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Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:32 am linkquote
Hi, Kinda stupid question and I know they didn't sell well here, but one for sale for the whole country? Also does anyone know if this bike is in production anymore I don't see it on the Vespa USA site anymore. Thanks Jeff-
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:13 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:13 am linkquote
I don't know much about the 946, but I did see a red one on display at Vespa Brooklyn in NYC when I picked up my GTS a couple weeks ago.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:37 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:14 am linkquote
They are out there, they just sell very quickly. I see a few every couple of months in the bay area but they barely last a week...
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:16 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:16 am linkquote
That is very simple - it is a unpractical, rich spoiled brat scooter and whenever the gas tank is empty they throw them away or burn them.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:12 am linkquote
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That is very simple - it is a unpractical, rich spoiled brat scooter and whenever the gas tank is empty they throw them away or burn them.
this is a galaxy brained really bad hot take and you should feel bad about it.

do you own one? have you ridden one? no? okay then, case closed.

I do not own one, but I have worked on and ridden several. it's actually a wonderful bike. that 3V motor is smooth as butter, the ASR an ABS is a welcome addition. the seating position puts you up over the handlebars so it make you feel like you're flying.

that bike with a 190 kit and pipe and vario would be perfect. granted it's no GS series, but it'd be damn close. smooth, powerful and style for days.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:16 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:16 am linkquote
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this is a galaxy brained really bad hot take and you should feel bad about it.

do you own one? have you ridden one? no? okay then, case closed.

I do not own one, but I have worked on and ridden several. it's actually a wonderful bike. that 3V motor is smooth as butter, the ASR an ABS is a welcome addition. the seating position puts you up over the handlebars so it make you feel like you're flying.

that bike with a 190 kit and pipe and vario would be perfect. granted it's no GS series, but it'd be damn close. smooth, powerful and style for days.
Are we both talking about the same horribly overpriced 125 without storage, useless for any shopping, travel or long distance trip? Basically it is just for people that need to go to their yacht with their handbag, when the lambo is in the shop for maintenance. hahaha. Well each to their own .
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:19 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:19 am linkquote
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this is a galaxy brained really bad hot take and you should feel bad about it.

do you own one? have you ridden one? no? okay then, case closed.

I do not own one, but I have worked on and ridden several. it's actually a wonderful bike. that 3V motor is smooth as butter, the ASR an ABS is a welcome addition. the seating position puts you up over the handlebars so it make you feel like you're flying.

that bike with a 190 kit and pipe and vario would be perfect. granted it's no GS series, but it'd be damn close. smooth, powerful and style for days.
Oh and for your info I have nearly ridden all vespa models existing - also licensed production. And I simply think that paying up to 20K for something that was not ridden by Sophia Loren is ridiculous.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:20 am linkquote
autojeffnic wrote:
Hi, Kinda stupid question and I know they didn't sell well here, but one for sale for the whole country? Also does anyone know if this bike is in production anymore I don't see it on the Vespa USA site anymore. Thanks Jeff-
ClevelandMoto (previoulsy known as Pride of Cleveland Scooters) has 2022 models for sale. Phil will ship if you are interested.

A used 2013 for sale in Michigan.

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:28 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:28 am linkquote
I love the 946! I hope the OP can locate one.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:44 am linkquote
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Are we both talking about the same horribly overpriced 125 without storage, useless for any shopping, travel or long distance trip? Basically it is just for people that need to go to their yacht with their handbag, when the lambo is in the shop for maintenance. hahaha. Well each to their own .
you know why I wear tight lapel 60's suits, vintage arrow dress shirts with a French cuff and skinny ties with highline Florsheim royal imperials buffed out to a mirror finish?

because sometimes, appearances matter. and sometimes, you wanna feel fancy-- even if you're just riding to the shitty bar to get a cocktail.

the 946 is not for you. and that's fine. but for everybody that it is, if fits perfectly! just as your PK or my PK is not for everybody. but don't slam it because you think it's shit. it's a great bike. not your cup of tea, I get it.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:49 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:49 am linkquote
Look I did not slam somebodys specific bike - I am not a rude person !
I also say that my PK XL2 ist ugly compared to a nice rally. I think a Cosa is a piece of plastic junk - some love it ! To complete my little personal museum I would probably still put one there with a sign: "When things started to go wrong in Pontedera"

For the guy in a suit that wants to ride up to the bar and impress some ladies - yes he can get a 946 Armani - sure.

