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LXS 150
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:06 pm quote
Six. Four running and licensed (a big and a small maxi-scooter, a Vespa S150, and a 374cc thumper), two awaiting eventual restoration or disposition (1000cc boxer, Vespa 150 Super).

At some point I'll sell both maxis and replace them with something in the 300-400cc class.

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Molto Verboso
Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956 - Moto Guzzi Airone 250 Sport 1951
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:08 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Attila wrote:
What is a Buddy?
It's a US based Vespa knock-off. I don't mean that to seem harsh as a lot of people actually seem to like them. Me.... I prefer to own an actual Vespa but apparently there are some things people like about Buddy scoots. I think maybe the saddles are lower?? Price I assume is cheaper but don't quote me on that either. For not being a Vespa they actually aren't that bad looking and I see them here in Toronto now and then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_Scooters
Seen in the link, it's cute and a little reminiscent of the Yamaha Cignus 125; i didn't know that scooters are produced in the USA.
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LXS 150
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:12 pm quote
Attila wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Attila wrote:
What is a Buddy?
It's a US based Vespa knock-off. I don't mean that to seem harsh as a lot of people actually seem to like them. Me.... I prefer to own an actual Vespa but apparently there are some things people like about Buddy scoots. I think maybe the saddles are lower?? Price I assume is cheaper but don't quote me on that either. For not being a Vespa they actually aren't that bad looking and I see them here in Toronto now and then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_Scooters
Seen in the link, it's cute and a little reminiscent of the Yamaha Cignus 125; i didn't know that scooters are produced in the USA.
Buddys aren't produced in the US -- they're Taiwanese, but with a solid US distributor. Very good power out of their GY6-clone engines, decent reliability, fair parts support as I understand it.

The only US built scooters I can think of are the Cushman II series. Engines are Japanese industrial motors, frame and (metal) bodywork are US, other components sourced wherever. They're a sideline for a company whose main business is newspaper vending machines.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:24 pm quote
Rusty J wrote:
Attila wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Attila wrote:
What is a Buddy?
It's a US based Vespa knock-off. I don't mean that to seem harsh as a lot of people actually seem to like them. Me.... I prefer to own an actual Vespa but apparently there are some things people like about Buddy scoots. I think maybe the saddles are lower?? Price I assume is cheaper but don't quote me on that either. For not being a Vespa they actually aren't that bad looking and I see them here in Toronto now and then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_Scooters
Seen in the link, it's cute and a little reminiscent of the Yamaha Cignus 125; i didn't know that scooters are produced in the USA.
Buddys aren't produced in the US -- they're Taiwanese, but with a solid US distributor. Very good power out of their GY6-clone engines, decent reliability, fair parts support as I understand it.

The only US built scooters I can think of are the Cushman II series. Engines are Japanese industrial motors, frame and (metal) bodywork are US, other components sourced wherever. They're a sideline for a company whose main business is newspaper vending machines.
I understood ... for a moment I had hoped that even someone in the USA had thought of producing scooters, maybe tomorrow ... i close the OT.
Molto Verboso
Triumph Street Scrambler 2018, Suzuki VanVan200 (sold), 2015 Sprint 125 (sold)
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:41 pm quote
Only one at a time.

My riding season is about 6 months per year. Working, having other hobbies, traveling during holidays, family (with a dog) ... yeah, one bike is plenty

I'm not much of a collector either - if the availability and prices for rental bikes would be better in Finland (a niche business, not much demand around here), I might consider not to own at all. I have a house with a garden, always something to tinker with if I wish to
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bv350, Brutale 910
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:42 pm quote
Fudmucker wrote:
I have six.
1981 BMW R80G/S (2x)
1996 BMW R80 GSPD
2009 BMW R1200GS
2013 Vespa 300GTS
2018 BMW RnineT Urban GS

So if your other half says "No" she is clearly referring to the above optimum number...
lol but... why do you own 3 R80s? are you collecting them?
Molto Verboso
GTS 300 Super ABS/ASR
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:23 pm quote
Thank you for your input everybody, I am going forward with the BV acquisition. Photos to follow shortly. I know, no photos it didn’t happen...
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2009 Vespa gts250 Super
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Location: Alabama
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:34 pm quote
The current herd

