Is Orange available on USA GTSes....?
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Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:23 pm quote
Hello friends, canít seem to confirm the availability in the US of a new orange color...can anyone confirm or deny...please?
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Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:40 am quote
I've not seen an orange Vespa in any of the HPEs. Do you have a photo?

These are the colors available in the US:

https://www.vespa.com/us_EN/vespa-models/gts/gts-300.html
https://www.vespa.com/us_EN/vespa-models/gts-super/gts-super-300.html
https://www.vespa.com/us_EN/vespa-models/gts-super/GTS-Super-Racing-Sixties.html

(Note, you'll also have to click through the SERIES links underneath the colors to see all the options. The Vespa website is terrible.)
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Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:15 am quote
Looks like they do a lot of custom work. I suspect that is a custom paint job.

If you speak German (or run the comments through Google Translate), you may be able to confirm that.
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Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:19 am quote
Re: Is Orange available on USA GTSes....?
Mitleider wrote:
Hello friends, canít seem to confirm the availability in the US of a new orange color...can anyone confirm or deny...please?
You may want to call AF1 in Austin ... taking orders now.
Lookie Orange GTS 300
Or, you may want to call Cleveland Moto on the north coast (south shore of Lake Erie).
Lookie Orange GTS300

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Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:31 am quote
I stand corrected. 🙃

It's called Arancio Impulsivo.
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Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:29 pm quote
real color

supposed to arrive late this month, early next,

by end of April for sure

GTS 300 HPE ARANCIO IMPULSIVO MY21 $7,099 Pastel orange with Brown saddle
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Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:33 pm quote
Near as I can tell, orange has never been brought into the US of A officially. Which is a shame, because it was my default GTS must-have color. But I'm fine with black, really...

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Of course, this has been my MacBook Pro's wallpaper since before I got Melody, over five years ago...

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Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:59 am quote
Some years ago there was a 'special' edition of the GT200 (IIRC, i was still in the UK) that was orange. The paint work was TERRIBLE - many scooters had complete re-paints done under warranty.

I bet this is entirely different, but my trust is gone, so I'd still examine any orange Piaggio very carefully indeed...
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Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:05 am quote
jimc wrote:
Some years ago there was a 'special' edition of the GT200 (IIRC, i was still in the UK) that was orange. The paint work was TERRIBLE - many scooters had complete re-paints done under warranty.

I bet this is entirely different, but my trust is gone, so I'd still examine any orange Piaggio very carefully indeed...
We had the same experience in the US with an orange version of the S50/S150. Looked great, but the paint was poor quality (orange taomina, 938A).
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Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:17 am quote
Does something about the orange pigment make it adhere less well?
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Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:06 am quote
mayorofnow wrote:
Does something about the orange pigment make it adhere less well?
I'm with Jim. I don't think the problem is the color orange Much more likely the issue was a poor formulation of paint. No particular reason the new orange would have the same problem.
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Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:38 pm quote
I LOVE that orange! And every manufacturer that paints has always had that one bad batch get out the door. Dodge cars/trucks, some Honda cars, Subaru had some. As long as the manufacturer stands behind it. I'm pretty sure Piaggio has this orange done right. My wife dislikes the passenger seating on the GTS, and it goes against our 100 miles rule but that orange is HOT! This is coming from someone who proudly owns a Highlighter Pearl Yellow Honda Fit! I would get a vanity plate that says GREAT on that orange GTS! GREAT pumpkin, get it?
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Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:45 pm quote
sc00ter wrote:
it goes against our 100 miles rule
What's your 100 mi rule?
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Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:52 pm quote
Having to travel more than 100 miles for service, warranty work or repairs that are outta my pay grade. We (wife and I) let the Liberty slip by because we both liked the ergonomics, style and bigger wheels. I can just fit the Liberty in the bed of our Subaru Baja, I know a GTS wouldn't fit in the bed, plus I'm sure it's heavier than the Liberty. But that orange.... I'm a sucker for weird, bright colors!
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Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:43 pm quote
It comes in Primavera too.
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Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:41 pm quote
I had an orange LX. The paint was chipping away from the plastic bits. Very poor paint preparation.
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Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:38 am quote
Orange is no longer a option for me. I forgot about 30k. I work for a company and its primary color is orange. I've worked at this company for almost 25 years. Great employer hands down, so its not the company color that puts me off orange. It's this guy at work we call 30k. He and his wife LOVE the company to the point of overkill. He took out a CARES act withdrawal from his 401k and purchased a orange Can Am Spyder for $30,000. He's pretty proud of this 30k purchase. But what is it rains you ask? He also bought a $45,000 Chevy Colorado is orange as well. So if I got any orange vehicle he would be all over me, welcoming me to the "club" he created. I just can't do it.
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Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:23 pm quote
Show the pics to him, maybe he'll buy one.
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Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:12 am quote
Nope Syd, 30k will never do that. Not manly enough for him. Its gotta be big, loud, dump and excessive. He told me one day that I needed a "real bike" after he purchased the Can-Am. I told him my wife had a Can-Am Spyder and she got bored with it. My comment must have hurt him deeply because he verified, thru other sources, that my wife did indeed own a Spyder. Then, one day when we were both parking in motorcycle parking, a bunch of HR ladies on their lunch walk stopped to say my Liberty was very sophisticated. They didn't look at 30ks orange tug boat!
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Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:55 pm quote
Dooglas wrote:
jimc wrote:
Some years ago there was a 'special' edition of the GT200 (IIRC, i was still in the UK) that was orange. The paint work was TERRIBLE - many scooters had complete re-paints done under warranty.

I bet this is entirely different, but my trust is gone, so I'd still examine any orange Piaggio very carefully indeed...
We had the same experience in the US with an orange version of the S50/S150. Looked great, but the paint was poor quality (orange taomina, 938A).
Tell me about it! But wow is it ever a great color for the S150!

The orange on the 300 looks pretty darn good too.
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Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:20 am quote
got our orange 300 today.

poor lighting today makes it look almost red. We are going to have to reshoot it when we get some sun.

Its a darker, burnt orange. UT fans are going to love it. Not at all like a bright Lamborghini orange.

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Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:32 pm quote
AF1 Racing wrote:
got our orange 300 today.

poor lighting today makes it look almost red. We are going to have to reshoot it when we get some sun.

Its a darker, burnt orange. UT fans are going to love it. Not at all like a bright Lamborghini orange.
I love this! It's my new official favorite color. Now, if I can just get my significant other to buy off on having two Vespas:) I've also been partial to the Racing Sixties and Sei Giorni. I have the Blue 300 GTS HPE and I love it. . . but orange was my first word . . . why do you torment me so Vespa?
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Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:46 am quote
This was my Vespa GTS Super Sport 125 bought in 2012.

The paintwork on top was fine but missing in places underneath.

On arrival from the garage I noticed that they had forgotten the Vespa badging all round.

Because it was a 2012 model it had the problem of cutting out for a few seconds which was scary if overtaking.

Eventually Piaggio acknowledged the problem and it was cured by a remap. By then I had lost faith in it and it had to go.

It was a lovely colour though.

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Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:51 pm quote
robot just posted a video on the orange gts on youtube.
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