Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:49 pm

Enthusiast
2020 GTS 300 Touring "Verde Bosco"
Joined: 25 May 2012
Posts: 79
Location: Wisconsin
 
Enthusiast
2020 GTS 300 Touring "Verde Bosco"
Joined: 25 May 2012
Posts: 79
Location: Wisconsin
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:49 pm linkquote
...pictures when the sun shines again

Scooter history:
Honda 80 way back in college (lasted less than one year before stolen and trashed)
Honda Elite about 13 years ago (brought the fun back)
Piaggio BV350 silver (traded previous one for this-lots of commuting on this one)
Vespa GTS 300 blue (traded previous one for this, loved the color and liked the ride)
Vespa 150 black (bought thinking my wife actually wanted to ride her own vespa)
2015 Piaggio MP3 500 black (traded previous two for this in attempt to placate wife's desire for tandem riding. Never really felt comfortable on this one)
2016 Piaggio Liberty 150s red (bought because of desire inspired by O.S. pictures, very comfortable city commuter)

NOW 2020 Vespa GTS 300 Touring VERDE BOSCO (color so beautiful that I had to buy it. With limited garage space, I had to sell the previous two)

Riding all three for >10 miles each, over the course of two day. I'm loving the feel of the newest scooter!

I THINK I AM DONE BUYING SCOOTERS FOR A WHILE
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:20 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60ís, 2019 BMW K1600GT Sport, 2019 Ural Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 8194
Location: Toronto
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60ís, 2019 BMW K1600GT Sport, 2019 Ural Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 8194
Location: Toronto
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:20 pm linkquote
You should post this over in the general forum as way more of us will see it. It's a great story and this side of the board isn't looked at as often. Glad you love the new scoot and it's a great choice!
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:25 pm

Enthusiast
2020 GTS 300 Touring "Verde Bosco"
Joined: 25 May 2012
Posts: 79
Location: Wisconsin
 
Enthusiast
2020 GTS 300 Touring "Verde Bosco"
Joined: 25 May 2012
Posts: 79
Location: Wisconsin
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:25 pm linkquote
As promised, some daylight pictures! (which still don't do the Verde Bosco justice)









Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:49 am

Molto Verboso
2016 Sprint S 150, 2016 Sprint 150, 2006 GTS 250, 2006 GTS 250, 2012 GTS 300, 1974 Vespa 150 Super
Joined: 21 Oct 2016
Posts: 1042
Location: Vermont
 
Molto Verboso
2016 Sprint S 150, 2016 Sprint 150, 2006 GTS 250, 2006 GTS 250, 2012 GTS 300, 1974 Vespa 150 Super
Joined: 21 Oct 2016
Posts: 1042
Location: Vermont
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:49 am linkquote
very nice looking! Enjoy!
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:07 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9892
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9892
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:07 pm linkquote
Congrats! Love that color. 8)
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:49 pm

Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 867
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Addicted
GTS 300ie Touring - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 867
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:49 pm linkquote
Beautiful. It's a classic colour and it can look different under different lighting conditions. I hope you get lots of happy miles riding it.
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:19 pm

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2090
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2090
Location: Minneapolis USA
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:19 pm linkquote
Nice looking Vespa
The green is fantastic, the seat matches just right.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:54 pm

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1407
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
 
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1407
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:54 pm linkquote
Great looking scoot in an awesome colour. Hope you enjoy many miles riding her.
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:04 pm

Member
2021 Piaggio BV350 Tourer
Joined: 06 Aug 2020
Posts: 15
Location: Palm City, Fl
 
Member
2021 Piaggio BV350 Tourer
Joined: 06 Aug 2020
Posts: 15
Location: Palm City, Fl
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:04 pm linkquote
To pretty to resist
I am your story backwards. I traded in my 2016 Honda 700CTX for he Green Vespa Touring. Enjoyed it for about 500 miles, hen traded it in for a 2021 BV350. Te Vespa was a nice ride, but not user friendly for interstate riding. The BV with the larger wheels, & larger engine worked out perfect.
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:54 am

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2090
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2090
Location: Minneapolis USA
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:54 am linkquote
BV350 Larger Wheels
Meatman,

You are right on. I love my Vespa GTS 300 Super, but, the larger wheels
on the BV350 really allow you to get up and go. A member of my scooter
riding group has the new Yamaha TMAX - great with larger wheels.

I love my Classic Vespa and will keep it forever. For long extended rides I
take my Suzuki Burgman 400.

Bob Copeland


Two riders in my scooter group have this new model


My extended rider

Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:28 am

Enthusiast
2020 GTS 300 Touring "Verde Bosco"
Joined: 25 May 2012
Posts: 79
Location: Wisconsin
 
Enthusiast
2020 GTS 300 Touring "Verde Bosco"
Joined: 25 May 2012
Posts: 79
Location: Wisconsin
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:28 am linkquote
My commute hasn't really changed in the last 20 years. I may have added 5 miles here and there, but it's usually city traffic or small bits of country highway.

What has changed and changed again in the 20 years is what I wanted out of my ride. The scooter I got the most miles out of was my BV350. It went everywhere, but when I was looking to replace it with something new, I realized I was not riding as much highway based distances. And give or take a few hiccups, it's been that way for the last ten. My commute and my recreation riding is city and country roads. The new GTS will serve me well and look sharp doing it.

(I admit I ALMOST bought another BV350 last spring but resisted. Then they were sold out. Then THE GREEN BEAUTY showed up...)
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:58 pm

Member
2021 Piaggio BV350 Tourer
Joined: 06 Aug 2020
Posts: 15
Location: Palm City, Fl
 
Member
2021 Piaggio BV350 Tourer
Joined: 06 Aug 2020
Posts: 15
Location: Palm City, Fl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:58 pm linkquote
Too pretty to resist...2020 GTS Touring
My story is similar to yours. I first bought the 2020 Touring after about 500 miles I jumped ship to the 2021 BV Tourer. Both great scooters, but in the end the larger wheels, more power, low exterior maintenance won out.
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:26 pm

Hooked
2012 GTS 300 Super (Charlene) 1832cc cruiser (The Lambo)
Joined: 16 Dec 2020
Posts: 109
Location: Tigard, OR
 
Hooked
2012 GTS 300 Super (Charlene) 1832cc cruiser (The Lambo)
Joined: 16 Dec 2020
Posts: 109
Location: Tigard, OR
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:26 pm linkquote
Very cool color combo; paint and seat! Awesome
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