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I've been on the forum for a while now and graze through the general forum but I'm mainly in the Not So Normal rubber room.

I ride everything however all the Vespa's I have are vintage.

Well...I ran into a deal I couldn't walk from. 2003 Piaggio BV 200

I shall call her beverly...and she is mine
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That is a beautiful BV200. Very well done.
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It was way too good a deal to pass on. The hard panniers are probably worth about half of what I paid.

It needs going over and standard stuff. Belts and rollers have been done but it's still 16 years old. Can't hurt to check everything!
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Must
Very co-ordinated indeed.

Best set of panniers that I've seen in a long time.

Good choice Sir.

Bill x
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It may be sacrilege, but I like it better than a GT 200, and I do like them!

Tubular frame, larger wheels at 16-inch, and per Bocette the pillion is comfortable. I like the handling on the BV a lot better but that's just personal preference.

I've been on the back ot a GT in So Fla and cupcake with Trepp in Jerusalem and I was jammed in there (still way worth it!) I'm 5 10 so not real big and a longer ride back there would have been rough. I don't think Bocette has been on a GT (except a REAL GT 1967 import) but she found this very comfortable. Again that's us.

It will be a great 2 up scooter to pull behind the RV and get some shopping and local tours on. There is nothing better than a scooter in a national park!
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Ditto on the side paniers. Very sexy. I'm now looking for some of my own for my ride. Hubba hubba. Enjoy!
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Very nice, congrats!!
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Gorgeous! Looks mint! How many miles?
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Many, many moons ago I had a BV125 with the panniers and topcase. Superb storage! Great bike.
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Gorgeous! Looks mint! How many miles?
Right about 7k miles
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the first thing I would do is remove the panniers and top case. they make bike handle like do-do.

but when you need the space for traveling they are a must have. and these indeed look amazing.

the red is my favorite color for these early bv. very nice indeed.

congrads and enjoy your scoot!
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Good choice - water cooled (good for south FL), carbed, big wheels and comfortable. I also think they are more comfortable than the GT200. One question - where do you store all these? You have quite a stable of scoots (I'm jealous). Razz emoticon More pics would be appreciated.
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One question - where do you store all these? You have quite a stable of scoots (I'm jealous). Razz emoticon More pics would be appreciated.
Everywhere...and compared to many people I know I'm not that bad!
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Wow. Nice scooter indeed. Those panniers are impossible to find used.
Take care of them, they're worth as much as the scooter!
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Congratulations! Even with it's own pool! Razz emoticon

Nothing like rounding out the stable. And now you have to hang out with us more! 8)
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Already digging! I'm a pretty good wrench so after I go through it I will know it is in good shape.

Some components will be changed out due to age and preventative work. It is 16 years old!
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