Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:44 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:44 am linkquote
I was wondering what it costs us to operate our Vespas.
I have just renewed Sunny's annual registration permit and recently adjusted my comprehensive vehicle insurance policy,
so I can quote these up-to-date numbers...

Annual vehicle registration ZAR288 (road tax)
Comprehensive vehicle insurance ZAR485.45x12=ZAR5 825.40
Total = ZAR6 113.40

= US$400
= E350
= AUD545
= GBP300

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:51 am

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2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:51 am linkquote
That's a bit pricier than what I pay. Our road tax, a fee you must pay to use your Vespa 300 on the road is £43. Insurance (comprehensive cover) is £85 for me but of course is variable per person and dependant on your driving record. Total £128 for the year. That's about $170 I think. Don't know what that is translated to your S/A currency.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:58 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
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Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:58 am linkquote
Stromrider wrote:
That's a bit pricier than what I pay. Our road tax, a fee you must pay to use your Vespa 300 on the road is £43. Insurance (comprehensive cover) is £85 for me but of course is variable per person and dependant on your driving record. Total £128 for the year. That's about $170 I think. Don't know what that is translated to your S/A currency.
You are doing well Ian, for me...

Comprehensive vehicle insurance (including breakdown recovery) ~ 154.00 GBP
Annual Road Tax ~ 43.00 GBP
Vehicle Roadworthy Test (MOT) ~ 29.00 GBP

Total ~ £226.00 GBP
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:59 am

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:59 am linkquote
Stromrider wrote:
That's a bit pricier than what I pay. Our road tax, a fee you must pay to use your Vespa 300 on the road is £43. Insurance (comprehensive cover) is £85 for me but of course is variable per person and dependant on your driving record. Total £128 for the year. That's about $170 I think. Don't know what that is translated to your S/A currency.
Don't forget the cost of the MOT - GBP30 - you won't get the VED (Vehicle Excise Duty aka 'road tax', which it definitely isn't) without it.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:02 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:02 am linkquote
Stromrider wrote:
That's a bit pricier than what I pay. Our road tax, a fee you must pay to use your Vespa 300 on the road is £43. Insurance (comprehensive cover) is £85 for me but of course is variable per person and dependant on your driving record. Total £128 for the year. That's about $170 I think. Don't know what that is translated to your S/A currency.
About ZAR2 630
More than twice my cost.
Our MOT (Roadworthy Certificate) is only applicable when the vehicle changes ownership.

226.00 GBP = ZAR4 640

The best part of being over 55 is that my insurance cover has no deductibles per claim.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:44 am

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2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:44 am linkquote
jimc wrote:
Don't forget the cost of the MOT - GBP30 - you won't get the VED (Vehicle Excise Duty aka 'road tax', which it definitely isn't) without it.
Indeed. Forgot that! Yes, paid £25 for that. There are discount deals available at various dealers. So my total would be £153 for the year. That's $205 USD total.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:58 am

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2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:58 am linkquote
Fudmucker wrote:
About ZAR2 630
More than twice my cost.
Our MOT (Roadworthy Certificate) is only applicable when the vehicle changes ownership.

226.00 GBP = ZAR4 640

The best part of being over 55 is that my insurance cover has no deductibles per claim.
I'm paying total of £153 = zar 3148. Am I missing something here...lol.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:00 am

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:00 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
You are doing well Ian, for me...

Comprehensive vehicle insurance (including breakdown recovery) ~ 154.00 GBP
Annual Road Tax ~ 43.00 GBP
Vehicle Roadworthy Test (MOT) ~ 29.00 GBP

Total ~ £226.00 GBP
That's still very good Andrew especially with breakdown cover. My car breakdown covers my bike so that's not been included in my figure. My car breakdown is very cheap anyway.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:02 am

Molto Verboso
2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Location: south Texas
 
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:02 am linkquote
I have been known to say: "It isn't expensive, it's priceless."
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:20 am

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:20 am linkquote
here in sunny Ontario, Canada (smiling as I say that as I just rode home in friggin hail!)

250/year for insurance
96/year for licensing

canadian dollars so about 277 USD...

not bad really.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:03 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:03 pm linkquote
Registration and insurance costs for '15 GTS 300, Oregon, U.S.