Tastes are different and sometimes a joke is simply a joke
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:51 am linkquote
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Oh and for your info I have nearly ridden all vespa models existing - also licensed production. And I simply think that paying up to 20K for something that was not ridden by Sophia Loren is ridiculous.
I absolutely love that this is your standard. to have a bike that was sat on by an 87 year old woman that was, in essence, exiled from Italy. solid work.

also 20K? check your numbers, hombre.

you're a nonsense monster.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:51 am linkquote
e="VespistaX"]
Are we both talking about the same horribly overpriced 125 without storage, useless for any shopping, travel or long distance trip? Basically it is just for people that need to go to their yacht with their handbag, when the lambo is in the shop for maintenance. hahaha. Well each to their own .
[/quote]

This is harsh to say to a fellow, who's ridden more than a large bunch of us combined, but it almost sounds like you don't see the beauty of riding as an act in itself?

I have not ridden a 946, but have ridden many bikes like that - those that are not good for hauling stuff nor utterly comfortable for long distance riding. But boy, aren't they some fine motors to enjoy riding!
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:52 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:52 am linkquote
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you know why I wear tight lapel 60's suits, vintage arrow dress shirts with a French cuff and skinny ties with highline Florsheim royal imperials buffed out to a mirror finish?

because sometimes, appearances matter. and sometimes, you wanna feel fancy-- even if you're just riding to the shitty bar to get a cocktail.

the 946 is not for you. and that's fine. but for everybody that it is, if fits perfectly! just as your PK or my PK is not for everybody. but don't slam it because you think it's shit. it's a great bike. not your cup of tea, I get it.
And I am aware that sometimes - even for a two months straight on a Vespa tour of 6300 km you wanna look fancy





Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:54 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:54 am linkquote
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I absolutely love that this is your standard. to have a bike that was sat on by an 87 year old woman that was, in essence, exiled from Italy. solid work.

also 20K? check your numbers, hombre.

you're a nonsense monster.
Well here in Europe for 946 Armani you pay 20K EUROS. I got my facts straight. And that is the used one!

Oh I guess you are a bit young for the Sophia Loren joke





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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:57 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:57 am linkquote
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I absolutely love that this is your standard. to have a bike that was sat on by an 87 year old woman that was, in essence, exiled from Italy. solid work.

also 20K? check your numbers, hombre.

you're a nonsense monster.
I was actually lowballing with 20K

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/vespa-946-dior-zubehoer/2044900751-305-3335

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/vespa-946-sondermodell-bellissima-silber-sehr-selten/2021708253-305-9473

https://www.dasparking-motorrad.de/gebrauchtmotorrader/piaggio-vespa-946-armani.html
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:03 am linkquote
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Oh I guess you are a bit young for the Sophia Loren joke
I am not. judging off the pics, we're probably about the same age.

you can search my post history and find all the pics you want.

but I've done had my ass on more bikes than most. and rolled a whole bunch of miles on everything. uniform, casual, and suit. you can figure out what I have in my stable, too.

but this just reinforces. you've been here since '14 and just wanna pop it off. that's cool dude. have fun with that. reminds me why I don't particularly like posting on this side of the forum any longer. enjoy your Weisswürste and a pint of Rothaus Pils, it's still early here.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:06 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:06 am linkquote
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I am not. judging off the pics, we're probably about the same age.

you can search my post history and find all the pics you want.

but I've done had my ass on more bikes than most. and rolled a whole bunch of miles on everything. uniform, casual, and suit. you can figure out what I have in my stable, too.

