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Hi All,

I am new to the Vespa world and excited to jump in. This is post #1 on this site for me. I have owned 24 motorcycles over the years. I have decided to sell bike #24 and order a 2023 GTS Supersport HPE. I am between the grey, the black and maybe the white.

If any members happen to own any of the above colors in this model and would be willing to share a few pics it would be helpful as the Vespa website has limited views. I am looking forward to participating in this forum once I have my new Vespa in the garage.

Thanks!
Doug
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Pictures of SuperSport 300 matte black (and red GTS Classic & orange GTS SuperSport): https://www.fulland-vespa-store.de/news/post/vespa-gts-facelift-2023-alle-infos-neuerungen-farben-preise

Pictures of SuperSport white: Check posts from user robalatte https://modernvespa.com/members/robalatte/activity
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Thank you for the pics. Decisions, decisions....
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Thank you for the pics. Decisions, decisions....
Do it the Robalatte-way: Take all colors you like…
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I was all set to get the gray one but when I saw them in person the contrasting colors of black , white and orange just kind of popped for me, the gray was more of a dull matte type finish, the orange one was tempting to me as well.
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I am thrilled on the new GTV in Beige Avolgente Matte: https://www.fulland-vespa-store.de/motorroller/vespa-gtv-300

Same color in glossy is available on GTS.
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Here's my favourite colour.
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It's beautiful, but you will have to do something about those brake levers. The levers have changed, and I don't know whether anyone is doing black levers for the 2023 models yet.
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Very nice! Did you paint the horn cover or was it delivered like that?
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Very nice! Did you paint the horn cover or was it delivered like that?
it appears to be the old horn cover (and painted) not the new one as it is not the new shape (subtle difference)
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It's beautiful, but you will have to do something about those brake levers. The levers have changed, and I don't know whether anyone is doing black levers for the 2023 models yet.
There are black sportlevers by MG Biketec available.
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it appears to be the old horn cover (and painted) not the new one as it is not the new shape (subtle difference)
Old (Pre-Facelift) Horn Cover = yes!
painted = no! Orange was also available on Pre-Facelift.

Works colormatching on:

SuperSport to replace carbon-style
Grey Travolgente matt HQ (707/C)
Black Convinto matte NV
White Innocente BR (544)
and of course Orange Impulsivo A11

All other models:
Green Amabile VK (350/A)
Red Coraggioso R7 (894
Black Deciso 90 (94)

Cover is 99% compatible between Pre-Facelift and Facelift. So if anyone like it more the new/old style, wish to get or replace carbon-style…

Edit: More Info to compatibility: Got rid of the fake carbon horn cover
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I was all set to get the gray one but when I saw them in person the contrasting colors of black , white and orange just kind of popped for me, the gray was more of a dull matte type finish, the orange one was tempting to me as well.
I like your choice, quite a bit!
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Welcome to Modern Vespa. Nice ride you have there.
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It's beautiful, but you will have to do something about those brake levers.
Mirrors first, Mike. The new ones are terrible. The "glass" is wavy on the edges. The stems are thinner than on my old 2012 GTS and although lighter should be better, they feel flimsy.
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Too bad this green was only available one year (as far as I can tell); I get lots of comments on it.[/img]
2020 GTS300 HPE Touring in 'green'
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Thanks everyone for your posts. Still waiting on the bike to sell before I pull the trigger...
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Too bad this green was only available one year (as far as I can tell); I get lots of comments on it.[/img]
The Green from the 2020 Touring is called "Green Bosco VY (349/A)" and is the same green as the color on the later Racing Sixties!
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Bike sold. Picking this up tomorrow. Thanks everyone for your time and input.
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Do it the Robalatte-way: Take all colors you like…
Just as you said, Collect them all and enjoy!! Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon
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Done deal. Did about 100 miles in 2 stints. Think I will enjoy it, just need to change my mindset. I kept thinking I needed to shift. Quite nimble, light and responsive. Plenty of motor for what it is. Really different.
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3 weeks old, I have been down the same path and this is given me reason to want to ride every day again, hard to explain but it is just so simple compact yet powerful enough. I often think this Vespa is not necessarily fabulous but it is completely adequate, it is just really fun to use, easy to get around on and wildly fulfilling to ride. It is just so easy to enjoy often that you simply ride it more and more than any of those motorcycles of the past. I haven't counted but I have had similar #'s over 50 years as well. I have done 530 miles in about 2 weeks, 200 miles the first day and will be already doing my 600 mile service this weekend I'd say. Your gonna love it once you get 10 miles or so under your belt.
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Just as you said, Collect them all and enjoy!! Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon
You got a problem….Don't ever stop 😂👍🏽👍🏽
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Too bad this green was only available one year (as far as I can tell); I get lots of comments on it.[/img]
That green; I've heard it's called Verde Bosco and was indeed available for that one year on the Touring model. I absolutely love it. My own Touring is Grigio Titanio which replaced Verde Bosco. Love mine but it'd be even better in VB
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Agreed Ridetoeat. I think I will find myself in the same place.

