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£3800 isn't all that different to the best deals I've seen advertised on the GTS - only about £400 for two thirds the capacity on a chinese made machine [1] which isn't enough clear air between them IMO.


[1] Yes, I know the 300 isn't actually a 300.
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Here in Portugal (and Spain) the info about prices is not available yet.
The TL 300 version still apeears as an option on the catalog (no price tag), but at EICMA Scomadi confirmed that the Piaggio engine from the GTS is not available because Piaggio decided to not supply those engines to Scomadi on a regular basis.
So it seems to me that "300 project" is... dead.
Let´s hope something different happens with the new 200 auto and, specially, with the 250 6 speed.
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No spring chicken its true, but...
Tried one out a couple of weeks ago, and found that at 5'7" it was bloody uncomfortable to ride.

The front (sloping) bit of the seat was rock hard, so I had to slide back onto the (slightly) more comfortable middle bit, but that meant I wasn't sat upright (like on a Vespa) so my back ached, and because of how wide the body is, I felt like I was sat on one of the fairground bull rides and got off walking like John Wayne. Also, when sat further back, it was impossible (for me) to reach the floor with both feet so I had to slide forward again.

Now I'm not saying everyone is a short arsed f*cker with arthritis and a bad back like me, but I would seriously recommend anyone contemplating buying one, takes it for a reasonable ride first.

the lad who took one (2-up) to France and did a write up for SLUK had a blow-up saddle and gel saddle, maybe I should have tried it with one of them (but I've never had to use one on a Vespa..)

http://www.scooterlab.uk/scomadi-tl200-vs-vespa-gts-300-1000-miles-road-test-feature/
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Thanks for the write up link. Had not read that one. Have not ridden a Scomadi yet, but would be interesting to see what they are like.
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It's a pity Scomadi didn't use the touring / twin saddle off the Vespa S, considering it's thinness, it's been a very comfortable saddle for me.

Incidentally, the Italian word for 'uncomfortable' is 'scomodo'
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I think any riding on Vespa or Scomadi for an extended period is going to hurt. I was given an Airhawk after the Mille and will be looking forward to my next longer ride and trying it out. the Rally seat definitely loses its comfort factor after a number of hours!
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Re: No spring chicken its true, but...
fleece wrote:
http://www.scooterlab.uk/scomadi-tl200-vs-vespa-gts-300-1000-miles-road-test-feature/
Can everyone, brits included, stop using the Confederate Flag, plz, thanks.

Same goes with the Blue Lives Matter flag.

Everyone just stop using stupid flags proliferating asinine causes.

Cool scooter. I'm too short to ride one as I'm shorter than 5'7" and ain't a brit.
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chilli willy penguin
who on heres done that .... think you need some sleep kid
yaaaaaaar
yaaaaaaar
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Re: chilli willy penguin
T5bitza69 wrote:
who on heres done that .... think you need some sleep kid
I was wondering the same thing. I think it is on a pic of the scoot in the review as the scooter club he was in seemed to be the confederates sc.
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Suppose I shouldn't say up the Provos so. I'll not say it.

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haha jacko ......

just noticed punk kid has only done 3posts .... maybe hes new to tinterwebbery .... lets give him time to learn
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Can everyone, brits included, stop using the Confederate Flag, plz, thanks.
I'll try to get the message out but I can only alert maybe 500 people at most... it's up to you to ask the other 7.125 billion.
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Are people outside of the U.S. really into the confederate flag? And it's not really a party pleaser here either.
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To Luke,
AlanMac wrote:
I think any riding on Vespa or Scomadi for an extended period is going to hurt. I was given an Airhawk after the Mille and will be looking forward to my next longer ride and trying it out. the Rally seat definitely loses its comfort factor after a number of hours!
I love having my comfy seat back, but missed it on the Mille, a customised Yoga-mat was ok, but not the same.... However they are good to cut up & hold together nicely with Duct-tape.
Sounds like I will have to get Speedy running again, & lets go for a Ride.

