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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 04:20:12 +0000 linkquote
Read an article recently about Vespas not selling among younger demographics. Which I assume is the reason for the Bieber and this 946. Vespa has an image problem. Younger people aren't buying into the cult of Vespa. I'll see if I can find the article…
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 07:30:52 +0000

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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 07:30:52 +0000 linkquote
Cosmo4me wrote:
Read an article recently about Vespas not selling among younger demographics. Which I assume is the reason for the Bieber and this 946. Vespa has an image problem. Younger people aren't buying into the cult of Vespa. I'll see if I can find the article…
There are so many reasons for that.

Price is the most obvious. I love my Vespa, have been riding since I was a teen, now in my mid 30s. I still wouldn't recommend any student buy a Vespa on price alone.

Vespa used to embody an affordable and economical means of expressing youthful exuberance, offering a ticket to freedom and fun bright colors. Now it's more of a status/accessory thing often in somber and dull shades and finishes.

Then there's the average Vespa rider in 2022... The majority more closely resemble a snooty set-in-their way senior citizen with a low-mileage status symbol parked in the garage of their mortgage-free home than they do the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed free spirit sentiment that first popularized the brand. When young people look at who's riding our bikes and don't see anyone around their age, but instead see a crowd of grumpy people their parents' age, it's a recipe to ruin a diamond's luster.

There's something wrong with Piaggio USA as well, though truthfully I can't put my finger on it and I don't know if it's just with them here in Canada, or a problem on your side as well. I don't know if they want to succeed, or how hungry they are to succeed. Prior to this year's GTS launch we haven't seen them do much to try to target younger audiences in the places these audiences are already present (I think having Chase On Two Wheels' channel at the launch was a good move for this), but besides that, has Vespa/Piaggio USA done anything to try to get a younger audience interested? The Justin Bieber bike came out about 5 years too late. I also think their prices on parts are completely absurd. I can get an OEM voltage regulator shipped to me from Germany, including shipping, taxes, and duties on import, for 1/2 the price my friendly local dealer sells it for. I suspect my retail price on it coming from overseas is less than his dealer price on the item from Piaggio USA. Piaggio USA either aren't setup for success, they just don't care, or they just don't have the sway to get Piaggio HO to do more.

If you have a link to the article I'd love to see what it has to say.
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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 07:34:43 +0000 linkquote
Back to the 946... I don't want a 346 lb 150cc. I like my 150cc Vespa to be around 250 lbs. The 946 is beautiful but the power to weight ratio is embarrassing. Luckily for the people buying 946s, they probably don't care about that.
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:22:07 +0000

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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:22:07 +0000 linkquote
GermanGTSDriver wrote:
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)
Where does the Bellisima fit within this line up?
My personal favorite 946 colorway



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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 09:19:04 +0000 linkquote
TIDWILLOW wrote:
Where does the Bellisima fit within this line up?
My personal favorite 946 colorway
You're right…

The 946 Belissima is a 2014 Limited Edition.

As I said, actually ONE color was supposed to be released every year, but then in 2014 there were two (blue Orgoglio Italiano & Belissima), from 2017 a break. So they didn't keep the original plan....
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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 11:42:27 +0000 linkquote
I've never ridden a 946 only sat on a few.

My impression is that the seat is oddly shaped and up too high.

That said, I'd love to have one.
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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 12:43:03 +0000 linkquote
TIDWILLOW wrote:
Where does the Bellisima fit within this line up?
My personal favorite 946 colorway
I think this is where the designers have got it totally wrong. The 946 in a solid, established colour like this silver/grey example looks classy and many people would be happy to pay a premium for something that looks 'exclusive'.

The new pea green colour release with a 'splattered bunny' transfer is too niche for a lot of people. It's fun but it needs to be stylish.
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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 13:04:08 +0000 linkquote
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Priceless! Please keep that banana away from me.





