The Driver screen epitomised the 1980s scooter scene for many Vespa PX riders. Original screens are becoming rare and expensive, they’re often brittle through age, have battle scars, the paint is flaking and they have bits missing (a bit like the owners). That’s why we decided to recreate this classic Vespa screen. These are top quality and handmade in the UK, Have a look at the video here.
We’ve been careful to recreate the SLUK Driver and improve certain aspects without losing its identity and without trying to clone the original. If you own an original it’ll still be worth keeping, there’s nothing beats a genuine retro screen. Ours won’t be passed off as an original (they’re inscribed with SLUK Driver for starters) and up close you’ll see a few details that enhance them.
The material we use is over 30 years newer for a start, the SLUK Driver is made from 4mm ABS, rather than the poly prop originals. Our material is far superior, it can be sprayed easily to match your own paintwork (if you choose) but also comes in a choice of four colours, gloss black, white, silver or carbon effect. The top screen comes in smoked perspex.
The brackets have been remade using stainless steel, they’re slightly wider than the originals, the bottom ‘L’ shape is longer and has two slotted fixing points (rather than the single hole in the originals). They fasten into the threaded holes beneath the PX headset, we’ve also put a twist at the top of the brackets. The twist is important, it takes out much of the vibration suffered by the original brackets.
The screens are supplied ready assembled, just attach the brackets and fix to the holes underneath the headset with four stainless bolts. The holes are slotted for up/down/in/out to give you a bit of adjustment.
The top screen comes in two lengths, Sport or Touring, Sport is the shorter version, please select the prefered style when you order. Most of the photos on the listing show the longer ‘Touring’ option. The screen can be cut to length at home if it’s too tall for you, simply use a hacksaw then a sharp knife to clean the edges up. You will find it hard to make it longer at home though…
As not everybody will want the ‘drinks tray’ and to keep the cost of the screens down we’ll be selling those as an optional extra, we’re making two versions, Original and Tech. The original is as you’d expect, original Driver style. The Tech gives a handy angled flat surface to mount either a sat nav or mobile phone. You can choose which style, either Original or Tech to add to your order.
Note when fitting your screen: there are a left and a right bracket, the left is designed to fit around the master cylinder on Disc models but the brackets fit both Disc and non-Disc PX EFL models.
Designed by SLUK and 100% handmade in the UK
Made from tough 3mm ABS plastic
Can easily be trimmed, sanded or painted
Produced in a racy high-gloss finish (white/black/metallic silver/carbon)
Fully packaged and ready to fit
Can be fitted to both Disc (or non Disc) PX/T5 Classic or LML Star with standard headsets – **Note not for dropped bars**
Screens are made to order but are usually shipped within 5-7 days