Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:15 pm

Molto Verboso
Xevo 250 ie
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 1570
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
 
Molto Verboso
Xevo 250 ie
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 1570
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:15 pm linkquote
But what has stayed the same?
There are so few body parts left unchanged from the original GT200.

Thought I would start a list.

The indicator holes are still the same.
The vespa badge of the front is unchanged.
The piaggio badge is still the same although it is mounted differently on different models.
The footpegs.
The plastic covers for the swing arm bolt access holes.
Still rocking the same size tyres.
Glove box door.



I'm not sure about the floorboards.....
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:45 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8600
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8600
Location: Hermit Kingdom
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:45 pm linkquote
Like most of us, she's put on an extra 20kg over those 20 years. She hides it well though.
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:29 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1967
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1967
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:29 am linkquote
The number of smiles per miles when riding one.
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:11 am

Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3865
Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3865
Location: Staffordshire England
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:11 am linkquote
Something I would have changed over the years is the rake of the headlamp.

I know it's probably done for aerodynamics n all that, but all previous Vespas had an upright headlamp, and I still think it look better..


SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES..

Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:15 pm

Member
Vespa GTS 300 Notte
Joined: 06 Apr 2019
Posts: 41
Location: Philippines
 
Member
Vespa GTS 300 Notte
Joined: 06 Apr 2019
Posts: 41
Location: Philippines
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:15 pm linkquote
fleece wrote:
Something I would have changed over the years is the rake of the headlamp.

I know it's probably done for aerodynamics n all that, but all previous Vespas had an upright headlamp, and I still think it look better..
What model year did the new headlight rake start?
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:54 pm

Molto Verboso
2009 Vespa S50(LX150 motor swap), 2006 Vespa GTS250ie
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 1014
Location: Toronto, Canada
 
Molto Verboso
2009 Vespa S50(LX150 motor swap), 2006 Vespa GTS250ie
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 1014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:54 pm linkquote
GTdespatchcourier wrote:
The indicator holes are still the same.
What do you mean?
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:59 pm

Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3865
Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3865
Location: Staffordshire England
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:59 pm linkquote
Yeyet wrote:
What model year did the new headlight rake start?
All the large frame modern autos have had the raked back headlamp, the PX 125/150 and 200 were the last large frame Vespas with upright headlamps


2003 GT200


PX200

Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:35 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1967
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1967
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:35 am linkquote
I presume the monocoque body design has remained unchanged since the release of the 2003 GT 200?
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:23 am

Molto Verboso
Xevo 250 ie
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 1570
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
 
Molto Verboso
Xevo 250 ie
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 1570
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:23 am linkquote
The body has changed several times. The indicator recesses are unchanged.
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:49 am

Hooked
Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 02 Sep 2022
Posts: 107
Location: Germany
 
Hooked
Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 02 Sep 2022
Posts: 107
Location: Germany
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:49 am linkquote
GTdespatchcourier wrote:
The body has changed several times. The indicator recesses are unchanged.
Indicator recesses are changed in size and form (front and back) at 2023 facelift. Indicators are now mounted without visible screws on the outside.
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:56 am

Molto Verboso
Xevo 250 ie
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 1570
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
 
Molto Verboso
Xevo 250 ie
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 1570
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:56 am linkquote
What is holding the indicators in place? The rusty screws will be sorely missed.
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:57 am

Hooked
Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 02 Sep 2022
Posts: 107
Location: Germany
 
Hooked
Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 02 Sep 2022
Posts: 107
Location: Germany
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:57 am linkquote
GTdespatchcourier wrote:
What is holding the indicators in place? The rusty screws will be sorely missed.
Screws from the inside… 😜
Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:49 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1967
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1967
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:49 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
I presume the monocoque body design has remained unchanged since the release of the 2003 GT 200?
GTdespatchcourier wrote:
The body has changed several times. The indicator recesses are unchanged.
I'm talking about the geometry of the chassis, how has it been altered from 2003?
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:03 pm

Ossessionato
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC 38,000km)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2307
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Ossessionato
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC 38,000km)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 2307
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:03 pm linkquote
It's changed a bit since the early days





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