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Vespa 2012 GTS Super 300
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With the big snowfall in Oklahoma this week, I decided to see how well the Tuktuk handled snow and cold temps. We had 6 or so inches in our neighborhood and it was 3 degrees Fahrenheit when I pulled out. The Tuktuk fired right up and was ready to go. A lot of the roads were kinda beaten down, so some smooth and some fresh. Only problems I had were when 2 roads crossed, sometimes there was a weird drift from the tracks and when I hit those in 3rd gear I had trouble plowing through. I did get stuck once in a deep drift, and when pushing I broke the zip ties that were holding the windshield on. Newsflash, zip ties are pretty trash at 0 degrees...

So there ya go, the Bajaj Rickshaw is a decent snow vehicle, and they are light enough to push out easily if they get stuck. The rear engine keeps the weight on the back tires, and I think a passenger in the back seat would have really helped the traction. The only downside is they are open to the breeze and COLD!!!!!

https://youtu.be/kF6cz8mz7Ks
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2012 GTS 300 Super (Charlene) 1832cc cruiser (The Lambo)
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2012 GTS 300 Super (Charlene) 1832cc cruiser (The Lambo)
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Looks like fun. You could turn that thing into a mobile Irish Coffee Mobile and make new friends everywhere you go!
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2010 Vespa super,2016 vespa 3 00 1979 p200 with sidecar 1958 cu shman eagle with sidecar Inder trai ler 1983 bajaj tuk tuk tristar 2018 royal Enfi
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2010 Vespa super,2016 vespa 3 00 1979 p200 with sidecar 1958 cu shman eagle with sidecar Inder trai ler 1983 bajaj tuk tuk tristar 2018 royal Enfi
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Never tried mine in the snow
Here in L. A. (Lower alabama we don't get much snow but in 20 degrees mine fires right up
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer (also gone), 2001 BMW R1100RT
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Fabulous video!! Too much fun! Thanks for making it. Cheers. Miguel
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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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I have always had this crazy idea of having a Vespa roadside rescue service using Piaggio Ape 3-wheelers !
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Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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Seems like it handled the snow perfectly. You seem to be having lot of fun too.
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Molto Verboso
GTS 250ie, GT 200 (cannonball scoot)
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Ahhh! I freaking love this. That looked like a lot of fun.
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1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 PK125XL Elestart, 1988 T5, 1995 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Nice!! Have you seen what the crazy Italians do?? Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieRA1IBAZT8

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Tuk Tuk?
Snow?

It Italy, it's been the recipe for happiness for countless generations of wanna-be pilots.

Just think that a certain Valentino Rossi used his Piaggio Ape to perform stunts when he was 14: he pushed the front wheel against the wall of an house and gave gas until the Ape was perfectly vertical.

An old clip of a young Valentino Rossi driving his Ape:

And Loris Rosati's 600cc Honda Ape:

Anyway here's how Ape performs in the snow:


fitting a skateboard on the Ape front wheel? done:
My girlfriend's uncle has a 150cc Ape.
He is a farmer, living in the mountains.
You wouldn't believe what he loads on it and where he goes with that. Wood, pigs, whatever.
I sometimes find it difficult to follow him offroad driving his old trusted Panda 4x4...
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Darn looks like YT links don't work - do you guys see the vids?
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Mauro150LX wrote:
Darn looks like YT links don't work - do you guys see the vids?
Please follow the instructions here:
https://modernvespa.com/forum/post2405057#2405057

Bottom line, embedded YT videos won't work in MV with Chrome as a browser. You have to use [url] tags to do it.
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Wooops my bad - bedtime now, will edit the post tomorrow, thanks!
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2006 GT200
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What's more surreal: a TukTuk or the snow in those Texas suburbs??
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