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Bought a 300GTS 2 years ago and the suspension isn't bad but is the upgrade worth the cost since there is not much travel to begin with? I usually upgrade my suspension on all bikes but wanted to see if it's a marked improvement on the GTS or not so much. Thanks.
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It depends what you are after. To me upgrading both the front and the rear shocks with Bitubos has made a huge positive impact and the ride quality is much improved. It made the suspension stiffer though, which is what I wanted.

Your mileage may vary, depending on how and where you ride and how soft or harsh you like your suspension.
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After riding Asian scooters for the first part of the year, my GTS feels positively plush. The first few times I took it off the center stand, I wondered if my tires were flat.
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the ability to adjust the preload and compression with an aftermarket front shock is a god send.

but of course it depends on how you ride as to if it'll make a difference to _you_
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Ok. So stiffer ride but more adjustability?
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I also did both the front and the rear shocks with Bitubos, the ride was greatly improved on my 35k mile '07 GTS. They are expensive so be sure you plan to keep it a few years, ie; stay out of the Vespa showroom!
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I'd imagine if you are considerably over "average" weight being able to adjust the suspension would be quite an upgrade, possibly softening it if you are a lightweight would too.

Most of us in between I would guess our hard earned money would be better spent elsewhere.
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For most Vespa riders, the stock suspension is just fine.

I have Malossi rear shocks on the rear of one of my Vespa GTs and stock rear shocks on the other two.

I can't tell the difference.

Maybe a lot of riders here have mad skills and can tell slight differences between tires and shocks, but for the most part, I can't.

So stock is fine with me.

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For 2 up riding I have found my Bitubo's a significant improvement.
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The stock shocks tend to get a bit saggy after 30k kms. Aftermarket shocks are more robust and last a lot longer.
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That's what I was kind of wondering but I'm only at 10k. Think I'll leave it alone for now. Thanks
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Just fit a Bitubo on the front. That makes a big difference and is the first thing I do to my new scoots. Upgrading the rear doesn't make near as much difference.
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I'll try that.
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