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They may have been announced at last-years EICMA  show, but these Italian-made reed valve crankcases for the Vespa PX200 have taken a while to finally arrive on British soil. The Malossi VR-One MHR (to give it its full name) is designed for modified engines, and has reinforcing webbing in key locations to facilitate this. The main bearings are also ball, rather than roller, bearings giving greater load tolerance. Transfer ports are machined to match Malossi’s range of cylinder kits, and the VR-One comes with a reed valve manifold suitable for carburettors up to 30mm as well as a larger reed block. The mating face has been modified to preclude the fitting of a central gasket to avoid oil leaks, and it comes with M8 securing bolts, mounting rubbers, cylinder studs, crankcase bolts, drain plug and washers, reed valve inlet manifold, crank bearings and oil seals. Trade price of the kit is £520.

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