Title and plate - $115 / one time only

Registration - $78 / every 2 years

Insurance - $180 / annually (liability, collision, comprehensive)
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:38 pm

Hooked
Piaggio Bevery 300 ie - 2012
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Location: Belgium
 
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:38 pm linkquote
Here in BE (Belgium) for my Beverly 300 ie, on a yearly basis:

Road tax: 59,27€ (50,66GBP) (67,84$) (1039,84ZAR)

Insurance (mandatory liability + legal counsil): 284,04€ (242,77GBP) (325,11$) (4983,16ZAR)

So in total: 343,31€ (293,43GBP) (392,95$) (6022,98ZAR)

You know what? I do not care. I just love driving the BV.
And fuel and maintenance are more expensive.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:44 pm

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:44 pm linkquote
Fritz Katzenjammer wrote:
here in sunny Ontario, Canada (smiling as I say that as I just rode home in friggin hail!)
(...)
You rode in hail? I had it once. Years ago, it was with the old BMW R75.
Not possible to ride in hail. The noise on your helmet, the hail hitting your throat.
I just looked for shelter under the canopy of a gas station and waited until the hail was over.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:50 pm

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:50 pm linkquote
PeterCC wrote:
You rode in hail? I had it once. Years ago, it was with the old BMW R75.
Not possible to ride in hail. The noise on your helmet, the hail hitting your throat.
I just looked for shelter under the canopy of a gas station and waited until the hail was over.
I've ridden in everything. including one storm which I didn't think was too bad until I came over a hill to find a tree down. So, up on the pegs, open the throttle and blow on through.

Jacket got raked up, got some serious air, but came through okay. good trick on a 53 Triumph with a rigid frame. (military bike) It pays to have ridden dirt bikes a lot! I found out later I was within a couple of kilometers of a tornado.

got caught in heavy hail once, new bike, beautiful paint... I hugged the tank to protect it.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:16 pm

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:16 pm linkquote
I don't have a clue.

And I don't care.

My scooters make me happy every time I ride.

Whatever it costs, it is worth it to me.

Bill
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:47 pm

Hooked
GTS250ie, P125X Electric Conversion
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Location: Palmyra, Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:47 pm linkquote
I'm near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

Registration is like $21 per year.
Insurance is $38 per year.

So, fixed costs are $59 per year.

Fuel is about $4/ gallon right now, or about $1.05 / liter (or is that litre for you French-Canadians?).
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:52 pm

Hooked
GTS HPE RSW - Rally Snow White
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:52 pm linkquote
jas67 wrote:
Insurance is $38 per year.

Interesting. You either don't have many crashes or accidents in Penn state, or the moto theft and crime is very low.

That's what many pay per month here where I live.

Good on ya!
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:45 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:45 pm linkquote
jas67 wrote:
Insurance is $38 per year.
Surely this is only minimum required liability coverage - but it seems like a remarkably low rate for even that coverage.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:49 pm

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:49 pm linkquote
jas67 wrote:
Fuel is about $4/ gallon right now, or about $1.05 / liter (or is that litre for you French-Canadians?).
Cheap! GBP1.45 here in the UK at the moment. $2/l or $8/us gall. And it's only 'liter' in the US.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:30 pm

Hooked
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:30 pm linkquote
Dooglas wrote:
Surely this is only minimum required liability coverage - but it seems like a remarkably low rate for even that coverage.
Full coverage, but, that is one of 8 bikes insured with that company, so, definitely a multi-bike (single rider) discount.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:32 pm

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:32 pm linkquote
jimc wrote:
Cheap! GBP1.45 here in the UK at the moment. $2/l or $8/us gall. And it's only 'liter' in the US.
Fuel tax is cheap in the US compared to most of the rest of the civilized world.
That said, the state I live in has the 2nd highest state fuel tax, so, fuel prices here are some of the highest in the US except California.
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:30 pm

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:30 pm linkquote
Renew plates $41/yearly x # of scooters
Insurance is running me about $200/year complete coverage on 4, 1978, 2016,2019,2021 and with roadside assistance/service which is worthless for most of the areas I ride in as there is NO place for 60 miles that is set up for dealing with a motorcycle or scooter
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:15 pm

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
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Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:15 pm linkquote
PeterCC wrote:
So in total: 343,31€ (293,43GBP) (392,95$) (6022,98ZAR)

You know what? I do not care. I just love driving the BV.
And fuel and maintenance are more expensive.
Ditto !
Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:46 am

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Location: San Francisco
 
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:46 am linkquote
In California, I pay $210 per year for the license plate (tags) plus $315 every 6 months for insurance.

$840 total
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:30 am

Molto Verboso
Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo, Vespa GTS Super 300 HPE, Triumph Trident 660
Joined: 01 Feb 2017
Posts: 1156
Location: London
 
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:30 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
You are doing well Ian, for me...

