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Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:26 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1433
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1433
Location: Ohio
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:26 am linkquote
Sufficiently scuffed-in Pirelli Angels so took them for coffee ride in the rain at sunrise today.

Very long train, on my way out of town.


Chasing ahead of the rain....


Coffee on the Group W Bench out of the rain...


Time to head home....nothing serious out there...



Angels worked fine - and Vietnamese made Liberty doesn't mind the rain one little bit!

But - too muggy to wear the liner in my mesh jacket....so.... back in the water with the Lobsters!


O.S.
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:17 am

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Vespa LX 50 Lambretta V125 Special
Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Posts: 26
Location: Mainz, Germany
 
Member
Vespa LX 50 Lambretta V125 Special
Joined: 11 Nov 2011
Posts: 26
Location: Mainz, Germany
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:17 am linkquote
The Angel Scooters are really good, I ride them on my Lambretta, no difference to the Michelin City Grip I ride on my Vespa, both very good tires under dry or wet conditions.


Volker
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:05 pm

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2021 Piaggio Liberty Sport 150
Joined: 03 May 2021
Posts: 15
Location: Oregon
 
Member
2021 Piaggio Liberty Sport 150
Joined: 03 May 2021
Posts: 15
Location: Oregon
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:05 pm linkquote
Nice pics!

Curious - how do tall & narrow tires like the Liberty’s compare in the rain to small & wider tires like those typically found on Vespas?
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:21 am

Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1433
Location: Ohio
 
Molto Verboso
2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Posts: 1433
Location: Ohio
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:21 am linkquote
Revingston wrote:
Nice pics!

Curious - how do tall & narrow tires like the Liberty’s compare in the rain to small & wider tires like those typically found on Vespas?
The other scooter which I ride 50% of the time is a Kymco LIKE200i with vespa-like 12" City Grips.
I've found no differences in the two tire brands or sizes when I ride for coffee in the rain - but then I'm not on a closed circuit doing wet timed laps and high speed brake tests!
I know that Piaggio has produced more than 900,000 Liberty's --- and customer approval seems to be just fine with these tire sizes.
I will say that the ride on the big wheels is noticeably better than on a 12" wheel. A lot of owners in Europe seem to agree.
O.S.
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:11 am

Hooked
1986 Honda Elite 150 (sold), 2009 Scarabeo 200 (sold), 2007 GTV "Pazzo"
Joined: 15 Oct 2008
Posts: 327
Location: Talent, Oregon
 
Hooked
1986 Honda Elite 150 (sold), 2009 Scarabeo 200 (sold), 2007 GTV "Pazzo"
Joined: 15 Oct 2008
Posts: 327
Location: Talent, Oregon
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:11 am linkquote
A great set of photos.

I think my favorite is the one of your Liberty in the foreground - with a large out-of-focus truck going by in the background. Although, the one of the scooter agains the wide open expanse of greenery and the green fields and trees in the background is almost like a classical painting.
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