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Buying a new Vespa 300 after 13 years. I definitely have some performance upgrades in mind. With that we said, what would be you're best installs? Variator? Shocks? Exhaust? Ring upgrade? Pulleys? Etc. etc. thanks so much!

Believe me, i'd like to get these all at once before I pick it up but I don't really want to spend that much and would rather prioritize certain upgrades first before others. Which ones get the best bang for the buck as well?
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'20 300GTS Super Tec '09 250 GTSie '75 Rally 200 '79 P200 '09 Stella 221
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Shocks and bushings first. I suppose it depends on your riding experience and style, but this makes one these bikes much more safe to ride at speed and much more predictable. Brakes would be my next investment and then from there. If you're putting around, don't waste your money doing so.
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2021 GTS 300 Supersport, Triumph Tiger 800
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The best bang for buck mod I have is a wind shield.
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Vespa Primavera 50 (sold), 2021 Vespa Sprint 150 (sold), 2022 Sei Giorni 300ie
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Dual horn. Cheap and easy. /Be heard!
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2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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There certainly are a lot of ways to spend money on your scooter, but IMO it's a fine machine as is, and a lot of improvements aren't going to give a ton of extra performance. Not going to argue with those who tinker...some of us will chase down any acceleration boost, etc, many of of us may not even discern a difference.

If money's no object and you want to play, the opportunities are endless......

I'm with the windscreen.
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2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
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what performance to you want: more top speed? faster take off at the lights? better handling through twisty mountain roads? or? if you say 'all' then that's a lot of money.

also, are you buying a brand new gts (ie, an HPE) or a 2nd hand (pre HPE)?
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Yes I'm buying a brand new 2022 GTS. Ideally I'm looking for more speed at take off, stability and smoother ride.
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GTS super 300
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Why not ride it for a while you have to break it in anyway and decide during that period what you would like to improve and what you are happy with.
Then go for it!.
Enjoy the new vespa !!
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The big issues with the HPE are the limiters, both speed and rpm.

Proven:
Malossi Variator
Malossi Power Commander
PM Tuning Exhaust
Kubler Ring
10-15 % lighter rollers or sliders in stock var. quicker to limiter on HPE

Works with mixed reports of reliability
Polini Cylinder Kit

No performance increase:
Aftermarket Clutch
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2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
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Motovista wrote:
10-15 % lighter rollers or sliders in stock var. quicker to limiter on HPE
I haven't seen anyone on this forum try this on an HPE (or did I miss the thread)? any references / links ideally with some concrete evidence?
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cheap perf 'mod' that really helps: turning off the ASR (surprising how many people don't understand this)
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