Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:36 pm

Member
Vespa primavera 150
Joined: 22 Aug 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Placentia, CA
 
Member
Vespa primavera 150
Joined: 22 Aug 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Placentia, CA
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:36 pm linkquote
Hi all! I've been reading some threads and finally decided to introduce myself. I'm a recent Georgia transplant to Orange Co., CA. I'm going to have a work commute that's less than a mile and thought a scooter would be an awesome commuter for me.
I took the plunge this past weekend and bought a 2021 Primavera 150. As much as I loved that light green, I couldn't resist the uniqueness of the Sean Worthspoon.. so that's what I got!
I have to take a motorcycle safety class and get my motorcycle enforcement. Which was a surprise, I wouldn't have needed that in GA. But I'm good with it. I'd rather be as safe as possible.

I look forward to learning from all the veterans of this group!



Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:48 pm

Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
Joined: 31 May 2021
Posts: 307
Location: SC
 
Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
Joined: 31 May 2021
Posts: 307
Location: SC
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:48 pm linkquote
Welcome Nickih, nice looking bike you have there...congratulations. I know you will enjoy it.
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:52 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10595
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10595
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:52 pm linkquote
Welcome to MV and nice scooter!

You know, short trips are a bit hard on the engine. I'd suggest trying to map out maybe an 8 mile commute instead. You'll love it.
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:56 pm

Member
Vespa primavera 150
Joined: 22 Aug 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Placentia, CA
 
Member
Vespa primavera 150
Joined: 22 Aug 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Placentia, CA
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:56 pm linkquote
grouper wrote:
Welcome Nickih, nice looking bike you have there...congratulations. I know you will enjoy it.
Thank you! I don't actually get it until Sept 10.. buying a house and moving.. it'll be safe at Vespa Motorsport until then.
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:13 pm

Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2196
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2196
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:13 pm linkquote
Welcome, and good choice!

I suspect Vespa Motorsport treated you well.
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:25 pm

Member
Vespa primavera 150
Joined: 22 Aug 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Placentia, CA
 
Member
Vespa primavera 150
Joined: 22 Aug 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Placentia, CA
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:25 pm linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
Welcome, and good choice!

I suspect Vespa Motorsport treated you well.
They did!! TC and Alex were great!! I'd recommend them to everyone!
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:41 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12592
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12592
Location: Oregon City, OR
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:41 pm linkquote
Looking good!



Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:28 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: 4851
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: 4851
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:28 am linkquote
Nice scooter!

I also have a short commute.

In three different houses and two offices, my commute has been from 0.8 to 1.3 miles over the past 21 years.

The scooters don't mind, but they do like to get out and stretch their legs as often as possible.

So plan some touring when you can.

And yes, a 150cc Vespa can tour.

Lostboater and many others have ridden them across the country.

Bill
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:34 am

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1530
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
 
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1530
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:34 am linkquote
Welcome aboard. Cool looking scooter. Make sure you get in some longer runs just . . . well, just because. I find myself finding any excuse to go for a ride.
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:36 am

Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3808
Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3808
Location: Staffordshire England
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:36 am linkquote
Welcome to MV
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:41 am

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1724
Location: Central New York
 
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1724
Location: Central New York
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:41 am linkquote
Welcome to MV! The course will probably be well worth your time. As for the short commute you might find that you will find new routes especially on the ride home! More than once we have had to stop for gas on our way to dinner at a resturant five mile from home even when starting out with a full tank!
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:01 am

Hooked
Joined: 06 Jan 2021
Posts: 112

 
Hooked
Joined: 06 Jan 2021
Posts: 112

Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:01 am linkquote
Welcome aboard! You are going to love the Primavera 150. I have a 2019! It's name is "Redemption"...



Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:01 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 8291
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 8291
Location: Latina (Italy)
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:01 am linkquote
Welcome in MV from Latina, central Italy.
I like how the shop is furnished.
In addition to being very beautiful, that Vespa model will keep its value high because it is a particular series.
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:11 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9624
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9624
Location: KS USA
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:11 am linkquote
Nice bike. Enjoy it!



Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:17 am

Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8660
Location: Atlanta, GA
 
Moderibbit
1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8660
Location: Atlanta, GA
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:17 am linkquote
Welcome! That's a cool color scheme
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:18 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10595
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10595
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:18 am linkquote
Max6200 wrote:
Nice bike. Enjoy it!
Is that a W for "Welcome" or M for "Max?"
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:09 am

Hooked
2020 GTS300 HPE "Whiskers"
Joined: 10 Nov 2020
Posts: 237
Location: Bama
 
Hooked
2020 GTS300 HPE "Whiskers"
Joined: 10 Nov 2020
Posts: 237
Location: Bama
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:09 am linkquote
Welcome! Nothing like the smile from a new owner! And you now live in scooter paradise!
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:31 am

Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 1389
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
 
Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 1389
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:31 am linkquote
Welcome to the forum!

My ride to work is 2.5 miles door to door. Until last week I had four scooters.

Your 150 will soon see lots more miles than point A-B, believe me. When I bought my first I set up a spreadsheet to track mileage, etc ... but after a month I really didn't care. I was having too much fun.

Oh, and I left a little early this morning. My 2.5 mile commute was more like 15.
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:39 am

Molto Verboso
portofino green GTV 300
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 1355
Location: w.ma. Northampton
 
Molto Verboso
portofino green GTV 300
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 1355
Location: w.ma. Northampton
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:39 am linkquote
Welcome from New England
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:48 am

Ossessionato
2017 BMW R1200GS and 2010 Vespa GTS 250 (shared)
Joined: 30 Aug 2009
Posts: 4213
Location: San Diego
 
Ossessionato
2017 BMW R1200GS and 2010 Vespa GTS 250 (shared)
Joined: 30 Aug 2009
Posts: 4213
Location: San Diego
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:48 am linkquote
Welcome! Beautiful scooter. And of course I'm pleased that you purchased it from Alex and TC at Motorsports. Congratulations!
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:15 pm

Member
Vespa primavera 150
Joined: 22 Aug 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Placentia, CA
 
Member
Vespa primavera 150
Joined: 22 Aug 2021
Posts: 5
Location: Placentia, CA
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:15 pm linkquote
Knight Train wrote:
Welcome! Beautiful scooter. And of course I'm pleased that you purchased it from Alex and TC at Motorsports. Congratulations!
There is a dealer closer to us in OC. I found them after I made the appt with TC. We decided to make a day of it and enjoy the drive to San Diego. 100% worth the trip. My husband is taking his motorcycle safety class in November (they are hard to find before then) and I can almost guarantee we'll be making another trip!

The hubby was looking at a Nui, but at 6'3 he really needs the bigger body of the Vespa.
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:18 pm

Molto Verboso
Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo, Vespa GTS Super 300 HPE, Triumph Bobber Gold Line
Joined: 01 Feb 2017
Posts: 1209
Location: London
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo, Vespa GTS Super 300 HPE, Triumph Bobber Gold Line
Joined: 01 Feb 2017
Posts: 1209
Location: London
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:18 pm linkquote
Welcome to the forum. Nice colours for the Cali sun!
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:47 pm

Molto Verboso
2017 BMW R Ninet Pure & 2007 GT200
Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 1628
Location: LOS ANGELES
 
Molto Verboso
2017 BMW R Ninet Pure & 2007 GT200
Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 1628
Location: LOS ANGELES
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:47 pm linkquote
Welcome to delightful SoCal lovely year round riding

And to the fab MV community.
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:01 pm

Hooked
GTS super 300
Joined: 16 May 2021
Posts: 264
Location: Montreal Canada
 
Hooked
GTS super 300
Joined: 16 May 2021
Posts: 264
Location: Montreal Canada
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:01 pm linkquote
Hi From the far north and enjoy in good health !!!
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:58 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9624
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9624
Location: KS USA
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:58 am linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
Is that a W for "Welcome" or M for "Max?"
Are you coming in or going out? It depends on how you look at it. It could be an M for Modern Vespa.
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:34 am

Ossessionato
Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 3395
Location: pacifica,ca.
 
Ossessionato
Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 3395
Location: pacifica,ca.
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:34 am linkquote
welcome, congrats and enjoy
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:15 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 1092
Location: Herriman, Utah
 
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 1092
Location: Herriman, Utah
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:15 pm linkquote
Welcome from The Salt Lake Valley in Utah. Enjoy!
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:17 pm

Member
GTS racing 60
Joined: 17 Apr 2021
Posts: 37
Location: So Cal, Lake Forest
 
Member
GTS racing 60
Joined: 17 Apr 2021
Posts: 37
Location: So Cal, Lake Forest
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:17 pm linkquote
Welcome to MV., very nice choice.
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