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Liberty 200
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Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:08 pm quote
Whereís the best info on Piaggios found?
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Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:50 pm quote
Dunno... what's a Liberty?
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:03 am quote
New Piaggio scooter.

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2020 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:26 am quote
Guess it depends on what your looking for - factory specs, reviews, owner feedback, etc.
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2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:41 am quote
Re: Piaggio Liberty
Wright wrote:
Whereís the best info on Piaggios found?
http://www.justgottascoot.com/liberty150.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgUL5qPiVYo&t=112s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPJPZEaRwxo

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Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:53 am quote
The Vespa Motorsport reviews are always interesting, it's a pity that on the latest version of the Liberty they have not mounted a disc brake at the rear but i suppose it is to keep the price (relatively) low.
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:47 am quote
If you have a question thatís specific OldSchoot is a pretty avid Liberty owner and a few others here are familiar with it.

The forum search function also works pretty well.
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:05 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
If you have a question thatís specific OldSchoot is a pretty avid Liberty owner and a few others here are familiar with it.

The forum search function also works pretty well.
... he loves it .... and with reason.
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2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:23 pm quote
Itís that blue scoot I will be riding to work this week cuz I am finally doing some cosmetics on my LXV150IE and also installed the usb outlet I have wanted. Have vacation coming up the last week of the month and a scooter rally to play with friends. So itís Libbyís turn to haul me and the lunch bag to the pig plant this coming week, weather allowing.

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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:32 pm quote
I have a Liberty. I like mine. What are you asking about? Just Gotta Scoot also did a review of it. That's what made me go look at one and end up buying it.
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:31 am quote
What exactly do you want to know about the Piaggio 150? I had one for two years and just sold it to upgrade to a Vespa GTS 300. The Liberty rides much better but doesnít have the balls of the 300. Still will get to 65mph, air cooled, light, small gas tank is a gripe. Awesome scooter.
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:08 am quote
Yep. Itís a good 150 if thatís what you want and donít care about not having the Vespa badge. See very little on here about gripes the Oldschoot has had a few and still seems happy with it. I think something about the gas cap and windshield reflecting back light when riding in the dark.
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:18 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Yep. Itís a good 150 if thatís what you want and donít care about not having the Vespa badge. See very little on here about gripes the Oldschoot has had a few and still seems happy with it. I think something about the gas cap and windshield reflecting back light when riding in the dark.
Yep, seems I wasn't alone in finding the stock plastic gas cap a lousy part. The nice Vespa billet cap from China is a perfect substitute (eBay) - looks good and is less than 1/2 the price of the plastic stock cap.
Skip the Piaggio windscreen for the Faco screen and you'll be happy. I subsequently learned that Scooter West parts guy was getting complaints with the Piaggio fly screen which they sell for the Liberty.
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:04 am quote
... hey ... don't speak ill of the 150, they have many arrows in favor to shoot ...
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:11 am quote
Attila wrote:
... hey ... don't speak ill of the 150, they have many arrows in favor to shoot ...
Nothing is perfect. Hell I have a roughly $40,000 motorcycle that has things I can complain about... It doesn't mean I don't like it.
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:59 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Attila wrote:
... hey ... don't speak ill of the 150, they have many arrows in favor to shoot ...
Nothing is perfect. Hell I have a roughly $40,000 motorcycle that has things I can complain about... It doesn't mean I don't like it.
...it's not japanese ...
Joke...
I think I had already said it, Italian products are well designed but they sin in some aspects of the execution ... and they always and always fall into this! That's what pisses me off ... yes, perfection doesn't exist, I agree but don't even have to excuse the stupidity don't you think?
Here it is said that if Italian mortadella has a flavor and that made elsewhere, despite having the same appearance, does not, it is for a specific reason. Perhaps a Vespa produced in Japan will be more perfect but those who drive it will not perceive the same taste knowing that it is not made with some imperfection, in Italy.
It is said that the ancient Egyptian shipbuilders built on purpose with some defects in order not to offend the gods because only they were perfect (I watch too many cultural transmissions) and so the ships did not sink (if maintenance was done ... right thing also for the scooter).
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:45 am quote
Re: Piaggio Liberty
I find the Piaggio/Vespa website lacking when it comes to information beyond specifications, but the links OldSchooot provided are much more informative from a riders perspective.

Also, OldSchooot is being modest as he has owned one for a couple two three years and has gotten his hand dirty wrenching the scooter. I would reach out to him.
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:53 am quote
OldScooter is impartial, this is understood.
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2016 LXV 150 ie, 1978 Vespa P125, 2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:06 pm quote
I love my Liberty but have come to the conclusion that in order to remove the front panel to put a usb outlet in the left side, across from ignition switch I will be putting the scooter in the house and taking apart almost the entire body shell. They did Not design this scooter with any thoughts to an owner wanting something as simple as a darn usb outlet to charge a blooming smartphone.
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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Location: Norfolk, VA
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:34 pm quote
I just bought the USB adapter for my Battery Tender and routed it under my seat. My phone is old, Galaxy 3!, and needs to be charged on a regular basis. The USB port was tempting from Piaggio until I saw what was involved. Same with the optional side stand.
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:35 pm quote
Perhaps the side stand is more useful, when you are tired and in a hurry you will find it indispensable.
The USB socket is limiting, better a classic 12 volt which can also be useful for keeping the battery charged as long as it is connected (with fuse) directly to the battery; for the phone you use an adapter cable.
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Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:52 pm quote
sc00ter wrote:
I just bought the USB adapter for my Battery Tender and routed it under my seat. My phone is old, Galaxy 3!, and needs to be charged on a regular basis. The USB port was tempting from Piaggio until I saw what was involved. Same with the optional side stand.
The sidestand comes with the lock-out electrical feature - if you plug it into the waiting receptacle (strapped to the frame -reached from below)
I did not want to add another reason for my scooter to fault to no-start some day, so did not connect the lockout. Installing the sidestand itself is easy - once that little rascal panel is deleted down there.
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