Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:24 am

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:24 am linkquote
Looks...mmm...a bit different than I expected.



Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:29 am

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:29 am linkquote
Does the bunny roadkill graphic come standard? That must be the 'young asparagus' color that I've heard so much about.

If I had all of the Vespas, this would be a unique addition to the collection, but I do not, so...
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:29 am

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:29 am linkquote
First impression is NO. I don't know if it'll grow on me, not my favorite colorway...
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:49 am

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:49 am linkquote
I like it minus the bunny graphic. I would definitely take this over a Justin Bieber model and I would hope this costs a lot less.
Tue Nov 08, 2022 12:12 pm

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 12:12 pm linkquote
Hard pass.
Tue Nov 08, 2022 12:21 pm

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 12:21 pm linkquote
If graphics are removable, I'd replace the bunny with "Mooncake" from Final Space and it would definitely look much better...





Tue Nov 08, 2022 12:24 pm

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 12:24 pm linkquote
I rather like it, the way I like many things I can't fit in/on, e.g. the Miata, any MG, any Kymco scooter, even the Ghias I owned as a younger man.
Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:59 pm

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2018 LIBERTY 150S, 2013 Kymco LIKE200iLX
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Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:59 pm linkquote
I think the OP is kidding.

O.S.
Tue Nov 08, 2022 3:07 pm

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 3:07 pm linkquote
Shebalba wrote:
That must be the 'young asparagus' color that I've heard so much about.
If I know my country I can assure you that a lot of Italians will nickname this color 'verde caccola' (booger green).
Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:01 pm

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2023 GTS 300 Supertech
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Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:01 pm linkquote
I super love this design since day 1, I just wish they made it with the 300 engine.

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:06 pm

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:06 pm linkquote
It's Godzilla.
Big in Asia, not seen anywhere else.
Tue Nov 08, 2022 8:48 pm

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 8:48 pm linkquote
Is this the Linda Blair edition? The color reminds me of one of her movies.

or

So if you killed Shrek and decided to upholster something with his hide....
Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:07 pm

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:07 pm linkquote
What Hap-pee and Pee-wee ride when they're not splitting pees.
(If you get this one right away, you've been to Eyvind Earle country.
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:39 pm

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Primavera 125, Vespa S, ET4
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Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:39 pm linkquote
2wheelsDan wrote:
I like it minus the bunny graphic. I would definitely take this over a Justin Bieber model and I would hope this costs a lot less.
Unlikely! they start at 10k usually, the dior apparently was selling up to 20k but price on application

I would love a 946 but gee a second hand one might be better on the wallet.
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:48 pm

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Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:48 pm linkquote
SaFiS wrote:
If graphics are removable, I'd replace the bunny with "Mooncake" from Final Space and it would definitely look much better...
I love that knowing who Mooncake is is such a tell you're European.

I've never heard an American talk about that show.
Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:22 am

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Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:22 am linkquote
If I wanted a Vespa with no practical utility, I might consider one that used this image as inspiration.

The license place must read E 351!


I'd consider this colorway.

Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:05 am

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Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:05 am linkquote
Definitely confused why their most expensive model gets such a strange anniversary edition. I thought the 75th anniversary gold colour from last year's primavera was good, but I don't get who this is targeted at…


Younger target market?

Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:37 am

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2021 Vespa GTS 300hpe 75th anniversary
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Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:37 am linkquote
I bet that sidewalk chalk for the graphics gonna wash off in a light rain
Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:16 am

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Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:16 am linkquote
Here is a link to more views of the 'whimsy.' But no actual mention of the whimsy.

https://www.rideapart.com/news/620932/vespa-946-10-anniversario-edition/
Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:56 am

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Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:56 am linkquote
Uninformed question. Is this the only color a new 946 is available in?

I also regret that this model is not available in the 300 engine. But, I
expect if you were going to make a Retro Vespa it would have to be
the same size as they use to come in.

I always loved Vespa's classic look. Even living in Italy for several years
I passed on the 150cc machine because I wanted to ride out of town.
I bought the Ducati 350 and passed on the Vespa.

I now do have the GTS300 Super.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota


Beat out getting a Vespa back in 1972 - God, I am old.

Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:49 am

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Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:49 am linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
Uninformed question. Is this the only color a new 946 is available in?