Comprehensive vehicle insurance (including breakdown recovery) ~ 154.00 GBP
Annual Road Tax ~ 43.00 GBP
Vehicle Roadworthy Test (MOT) ~ 29.00 GBP

Total ~ £226.00 GBP
You guys are lucky. For just 3rd party fire and theft I am paying about £400 a year on the GTS
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:59 am

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:59 am linkquote
johnymoore wrote:
You guys are lucky. For just 3rd party fire and theft I am paying about £400 a year on the GTS
Whereas the fully comp + UK & EU breakdown cover is GBP173 for my GT200 in the UK.
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:27 am

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Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:27 am linkquote
johnymoore wrote:
You guys are lucky. For just 3rd party fire and theft I am paying about £400 a year on the GTS
Johny, thinking you're very young or had a bike stolen or smashed? That seems quite a bit of money to me especially for third party fire and theft.
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:30 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:30 am linkquote
mayorofnow wrote:
In California, I pay $210 per year for the license plate (tags) plus $315 every 6 months for insurance.

$840 total

In Wisconsin it's more like $50 for 2-year tags, and I pay $110 each for my scooters for a full year of insurance (which, to be fair on both counts, perhaps accounts for the half-year riding season).
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:55 am

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2019 Vespa GTS 300
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:55 am linkquote
I pay $109 per year for my insurance in Baltimore.
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:05 am

Molto Verboso
Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo, Vespa GTS Super 300 HPE, Triumph Trident 660
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:05 am linkquote
Stromrider wrote:
Johny, thinking you're very young or had a bike stolen or smashed? That seems quite a bit of money to me especially for third party fire and theft.
Nope neither of those. I always use the comparison sites. My PX is much cheaper.
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:18 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Location: Oregon City, OR
 
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:18 am linkquote
It is always difficult, and frequently misleading, to compare the cost of one person's scooter insurance to another's. It dependes on so many factors - your location, your age, your driving record, your financial situation, the kind of coverage you choose, eligibility for discounts, and so on.
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:19 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1041
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
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GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:19 am linkquote
johnymoore wrote:
Nope neither of those. I always use the comparison sites. My PX is much cheaper.
Could it be because you live in London, where scooter theft is particularly prevelent. They do say that your postcode can make a significant difference to your insurance quotation.
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:35 am

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:35 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
Could it be because you live in London, where scooter theft is particularly prevelent. They do say that your postcode can make a significant difference to your insurance quotation.
It's just because it's a GTS - it's just so much easier to replace the throttle body with another one on them than changing the immobiliser bits on the GT, for instance. That's the main reason they're the favourite bike for the scrotes to half-inch.

Plus, having a bike garaged and having the maximum noclaims bonus makes for far cheaper insurance.
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:30 pm

Hooked
Piaggio Bevery 300 ie - 2012
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:30 pm linkquote
jas67 wrote:
I'm near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

Registration is like $21 per year.
Insurance is $38 per year.

So, fixed costs are $59 per year.

Fuel is about $4/ gallon right now, or about $1.05 / liter (or is that litre for you French-Canadians?).
That is extremely cheap.
Pennsylvania is in the east. Pittsburgh in the west, Philadelphia in the east, close to NYC. I would expect it to be a more expensive state
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:37 pm

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Piaggio Bevery 300 ie - 2012
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Location: Belgium
 
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:37 pm linkquote
mayorofnow wrote:
In California, I pay $210 per year for the license plate (tags) plus $315 every 6 months for insurance.

$840 total
That is quite expensive. Almost the double of my yearly cost (392,95$).

It is rare to find motorcycle or car costs higher in the US than in the EU. But maybe your fuel prices are very low to compensate?
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:57 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
 
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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:57 pm linkquote
Plates and tags is nearly $100 a year. Drop some insurance on that? Another hundy and change.

Running costs are moot in so far as I do the work.

But when you've got 11 bikes it adds up quick.
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:15 am

Molto Verboso
Medley 150
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Medley 150
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Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:15 am linkquote
12 months rego and Compulsory Third Party Insurance = $288
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:21 am

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Triumph Street Scrambler 2018, Suzuki VanVan200 (sold), 2015 Sprint 125 (sold)
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Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:21 am linkquote
We don't have any yearly inspections or such for 2-wheelers, insurance costs only.

There we have a mandatory insurance (covers costs for the other parties) and voluntary components for crashes, theft, fire etc.

Bonuses for 'good behaviour' are hefty, within a few non-incident years you'll typically pay ~30-20% of the max.

Power/weight - ratio is used by most insurance companies in the price setting, as well as incident statistics.

I'd quess an average quotation price here for a 300 GTS insurance is higher than Fud's yearly costs totally. With full bonuses goes below.

At the upper scale of the power/weight ratio the differences are bigger. Say, a 1200cc lazy Triumph Bonneville has probably half the insurance costs of a 1200cc higher power BMW.
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:37 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1558
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
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2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
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Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:37 am linkquote
BTW, I just checked again.
The insurance costs are applicable to my 2021 HPE.
The annual registration fee is the same.
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:53 am

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1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
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1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 8632
Location: Atlanta, GA
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:53 am linkquote
I pay $20 annually to register each vespa, and $60 annually for MC insurance each

$80USD plus gas and maintenance
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