2009 Vespa GTS250IE
2006 Ural Patrol
2011 Suzuki GSX1250 fa
2010 Husaberg FE390
2012 KLR 650
2015 HD Road Glide
1996 1400 Intruder
Hooked
1974 Vespa 125 Primavera, 1980 Bajaj Chetak, 1962 Lambretta 175TV3, 2006 Yamaha Vino
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:02 am quote
Primary commuter - 2006 Yamaha Vino 50
1974 Vespa 125 Primavera
1980 Bajaj Chetak
And if everything goes according to plan, I'll be picking up a 1962 Lambretta TV175 this weekend.

Storage space is a HUGE problem.
Molto Verboso
GTS 300 Super ABS/ASR
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Location: Washington DC
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:12 am quote
man...I am jealous of everyone’s great bike collections...
Hooked
GTS 250, LX 50, and Falcon 200
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:46 am quote
Attila wrote:
What is a Buddy?
Ah! Now you just didn't! The last and only amerivespa I attended the buddies were everywhere.B-)
Hooked
2013 GTS300ie
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:58 am quote
tonyc wrote:
why do you own 3 R80s? are you collecting them?
The R80 G/S was first released in South Africa in 1981, after international release in 1980. I bought one for riding off-road and then came across another which I also bought. The idea was to take the best of both into one excellent original example as a collector's item. The other was to be modernised with recent suspension elements to be ridden. The restoration is still in progress and the modernisation version is too.

The airhead boxers were last made in 1997, but less than 50 were released in South Africa (in Kalahari guise.) These rare models are now too costly to buy and ride, so I bought a 1996 instead, which is mechanically exactly the same specification. I ride that particular one to an annual rally of airhead BMW machines.
Hooked
GTS 250, LX 50, and Falcon 200
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Location: Wichita
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:01 am quote
I have three and still counting!
Addicted
Buddy 125, Scarabeo 150, Scarabeo 500ie, Triumphs, Vespa Sprint 150
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Location: Charleston,SC-Knoxville, TN- Sanibel, Florida
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:43 pm quote
Hmmm.....lets see, five old right shift Triumph cycles, a Genuine Buddy 125, three Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie's, two Aprilia Scarabeo 150's, and wifey's Honda Metro 50.

i believe that's all.

fried okra
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2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Posts: 531
Location: central Illinois USA
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:27 pm quote
Only 3, vintage that I won at a scooter rally, the LXV that I bought new for my 60’s birthday and the ‘19 Liberty that I traded in a 2009, GTS Super, fully dressed out. But that number might increase with the right play project and funds to play with.
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lml 2t Vespa lx50 2t
Joined: 21 Jan 2018
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Location: wales
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:44 pm quote
I have a 2019 Peugeot Django 125 worst seat for comfort I have ever had so that may go. A 50cc 2004 Xinling with 80cc bbk fitted I paid £25 for and is my rat scooter a Lml 2t 4speed 2010 150cc more reliable than most Vespa's I have had and a et4 125 engine, loom and tank which may go into a frame when one comes along unless anyone answers the ad and picks it up for free. 😊
Lurker
Et4 150 Lx 150 GTS 200 LX 150 LX 150
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Location: Myrtle Beach
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:36 pm quote
7 bikes total: et 4, 3 LXs in various colors and years, a GTS 200 and 2 Harley’s! We ride them all regularly! Prefer the Vespas over the Harley’s as they are more fun to ride and much more agile!
eeee-bip
Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:47 pm quote
Count
3. It should be 2.

Bill x
Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red
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Location: Carrollton, Kentucky
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:00 pm quote
2. 09 GTS and Ducati Hyperstrada. Thinking about a Zero, maybe the price will come down by Spring. BTW, Fledermaus, after my son gets settled in in Chicago, I might take you up on the invite to ride the BV.
Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
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Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:58 pm quote
Two Scoots
I have a Suzuki Burgman 400 and a Vespa GTS300.

