Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:38 pm

Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
 
Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:38 pm linkquote
Well after being away from Vespa for about 8 years I have finally come back. Yesterday I bought a brand new 2018 Vespa Sei Giorni. I had a Gold Wing for the past 6 years but it was getting too heavy to maneuver in slow driving and I wanted something smaller but with style and I got it. It is the portofino green, but in a matte finish which is probably the only thing that I don't like. I can't wax it. I know that pictures make it a fact, but the pictures are on my phone and I'll need to make another entry with those. I had a GTV 15 years ago, but that was a 250 and I didn't like the split seat that they came with. This one has the single seat that I have to get used to. Rode it yesterday from El Paso to home which was almost 120 miles and it handled beautifully. Glad to be back!
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:41 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12818
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12818
Location: Oregon City, OR
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:41 pm linkquote
Good news! Glad to hear you are back on a GTS/GTV. Ride safe, and have fun. And yes, pictures.
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:52 pm

Enthusiast
Gts hpe supertech
Joined: 10 Jul 2022
Posts: 54
Location: Minneapolis
 
Enthusiast
Gts hpe supertech
Joined: 10 Jul 2022
Posts: 54
Location: Minneapolis
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:52 pm linkquote
Congrats! Just recently bought a GTS 300 and it's a matte finish as well. Sometimes I really like that it's matte and sometimes not so much. I do like to wax my
Vehicles so it's taken some getting used to not doing it on my gts. I do use a matte finish sealant on it, but it's not the same. I saw someone post on the gts 300 owners group on Facebook, they had someone spray gloss clear over their matte 300 and it looked great. So I may look into that at some point down the road.
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:24 am

Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
 
Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:24 am linkquote
I'm trying to get the pictures on from the phone.



Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:12 pm

Hooked
GTS super 300
Joined: 16 May 2021
Posts: 312
Location: Montreal Canada
 
Hooked
GTS super 300
Joined: 16 May 2021
Posts: 312
Location: Montreal Canada
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:12 pm linkquote
It's a classic beauty
enjoy !
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:32 pm

Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 961
Location: Norfolk, VA
 
Addicted
2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2019
Posts: 961
Location: Norfolk, VA
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:32 pm linkquote
Stylin' ride right there! Congrats!
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:14 am

Member
still shopping
Joined: 01 Nov 2021
Posts: 49
Location: LeftCoast usa
 
Member
still shopping
Joined: 01 Nov 2021
Posts: 49
Location: LeftCoast usa
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:14 am linkquote
Wow! a very sophisticated, stylish ride.
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:31 am

Hooked
2017 GTS300 + 2007 LX50 2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 1994 Piaggio Ciao
Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 234
Location: The Netherlands
 
Hooked
2017 GTS300 + 2007 LX50 2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 1994 Piaggio Ciao
Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 234
Location: The Netherlands
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:31 am linkquote
That one looks like it should: nothing short of wonderful!

I wish you many safe and enjoyable miles. And I wish us many ride reports from your miles .
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:56 am

Member
2022 Primavera 150
Joined: 11 Sep 2022
Posts: 21
Location: Texas
 
Member
2022 Primavera 150
Joined: 11 Sep 2022
Posts: 21
Location: Texas
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:56 am linkquote
That is a gorgeous color, wow!
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:19 am

Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
 
Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:19 am linkquote
Thanks everybody for the kind comments. I haven't had much chance to ride it since coming home from El Paso, but I hope to get out on it this weekend.
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:22 am

Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
 
Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:22 am linkquote
A couple more pictures





Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:48 pm

Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3674
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 3674
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:48 pm linkquote
Yep, that be a sweet ride. I don't think you'll be disappointed in the least. Congrats!
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:17 am

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2717
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2717
Location: Minneapolis USA
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:17 am linkquote
Do I sense Chrome Vespa front and back rack with a Medium Vespa windscreen?

Scoot looks marvelous.

Bob Copeland
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:41 am

Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
 
Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:41 am linkquote
Right now I'm going to leave it as it is. It is nice looking.
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:15 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1845
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
 
Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
Joined: 12 Dec 2017
Posts: 1845
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:15 am linkquote
With respect, those US-regulation side reflectors are hideous.
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:37 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
Joined: 04 Oct 2015
Posts: 1160
Location: NYC
 
Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
Joined: 04 Oct 2015
Posts: 1160
Location: NYC
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:37 pm linkquote
Just beautiful. You should love it and given where ya live it is going to be a beautiful fall time to be riding. Congrats mate.
Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:57 am

Hooked
2016 GTS Nero; 2018 GTS Super Sport, matte yellow
Joined: 22 Mar 2012
Posts: 277
Location: Chicago
 
Hooked
2016 GTS Nero; 2018 GTS Super Sport, matte yellow
Joined: 22 Mar 2012
Posts: 277
Location: Chicago
Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:57 am linkquote
Just beautiful. Dr. Beasley has a full line of wash, cleaners, sealants designed for matte paint. I've been using for 3 years, superior products, great results
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:28 am

Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
 
Hooked
2018 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Location: Deming, NM
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:28 am linkquote
I'm going to look at those Dr. Beasley products. I've seen a lot of good reports on them.
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