The beige GTS and blue SuperTech for 2023 are about the only color combos that I really liked, but they both have disapeared from the US site.
Vespa seems like they're going all-in on flat paint and black trim. Already a fad that had jumped the shark a few years ago on cars and motorcycles IMO. Just not my cup of tea...at least for a Vespa. I keep thinking, "well, I could get the orange one and put the chrome pieces on it." But, that'd end up being a ton of money to just get to something I'd be "ok" with :-/
Another option is to take the white SuperSport, take off the cheesy orange stripes and fake carbon fiber tie, and make it into a 60's racing. Just a lot of money on top of an already crazy-priced 2023 to justify!
So figured may as well wait to see what the 23's look like. When they posted the new colors I was a bit surprised at the options, as they got rid of a lot of nice ones. But I really liked the Blue Super Tech and felt like the Beige was a classy color I could probably love in person.
And now that the pre-orders are up, I see the only two colors I really liked are the two colors they removed!! I really don't know what they are thinking. If you don't want a black/grey/silver, you're left with the Super orange or gold which, in my opinion, look a little busy and I dunno, like they're just trying too hard to get attention.
So if you want a '23, you have very few options to get a nice "classic" Vespa color, if you don't want white, red, or black. (I love the Verde Amabile but don't think it suits me. Would be prefect for my wife but I bought her a verde Pic Nic so already got that color!)
I just don't get why they limit the US markets options so much. I've seen many Vespa colors in other countries I would love to buy that are not offered here. Now not sure what to do. My local dealer has a new '22 Touring and though I was hoping to get an actual color and not grey, do like the brown saddle and the classic style to it with the rear rack and windshield. But no discount is being offered so hard to justify paying full price for last years model that wasn't even my first, second, or third choice!
Anyone else in the market for a 2023 GTS as disappointed as I am?