 13.00 (pomeriggio solo con appuntamento)
LANCIA CLUB OF ITALY VISIT RLC! We often get asked to open the shop doors for clubs and associations who want to see the world of Lambretta scooters and to see first-hand what we do at RLC, on both the restoration side of the things and all that covers the tuning branch of the company, that is of course ‘Casa Performance’. Recently we were asked by the Loris Giorgetti, the President of the ‘Scuderia HF Rally Driver’ Lancia Club if we could open up on a Sunday for their members to visit and we were more than happy to oblige. Within the RLC team it’s not just 2 wheels that ticks our collective boxes as Micky follows the Rally scene, Marco has an Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300 Export, Lorenz has a Lancia Delta and Joe has a stupidly loud exhaust on his Abarth Fiat, if that counts?
Come the big day, the weather was roasting and it was perfect. We laid on a good spread of food and refreshments for the Club and they seemed to really enjoy visiting a place that was definitely unique, and represents something probably completely unknown to them. As we got chatting, it wasn’t long before it turned out that several members had, or still have, Lambrettas tucked away. They were “amazed by the RLC level of restoration” and truly blown away by the Casa Performance side of things.
We’d like to publically thank them for coming to visit us, as there were some truly super cool vintage cars such as original Fulvias and Deltas parked outside, driving by some really colourful, and interesting characters!
More pics HERE!
We are currently having a bit of a sort out and a tidy up in the RLC stores and putting loads of items on line. These range right across the board from accessories to used parts to scooters to general spares to NOS items to race parts to engines....etc. etc. There's many a bargain to be had right across the whole website but a good place to start is the Special Offers section of the site:
See what ticks your boxes!
EXTREME PRODUCT TESTING : ‘VEGA5’ 5-SPEED GEARBOXES & ‘CP ONE35’ CYLINDER KITS! We’re back in the ‘hood after our recent Jolly Boys Outing to the Scooterist Meltdown event on the German-Dutch border. We went there on 4 x Lambretta Lui’s (Vega) all of which were fitted with pre-production ‘CP One35’ cylinder kits that we wanted to do a final test on. So how did we go? All 4 scooters were fitted with all the new CP parts and here is a summary of our findings after stripping them down today to check for wear and tear.
‘CP ONE35’ CYLINDER KITS (Product Code: X807) : The actual 135cc barrel kits proved amazing - they are absolutely bomb-proof. The scooters were held at a constant 55-60mph for the whole journey (weather, ice, snow, blizzards, hurricanes, Alpine passes etc. etc. permitting…) and all the kits never once so much as blinked. These are a real game-changer for any J-Range or Lui-Vega-Cometa 50/75/100/125cc scooter. Power output out-of-the-box is 10-12bhp depending on exhaust used and performance is on par with a very good Lambretta GP200. Expected release date Summer 2019.
HEAVY DUTY RACE CRANKSHAFTS (Product Codes: X809 for 3-speed casings and X810 for 4-speed casings): We were also testing our prototype heavy-duty cranks for vibration levels, with each one having slightly different balance factors. The one we reckoned was perfect proved itself thus and that’s the one that goes into production. Vibration has always been a HUGE problem when tuning Lune line Lambrettas that have above-standard engine capacities so this was a REALLY important test for us to carry out. To give you an idea, a standard GP200 vibrates more than the Vega 135cc with this crank fitted. Expected release date Summer 2019.
‘VEGA5’ 5-SPEED GEARBOXES (Product Code X808): These have superb ratios and are now undergoing some further modifications before be carry out more testing. As they only arrived just before we set off, we want to be 200% sure everything is perfect. Expected release date April-May 2019.
MAGNETO CNC FLANGE KIT (Product Code X808): These bearing holders are a plug ‘n’ play direct replacement for the std. type flanges, which are extremely prone to breaking. Using only one Viton oilseal, means that your engine spins much more freely and the quality is second to none. Whatever model of smallframe Lambretta you have, it should have one of these flanges fitted. Available NOW!
DRIVESIDE OILSEAL PLATES (Product Code X801): these are a must have for all J-Range and Luna line machines and they during the trip proved faultless. The plates have an extra Viton ‘O’ ring and this ensures super-tight sealing. Supplied complete with Viton oilseal with a choice for either 3 or 4-speed casings. Available NOW!
REAR SUSPENSION BUSHES FOR BGM SHOCKERS & FRONT DAMPER KIT (Product Code X804 + X66x) : What a superb little upgrade these shock absorber bushes are! They enabled us to fit BGM shockers to the scooters and these were perfect. Dean’s scooter also had the new uprated BGM front shockers fitted and again, these are amazing. Fitting front shockers to Luna line machines is a must-have option as the standard Innocenti components are simply too Toys-R-Us and not up to the job in hand. However, the handling of the scooters with these front & rear suspension upgrades applied is nothing short of incredible. Standard or tuned, these are must have parts.
CP DUCATI 12V IGNITONS: What a revelation! Of the 4 scooters, two had Ducati systems and the starting, idling and lighting power was head and shoulders over the other two machines fitted with Lunatronic (IDM) ignitions (one of which suffered continuous problems throughout the trip).The Ducati name is synonymous with quality, Italian engineering and has an age-old association with the Lambretta brand. These proved to be an absolute revelation with incredible lights - even on tick-over - and starting was simplistic to say the least. The kits will be plug ‘n’ play for all J-Range and Luna Line models with everything included in the kit. Expected release date April-May 2019.
TOP CHAIN GUIDE TENSIONERS (Product Code X805) : These Casa Performance top chain tensioner guides fit any Lambretta J or Luna Line model. Based on the experience we have gained from our best-selling X44 OTT chain guides that are simply unrivalled in the Lambretta world. The actual chain runner block is made from an ultra-hard, special glass impregnated plastic material and the metal plates are all laser cut in 4mm stainless steel. Internally the plastic runner has 4 metallic bushes to ensure that the fixing screws do not come loose over time, which can happen through overzealous tightening if these bushes were omitted from the design. We tested these guides both before and during the trip to the absolute extreme and they have withstood everything we have thrown at them.
We also tested a lot of other products during the trip such as the forks that have LI-type lower section, 4-stud hubs, electronic ignition hardware mounting brackets and several types of exhausts! Be sure to keep following us here on the website, on Facebook and on Instagram for all the latest updates!