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Hi to all!

after a few happy months with my new GTS 125, suddenly, since yesterday I have strong feelings toward PX , I and I want her so badly..


Imagine if only ONE bike, then which one? GTS or PX?

both 125 cc by the way, however with significant power difference.

Riding mostly in town (pretty much all weather every day commute) and sometimes small relaxed outside trips on week-ends.
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The 125 GTS is a nice machine, but so different to the manual, 2 stroke shifty PX. Have you ridden a PX before?
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DaveLX wrote:
The 125 GTS is a nice machine, but so different to the manual, 2 stroke shifty PX. Have you ridden a PX before?
Never rode one, but see them a lot in town and really dig them. 2 stroke and shift are exactly what attracting me, i think, also smell and sound and the fact that they closing manufacture of the PX by end of this year.
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Personal opinion, can you have both?
Many members will 'chime in' and say that they are two completely different 'critters' Huge differences between them, they both have their advantages and disadvantages.
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For me, it's the difference in the engine. Two strokes don't last as long as the modern day four stroke engine between rebuilds and don't deliver the performance or economy. They need more nurturing. The PX runs such an equivalent lean oil mix from the pump that they do tend to wear out rather quickly. Two strokes need a good run with the throttle wide open quite often to prevent plug fouling and town work does carbon them up. Having said that, if you've got to have one then you've got to have one. Ride one first...but my guess is you will change you mind afterwards as you are now more used to the modern GTS and all it's comforts. I know how you feel though. Been there and done that with all sorts of bikes.
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Re: GTS vs PX
Igor76 wrote:
Imagine if only ONE bike, then which one? GTS or PX?
If it was a toss up between a GTS or a PX it would have to be a T5

Seriously though, if I could only have one Vespa, it would have to be a 2-stroke shifty, but I would go for an older PX which hasn't been strangled by EU regulation, or better still one that has had a P200 lump dropped in 8)
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