but this just reinforces. you've been here since '14 and just wanna pop it off. that's cool dude. have fun with that. reminds me why I don't particularly like posting on this side of the forum any longer. enjoy your Weisswürste and a pint of Rothaus Pils, it's still early here.
See I don´t quite think that you are 46 and rode for 30 years. Nevermind! Stay safe and enjoy your ride. We simply don´t share the same taste or humour
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:17 am linkquote
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See I don´t quite think that you are 46 and rode for 30 years. Nevermind! Stay safe and enjoy your ride. We simply don´t share the same taste or humour
we're much closer to all of that than you could possibly imagine.

better to be surprised than make an assumption from the jump, amigo.

take the day and do a tour of Neuschwanstein, but like walk up. seems you might have to burn that energy off. grab a beer and sammie to have on the train on the way back. go to old Munich and see the Glockenspiel. hit the museum. buy some fine German cutlery. find your center. promise, you'll be better for it.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:30 am

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:30 am linkquote
Well this thread has devolved quickly.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:56 pm linkquote
I saw one of those scooters when they first came out. It looks cool in person but the price was out of my budget. Then again I'm not the intended customer for it. And I'm not brand loyal either. I always lusted after a Italjet Dragster myself. Equally "interesting" in the looks department. To each their own I guess.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:12 pm linkquote
What anyone spends on something is their business and beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. The 946 oozes Italian styling and the fact it is a joy to ride is a bonus. Grocery runs? Maybe not but someone that buys this probably has another vehicle.

Hell I just bought a BMW 2022 GS Adventure fully kitted with all the extras and the amount I spent would get you a really nice car. Funny how many people really hate on the GS because it is looked at as being elitist. If you have the money and love something go for it. I'm not rich but better off than many and do donate to charity. What I buy is my business and man a 946 is pennies to the pound if you look at what people spend on "impractical" cars, boats and planes.

I've seen a few over the years at the dealer here but they are rare. Just keeping looking and one will pop up but as said they don't last long on the market.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:22 pm linkquote
Upon winning lotto this would be my second purchase, right after the 185$ cheeseburger.
https://i.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/300602120/burger-wellington-restaurateur-behind-185-burger-says-nows-not-the-time-for-shy-cooking

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:25 pm linkquote
I feel it is time to reintroduce this



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Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:59 pm linkquote
Hey fool
Get your shoes and damned magic marker off that piece of art!

I despise that drip!
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:21 pm linkquote
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That is very simple - it is a unpractical, rich spoiled brat scooter and whenever the gas tank is empty they throw them away or burn them.
For some strange reason I just got the totally unreasonable urge to take one of these on a cannonball. Unsupported. I really don't know why but suddenly that sounds just so, so fun.

Nah. I got nothing to prove.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:27 pm linkquote
Madison Sully wrote:
For some strange reason I just got the totally unreasonable urge to take one of these on a cannonball. Unsupported. I really don't know why but suddenly that sounds just so, so fun.

Nah. I got nothing to prove.
You need a support driver? I'd be in on that…. Just pay my way is all.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:31 pm linkquote
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You need a support driver? I'd be in on that…. Just pay my way is all.
...pretty sure I couldn't afford you.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:33 pm linkquote
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Hey fool
Get your shoes and damned magic marker off that piece of art!

I despise that drip!
Even he can't afford a 946!
Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:01 pm

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Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:01 pm linkquote
OP here I did see the one in MI a little to far for me I'll call over the Vespa Brooklyn tomorrow and see what's the deal with the one they have. I have a car so it would be for commuting and I don't need a ton of room. It's just so dam good looking I heard they ride great and I can always do a cc kit if it needs power. I'm just wondering about seating position I'm 6.2 210 and my last Vespa years ago was a GTS 250ie
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:45 pm linkquote
It's a shame the new ones are all red, the 946 is stunning with classy colours...like white.

Out of curiosity, I checked whether my local Vespa dealer still sells them. Yep. What I noticed though, is that when I last browsed these scoots, the price was a bit under 10k Euros here. Now it is 13900€ Euros. Mayby right so, as discussed above - this is not a loss leader product.

