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riding is a fun addiction, so, how many PTW do you own? Thinking of adding a second bike but can't really justify two bikes. I figure my fellow addicts can talk some sense and convince me to add the second bike...
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Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
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Three... and I love them all.

No time to really post right now but I should have time to elaborate tonight or tomorrow morning.
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Currently 4
My biggest advice is to really question what you need, why you are looking and remember that you'll need to store it so be aware of your situation. That said bikes are just tools so if there's a need that you have that could be better addressed by another bike, and you have space and money for one, then ya get it.

Here's my collection:

Daily commute is done on a 2017 Vespa Sprint 150
Errands that require hauling are done on a 2003 Stella with all the racks, also often used for the local vintage club meetups
a Honda Spree for when friends want to ride
and project a Honda S90 that I've been restoring that gets weekend rides to a coffee shop

I have a house with a garage so I have space to work on and store these bikes. If I was still living in an apartment I likely would only have the Sprint.
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Four, at the moment.

GTS 250, MP3 500, Buddy 125, and Honda NC700.

The deal I have with my wife is, as long as she can park in the garage she's OK with it.

Suffice it to say, my cage is outdoors.
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My garage is quite full of memories. I have 2 motorbikes that get a lot of use, one for when it's raining or I need to get somewhere quickly and the other for making me smile. I also have 2 Vespa which I bought new when they came out but I rarely ride now. My first car is also in there, I never drive it but I love looking at it. A paramotor (a flying machine) hangs on the wall but I don't fly it these days. I'm also just about to add a motorised unicycle. My advice is just to keep to one, two is a luxury and any more quickly becomes a pain.
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.....any more quickly becomes a pain.
^^ this...

I have 4 ...the 3 in my signature line plus a 2001 Triumph TT600 that sits in the garage and never gets ridden
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Madison Sully wrote:
Four, at the moment.

GTS 250, MP3 500, Buddy 125, and Honda NC700.

The deal I have with my wife is, as long as she can park in the garage she's OK with it.

Suffice it to say, my cage is outdoors.
Does that mean you can park them in your living room as well?
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Five, that I got in this order...
'08 Harley Screamin Eagle Springer
'08 Vespa S150
'17 Vespa GTS300 Super
'06 Vespa GT200
'08 Vespa GTS250

The HD and 150 get ridden <1% of my total riding time but the GT(S)'s are shared equally because there's just something special about each of them.
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What is a Buddy?
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Currently only one PTW. I'm working on breaking down my wife resistance for a second bike. I like to add the new GTS 300.
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Three
<<<Under my avatar.

The LX is actually designated for Mrs. fledermaus.

The BV followed me home last year, and though the GTS is still my main ride, it is different enough to enjoy the variety.

One of my rationalizations is that I can always use one as bait to get an out of state friend to come and ride... Scooter emoticon Eyelashes emoticon

Just in case one is down for maintenance, I always have a spare.

For example.....
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What is a Buddy?
It's a US based Vespa knock-off. I don't mean that to seem harsh as a lot of people actually seem to like them. Me.... I prefer to own an actual Vespa but apparently there are some things people like about Buddy scoots. I think maybe the saddles are lower?? Price I assume is cheaper but don't quote me on that either. For not being a Vespa they actually aren't that bad looking and I see them here in Toronto now and then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_Scooters
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What is a Buddy?
http://www.genuinescooters.com/buddy125.html
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Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
Want to buy my GTS? I am picking up a 2016 BV 350 with literally no miles on it. My 2015 GTS has full Malossi kit, suspension, 13 inch wheels etc. So I am not sure which I'll like better and parting with the GTS maybe tough unless I absolutely love the BV 350 a lot, so stay tuned...
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Budz wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
Want to buy my GTS? I am picking up a 2016 BV 350 with literally no miles on it. My 2015 GTS has full Malossi kit, suspension, 13 inch wheels etc. So I am not sure which I'll like better and parting with the GTS maybe tough unless I absolutely love the BV 350 a lot, so stay tuned...
Yeah... if you're going to have more than one bike you want them to be different enough from each other that they offer a different experience . The GTS and BV are probably too similar to fall in to the "different enough" category.
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Yeah... if you're going to have more than one bike you want them to be different enough from each other that they offer a different experience . The GTS and BV are probably too similar to fall in to the "different enough" category.
Unless you wanted to kit one in to a rocket ship and put racks on the other for GT service :thinkingface:
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My concern is, now that my GTS 300 is fully kitted it may be close in city performance to the BV 350 if not better but the BV will be much better on the highway, but I am hardly on the highway on a bike and use my car for that.
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Yeah... if you're going to have more than one bike you want them to be different enough from each other that they offer a different experience . The GTS and BV are probably too similar to fall in to the "different enough" category.
I guess that we are all quite different.