I did order the Puig Sport FlyScreen and the Puig Clip On Visor. Will post comments/pics once installed next week.

Thanks All!
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Done deal. Did about 100 miles in 2 stints. Think I will enjoy it, just need to change my mindset. I kept thinking I needed to shift. Quite nimble, light and responsive. Plenty of motor for what it is. Really different.
It's funny you mention you keep thinking you need to shift. I rode motorcycles all my life I had to stop back in 2016 due to back injury. This may I pick up a gts 300 and my first initial thought was shifting down to first I been doing this almost everytime I ride. Old habits are hard to break. Laughing emoticon Nice looking Vespa you got there. Enjoy it.
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Just as you said, Collect them all and enjoy!! Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon
At one point in my life I had 14 different motorcycle in my garage at once. It was a great feeling.
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At one point in my life I had 14 different motorcycle in my garage at once. It was a great feeling.
No matter how many are in the garage, there is always at least one too few 😂
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No matter how many are in the garage, there is always at least one too few 😂
I remember my father just looking at me like do you really need all these bike. My response I don't have enough yet.
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Agreed Ridetoeat. I think I will find myself in the same place.

I did order the Puig Sport FlyScreen and the Puig Clip On Visor. Will post comments/pics once installed next week.

Thanks All!
Doug
Puig has a screen for the 2023? Have a link? We've had Puig on our Sports City but I e never teen one for a GTS.

Note that the 2022 and earlier windshields do not fit the HPE, with the new braking system the headset I'd deeper than the older models.
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Just as you said, Collect them all and enjoy!! Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon Scooter emoticon
N+1 baby!
Not sure if my wife would agree, but N+1 is the way.
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No matter how many are in the garage, there is always at least one too few 😂
That's the truth!!!

Doug bought himself a great looking Vespa! Enjoy!!!
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N+1 baby!
Not sure if my wife would agree, but N+1 is the way.
Tell her the obvious: Having is better than needing!
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cdwise: see link. Looks like from the install instructions it mounts to the mirrors. I hope it fits.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/puig-gts-sport-windscreen-vespa-gts300-super-2008-2022?sku_id=10179994
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cdwise: see link. Looks like from the install instructions it mounts to the mirrors. I hope it fits.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/puig-gts-sport-windscreen-vespa-gts300-super-2008-2022?sku_id=10179994
In any case, the original discs do not fit: the cutout around the lamp and the shape of the upper handlebar fairing has changed, the handlebar has become wider overall. The mirrors are also different, the 2023 has a thicker thread, I think the mirror rods now also have a larger diameter. Be careful when testing and in any case put a cloth between the paint and windshield.
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... I am between the grey, the black and maybe the white. ...
H Doug,

I will provoke here a bit and ask, why don't you get out of the "comfort zone" and choose the colour which is different from white, gray or black?

If for no other reason but to be a bit more noticeable on the road ... as safety insurance of a kinds?
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GermanGTSDriver - well that would be a bummer. I will report back once I have the parts. Puig website says it will fit. Fingers crossed.
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If it fits with the 2023 mirrors since it doesn't go very far down on the headlight it might work I have more doubts about their taller screen. If love to know if the taller one does fit.

Fact has released a short sports windshield and a tall one for the 2023. I ordered the tall from SIP with the intention of cutting it down but I was able to gel a different Faco screen to work with the. 2023 hardware. The cutout isn't perfect but is acceptable as it clears the headset with 1/4" to spare.
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I own an orange Nissan SUV and love it.
PreddyBaer wrote:
H Doug,

I will provoke here a bit and ask, why don't you get out of the "comfort zone" and choose the colour which is different from white, gray or black?

If for no other reason but to be a bit more noticeable on the road ... as safety insurance of a kinds?
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First run to the coffee shop. One week, I'm at 200 miles. Love it. And checking the oil is not a big deal. Wondering if I will do the site glass oil pan at the first service.
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