Regards Daisy Duke.
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Re: To Luke,
SubEtherBASS wrote:
AlanMac wrote:
I think any riding on Vespa or Scomadi for an extended period is going to hurt. I was given an Airhawk after the Mille and will be looking forward to my next longer ride and trying it out. the Rally seat definitely loses its comfort factor after a number of hours!
I love having my comfy seat back, but missed it on the Mille, a customised Yoga-mat was ok, but not the same.... However they are good to cut up & hold together nicely with Duct-tape.
Sounds like I will have to get Speedy running again, & lets go for a Ride.

Regards Daisy Duke.
September my friend. Until then I am in the west of London, working and ale-ing.
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Re: To Luke,
AlanMac wrote:
SubEtherBASS wrote:
AlanMac wrote:
I think any riding on Vespa or Scomadi for an extended period is going to hurt. I was given an Airhawk after the Mille and will be looking forward to my next longer ride and trying it out. the Rally seat definitely loses its comfort factor after a number of hours!
I love having my comfy seat back, but missed it on the Mille, a customised Yoga-mat was ok, but not the same.... However they are good to cut up & hold together nicely with Duct-tape.
Sounds like I will have to get Speedy running again, & lets go for a Ride.

Regards Daisy Duke.
September my friend. Until then I am in the west of London, working and ale-ing.
The Donkei Skok SC, a rag tag bag of London and UK MVers, have been known to show a visiting member a good time in the city You can look us up in Donk thread if you want to get together to share some ale-ing 8) Il buono, il brutto, il donkeio (Page 70)
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Re: To Luke,
brown_beret7 wrote:
AlanMac wrote:
SubEtherBASS wrote:
AlanMac wrote:
I think any riding on Vespa or Scomadi for an extended period is going to hurt. I was given an Airhawk after the Mille and will be looking forward to my next longer ride and trying it out. the Rally seat definitely loses its comfort factor after a number of hours!
I love having my comfy seat back, but missed it on the Mille, a customised Yoga-mat was ok, but not the same.... However they are good to cut up & hold together nicely with Duct-tape.
Sounds like I will have to get Speedy running again, & lets go for a Ride.

Regards Daisy Duke.
September my friend. Until then I am in the west of London, working and ale-ing.
The Donkei Skok SC, a rag tag bag of London and UK MVers, have been known to show a visiting member a good time in the city You can look us up in Donk thread if you want to get together to share some ale-ing 8) Il buono, il brutto, il donkeio (Page 70)
thanks BB, will send you a PM later. Always keen to share the Ales, and would be nice to meet some other MV's besides the Melbourne crew
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Re: To Luke,
AlanMac wrote:
brown_beret7 wrote:
AlanMac wrote:
SubEtherBASS wrote:
AlanMac wrote:
I think any riding on Vespa or Scomadi for an extended period is going to hurt. I was given an Airhawk after the Mille and will be looking forward to my next longer ride and trying it out. the Rally seat definitely loses its comfort factor after a number of hours!
I love having my comfy seat back, but missed it on the Mille, a customised Yoga-mat was ok, but not the same.... However they are good to cut up & hold together nicely with Duct-tape.
Sounds like I will have to get Speedy running again, & lets go for a Ride.

Regards Daisy Duke.
September my friend. Until then I am in the west of London, working and ale-ing.
The Donkei Skok SC, a rag tag bag of London and UK MVers, have been known to show a visiting member a good time in the city You can look us up in Donk thread if you want to get together to share some ale-ing 8) Il buono, il brutto, il donkeio (Page 70)
thanks BB, will send you a PM later. Always keen to share the Ales, and would be nice to meet some other MV's besides the Melbourne crew
Cool. Early talk of a evening meet up on 26 July for MVer MegaMod who's over from the US for the Exmouth Scooter Rally
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upthepunks wrote:
Can everyone, brits included, stop using the Confederate Flag, plz, thanks.
I'll try to get the message out but I can only alert maybe 500 people at most... it's up to you to ask the other 7.125 billion.
Clap, clap.
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