After many years owning Vespa scoots of all shapes and sizes and being really cheesed off at the rear 'Pods' getting scraped, scratched, dinged and dented, FINALLY!! a way of preventing this damage and/or being able to cover existing damage, while creating a really neat two-tone look.
Available from armourdillo-protect.co.uk
You're not wrong there Haole. As it happens here in the UK we have really crappy little motorcycle/scoot parking bays (esp in London), so as they fill up everyone starts shunting the other bikes and scoots up closer and closer until they're scraping against each other. Also people get off their machine and run their heel down the rear pods so you end up with these really anoying curved scratches. I've had some of my GTS's repaired and it cost a fortune and was never as good as the original. These ArmourDillo cover pods do protect the rear bodywork from dings and scrapes and cover existing damage, also I think the two-tone look is pretty neat.
Apparantly, according to Piaggio, Aus and the US are the biggest markets buying Vespas, which surprised me at first. However, it proves you guys have impecable taste. Good on yer!
Some people like the idea, but most of them are worried about scratching their paint, if the pods are not taken off and cleaned regularly. Fake carbon is no longer popular, it seems, but nobody asked for other colours.
If you ever take new pictures, consider mounting a freshly painted exhaust.
I've run a pair of these on my GTS for about 3000 miles and had no problems with chaffing or scrathching, as they have neoprene pads on the inside they're effectively held, for the most part, away from the paintwork. (see pic)
As far as the exhaust goes, I take your point, but this is a daily hard working scooter and I'm happy for the photos to show that.
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