I have fallen in the Vespa wormhole recently.
I used to ride 50cc in my teenage years in Europe. Now I live in San Francisco and I am looking for a beautiful Vespa.
I am hesitating between a 150cc and 250/300cc. 95% of my time will be spent commuting in the city (very hilly as you know) and I often have to carry a pillion passenger (130 pound girlfriend). I am thinking of maybe crossing the Golden Gate Bridge (highway) every blue moon thatís way I think a 250 GTS would make sense. My budget is below $ 4,000
On Craigslist I have seen a few posts for 2007/2006 250 GTS with less than 5,000 miles for about $2,500-3,000. Do you guys think it would be a wise choice for me? I am worried about maintenance as I do not know my way around a wrench. What questions should I be asking about a 12 years old ďgarage queenĒ?. With that budget should I settle for a newer 150cc? Thanks in advance for your help. Happy to provide more detailed information