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Odd vespa are showing a 250 reduction on their site for orders from 1st Oct to 30th Nov but the dealers I talked to said they can't really even order one and aren't getting build dates from vespa

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hello and from me, new to the forum here, I want to ask a question, I am thinking of buying the new GTS 300 SuperTech 2023. I would like someone to tell me, will it be released now? do we have some pictures of what it will be like? the colors maybe? Thanks.
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hello and from me, new to the forum here, I want to ask a question, I am thinking of buying the new GTS 300 SuperTech 2023. I would like someone to tell me, will it be released now? do we have some pictures of what it will be like? the colors maybe? Thanks.
Wait a week and we might have an answer
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Wait a week and we might have an answer
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One more color I don't care for...
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One more color I don't care for...
Don't ditch the white. Most of us don't care about yellow, either

It's not the colors that bug me on these new 2023 GTSes, it's the fact they look cheap with contrasting fake carbon fibre accents, plastic chrome around switches and decals that rather than complementing them, make them look like someone had a go at modding their Vespa at home.

A poster above stated - now I like my 2019 even more, I tend to agree with that statement.
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Who beat it with the ugly stick?

Did Sean Wotherspoon bet somebody at Piaggio that they couldn't make a Vespa that looked worse than his?
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Also, based on the controls, there's a bright red one over its shoulder.
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I never liked white or matte colors. Love yellow, green, blue and I can live with red. If we won't get a new green "Racing Sixties" I'll probably go for the red one...
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Those decals with DOT reflectors are gonna be a vibe.

I guess if you remove the reflectors, you also replace the decals?
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I never liked white or matte colors. Love yellow, green, blue and I can live with red. If we won't get a new green "Racing Sixties" I'll probably go for the red one...
You do you man, but it seems like a great opportunity to get last year's model on clearance if you can find it.
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You do you man, but now seems like a great time to get last year's model on clearance if you can find it.
Stock is gone cause it was on discount in Greece, but even if I could order one, personally I couldn't live with a now "old" model. First thing I'll do when I get it would be to murder out those awful chrome switch covers...
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I actually kind-of like this white, despite not liking most of the other colors.

GTS Super seems to have these colors:
- gloss white
- gloss red
- matte black
- matte sand/yellow

I haven't seen any standard GTS or GTS SuperTech colors.
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Looks like dealers could have a lucrative little side business by offering to color-match the chrome switch covers. Here's also hoping the pre-2023 horn cover is interchangeable with this new one, because ugh. Maybe the non-carbon-look ones a are a little less egregious to look at, though.
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new close up pics of the front end showing the linkage.

What's the long black bit sticking out at the top of the brakes in the 2nd pic?
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I quite like that white.

What's Vespa thinking? It's almost like they've figured out what the current owners like and are trying to carve out a new market segment.
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I actually kind-of like this white, despite not liking most of the other colors.

GTS Super seems to have these colors:
- gloss white
- gloss red
- matte black
- matte sand/yellow

I haven't seen any standard GTS or GTS SuperTech colors.
Hello, will these colors that we have seen so far be for simple GTS or SUPER SPORTS? or will the models be named differently this year?
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The more pictures I see of the new GTS, the more I feel like it's the result of a terrible one night stand between a GTS and a Sprint. Facepalm emoticon
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But but but... that would be an improvement.


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Really?

Inbreeding- 'When two closely related organisms mate with each other and produce offspring. The main negative consequence of inbreeding are an increased risk of undesirable genes'.
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Really?

Inbreeding- 'When two closely related organisms mate with each other and produce offspring. The main negative consequence of inbreeding are an increased risk of undesirable genes'.
THERE ARE NO UNDESIRABLE GENES ON THE SPRINT. Except engine size.

You might end up with a functional dipstick. Handlebars that don't wobble. Cowls that someone hasn't taken a can opener to for no good reason...



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THERE ARE NO UNDESIRABLE GENES ON THE SPRINT. Except engine size.

You might end up with a functional dipstick. Handlebars that don't wobble. Cowls that someone hasn't taken a can opener to for no good reason...



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Don't forget fake chrome!
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They finally blacked out the fake chrome on the inside of the hand grip area to add tons more where it's never been.
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One more color, a classic…
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One more color, a classic…
Interestingly that's an iGet 125/150 not an hpe 300
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Yes, but the colors are usually the same for all engines…
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One more color, a classic…
Maybe not all hope is lost...


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The specs say New Electronic Injection PFI (Port Fuel Injection). What is that?
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The power specs for the 300 are the same as the existing hpe so that makes me happy that my 3 year old supertech isn't obsolete 😀🛵
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new close up pics of the front end showing the linkage.

What's the long black bit sticking out at the top of the brakes in the 2nd pic?
Looks like the shock has a pivoting lower mount, and the black bar is an upper trailing arm. Sort of like a 4-link when viewed from the side, but in this case a 2-link.

All other previous designs were closer to a Macpherson strut, where the angle of the hub/caliper was dependent on the shock angle. Now the hub/caliper will move through an ark defined by the two links. There will be less sideways load on the shock when braking as all the load will be transferred to the links.
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Pre-orders starting October 12th
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Looks like the Super Sports all have black trim, except the silver, some of these would look really nice with a little heat gunning to the stripes
But what do I know, I'm happily riding a plain Jane white Primavera but I could be happier on a GTS
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They blacked out everything on the Super Sport line but kept the chrome switch surroundings. Was it so difficult to do them in black too??

I don't think that we'll see a Racing Sixties so I'm looking at the Orange/Red Super Sport...
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It's strange, for the gts dhe gts super vespa had always 4 colors..
GTS Super, White, Black, Red, and the new color that always used to change.. Previous vespa was a very nice yellow, earlier was a green one, and so on..
I think the designer propably forgot this detail
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That greenish one is beautiful!
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Holy crap! the price has gone up quite a bit! $800 more for the super sport! that's a steep hike and I'm sure the freight and setup charges will increase too.. These "premium" scooters will now cost over $10K OTD !! At this point it's worth buying a 22 model in a different state and having it shipped.
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