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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 13:05:46 +0000 linkquote
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You're right, I stand corrected. Fine institutions all.
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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 13:09:47 +0000 linkquote
Can the roadkill bunny be removed?
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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 13:23:06 +0000 linkquote
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It snot that bad.
close the thread, we have a winner
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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 19:16:53 +0000 linkquote
Kermit was right
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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 21:36:41 +0000 linkquote
Love this movie.

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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 13:36:29 +0000 linkquote
Love it....I think that's the nature of high fashion...to do things which shock the status quo...
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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:10:42 +0000 linkquote
Mitleider wrote:
Love it....I think that's the nature of high fashion...to do things which shock the status quo...
Aside from my dislike for the color and the stickers I still think that the 946 is beautiful. Like SDG once said it belongs in a museum.
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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 15:35:23 +0000 linkquote
GermanGTSDriver wrote:
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
The color in that photo is much more attractive but that blob bunny would have to go.
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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 15:46:45 +0000 linkquote
cdwise wrote:
The color in that photo is much more attractive but that blob bunny would have to go.
Totally agree. What the heck were they thinking! I guess next time they will be putting on a hello Kitty on it.
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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 17:37:58 +0000 linkquote
adri wrote:
There are so many reasons for that.

Price is the most obvious. I love my Vespa, have been riding since I was a teen, now in my mid 30s. I still wouldn't recommend any student buy a Vespa on price alone.

Vespa used to embody an affordable and economical means of expressing youthful exuberance, offering a ticket to freedom and fun bright colors. Now it's more of a status/accessory thing often in somber and dull shades and finishes.

Then there's the average Vespa rider in 2022... The majority more closely resemble a snooty set-in-their way senior citizen with a low-mileage status symbol parked in the garage of their mortgage-free home than they do the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed free spirit sentiment that first popularized the brand. When young people look at who's riding our bikes and don't see anyone around their age, but instead see a crowd of grumpy people their parents' age, it's a recipe to ruin a diamond's luster.

There's something wrong with Piaggio USA as well, though truthfully I can't put my finger on it and I don't know if it's just with them here in Canada, or a problem on your side as well. I don't know if they want to succeed, or how hungry they are to succeed. Prior to this year's GTS launch we haven't seen them do much to try to target younger audiences in the places these audiences are already present (I think having Chase On Two Wheels' channel at the launch was a good move for this), but besides that, has Vespa/Piaggio USA done anything to try to get a younger audience interested? The Justin Bieber bike came out about 5 years too late. I also think their prices on parts are completely absurd. I can get an OEM voltage regulator shipped to me from Germany, including shipping, taxes, and duties on import, for 1/2 the price my friendly local dealer sells it for. I suspect my retail price on it coming from overseas is less than his dealer price on the item from Piaggio USA. Piaggio USA either aren't setup for success, they just don't care, or they just don't have the sway to get Piaggio HO to do more.

If you have a link to the article I'd love to see what it has to say.
Your fellow Canadian from down the road in Ottawa thinks you nailed it on this comment about target market.
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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:41:28 +0000 linkquote
TheBrentBeatty wrote:
Your fellow Canadian from down the road in Ottawa thinks you nailed it on this comment about target market.
Thank you! Small world, I bought my Bonneville in Ottawa just a few months ago!
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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:51:42 +0000 linkquote
adri wrote:
Thank you! Small world, I bought my Bonneville in Ottawa just a few months ago!
OK, it's starting to get weird one of our best friends owns a Triumph (bobber).
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Fri, 18 Nov 2022 21:32:44 +0000 linkquote
Fugly
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Sat, 19 Nov 2022 23:10:48 +0000 linkquote
I'm obsessed with both Japan and Italy; I have a GTS 300 HPE in the dark blue color but would love to add this one to my collection. I also like ukuleles. I'm not sure what this says about me.
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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 00:59:19 +0000 linkquote
I guess Bad Bunny wanted too much for a Signature Edition of his own?
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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 02:38:10 +0000 linkquote
adri wrote:
There are so many reasons for that.