Bob Copeland

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Burgman 400

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Vespa GTS300

Hooked
'81 P200E, '80 P200E, '64 V90 and 3 Ciaos
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Posts: 152
Location: Tucson, AZ
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:04 pm quote
Six that are running, registered and insured.

Scooters:

'08 Yamaha Majesty 400
'12 Kymco Yager GT 200i

Small Motorcycles:
'16 Kymco K-Pipe 125
'18 Kymco Spade 150

Mopeds:
'78 JC Penny Pinto
'81 Piaggio Ciao

If we talk project bikes, the list is a heck of a lot longer. Don't mind project bikes; the wrenching is almost as fun as the riding. The trouble is getting shop time it to work on them.
Hooked
2016 BV350 White
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Posts: 333
Location: East LA County, CA, USA
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:47 pm quote
California specific info I read recently: Motorcycles account for 3.6% of registered vehicles in the state, but account for only 1% of vehicles miles traveled. My interpretation of this is that most motorcycle drivers own 3 to 4 PTW's.

BTW, in CA you pay registration taxes just for having your PTW in the state even if you are not driving and registering them.
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, (Both NZ new Airco assembled), Francesca, 2006 Vespa LX150, Sofia, 2007 Vespa GT200
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Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:02 pm quote
Four as shown in my avatar area, although technically the 180SS isn't powered just yet. The motor is in many pieces.

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Molto Verboso
Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956 - Moto Guzzi Airone 250 Sport 1951
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Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:18 pm quote
Fudmucker wrote:
I have six.
1981 BMW R80G/S (2x)
1996 BMW R80 GSPD
2009 BMW R1200GS
2013 Vespa 300GTS
2018 BMW RnineT Urban GS

The optimum number of motorcycles to own is defined by the formula:

No = Np + 1

Where
No = the optimum number
Np = the number you presently own

So if your other half says "No" she is clearly referring to the above optimum number...
But the Vespa ... its purpose is to justify the desire to own so many motorcycles (ironic) or is it the result of being very motorcyclist? Sorry, I couldn't stop myself from asking ...
PS: I'm sure the one you like best is the 1981 GS
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Granturismo 218
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Location: South Carolina
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:02 pm quote
Rusty J wrote:
Buddys aren't produced in the US -- they're Taiwanese, but with a solid US distributor. Very good power out of their GY6-clone engines, decent reliability, fair parts support as I understand it.
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Where are you getting your information? It's wrong. The PGO engine is not a GY6 clone. It is a GY6 engine. If you look at the parts numbers in the parts fiche, you can probably figure out which parts were made by Kymco, the company that first made the GY6. PGO does buy a lot of parts from Kymco.
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
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Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:37 pm quote
Having had nearly 50 years of riding ptw's, I have just one bike now. My 2016 GTS300 70th Anniversary model. I bought it new. I love the bike. It's the first Vespa I've owned and it's a keeper.

Most of the bikes I've owned have been big, very big, with blistering performance. But you can only go 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds so many times before you get bored! My Vespa is fast enough, is totally practical, reliable and comfortable. It has street cred too! I can go anywhere on it.

At bike night when it's parked amongst the Harleys and Triumphs it gets a lot of attention, all good I have to say. I'm not expecting to change my baby anytime soon, I'm happy. She has my entire focus, I cannot spread my love over more than one bike at a time!
Ossessionato
1964 GS 160 MK II, 1967 Vespa GT, 1968 SS180, 1964 Vespa GL, 1964 Vespa VBB, 2006 Buddy 125, 2013 BMW C650GT
Joined: 07 Apr 2008
Posts: 2939
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:12 am quote
How many? 2....many. I think 14 but I'm not sure and waiting for another to be delivered. And yes I have an 06 Buddy 125 kitted to 161, one of the most reliable and fast scooters out there.

As far as the others everything from a 1964 Vespa GS to a 13 BMW 650. The 1990 Yamaha Riva 200 is one of my favorites along with a BV 200 (which I like much better than a GT).

