I know that I just joined this forum, and have made just a few posts, but it seems like I will be leaving you. I was pretty close to signing on the dotted line for a new Vespa, but after my wife indicated that she would like to share in using a scooter if I bought one, she asked to go back to the dealer to sit on it once more. She found the seat just a bit too high for comfort but still loved the look of the Vespa. On a whim we stopped at a Honda dealer and she sat on and got on and off several times a 150cc Honda scooter and said that she was much more comfortable on this lighter and lower scooter. And I must admit I liked the idea of the larger wheels on the Honda. So we bought the Honda instead of the Vespa.
But as I told my wife, nothing is permanent. Once she gets used to riding a motorized vehicle she might wish for more oomph than she will get out of a 150, and if that becomes the case, maybe we will come back to Vespa with its 300 cc engine.
Thanks to all the positive comments from those of you that posted comments on my threads. Ride safe, and maybe someday I will be back.