I thought sure this would have been discussed, but I didn't find a thread when I searched for it.
I did find one about vs. Chinese, but that's different.
To those of you have owned both, please give some honest and complete feedback on the following areas:
- Fit and finish
- Long-term reliability
- Ride quality
- Fuel economy
- Overall satisfaction with ownership
- Parts prices
- Ease of self-servicing (assuming moderate mechanical skill)
In cars, I'm not really in any danger of being able to afford a premium Italian one. For scooters? Maybe. I read a lot of good things about Vespa, but part of me feels like some of it is brand pride and fandom.
For example, it's common with a Japanese bike to read: "never a problem." For Vespas, I more often see that it is "trouble free, except that one time the xx went out and stranded me"
What has your experience been?