Price is the most obvious. I love my Vespa, have been riding since I was a teen, now in my mid 30s. I still wouldn't recommend any student buy a Vespa on price alone.

Vespa used to embody an affordable and economical means of expressing youthful exuberance, offering a ticket to freedom and fun bright colors. Now it's more of a status/accessory thing often in somber and dull shades and finishes.

Then there's the average Vespa rider in 2022... The majority more closely resemble a snooty set-in-their way senior citizen with a low-mileage status symbol parked in the garage of their mortgage-free home than they do the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed free spirit sentiment that first popularized the brand. When young people look at who's riding our bikes and don't see anyone around their age, but instead see a crowd of grumpy people their parents' age, it's a recipe to ruin a diamond's luster.

There's something wrong with Piaggio USA as well, though truthfully I can't put my finger on it and I don't know if it's just with them here in Canada, or a problem on your side as well. I don't know if they want to succeed, or how hungry they are to succeed. Prior to this year's GTS launch we haven't seen them do much to try to target younger audiences in the places these audiences are already present (I think having Chase On Two Wheels' channel at the launch was a good move for this), but besides that, has Vespa/Piaggio USA done anything to try to get a younger audience interested? The Justin Bieber bike came out about 5 years too late. I also think their prices on parts are completely absurd. I can get an OEM voltage regulator shipped to me from Germany, including shipping, taxes, and duties on import, for 1/2 the price my friendly local dealer sells it for. I suspect my retail price on it coming from overseas is less than his dealer price on the item from Piaggio USA. Piaggio USA either aren't setup for success, they just don't care, or they just don't have the sway to get Piaggio HO to do more.

If you have a link to the article I'd love to see what it has to say.
Do kids even like the Beeb anymore?
The Wolfburgs/Beeb edition is just white on white with some cheap white flame stickers for an extra grand over an already very expensive 150cc bike, not nearly as cool as a good color standard Sprint or Primavera to many I'm sure.

Also old farts have good reason to be crotchety,
free world is going to he🏒🏒 in a handbag but my scooter still starts 😉
And due to delayed gratification and monk like frugality in our youth, some of our mortgages are indeed now free and clear.
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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 05:57:19 +0000 linkquote
CaliforniaCruising wrote:
Do kids even like the Beeb anymore?
No, that's why I said it was 5 years too late lol
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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 15:18:33 +0000 linkquote
adri wrote:
No, that's why I said it was 5 years too late lol
Bieber is something like the top celebrity on instagram. I can't remember but Vespa chose him for his social media following because they needed exposure to his specific followers. I read an article that discussed vespas image or exposure problem. They sell less than 10 percent of the scooters they did 15 or 20 years ago if my memory of the article is correct.
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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 17:36:48 +0000 linkquote
Right, but so what? Follower count does not reflect how well liked someone is. Someone can have amassed a huge following over the years but not be well liked now.

Example 1: John Smith, a politician with more followers than he's ever had before. But he's dropping in the polls harder than a rock off a tower. His social media reach is meaningless. He's lost the popularity contest.

For another example, just look at me. Well over 100,000 people see my content a month. Thousands and thousands of subscribers. And everyone on MV hates me. If they made an Adrian edition Vespa most people would stay clear of it and I wouldn't blame you lol
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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 17:44:26 +0000 linkquote
adri wrote:
Right, but so what? Follower count does not reflect how well liked someone is. Someone can have amassed a huge following over the years but not be well liked now.

Example 1: John Smith, a politician with more followers than he's ever had before. But he's dropping in the polls harder than a rock off a tower. His social media reach is meaningless. He's lost the popularity contest.

For another example, just look at me. Well over 100,000 people see my content a month. Thousands and thousands of subscribers. And everyone on MV hates me. If they made an Adrian edition Vespa most people would stay clear of it and I wouldn't blame you lol
No one hates you, you're just an aquired taste 😂
Your Youtube content is quite good, I'm a subscriber
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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 19:41:59 +0000 linkquote
Bieber is a neutral for me. I don't know anything about him. I do not like or dislike him, but his detractors are very vocal. That doesn't me they are in the majority. His Vespas are selling and being offered in 2023 still, so there is that.

