Mon May 24, 2021 2:20 pm

Lurker
GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 19 May 2021
Posts: 3
Location: Central Pennsylvania
 
Lurker
GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 19 May 2021
Posts: 3
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Mon May 24, 2021 2:20 pm linkquote
I have had in the back of my mind for a long time now, thinking I wouldn't mind having a Vespa. I was not looking for one at the time. I had money saved up to buy a Honda Trail 125, but the dealer has no idea when they are getting any in.

My wife picked up a Bargain Sheet (a newspaper with individual classified ads) to see if any yard sales were in the area. I used to read it cover to cover every week, but over the last few years, I only read it a couple of times a year. It laid on the counter for almost a week, and I decided to take it along to work to read at lunch. I found an ad for a 2012 Vespa 300 Super for $1500. I did a little research on it and figured that it would already be sold, but made the call anyway. I got a voicemail and left a message, never expecting to get a response. I figured if I did get a call back, it would be in horrible shape, high mileage, not running and hours away from me.

I got a call back much to my surprise. It was still for sale, runs, good condition and 4,700 miles and here is the kicker. It is 5 minutes away. I rode over on my 125 to have a look at it. It was an older gentleman, that had to sell it due to some balance issues. It was stored inside, has some scratches from being stored in tight quarters. Regular maintenance with records and receipts. It is a 2012 GTS Super 300ie. Runs great, needs some more cleaning and shining up, and some touch up paint.

It's kind of nice not having to shift running around town, but the freewheeling as I come to a stop sign or red light is going to take some time to get used to that.











Tue May 25, 2021 4:18 am

Addicted
2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 755
Location: tampa
 
Addicted
2010 gts 300 super. 09 MP3 500 lite
Joined: 02 Apr 2013
Posts: 755
Location: tampa
Tue May 25, 2021 4:18 am linkquote
welcome to vespas best. indeed you got a sweet deal.
Tue May 25, 2021 1:51 pm

Member
Vespa GTS300 Super
Joined: 23 Mar 2018
Posts: 9
Location: Phoenix, AZ
 
Member
Vespa GTS300 Super
Joined: 23 Mar 2018
Posts: 9
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Tue May 25, 2021 1:51 pm linkquote
You got a screaming deal! I have that same year/color/model.
Tue May 25, 2021 1:55 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Tue May 25, 2021 1:55 pm linkquote
Camiloacosta wrote:
You got a screaming deal! I have that same year/color/model.
Welcome to MV, Ironhorse 332!

My husband is right, you did get a screaming deal!
Tue May 25, 2021 2:04 pm

Lurker
GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 19 May 2021
Posts: 3
Location: Central Pennsylvania
 
Lurker
GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 19 May 2021
Posts: 3
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Tue May 25, 2021 2:04 pm linkquote
Thanks for the welcome.

I rode it to work today. Wondering why I didn't get one earlier. The bag hook works great to hold a backpack.
Tue May 25, 2021 2:24 pm

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 1354
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Tue May 25, 2021 2:24 pm linkquote
Ironhorse 332 wrote:
Thanks for the welcome.

I rode it to work today. Wondering why I didn't get one earlier. The bag hook works great to hold a backpack.
Right!?! We have motorcycles that rarely get ridden. It's almost all scooter-love in our house.
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:48 am

Member
Joined: 23 Apr 2021
Posts: 17
Location: SF Bay Area
 
Member
Joined: 23 Apr 2021
Posts: 17
Location: SF Bay Area
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:48 am linkquote
sweet deal!
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