Vespa hubcaps and covers are a not insignificant part of maintaining the aesthetic and functional integrity of your Vespa. These small, round metal or plastic pieces sit in the centre of the wheels and protect the hub and wheel nuts from dirt, debris and moisture. They also add a touch of style and personality to your vehicle.
There are many different types of hubcaps and wheel covers, from classic chrome to modern, sporty designs. Some are plain or patterned, while others feature logos or graphics. Some are made of sturdy materials such as metal or ABS plastic, while others are made of lightweight, flexible materials such as silicone or rubber.
Among the most popular types of Vespa hubcaps and covers are chrome-plated ones. These shiny, reflective caps add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any scooter. They are also very durable, as chrome is resistant to rust and other forms of wear and tear. However, they can get scratches and dents if not handled carefully.
Another popular option is aluminium hubcaps and covers for the Vespa. These caps are lightweight, yet strong and corrosion resistant. They come in a variety of colours, including silver, black and gold, and can be anodised or powder coated for durability. Aluminium caps are a good choice for those who want the look of chrome without the added weight or risk of scratching.
Plastic or silicone Vespa hubcaps and covers are also a popular choice. These caps are lightweight, flexible and resistant to damage. They are available in a variety of colours and designs and are often cheaper than metal caps. However, they are not as durable as metal caps and may need to be replaced more frequently.
Finding the right model
Regardless of which type you choose, it’s important to make sure it fits properly. Hubcaps and covers come in different sizes and styles, so it is important to measure the diameter of the wheels and wheel nuts before buying. Also, when choosing a hubcap, make sure that it is compatible with the make and model of your Vespa.
A large selection of different hubcaps for every Vespa model is available at SIP Scootershop. Both in the online shop and in the flagship store in Landsberg am Lech, you will find a huge range from simple and practical to colourful and crazy.
Fitting Vespa hubcaps and covers is generally a simple process, but can vary depending on the type of cap or cover. In most cases, the old cap or cover must be removed by lifting it off with a flat tool such as a screwdriver or crowbar. Then the new cap or cover is simply aligned with the hub and pressed on until it clicks into place. Some caps and covers require additional parts or tools, so follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.