I own three Vespa GTs, a 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Some would say that there is no reason to own three of the same thing.

Not me.

Rocket is old and beat up, 91,000 miles on it at the moment.

Razzo is still beautiful approaching 30,000 miles.

These two are running great.

I am riding Rocket on a 1000 mile ride to the Unrally in Pensacola next weekend.

The 2007, Vanessa, unfortunately got knocked around in the 2018 SCR, then blew its engine when the oil all blew out of an open filler hole a few months later.

If I can get my mechanic, Chris, to open a gap in his busy business, I am sending it to him to get repaired.

For different, I have two Yamahas, an Xmax and a Zuma 125.

The Xmax has become my touring machine, totaling over 14,000 miles in the first year of ownership.

I am riding the Zuma today after finally getting a current tag on it after receiving it as a gift earlier this year. I find it a blast to ride.

Which is my favorite? It is whichever one I am riding.

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WEB-Tech wrote:
Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
Want to buy my GTS? I am picking up a 2016 BV 350 with literally no miles on it. My 2015 GTS has full Malossi kit, suspension, 13 inch wheels etc. So I am not sure which I'll like better and parting with the GTS maybe tough unless I absolutely love the BV 350 a lot, so stay tuned...
Would love to, but I only could come up with $1,700 right now so don't think that would be enough
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Budz wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
Want to buy my GTS? I am picking up a 2016 BV 350 with literally no miles on it. My 2015 GTS has full Malossi kit, suspension, 13 inch wheels etc. So I am not sure which I'll like better and parting with the GTS maybe tough unless I absolutely love the BV 350 a lot, so stay tuned...
Yeah... if you're going to have more than one bike you want them to be different enough from each other that they offer a different experience . The GTS and BV are probably too similar to fall in to the "different enough" category.
You haven't ridden a BV350 then.
Vespa 300 scooter ride, like going straight, handles great and great for city.
BV350 wants to turn with the touch of the your hand like a crotch rocket more power of the line then a Vespa.
Vespa is a cruiser, BV350 is a sport bike/scooter.
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WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Budz wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
Want to buy my GTS? I am picking up a 2016 BV 350 with literally no miles on it. My 2015 GTS has full Malossi kit, suspension, 13 inch wheels etc. So I am not sure which I'll like better and parting with the GTS maybe tough unless I absolutely love the BV 350 a lot, so stay tuned...
Yeah... if you're going to have more than one bike you want them to be different enough from each other that they offer a different experience . The GTS and BV are probably too similar to fall in to the "different enough" category.
You haven't ridden a BV350 then.
Vespa 300 scooter ride, like going straight, handles great and great for city.
BV350 wants to turn with the touch of the your hand like a crotch rocket more power of the line then a Vespa.
Vespa is a cruiser, BV350 is a sport bike/scooter.
Yeah... It's probably not THAT big difference though. The C650GT yes, the BV I reserve judgement on. No don't try and say the BV is faster than the BMW.
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Harbinger wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Budz wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Thinking of selling your 300 Super?
Want to buy my GTS? I am picking up a 2016 BV 350 with literally no miles on it. My 2015 GTS has full Malossi kit, suspension, 13 inch wheels etc. So I am not sure which I'll like better and parting with the GTS maybe tough unless I absolutely love the BV 350 a lot, so stay tuned...
Yeah... if you're going to have more than one bike you want them to be different enough from each other that they offer a different experience . The GTS and BV are probably too similar to fall in to the "different enough" category.
You haven't ridden a BV350 then.
Vespa 300 scooter ride, like going straight, handles great and great for city.
BV350 wants to turn with the touch of the your hand like a crotch rocket more power of the line then a Vespa.
Vespa is a cruiser, BV350 is a sport bike/scooter.
Yeah... It's probably not THAT big difference though. The C650GT yes, the BV I reserve judgement on. No don't try and say the BV is faster than the BMW.
Your BMW has 60hp while the BV 350 has 33hp. It's a safe assumption that the BMW is a beast!
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Three that have my name (along with my wife's) on the title. The Vespa is mine, the Xmax and PCX are hers. I tend to be a one-bike-at-a-time kinda guy, unless that one is pretty specific. The GTS is a good "all around" scoot.
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Currently we have 5 between the 4 riders in our household. We got the BV 500 available for sale which will bring it down to 1 per rider. At one point we had 8 between the two houses but we've been downsizing.
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I have 4. One scooter that is my commuter. One old bike to remember how simple they can be. One sport bike to go fast. One adventure bike to take me past where the road ends.
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just 2, but I'm really eyeing a(nother) brutale hard, and I really, REALLY want a new(er) BV350 w/ ABS...
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Only one. I have a wife, and would need to make a choice, wife vs more PTWs. Still thinking......
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Two at the moment, the ET4 and a recently-acquired GTS. I thought I'd still ride the ET4 a lot, but I'm thinking I'll put it up for sale soon. It's a great scooter and a riot to ride around town, but the rural roads around here need something a little bigger to get around on.
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Only one. I have a wife, and would need to make a choice, wife vs more PTWs. Still thinking......
You got this 👍

