New vs Used Vespa..but
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:38 am quote
Hello Everyone

Need please to ask your kind for an advise

I'm Planing to buy a Vespa. it seems nothing extraordinary with that
but

feel lost choosing between one of two options:

1) An used Vespa Primavera, 2016 Model, very clean, low mileage only 9000km (Fuel Injection)

2) A company bran new Vespa VXL, 2020 model (Carburetor)

Both have same price

beside that's its hard to decide..there's the Fuel Injection vs Carburetor things.

Does really there a difference that i can feel? does the maintenance of each one differ than the other one?

I thought i have enough experience/knowledge to easily decide between most of the vehicles & Motos

but i was wrong.

Help
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:45 am quote
Are you sure about (2)? No 2020 Vespas would be carbureted. Almost all scooters made within the past ten years or so are fuel injected.

Either choice is okay. You'll save money buying used.

By the way, where are you? There are some differences between Vespas sold in Europe vs. America.
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:58 am quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
Are you sure about (2)? No 2020 Vespas would be carbureted. Almost all scooters made within the past ten years or so are fuel injected.

Either choice is okay. You'll save money buying used.

By the way, where are you? There are some differences between Vespas sold in Europe vs. America.
You know , I was thinking the exact same thing but looking at this it appears to have a carb. Maybe it's an Indian market bike? I know I'm not familiar with it.

https://www.bikedekho.com/compare/sxl-vs-vxl

Anyway yeah you save money on used but there is something to be said for being able to get a bike with a carb. Easier maintenance for one as all you need is a can of carb cleaner and you're good to go. Due to emission controls we've all had to go to fuel injection but some markets I guess it is still OK in.

Hopefully this gets moved to the general section as not too many people are going to read it here.
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Vespa
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:21 pm quote
Hi, & Thanks

I am from Lebanon (MEA)

& Yes, I am sure that VXL Model are Carb (as the dealer also stated so).

Sorry if my post found wrong place instead of general section..since i didn't know where to post except here.

So, if i understand well..then either way i am a winner? right?

What about the engine? to be FI..does not smooth the drive?
The sound? if carb engine will be more loud/noisy?
The burned fuel/oil on carb..will be visualized as a smoke out from the exhaust?
Perhaps Saving money for the fuel will be noticeable in FI?
Engine parts of carb is more available & cheaper than FI?
Worming the engine before use does not apply to FI..but to carb?

excuse my many questions..but those are my thoughts
thank you again
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:02 pm quote
Also
How i will be saving if both have same price?
what's the catch?
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:55 pm quote
sash72 wrote:
Hi, & Thanks

I am from Lebanon (MEA)

& Yes, I am sure that VXL Model are Carb (as the dealer also stated so).

Sorry if my post found wrong place instead of general section..since i didn't know where to post except here.

So, if i understand well..then either way i am a winner? right?

What about the engine? to be FI..does not smooth the drive?
The sound? if carb engine will be more loud/noisy?
The burned fuel/oil on carb..will be visualized as a smoke out from the exhaust?
Perhaps Saving money for the fuel will be noticeable in FI?
Engine parts of carb is more available & cheaper than FI?
Worming the engine before use does not apply to FI..but to carb?

excuse my many questions..but those are my thoughts
thank you again
I have bought my previous Vespa and the current one I'm picking up all secondhand. You can normally know how the scooter has been cared for by talking to the current owner.

I would choose the EFI scooter over the carb as normally the EFI model is lighter on fuel if you just want to ride it as standard from the factory. However if you want to tune for performance then the carb is a better choice as you have much more freedom of choice.
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:39 am quote
All thanks for you guys

Still not yet fully decided

shall update later on..and again, i am really great-full for your support and help in this

All the Best to your kind.
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