Pack Rat Scooter Club - "Too much is never enough"
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:21 pm quote
wmak wrote:
2. 09 GTS and Ducati Hyperstrada. Thinking about a Zero, maybe the price will come down by Spring. BTW, Fledermaus, after my son gets settled in in Chicago, I might take you up on the invite to ride the BV.
It's still here!
Ossessionato
1964 GS 160 MK II, 1967 Vespa GT, 1968 SS180, 1964 Vespa GL, 1964 Vespa VBB, 2006 Buddy 125, 2013 BMW C650GT
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:39 am quote
az_slynch wrote:
The trouble is getting shop time it to work on them.
Work...the curse of the scootering class!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:20 am quote
Stromrider wrote:
Having had nearly 50 years of riding ptw's, I have just one bike now. My 2016 GTS300 70th Anniversary model. I bought it new. I love the bike. It's the first Vespa I've owned and it's a keeper.

Most of the bikes I've owned have been big, very big, with blistering performance. But you can only go 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds so many times before you get bored! My Vespa is fast enough, is totally practical, reliable and comfortable. It has street cred too! I can go anywhere on it.

At bike night when it's parked amongst the Harleys and Triumphs it gets a lot of attention, all good I have to say. I'm not expecting to change my baby anytime soon, I'm happy. She has my entire focus, I cannot spread my love over more than one bike at a time!
Funny , I feel completely the opposite. I love all my bikes and they are all very different. There is just something about getting on the Vespa one day then the BMW and then the Ural. Often more than one bike the same day. They all feel and handle differently and serve different purposes. I often compare the Vespa to the weights they put on baseball bats when you are warming up. getting on it after one of the bigger bikes is a real joy as it feel so light and nimble, almost like a toy. Sure, a toy that can go 100 MPH but still a toy and I love it.
Hooked
1974 Vespa 125 Primavera, 1980 Bajaj Chetak, 1962 Lambretta 175TV3, 2006 Yamaha Vino
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Location: Boston, MA
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:36 am quote
EDIT - just noticed that I already responded to this and can't figure out how to delete a post. I DID get that Lammy. Storage is still a huge problem.

I have 4 -

2006 Yamaha Vino 50
1974 Vespa Primavera 125
1980 Bajaj Chetak (150)
1962 Lambretta TV175 Series 3

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
'07 LX150 (Sold), '17 GTS300, '16 BV350, '15 EN650, '09 FXDF
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Location: Home of the Alamo
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:43 am quote
Physically I own four, but legally I have five. (The LX 150 is technically sold but the buyer is making payments and I'm holding the title until the scoot is paid off sometime next year).

2007 LX 150*
2017 GTS 300
2016 BV 350
2015 Vulcan S
2009 HD Fat Bob 96 ci
Molto Verboso
'95 Yamaha Riva 125- '05 Piaggio BV200-'05 Honda Reflex-'08 Honda Metropolitan
Joined: 22 Oct 2005
Posts: 1662
Location: Ohio
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:44 pm quote
Four. Going down to three in the Spring.

2005 BV200- Approx 34,700 miles. Bought new- keeping.

2004 Honda Reflex- Approx 26,500 miles. Bought in 2010 with 443 miles- this one is going up for sale in the Spring.

2008 Honda Metropolitan- Approx 8500 miles. Wife's scoot. Bought it in 2011 with 1687 miles. She's staying.

1995 Yamaha Riva 125- Approx 6300 miles. We both ride it but mainly my wife. Bought in 2013 with 1147 miles. She's our "vintage scooter" and she's staying.

Need to make room in our garage so the Reflex is going. One day soon we will be down to one car (when my "vintage" Sentra dies ) so that will also help.

