Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:11 pm

Member
Vespa Granturismo 200L
Joined: 08 Feb 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Western North Carolina
 
Member
Vespa Granturismo 200L
Joined: 08 Feb 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Western North Carolina
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:11 pm linkquote
I'm a bike guy. Craving cvt scooter for some reason lately. Rode sleds and a Rokon RT340 back in the day. I thought I liked Asian Kymcos, Syms, always thought Italians had great designs and style. I love EFI. Jee wiz, I bought a Vespa Granturismo......... Here we go!



Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:16 am

Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 1463
Location: Toronto
 
Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 1463
Location: Toronto
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:16 am linkquote
Looks great!

I've got one too - fantastic bikes!!
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:23 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21886
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21886
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:23 pm linkquote
as an old Penton rider myself you'll be just fine
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:35 am

Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3459
Location: East Anglia, a dryer region of the UK than Israel
 
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3459
Location: East Anglia, a dryer region of the UK than Israel
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:35 am linkquote
Great choice! Look after it and it'll server you for years yet. As an aside, I came across an unused GT200 in my home town in someones front garden a few weeks ago. It was slightly overgrown with bushes and had been standing for a couple of years in the open. It still looked reasonable. I talked with the owner who was tending the garden and who had bought it new 18 years ago. It had covered in total over 105,000 miles. The first motor got it to near 80,000 miles and the second used motor that replaced that got it the rest of the way. It's now defunct because that used motor itself already had 65,000 miles on it when the owner installed it, and had just expired. Just goes to show what these babies can do.

Have fun with it!
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:52 am

Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4560
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
 
Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4560
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:52 am linkquote
You are going to like your Granturismo.

A lot.

Fast, reliable and beautiful.

What could be better than that?

I have three running now.

Rocket is at 98,000 miles and running great after a replacement engine at 76,000 miles.

Bill





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Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:55 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 6731
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 6731
Location: Latina (Italy)
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:55 am linkquote
The most reliable modern Vespa in my opinion.
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:24 am

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1412
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
 
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1412
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:24 am linkquote
My first modern Vespa and a great machine. Really happy to run at the speed limit, and would generally keep up with 250s and 300s when on tour. Enjoy.
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:50 am

Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3459
Location: East Anglia, a dryer region of the UK than Israel
 
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3459
Location: East Anglia, a dryer region of the UK than Israel
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:50 am linkquote
The GT200 changed the whole idea of what a Vespa, or indeed, any modern scooter could do. Looked like a scooter, rode much more like a good lightweight motorcycle. I remember it got rave reviews in 2003 over here in the Uk and stunned TV presenter from Top Gear Steve Berry who said after riding it, "this is one serious motorcycle"!
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:49 am

Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4560
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
 
Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4560
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:49 am linkquote
pigletpilot wrote:
My first modern Vespa and a great machine. Really happy to run at the speed limit, and would generally keep up with 250s and 300s when on tour. Enjoy.
On the ride home after a group ride had split up a few years ago, a guy on a new 300 GTS followed me 50 miles on I-10.

I was riding Rocket, a 2006 Vespa GT200.

After we turned off the highway! I stopped to thank him for riding with us, hoping he would join us in the future.

At the stop, he said that he was running full throttle to keep up with Rocket. Rocket still had throttle, and could go a bit faster.

Riding with Lostboater, on either his GTS 250 or 300, back when he was willing to test his top speed when leading, I could catch and pass him.

GT 200s are fast scooters.

So simple too.

Almost perfect, for me.

Bill
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:03 am

Ossessionato
2006 GT200
Joined: 23 Feb 2016
Posts: 2896
Location: Moscow, Idaho
 
Ossessionato
2006 GT200
Joined: 23 Feb 2016
Posts: 2896
Location: Moscow, Idaho
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:03 am linkquote
Utterly love mine. Have fun!
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:07 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9446
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9446
Location: KS USA
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:07 am linkquote
Congrats!

I used to have a gray one. Kind of regret selling it.
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Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:14 pm

Member
GT200
Joined: 28 Dec 2019
Posts: 10
Location: NOVA
 
Member
GT200
Joined: 28 Dec 2019
Posts: 10
Location: NOVA
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:14 pm linkquote
Love mine!
Inherited this 07 last yr at 913miles. Has 5300 now after one season. Awesome first bike for me.


Silly son

Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:51 am

Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3459
Location: East Anglia, a dryer region of the UK than Israel
 
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3459
Location: East Anglia, a dryer region of the UK than Israel
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:51 am linkquote
Late2Ride, did you know you have a chicken on your bike? Did it come with that? But seriously, looks a great bike, have fun!
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