Ordered November 2020?
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Primavera 150
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Tue May 04, 2021 8:04 am quote
We ordered our first Vespa in November of 2020. It's now May, and we haven't heard anything. I've contacted the dealership and they said they haven't received any. Is this normal? Are others experiencing the same delay?
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
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Location: Minneapolis USA
Tue May 04, 2021 8:42 am quote
Back Ordered Vespas
My local dealer in Minneapolis has limited inventory and getting
new scooters very slowly. His limited inventory is also the result
of selling them like hot cakes.

Sorry for your situtation. My first scooter back in 2004 was a Piaggo
Scarabeo 150. Piaggo was consolidating their parts warehousing. It took
me one year to get the factory windscreen for the Scarabeo.

I love Italians, I lived in Italy. They make beautiful classic scooters.
But remember, the trains have not run on time since Benito Mussolini
was in power.

Viva Italia!

Good luck.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
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Location: Minneapolis USA
Tue May 04, 2021 8:50 am quote
Sorry - I did not give any advise
Your only alternative is to go online and find the Vespa you want
currently at a dealership. You would then have to cancel your current
order (If possible). Then buy and have the dealer ship it to you (or go
get it with a pickup).

Bob Copeland
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Primavera 150
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Location: NM
Tue May 04, 2021 9:02 am quote
For now, we wait...
Thanks Bob. I guess for now we wait. I did see somewhere that a delivery was made to California on 31 Mar 2020, so maybe they are starting to arrive.
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Granturismo 218
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Location: NWAOK
Tue May 04, 2021 5:02 pm quote
Can you think of anything that might have happened over the last year that would cause a delay or two?
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Triumph Bonneville T120
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Location: Bentonville
Tue May 04, 2021 6:27 pm quote
There’s definitely supply issues in my neck of the woods. But November til now seems like an extraordinarily long time to wait.
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In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
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Location: Latina (Italy)
Tue May 04, 2021 11:18 pm quote
Re: Back Ordered Vespas
Bob Copeland wrote:
My local dealer in Minneapolis has limited inventory and getting
new scooters very slowly. His limited inventory is also the result
of selling them like hot cakes.

Sorry for your situtation. My first scooter back in 2004 was a Piaggo
Scarabeo 150. Piaggo was consolidating their parts warehousing. It took
me one year to get the factory windscreen for the Scarabeo.

I love Italians, I lived in Italy. They make beautiful classic scooters.
But remember, the trains have not run on time since Benito Mussolini
was in power.

Viva Italia!

Good luck.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
Hahaha!
Forget to say that they went on time because there were very severe penalties (including prison) for those who had to reduce the efficiency of the dictatorial regime which had also eliminated the unions so no strikes. The trains were on time because they were driven by fear. Today we are the opposite, there is too much laxity (things not to believe) plus the average Italian is more for letting events go, he protests a lot but the facts are few ... These are also the ingredients of our products .
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Location: Latina (Italy)
Tue May 04, 2021 11:20 pm quote
Motovista wrote:
Can you think of anything that might have happened over the last year that would cause a delay or two?
... no come on, this is too easy ...
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Location: Finland
Wed May 05, 2021 2:07 am quote
many kind of delays at the global scene... shortage of electronic components is a big one, although I don't know if that is an issue for Vespa.

We have one car manufacturing plant producing Merc GLCs, those also sell like hot cakes , but they just had to shut the super-duper efficient and fully automated car assembly line for 2 weeks because the supply chain just couldn't deliver electronic components.
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