Vespa 946
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:33 pm quote
Check this out!

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2012/03/19/manufacturers/piaggio/vespa-946-production-model-confirmed-for-north-america/

Looks nice. I would like the more powerful liquid cooled motor but it looks fun and zippy.

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Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:00 pm quote
I like it !

And would probably buy one too !
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:03 pm quote
Jess be damned, the 946 is real, and its magnificent!
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:07 pm quote
Araw wrote:
Jess be damned, the 946 is real, and its magnificent!
Just as real as Pamela Anderson and about as practical.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:24 pm quote
To clarify, it does say a "production version" of the 946. So technically Jess was right.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:31 pm quote
A good reporter will never let the facts get in the way of a good story.


Quarantasei != 946

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Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:31 pm quote
Looks very cool
BTW where have you been lately? Last time I saw you was on I-5 in Seattle where I was broke down, on the side of the road.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:40 pm quote
Yebbut the real news is the motor
+ 14% power
+ 9% torque

Wonder when / if it will replace the Leader in other Piaggio group scoots?

(oh, yeah, the styling is OK ... dunno if I need 3 new Vespas in my stable tho' ... and then I'd have to get consecutrive number plates)
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:03 pm quote
Caroanbill wrote:
Yebbut the real news is the motor
+ 14% power
+ 9% torque
This. Thank you for seeing past the flashy (and unrealistic) pictures and grokking the important part of this story.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:09 pm quote
From the article:
Quote:
Piaggio confirmed it will be importing the production version of its Vespa 946 to North America
Here's the bait and switch:
Quote:
The Vespa 946 was first unveiled at the 2011 EICMA show as the Quarantasei concept model. “Quarantasei” is Italian for 46, which represents the year 1946 when Vespa first began producing scooters, but the design represents more about Vespa’s future than it does the past.
Then they show the pictures of the "46 concept"
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:14 pm quote
I wonder how long it will be till we get pictures of the production bike?

This also makes it more likely that there will be a new large frame Vespa, as the GTS is going to start looking pretty dated in comparison.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:29 pm quote
125 or 150cc engines

Needs more 300cc+
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Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:10 am quote
Silver Streak wrote:
Araw wrote:
Jess be damned, the 946 is real, and its magnificent!
Just as real as Pamela Anderson and about as practical.
I bet they would both be fun to ride.
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Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:00 am quote
got mine wrote:
Silver Streak wrote:
Araw wrote:
Jess be damned, the 946 is real, and its magnificent!
Just as real as Pamela Anderson and about as practical.
I bet they would both be fun to ride.
Yeah, just don't let your friends see you...
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Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:20 am quote
rgconner wrote:
got mine wrote:
Silver Streak wrote:
Araw wrote:
Jess be damned, the 946 is real, and its magnificent!
Just as real as Pamela Anderson and about as practical.
I bet they would both be fun to ride.
Yeah, just don't let your friends see you...
I would brag to my friends, I can't let the wife see me riding something else.
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Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:30 am quote
I don't care for the looks.
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Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:02 am quote
got mine wrote:
rgconner wrote:
got mine wrote:
Silver Streak wrote:
Araw wrote:
Jess be damned, the 946 is real, and its magnificent!
Just as real as Pamela Anderson and about as practical.
I bet they would both be fun to ride.
Yeah, just don't let your friends see you...
I would brag to my friends, I can't let the wife see me riding something else.
too funny!!
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