I was very disappointed in the new 946, but I probably wouldn't have bought one anyways. I am not their marketing target at 57 yo.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2021/10/13/justin-bieber-ties-elvis-presley-and-lil-wayne-with-his-latest-top-10-hit/?sh=543f935b1351

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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 19:59:47 +0000 linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
I think this is where the designers have got it totally wrong. The 946 in a solid, established colour like this silver/grey example looks classy and many people would be happy to pay a premium for something that looks 'exclusive'.
I personally think that more people would be willing to pay such a premium price if the fairly large and heavy 946 had an engine with more power than the 150. The 300 Piaggio engine (278cc) comes to mind.
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Cosmo4me wrote:
Bieber is a neutral for me. I don't know anything about him. I do not like or dislike him, but his detractors are very vocal. That doesn't me they are in the majority. His Vespas are selling and being offered in 2023 still, so there is that.

I was very disappointed in the new 946, but I probably wouldn't have bought one anyways. I am not their marketing target at 57 yo.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2021/10/13/justin-bieber-ties-elvis-presley-and-lil-wayne-with-his-latest-top-10-hit/?sh=543f935b1351
Justin's a good kid. Like most of us has had bumps in the road.

I totally dig the 946 but only sat on one.

If was a 300 I would say yes for sure.
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Sun, 20 Nov 2022 20:54:45 +0000 linkquote
I'd be much more interested if it was a 300 as well.
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 21:28:59 +0000

Molto Verboso
2009 Vespa S50(LX150 motor swap), 2006 Vespa GTS250ie
Joined: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 07:06:05 +0000
Posts: 1041
Location: Toronto, Canada
 
Molto Verboso
2009 Vespa S50(LX150 motor swap), 2006 Vespa GTS250ie
Joined: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 07:06:05 +0000
Posts: 1041
Location: Toronto, Canada
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 21:28:59 +0000 linkquote
CaliforniaCruising wrote:
No one hates you, you're just an aquired taste 😂
Hmm, if that's the case I'll just have to try harder lol
CaliforniaCruising wrote:
Your Youtube content is quite good, I'm a subscriber
Thanks so much!
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 21:55:13 +0000

Member
2023 GTS 300 Supertech
Joined: Mon, 10 Oct 2022 20:26:39 +0000
Posts: 45
Location: Ottawa Canada
 
Member
2023 GTS 300 Supertech
Joined: Mon, 10 Oct 2022 20:26:39 +0000
Posts: 45
Location: Ottawa Canada
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 21:55:13 +0000 linkquote
adri wrote:
Hmm, if that's the case I'll just have to try harder lol mrgreen:



Thanks so much!
I would not have recognized you as the youtube guy- must be the leprechaun hat & beard?
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 22:05:23 +0000

Molto Verboso
2009 Vespa S50(LX150 motor swap), 2006 Vespa GTS250ie
Joined: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 07:06:05 +0000
Posts: 1041
Location: Toronto, Canada
 
Molto Verboso
2009 Vespa S50(LX150 motor swap), 2006 Vespa GTS250ie
Joined: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 07:06:05 +0000
Posts: 1041
Location: Toronto, Canada
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 22:05:23 +0000 linkquote
This may come as a shock, but the picture does not reflect my appearance the other 364 days a year that aren't St. Paddy's day lol
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 22:22:52 +0000

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:46:39 +0000
Posts: 11036
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:46:39 +0000
Posts: 11036
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 22:22:52 +0000 linkquote
TheBrentBeatty wrote:
I would not have recognized you as the youtube guy- must be the leprechaun hat & beard?
I'd just assumed it was part of the witness protection program.

Is it just me, or does adri's avatar hat look good with that 946?
   

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