Bob
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:47 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Budz wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
Want to buy my GTS? I am picking up a 2016 BV 350 with literally no miles on it. My 2015 GTS has full Malossi kit, suspension, 13 inch wheels etc. So I am not sure which I’ll like better and parting with the GTS maybe tough unless I absolutely love the BV 350 a lot, so stay tuned...
Yeah... if you're going to have more than one bike you want them to be different enough from each other that they offer a different experience . The GTS and BV are probably too similar to fall in to the "different enough" category.
You haven't ridden a BV350 then.
Vespa 300 scooter ride, like going straight, handles great and great for city.
BV350 wants to turn with the touch of the your hand like a crotch rocket more power of the line then a Vespa.
Vespa is a cruiser, BV350 is a sport bike/scooter.
Yeah... It's probably not THAT big difference though. The C650GT yes, the BV I reserve judgement on. No don't try and say the BV is faster than the BMW.
It's lighter by far and very flickable.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:52 pm quote
Three
2008 MP3 500
2013 BV 350
2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:55 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Budz wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
Want to buy my GTS? I am picking up a 2016 BV 350 with literally no miles on it. My 2015 GTS has full Malossi kit, suspension, 13 inch wheels etc. So I am not sure which I’ll like better and parting with the GTS maybe tough unless I absolutely love the BV 350 a lot, so stay tuned...
Yeah... if you're going to have more than one bike you want them to be different enough from each other that they offer a different experience . The GTS and BV are probably too similar to fall in to the "different enough" category.
You haven't ridden a BV350 then.
Vespa 300 scooter ride, like going straight, handles great and great for city.
BV350 wants to turn with the touch of the your hand like a crotch rocket more power of the line then a Vespa.
Vespa is a cruiser, BV350 is a sport bike/scooter.
Yeah... It's probably not THAT big difference though. The C650GT yes, the BV I reserve judgement on. No don't try and say the BV is faster than the BMW.
It's lighter by far and very flickable.
Sure, so is my GTV.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:05 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Budz wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
Want to buy my GTS? I am picking up a 2016 BV 350 with literally no miles on it. My 2015 GTS has full Malossi kit, suspension, 13 inch wheels etc. So I am not sure which I’ll like better and parting with the GTS maybe tough unless I absolutely love the BV 350 a lot, so stay tuned...
Yeah... if you're going to have more than one bike you want them to be different enough from each other that they offer a different experience . The GTS and BV are probably too similar to fall in to the "different enough" category.
You haven't ridden a BV350 then.
Vespa 300 scooter ride, like going straight, handles great and great for city.
BV350 wants to turn with the touch of the your hand like a crotch rocket more power of the line then a Vespa.
Vespa is a cruiser, BV350 is a sport bike/scooter.
Yeah... It's probably not THAT big difference though. The C650GT yes, the BV I reserve judgement on. No don't try and say the BV is faster than the BMW.
It's lighter by far and very flickable.
Sure, so is my GTV.
But the BV350 blows the GTV away. I have both. No comparison at all in power or handling. BV350 is a little crotch rocket
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:09 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Budz wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
Want to buy my GTS? I am picking up a 2016 BV 350 with literally no miles on it. My 2015 GTS has full Malossi kit, suspension, 13 inch wheels etc. So I am not sure which I’ll like better and parting with the GTS maybe tough unless I absolutely love the BV 350 a lot, so stay tuned...
Yeah... if you're going to have more than one bike you want them to be different enough from each other that they offer a different experience . The GTS and BV are probably too similar to fall in to the "different enough" category.
You haven't ridden a BV350 then.
Vespa 300 scooter ride, like going straight, handles great and great for city.
BV350 wants to turn with the touch of the your hand like a crotch rocket more power of the line then a Vespa.
Vespa is a cruiser, BV350 is a sport bike/scooter.
Yeah... It's probably not THAT big difference though. The C650GT yes, the BV I reserve judgement on. No don't try and say the BV is faster than the BMW.
It's lighter by far and very flickable.
Sure, so is my GTV.
But the BV350 blows the GTV away. I have both. No comparison at all in power or handling. BV350 is a little crotch rocket
Fair enough though my kitted GTV would do itself proud. Now the C650 would blow the BV350 away flickability and all. Please do not not try and say the BV would keep up or pull away as fast as the BMW...
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Bashan 150, CF Moto Fashion 250
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:33 pm quote
I got up to nine bikes and scooters but whittled the herd down to three. A 2009 CF Moto Fashion 250, a 1991 Honda Nighthawk 250 and the King of the garage, a 1983 Kawasaki 750 Spectre.

Each serves a different purpose. Each satisfies a different place in my heart and each works just fine.
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:41 pm quote
I have 2 - a 2013 Vespa 946 and a 2015 Yamaha Tmax (aka, “XP530”). They are very different scooters, with very different purposes, but I enjoy them both equally...
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