I had decided to treat myself to a long weekend trip away on my own, I decided on Pickering in North Yorkshire, for 4 nights in a B&B, approximately 190 miles away, this would be my first trip away on my Vespa GTS300 Touring.
The day was dry and overcast with blustery winds and about 15C, I found that my RST textile jacket was too well vented and made me cold, despite having a medium height screen fitted, the wind was coming around the screen and making my bank cold, even worse was the serious buffeting I was getting from vehicles in front of me, especially from trucks and big vans, so much so that I was literally hanging on with grim determination, seriously spoiling my ride.
I started with a full tank of fuel, but had to fill up after around 80 miles as the gauge was showing nearly empty,as I was not sure if the fuel gauge was accurate, and when
I reached Pickering, I was empty again, 2 fillups in 190 miles travelling at around 60mph.
I found that the small tank range and the extreme nervousness of the ride caused by the buffeting/small wobbly wheels spoiled what should have been an enjoyable ride.maybe a bigger wheeled BV350 may be the answer.