I'm facing a hard decision and would greatly appreciate feedback from experienced MP3 riders.
I have a 2007 250 that needs new bearings. It has almost 13,000 miles on it. Most of those miles are mine. The mechanic at the Vespa shop said he didn't think it was worth putting the money into it. If I don't fix it, I have a couple of options: 1) Buy another used 250 or 2) Buy a new or like new 500.
My concerns about buying a used 250 is that I could run into the bearings problem again in the near future. I also can't buy one that was made in 2018 or 2019. The pros of buying a used 250 is that it would be familiar to me. I'm used to a 250. I know I can handle it.
My concerns about buying a 500, once I get over the price, is I'm concerned it will be too big and too much for me to handle. Does anyone know if the 500 weighs much more than the 250? I'm female, 5' 3" and weigh 165 lbs. The 250 is the largest and fastest scooter I've ever owned.
Any thoughts or ideas?