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Joined: 09 Aug 2019
Posts: 80
Location: Aberdeenshire Scotland
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:04 pm quote
Hi, just joined MV.
Don't have a Vespa yet but am on here to learn more.
Toying with the idea of switching from my current 650 bike to a GTS300 HPE.
There will be questions, please be patient.....
2019 MP3 SPORT 500 IE
Joined: 25 Aug 2007
Posts: 3892
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:07 pm quote
Patience is our middle name.

Or is it Patients...

Anyway, let me be the first to welcome you to MV.
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
Posts: 646
Location: Vermont
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:13 pm quote
Welcome! And one thing about this forum is we love pics. So as soon as you get your Vespa pics! In meantime, post a pic of your current PTW!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5282
Location: Downtown Toronto
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:34 pm quote
Hello and welcome aboard. While it will not have the same amount of power as a 650 you will be pleasantly surprised by the performance. There will be a few things to get used to but for an experienced rider it really is no issue.

I'm surprised your handle hasn't already been taken... I like it actually and good job picking one.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 8519
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:41 pm quote
Welcome to MV. You found a great place to get information and support.

Good luck on your transition. Expecting you'll be quite satisfied.
Kymco Like 200i (Sold)
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Posts: 2477
Location: San Jose, CA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:16 pm quote
Welcome aboard! Glad you joined us.
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 3479
Location: Tempe, AZ
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:20 pm quote
Welcome to Modern Vespa, Yespa, from the Arizona desert.

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Joined: 09 Aug 2019
Posts: 80
Location: Aberdeenshire Scotland
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:03 pm quote
Thanks all for the welcomes.
I've been riding for forty years or thereabouts, have had a variety of bikes and scooters over the years.
Never had a Vespa though, but that might be about to change.
Current bike not meeting my needs for practical commuting hence thoughts of changing.
2017 GTV 300
Joined: 20 May 2019
Posts: 18
Location: Willcox, AZ
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:20 pm quote
Welcome, lots of good people and help here.
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 970
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:37 pm quote
Another warm welcome from the Oven State, AKA Arizona.

I have a 750cc, a 300cc, and a 49cc. The 300cc gets ridden the most!
Yamaha Tricity 155 my 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 994
Location: Latina (Italy)
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:36 pm quote
Welcome from Agro Pontino (Latina - Italy)
2019 Vespa GTS300 Super; 2004 Vespa GT200
Joined: 15 Sep 2018
Posts: 36
Location: Herriman, UT
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:04 pm quote
Welcome from the Salt Lake Valley in Utah! A Vespa can bring a lot of joy, in my opinion. Good luck on your decision.
Molto Verboso
portofino green GTV 300
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 1137
Location: w.ma. Northampton
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:31 am quote
Welcome from New England
Vespa GTS 'Ruby Roo'
Joined: 24 Nov 2011
Posts: 3091
Location: London UK
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:01 am quote
Welcome from Old England!
2015 Vespa GTS300 Super
Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 213
Location: Connecticut
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:27 am quote
Welcome from CT.
2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
Joined: 18 Oct 2009
Posts: 3014
Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:54 am quote
Welcome to MV from the Great White North!
Benelli TNT 125 "Bean Alley" Kymco AK550 The War to end all Wars
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 16572
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:58 am quote
Welcome form the Beautiful South.

Bill x
Joined: 09 Aug 2019
Posts: 80
Location: Aberdeenshire Scotland
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:55 am quote
Well, today went to local Vespa shop for a looky and to get an idea of trade-in value of my bike, but sales manager wasn't in.
My fault, should've phoned ahead.
Still it was a fabulous day for a pleasant run on the bike.
Had a quick nosey at the scooters (mmm shiny) on display and will be going back next chance I get.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Typhoon 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 10821
Location: Oregon City, OR
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:01 am quote
Glad to have you on MV. Happy hunting for your new ride.


saggezza di scala
2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
Joined: 13 Mar 2010
Posts: 6875
Location: Israel
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:21 pm quote
Shalom and welcome to MV from Israel.
Vespa GTV250:: Et4 150
Joined: 15 Jul 2014
Posts: 206
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca.
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:57 pm quote
Aloha and welcome to the world or Vespa's
2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 524
Location: central Illinois USA
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:38 am quote
Welcome from central Illinois and if I don’t see photos, I might not believe that scooter exists. And with area scenery makes it even better. But my scooters will all be spending some time locked up this coming week. Silly old woman is going camping at a fiber arts festival and taking her car. Not because of the distance from home, but hey, venders, yarns, knitting and weaving tools......
Ride safe and I hope you’re finding a great ride at a very good price.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX150, GTS300, BV350, EN650
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 5233
Location: Home of the Alamo
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:57 am quote
Re: Hello
Yespa wrote:
Hi, just joined MV.
Don't have a Vespa yet but am on here to learn more.
Toying with the idea of switching from my current 650 bike to a GTS300 HPE.
There will be questions, please be patient.....
Welcome to MV! Catchy name indeed.

Just curious, what make/model of 650 do you currently ride?
Buddy 125, Scarabeo 150, Scarabeo 500ie, Triumphs, Vespa Sprint 150
Joined: 26 Oct 2007
Posts: 648
Location: Charleston,SC-Knoxville, TN- Sanibel, Florida
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:12 pm quote
Welcome.....just curious.....what kinda 650cc bike you got?

fried okra
'14 Piaggio BV 350
Joined: 14 Jul 2014
Posts: 904
Location: Seacoast New Hampshire (USA)
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:55 pm quote
Another greeting from New England - if you're looking to be talked into buying a Vespa or Piaggio, you've come to the right place...
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 2236
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:21 am quote
Howdy, Yespa, abd welcome, from the middle of the Jersey Shore!

As far as choosing a scoot, all I can tell you is that I've been mighty pleased with my GTS since buying it nearly four years (and the better part of 10k miles) ago. I think I can safely say you'll likely be quite pleased with the latest version.
2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2011
Posts: 4025
Location: Ogden, UT U.S.A.
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:30 pm quote
Welcome aboard.
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