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2018 GTS 300 Touring
Joined: 29 Oct 2018
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Location: Rockledge, Florida
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:48 pm quote
Bought my first Vespa this summer and loving it. I was first exposed to the Vespa brand in 1989 when I lived in Sicily. I drove a Fiat 500 at the time and was the envy of all my young Italian friends who were in high school at the time. In Sicily there is no driving cars until you're 18, so while they envied my car I envied their motorcycles and scooters (mostly the Aprilia motorcycles). Anyway, here I am 30 years later and finally own both a Vespa and a newer model Fiat 500. This is real nostalgia for me and I'm loving every minute of it.

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Molto Verboso
Vespa LX150 GTS250ie GTS300
Joined: 11 Dec 2009
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Location: St. Pete, Fla
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:52 pm quote
Great looking scooter
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2016 Sprint S 150 (his), 2016 Sprint 150 Blu Gaiola (hers), 2006 GTS 250 Excalibur Gray (hers), 2006 GTS 250 Black (his)
Joined: 21 Oct 2016
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Location: Vermont
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:06 am quote
Very nice!
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Vespa PX 125 Settantesimo
Joined: 01 Feb 2017
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Location: Norf Wheezy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:10 am quote
Welcome to the forum.

I like the colour of both!
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2019 GTS 300 Touring
Joined: 01 May 2011
Posts: 329
Location: SW Florida
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:35 am quote
Ya got that Italian thing going on, nice!

I to have a 300 Touring and a rosso Fiat Spider. Does that mean we're famiglia???



Paul
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GTS 300 Super ABS/ASR
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:15 am quote
Welcome to MV. Great combination!
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Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 31 Oct 2018
Posts: 13
Location: Northern NJ
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:57 am quote
I just got the same exact bike without the topcase. What a nice bike to ride and so much fun. I snapped it up when it went on sale in September.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 5115
Location: Home of the Alamo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:38 am quote
Great looking GTS and Fiats.

Welcome to MV from San Antonio!
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300 super sport Full Malossi and carbon Edition
Joined: 26 Nov 2016
Posts: 84
Location: Netherlands
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:41 am quote
Nice 300 en 500👍🏾
We have de 500X since lastweek

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2018 GTS 300 Touring
Joined: 29 Oct 2018
Posts: 37
Location: Rockledge, Florida
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:12 pm quote
roadscum wrote:
Ya got that Italian thing going on, nice!

I to have a 300 Touring and a rosso Fiat Spider. Does that mean we're famiglia???



Paul
Si, noi siamo familgia! 🙂
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2018 GTS 300 Touring
Joined: 29 Oct 2018
Posts: 37
Location: Rockledge, Florida
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:18 pm quote
GTSLove wrote:
I just got the same exact bike without the topcase. What a nice bike to ride and so much fun. I snapped it up when it went on sale in September.
I use it all the time. Picking up groceries, carrying my lunch, etc. I wonder how I got by on my old Harley without this storage.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
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Location: Home of the Alamo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:16 am quote
pccoder wrote:
GTSLove wrote:
I just got the same exact bike without the topcase. What a nice bike to ride and so much fun. I snapped it up when it went on sale in September.
I use it all the time. Picking up groceries, carrying my lunch, etc. I wonder how I got by on my old Harley without this storage.
No kidding. I hop between scoots and a Vulcan S which has zero storage. PITA once you get accustomed to "storage luxury."
Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 1408
Location: Minneapolis USA
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:12 pm quote
Viva Italia
pccoder,

Sorry for the late post, I just viewed your Fiat and Vespa. Both great looking.

We have somethings in common. I was in the USN ashore in Naples working at a NATO Base in Bagnoli (Suburb of Naples). 1970-1974.

I bought a brand new 1972 Fiat 500 (Dark Blue) to go along with my 1972 Ducati 350 Scrambler. I drove that Fiat all over Europe.

Your new Fiat is five times the car of those original 500s.

I have purchased a Vespa GTS 300 Super. I did not go all the way and buy the new Fiat 500.

Thanks for sharing you photos. I particularly liked the old Fiat.

Bob Copeland

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My Dragon Red Vespa

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My Ducati. I actually rode it to Sicily. Took the overnight car Ferry Naples to Palermo then around Sicily and back to the Boot.

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Joined: 18 Feb 2019
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Location: Tampa
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:09 am quote
Fiat 500, eh?
You are adventurous!

I owned one Fiat.
A 124 Spyder. It spent 8 months in the shop out of the one year I owned it.

I hope the Vespa isn't made to the same standards!
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