MP3 500 HPE vs Vespa GTS 300 HPE
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Joined: 01 Sep 2010
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Location: CT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:39 am quote
Looking move from my motorcycle to a scooter. Not a commuter, just to have fun and cruise around. I want something comfortable. I’m 6”, 210, 32” inseam. Which do you think would be a better fit?
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2020 Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 19 May 2019
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Location: Westchester, NY
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:59 am quote
To me the MP3 is good if you want some extra stability, or PTW is new for you given the extra wheel. It is physically bigger than the Vespa, so may be better at faster speeds. I started riding motorcycles and still have a few, but adding a scooter to the fleet to use to go to the train station every day. For me, the Vespa is the classic scooter and it’s been a blast on friend’s GTS’. My 2020 GTS HPE Super should arrive in a couple weeks, so that is where I chose. If you can test ride both. Even though the GTS is down ~140 HP on my most powerful bike, I’ve found less powerful bikes can be just as fun, albeit in a different way.
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2019 MP3 SPORT 500 IE
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:51 pm quote
Hi Shane,

I am 5'11 with a 31" inseam and the stock seat on the MP3 is cramped and uncomfortable. On my previous MP3 400 I had a custom seat made which is wonderful. I don't know yet just what I will do with the new one.

To answer your more general question, I think you should try them both out to see which suits your current needs/wishes. They are very different rides.
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2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:17 am quote
Vespa IMHO.
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GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Typhoon 125
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Location: Oregon City, OR
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:14 am quote
I've owned both in the past. I now ride a GTS.
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2016 MP3/500 Sport ABS, 2009 MP3/250, 2012 GTS Super 300ie
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Location: Marietta, GA
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:19 am quote
Considering what I currently own, I would consider the Newer BV/350...

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Marietta, GA
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Location: Chicago
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:04 pm quote
I have an MP3 but rode a GTS for a week while mine was getting repaired. If you are looking for fun around town, the GTS hands down. It's zipper, more flickable and just plain more scooter fun. The MP3 is great, better for the freeway.
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