I also regret that this model is not available in the 300 engine. But, I
expect if you were going to make a Retro Vespa it would have to be
the same size as they use to come in.

I always loved Vespa's classic look. Even living in Italy for several years
I passed on the 150cc machine because I wanted to ride out of town.
I bought the Ducati 350 and passed on the Vespa.

I now do have the GTS300 Super.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
The Vespa 946 was presented for the first time in 2013. At the beginning it was planned that every year exactly one new, non-repeating color should be produced. So you can recognize the model year by the color:

2013 white, black
2014 gray, blue
2015 matte black (Armani)
2016 RED!
2021 Dior
2023 10th anniversary (green)
Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:40 pm

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Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:40 pm linkquote
They're 12" wheels. I wonder how long until someone splurges to replace the rims on a GTS.
Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:53 pm

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Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:53 pm linkquote
mayorofnow wrote:
They're 12" wheels. I wonder how long until someone splurges to replace the rims on a GTS.
I know that there a many GTS on Sprint rims. Regarding the ABS, you will need two Vespa/Sprint front rims for updating a GTS. Not sure how that works with 946 rims, but should be possible.

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Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:54 pm

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Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:54 pm linkquote
mayorofnow wrote:
They're 12" wheels. I wonder how long until someone splurges to replace the rims on a GTS.
It's been done many times.
Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:15 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:15 pm linkquote
The 946 hasn't ever had an engine update? Thats the same old motor they started with?
Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:09 pm

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Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:09 pm linkquote
znomit wrote:
The 946 hasn't ever had an engine update? Thats the same old motor they started with?
Euro 3 until end of 2016, Euro 4 until end 2020, Euro 5 since 2021.

Belive that ist the same engine as in Primavera/Sprint
Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:44 am

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:44 am linkquote
GermanGTSDriver wrote:
Euro 3 until end of 2016, Euro 4 until end 2020, Euro 5 since 2021.

Belive that ist the same engine as in Primavera/Sprint
The round clutch cover hasn't been seen since 2017.
Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:56 am

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:56 am linkquote
What is the "character" from?

The 946 is an air-cooled 125cc in some countries and 155cc in others, but I believe it has traction control and possibly front AND rear ABS - whereas the primavera / sprint doesn't have traction control and only front ABS.

Not sure what I think of this edition. My favourite is probably the original blue, but I also prefer the 2 part seat that can be shortened for solo riding.
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:04 am

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:04 am linkquote
For some reason that color reminds me of The Exorcist movie
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:09 am

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:09 am linkquote
Info says color is pearlescent under light but looks pastel at first sight…

Nothing about the bunny. Probably inspired from something Japanese or Chinese…
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:11 am

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:11 am linkquote
SaFiS wrote:
Info says color is pearlescent under light but looks pastel at first sight…

Nothing about the bunny. Probably inspired from something Japanese or Chinese…
Like wasabi green?
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:21 am

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:21 am linkquote
SaFiS wrote:
Info says color is pearlescent under light but looks pastel at first sight…

Nothing about the bunny. Probably inspired from something Japanese or Chinese…
Have a look on the real photos taken on EICMA the green (like it shows in the press release) looks a little bit more "yellowgreen"
https://vespaforum.de/viewtopic.php?p=818313#p818313
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:32 pm

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:32 pm linkquote
Love the 946, but this is another one I would have to pass on based on paint alone.
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:47 pm

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:47 pm linkquote
Max6200 wrote:
For some reason that color reminds me of The Exorcist movie
Yeah, makes my head want to spin around. Pass the Pepto Bismol.
Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:15 pm

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:15 pm linkquote
EICMA Slug.


I thought it looked familiar!

Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:42 pm

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:42 pm linkquote
The fighting Banana Slugs of Oregon State!
Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:55 pm

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:55 pm linkquote
The ET4 style mirrors are an interesting choice, and will likely be impossible to find replacements for in that color after a few years.
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:11 pm

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:11 pm linkquote
It snot that bad.
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:13 pm

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GTS300 Super 2015 Blue, GTS300 Super 2018 White
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Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:13 pm linkquote
Finally they have painted the handlebar to match the body. That mismatch always irritated me with the earlier versions. Still think the handlebar is ugly.

Only problem with the rest of it is the lack of storage space.
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:58 pm

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:58 pm linkquote
Have you ever fed a baby Gerber green beans?
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