When was the disc brake PX sold in the US?
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MV Santa
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Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:42 am quote
I'm thinking it was only 2005. Is that right?

How many were imported?

Are they rare/valuable?

Thanks.
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Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:30 am quote
Good question. Ive only ever seen the red, black or silver 05 PXs and then the 06 Series America minty greens. Never heard of any other years.

As far as quantities imported, couldnt tell you on the 05s, 500 of the 06s.

Are they rare, kinda. Youll occasionally see them here or there. Are they valuable? Not really. Id say theyre on par price wise with a solid P200. If you can find a PX200 then youll get some serious money as those are hard to come by.
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Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:41 pm quote
There was also a Series Canada that was only available (you guessed it) in Canada. It was a dark metallic grey. I currently have a red, silver, and black 2005 PX150s. One has been turned into a true EFL 200. Another was a EFL 215, but is now currently being turned into a 210. The last one is still a stock 150. I havent decided what to do with that one just yet.


And yup, only 2005. I just assumed that any sold as a 2006 were just the PXs that didnt sell in 2005. I have no idea how many were imported. They are rare, but not in the sense they theyre worth a lot of money though. And MJ is right, they seem to sell for about the same price as an old P200.

Me personally? I would rather have 200ccs. But at the same time, I really like the modern components that come on the 2005 PXs. I think all factory PX200s that made it into the US, ARE NOT actually built to the US DOT specifications. Not a big deal though. But the 2005 PX200s came in kinda under cover through the great state of Texas. They have a speedometer in kilometers, different headlight switch, and different turn signal switch. Im also guessing that the whole wire harness is way different too....along with a different headlight and lower wattage headlight bulb. I see the PX200s being advertised for lots of money in the US. From what I can see, it would cost less money to buy a PX150 then swap in either a P200 or even PX200 cases in it, rather than just buying an actual PX200.
MV Santa
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Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:33 pm quote
The reason I asked is because I was on reddit and someone was trying to identify a Vespa. Here is the picture.

Is that one of the Canadian ones?

I told him it was rare and probably valuable.

It looks like I was right on the rare part but not so much on the valuable part.

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Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:42 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
The reason I asked is because I was on reddit and someone was trying to identify a Vespa. Here is the picture.

Is that one of the Canadian ones?

I told him it was rare and probably valuable.

It looks like I was right on the rare part but not so much on the valuable part.
That's the "Series Canada" color. Which means that it's a Series Canada of course. It's still a plane jane 2005 PX150. Nothing special about them, except that if you REALLY, REALLY like that particular color, only 350 of them were made, so it may be difficult to find one. Without looking at the switches on the headset or the wire harness under the battery box, i couldn't say for sure if they are wired the same at the US version. There is a chance that the only difference is that the speedo may be in KPH, and not MPH?

To sum it up, rare, not valuable.


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