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2023 GTS300 Super
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1969 - The first bike, a used, light blue "Sears" Vespa from the '50s. I was 18.
2023 - Probably my last motorcycle at 72, a new GTS Super. I'm home again.

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Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
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Congrats!!
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Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
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And what a beautiful circle it is. Clap emoticon
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2008 GTS250, 2009 S150, 2017 GTS300Super, 2006 GT200
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Absolutely gorgeous, enjoy!
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2020 GTS 300, 2011 LX150ie
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Congratulations, and a great circle it is.

I've bought my last bike 4 times now.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
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Congrats! Saving the best for last, I see.😉
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2001 ET4 "Mona"
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2001 ET4 "Mona"
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Beautiful! Where in Central NJ? If you ever want to take a nice ride down to the Bayshore in Cumberland County, hit me up. It's very pretty out there right now.
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GTS 300 hpe
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Congratulations. And central Jersey is a beautiful place to ride, I enjoy coming through there every time.
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2015 Sprint 150, 2018 GTS 300
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Xlnt! Nice Ride.
You out lasted and out rode Sears 🤩
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Do you have any pics of the Sears scoot?
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Tierney wrote:
Do you have any pics of the Sears scoot?
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Looked like this, but without the flowers. Had been used for years as a trail bike (sans muffler) in upstate New York when I got it. 3-Speed clutch and twist on the left side.
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Vespa GTS 300
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Great story thanks for sharing!
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP), 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica; bit the dust 02-22-23)
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Warm congratulations from the Jersey Shore! You're going to love that ride.
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2023 GTS300 Super
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Thanks EVERYONE for the warm welcome!
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2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
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Congrats on your new Super! I'm 68, and I've been w/o 2 wheels for 3 years...sold my Portofino green '05 GTV named Olive, then sold an '05 ET-2 50 named Lily (thx, Mr. Townshend!), and most recently I sold Modean Gunch (Mo'), my '05 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000. Jumped back onto Modern Vespa to nose around, see what was what, and -- hot dang! -- there you were at 72 scootin' on a Super! That was about as much encouragement as I needed. Thanks for the nudge!
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DVH1150 wrote:
Thanks for the nudge!
You're welcome; and I'll gladly ride with anyone who quotes Tom Waits!
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