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Only one. I have a wife, and would need to make a choice, wife vs more PTWs. Still thinking......
Laughing emoticon

You can always test the waters.... I think I shared this already, but a while back sitting in the living room with wife and daughter, things were a little too peaceful so I announced, "I think I'll get another scooter!" She quickly responded, "you do and I'm divorcing you!" in a dead serious tone. I glanced at my daughter who was looking at me... "Well, I really didn't wantanother scooter..."

To be fair, I'd just been ranting about insurance and other expenses coming up that I wasn't too happy about, so there was that.... Nerd emoticon
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Sledge wrote:
Only one. I have a wife, and would need to make a choice, wife vs more PTWs. Still thinking......
Laughing emoticon

You can always test the waters.... I think I shared this already, but a while back sitting in the living room with wife and daughter, things were a little too peaceful so I announced, "I think I'll get another scooter!" She quickly responded, "you do and I'm divorcing you!" in a dead serious tone. I glanced at my daughter who was looking at me... "Well, I really didn't wantanother scooter..."

To be fair, I'd just been ranting about insurance and other expenses coming up that I wasn't too happy about, so there was that.... Nerd emoticon
my better half wanted a Vespa to ride to work, I said it's too dangerous in the city and talked her out of it. She went on a business trip and I bought one, she hasn't forgotten...... to be fair her heart wasn't into riding and she is uncomfortable riding.
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My recent Vespa acquisition brought me back up to 3 bikes. I really do feel that 3 bikes is the magical number, unless you have unlimited space and resources. My stable consists of my 2011 BMW R1200R Roadster which I use for distance riding. A 2013 Triumph Bonneville SE which gives me my retro feel bike for nice day rides or bike nights. My new GTS Touring will be my city bike errand runner. Only thing missing is a dual sport but I am getting a bit old for that and have given it up. Started to late to learn to ride dirt and I no longer bounce but shatter! LOL

Here is a pic of my happy garage!

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My recent Vespa acquisition brought me back up to 3 bikes. I really do feel that 3 bikes is the magical number
and how many helmets, sir?
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Only one. I have a wife, and would need to make a choice, wife vs more PTWs. Still thinking......
It neednt be this way? My wife bought me one of my current bike as a engagement present. I almost died on the thing several times and we're still married.
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My wife bought me one of my current bike as a engagement present.
Has she got a sister?
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ET4, Vespa S 150, Lambretta DL200, Serveta Jet 200
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ET4, Vespa S 150, Lambretta DL200, Serveta Jet 200
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Posts: 347
Location: Edmonton Canada
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Currently three; a Vespa ET4 that is my daily driver, a modded out Serveta with a ton of lights and mirrors for pure showboating, and a super sleek and speedy 69 Lambretta DL200. I'm happy with my lot, but two vintage bikes takes some upkeep. I'd like to add a motorcycle to the list so I could get out of town once in a while - but I know I couldn't justify keeping all four around and I'm not yet ready to part with any of them. Two wheels is just too much fun and sooner or later you'll want to keep adding new riding experiences to your garage because each one has their own unique charm.
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2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
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2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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I have six.
1981 BMW R80G/S (2x)
1996 BMW R80 GSPD
2009 BMW R1200GS
2013 Vespa 300GTS
2018 BMW RnineT Urban GS

The optimum number of motorcycles to own is defined by the formula:

No = Np + 1

Where
No = the optimum number
Np = the number you presently own

So if your other half says "No" she is clearly referring to the above optimum number... Laughing emoticon
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