Evening all, hope youíre all well. Just joined the forum so thought Iíd say hello.
Having always wanted a Vespa I managed to get sign off from the wife and bought myself a beautiful Vespa LX125, I love it.
My difficulty, and hopefully you wonít laugh at me too much is in actually being able to drive it. what I mean by that is Iíve only been driving (a car) a year, but comfortable on the road. However I assumed riding a scooter would be easy, however it feels almost too powerful for me. I tried to take it out one morning and struggled to actually get started as it feels like as soon as I touch the throttle the initial power is far too much for me to cope and almost crashed it on my first attempt. Itís probably mainly psychological now as the thought of trying it again feels like the first time you ever drove by yourself.
So my question is, what does it sound like Iím doing wrong and did anyone else have any similar problems? Itís almost as if I need to have the breaks on full time just to be able to go slower than say 20mph. I think my best course of action is to call my local garage that does CBT courses and arrange that/individual training, however embarrassing that feels. Iíve had the garage service my bike as wondered if there was a problem with the throttle, but itís in great condition.
Cheers, and sorry for the war and peace first post.