OP
UTC

Lurker
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1
Location: Ontario Canada
 
Lurker
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1
Location: Ontario Canada
UTC quote
Hi everyone:😃.

I'm planning to get a Vespa and am in the early research phase of it. I'd like to be riding one of these beautiful machines by this spring.😃

Is this scooter suitable for a light weight woman? Where can I buy one in Ontario Canada and I need a license for it?

Thank you

Lorraine
@judy avatar
UTC

World Traveler
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: UTC
Posts: 29304
 
World Traveler
@judy avatar
2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
Joined: UTC
Posts: 29304
UTC quote
Aloha and welcome to the forum from Hawaii. There are many sizes of Vespa's. Have you ridden before? I'd say look at the LX 150's. They have enough power to get you most places and are smaller and lighter than the rest of the models . Great city bike. Nimble. I love mine. I have a bad back so the LX is perfect because it isn't heavy. I'll let the Canadians answer the other questions. Good luck with your search.
@strick avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
Joined: UTC
Posts: 3452
Location: Columbia, MD
 
Ossessionato
@strick avatar
2021 Ducati Multistrada 950S
Joined: UTC
Posts: 3452
Location: Columbia, MD
UTC quote
Hi! Welcome to MV!

Judy is spot on with the LX150 recommendation. That should suit you nicely. I'm sure some of our northern members can put you in the right direction about licensing.

Good luck and have fun!
@xine avatar
UTC

Member
LX150
Joined: UTC
Posts: 36
Location: Reston, VA
 
Member
@xine avatar
LX150
Joined: UTC
Posts: 36
Location: Reston, VA
UTC quote
Welcome to MV! I am a newbie myself, having had my LX150 for just a month -- but I love it already. I am not really light weight, but I'm 5' 4" and was worried about not having more bike than I could handle, but having enough power to get around. The LX150 has worked out perfectly so far, so for what it is worth, that has my vote

Also, this forum has been a wonderful source of information for all the other decisions I needed to make after the big easy one of the LX150 -- info on locks, battery tenders, tire pressure gauges, riding gear, just every question I had I could find lots of information here. I am sure you will find MV is a great resource
@larrymk avatar
UTC

Molto Verboso
Vespa Super 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1878
Location: AZ
 
Molto Verboso
@larrymk avatar
Vespa Super 300
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1878
Location: AZ
UTC quote
So no one has said this yet, scooters are great but make sure you take a riding/safety course first, get good and safe riding gear and a helmet and welcome to MV a great forum.

HAPPY NEW YEAR
UTC

The Host with the Toast
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7199
Location: SoCal
 
The Host with the Toast
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7199
Location: SoCal
UTC quote
how tall are you and what size of scooter are you looking for?
@ckaiserca avatar
UTC

Molto Verboso
2013 GTV 300 ie "Victoria" Concept 2 Model D "River of Pain"
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1383
Location: Aurora, Ontario Canada
 
Molto Verboso
@ckaiserca avatar
2013 GTV 300 ie "Victoria" Concept 2 Model D "River of Pain"
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1383
Location: Aurora, Ontario Canada
UTC quote
Lorraine,

Welcome to Modern Vespa!

If you are going to be riding a scooter in Ontario, you will need a motorcycle licence. There are two different classifications:

M (includes M1 and M2): for full-speed motorcycles.

M with condition L (includes M1 and M2-L): for mopeds and motorized scooters (also called "limited-speed" motorcycles).

The M licence with L condition is for scooters of less than 50cc engine displacement. There are two current Vespa models that fit this condition: The LX50 and the S50. Anything larger than 50cc will require a full M motorcycle licence.

See the Motorcycle Handbook for how to go about getting your licence:
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/handbook/motorcycles/section1-0-0.shtml


There are several Vespa dealers in Ontario. It depends on where you are located. In the Toronto area I can personally recommend:

Vespa Toronto West - http://www.vespatorontowest.com
Corsa Meccanica - http://corsameccanica.com

Please contact me by PM if you have an particular questions.
DoubleGood Design banner

Modern Vespa is the premier site for modern Vespa and Piaggio scooters. Vespa GTS300, GTS250, GTV, GT200, LX150, LXS, ET4, ET2, MP3, Fuoco, Elettrica and more.

Buy Me A Coffee
 

Shop on Amazon with Modern Vespa

Modern Vespa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com


All Content Copyright 2005-2024 by Modern Vespa.
All Rights Reserved.


[ Time: 0.0101s ][ Queries: 3 (0.0023s) ][ live ][ 313 ][ ThingOne ]