Around here we have expensive cars due to taxes...one 946 would not get even a cheap car. A BMW GS1250 would get a small city car, like Toyota Yaris or Volkswagen Polo. With that said, a GS feels like a bargain...
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:23 pm linkquote
Just for the record, I know two people who own a 946, one of 'em an Armani, and two things to know about both folks is (1) neither fits the supposedly narrow demographic this bike is purportedly aimed at, and (2) they ride the things - they didn't buy for the sake of having driveway candy. They love it.

It's instructional to remember that the 946 started off as a design exercise that simply ended up making it to production. Yes, the thing is principally about style, in the same manner as a lot of "halo" motorcycles and cars. You know what? No harm in that. It's just another choice in a rather nice lineup. Just as I could choose to beat myself up in a race-spdc Porsche 911 GT3, but would much sooner pick a GTS Carrera that I could actually enjoy as a daily driver (like I could afford either!), I can admire the lines and profile of a 946, then hop on my GTS SuperTech and enjoy the hell outta that. (And I do.)
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:43 pm linkquote
It's all about prejudice about beautiful things.

After saving for many years I was able to buy a set of Bang & Olufsen speakers, five years ago. They cost € 9.000 then. For me, that's an enormous bunch of money for a set of speakers, but I wanted them badly and was lucky enough to be able to afford them.

Many people drew exactly the wrong conclusion: "You pay just for the design and SO they sound like crap!" immediately followed by something like "You're out of your mind!"

Well, design and function go hand in hand. And it's called 'experience'. The speakers sound absolutely incredible (I have yet to hear speakers that sound better, even though they certainly exist for half the price) and they look fantastic (in my view). Which makes the total experience of sitting down and listening to a nice piece of music worth every euro to me.

The fact that also over-the-top clueless people with too much money on the bank buy speakers like this, doesn't make them bad speakers. Doesn't make the experience any worse.

Even better: those clueless people might not be so clueless as some other people who look down on them think they are. Maybe the people judging them are more clueless...?

Every person is different, every person has his or her great qualities. So let's not judge someone on the stuff they buy - and let's not judge stuff on the persons who buy it.
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Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:12 am linkquote
So I come from a classic Vespa and Lambretta Background. I don´t like any of those new Models but really don't like the 946.
I am German and that makes me quite a direct person. I don´t do sweet talking when I don´t like things.
I have a direct sort of humour.
I am focused on REAL long Distance riding and also on the practical side of a scooter.
I will not be convinced of the 946.

I am fine with anybody having one but me . And if you read ALL my posts you might see I also made jokes about MY OWN SCOOTER . Oh and I also make fun on people sipping Champaign while on an event with a van and their 50k Faro Basso. I consider it ridiculous where prices went for those "moped" toys built to create mobility for the people in poor Italy. Some others maybe don´t like my Stella or my Bajaj or my ride on a Scomadi. IT IS CALLED different taste.
I made a joke . I have an Opinion. AND THE GUY THAT WROTE THE TOPIC AND MOST OF THE GUYS RESPONDING DO NOT Even OWN ONE
Can we get over a joke now !
Have a great day on the 946 sunset parade.
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Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:20 am linkquote
VespistaX wrote:
I don´t like any of those new Models but really don't like the 946.
If you don't like "any of those new Models", what were you expecting to find on a forum called ModernVespa?
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:26 am

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Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:26 am linkquote
Mopmop wrote:
If you don't like "any of those new Models", what were you expecting to find on a forum called ModernVespa?
As you might have noticed when you scroll: Tadaaa there is a section with NOT SO MODERN
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:30 am

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Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:30 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
Even he can't afford a 946!
hahahah
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:48 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8206
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:48 am linkquote
VespistaX wrote:
As you might have noticed when you scroll: Tadaaa there is a section with NOT SO MODERN
Best of luck hanging with those shifty filthy animals.
Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:51 am

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Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:51 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
Best of luck hanging with those shifty filthy animals.
Oh they probably ride naked into the desert, get drunk and sacrifice virgins on the barbecue at full moon. I can imagine.
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