Has anyone ridden on the Autostrade for any amount of time on a Vespa 300?
I need to go from Torino to Lucca in one day; while I would like to stick to back roads, there's really no way around getting on the A12 between Genoa and Pisa. I've driven this route in a car before - I recall seeing a few touring motorcycles, but no scooters. Google Street view didn't turn up any scoots along the few miles I searched, either.
My other option is to travel by motorcycle and then rent something smaller (150cc) once I'm in Tuscany.
I've done 130kph on a 300 before, but between flirting with the rev limiter and being blown around by 18 wheelers, it wasn't a fun experience. I'm wondering how smart it is to commit to 3 hours of it in Italy...
Is there anyone out there with firsthand experience? Am I worrying about nothing or should I chose something a little larger for the ride down? Thnx!