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I have an orange GTS Supersport HPE Euro 5 and I didn't like the carbon cravat. Nevermind that it is just a dipped paint decor. I neither liked the dark-grey accentuation, nor did I like the orange insert that is different from the overall paint. It does look much better on the white model, but not on mine.

Somehow I missed that this orange was already on offer for the 2022 GTS Super. So I got myself last years' horn cover and swapped it. This is what I learned.
New cravat, new inserts and badge
New cravat, new inserts and badge
Carbon horn cover
Carbon horn cover
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Agreed that the non-carbon-fiber horn cover looks better.
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Nice upgrade.
IMO carbon fiber (especially cheesy faux CF) clashes with the Vespa style and quality.

Seems even most real carbon fiber applications are akin to a loud muffler that does nothing for performance.
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The new horn cover is not a 100% fit, because the legshield trim is now flat on the 2023 model. But it fits close enough.

Beware though, that the new insert, which is in one piece and held by a small screw, does not fit into the 2022 horn cover. You will need to order a three-piece set and make sure that it is for the GTS, not the Primavera.

Also, before you sell on the carbon cravat, make sure to retain the three metal brackets that snap into the bodywork. These are costly! SIP sells them at more than 4 EUR a piece plus shipping and packaging.
Different fit at the top
Different fit at the top
One-piece grille on the 2023. Keep those brackets.
One-piece grille on the 2023. Keep those brackets.
Three-piece inserts on the 2022
Three-piece inserts on the 2022
Not a perfect fit, but better when tightened.
Not a perfect fit, but better when tightened.
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BTW, the metal brackets fit better one way around than the other. Look out for that.
The inserts snap very easily into place when you grease the tabs. I used Vaseline for that, as well as for the brackets. Prevents corrosion, too.
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What I'm waiting for is someone to make switch covers for the 2023 GTS. They already make ones for the Sprint and Primavera. With all the rest of the trim black Tahoe chrome switch area annoys me. Black would be so much better.
Sprint switch cover.
Sprint switch cover.
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THIS LOOKS INCREDIBLE! Exactly what I want to do with our orange one, I was told the horn cover wouldn't fit from the last year model and after reading the thread I see the difference. This looks so much better, thats a win! Did you order it from a Vespa dealer or was there a place online that you could purchase it from?

I might just buy a 2023 horn cover and have it painted to match exact.

Thanks for the share, this makes me so happy!
Der Blechfahrer wrote:
I have an orange GTS Supersport HPE Euro 5 and I didn't like the carbon cravat. Nevermind that it is just a dipped paint decor. I neither liked the dark-grey accentuation, nor did I like the orange insert that is different from the overall paint. It does look much better on the white model, but not on mine.

Somehow I missed that this orange was already on offer for the 2022 GTS Super. So I got myself last years' horn cover and swapped it. This is what I learned.
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I ordered the horn cover from a Vespa dealer and the inserts and the badge sticker from Scooter Center Köln. The badge underneath the sticker is the original chrome one. SIP sells it in black.
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Nice work, Oliver!

You should get a job in the Vespa design department.

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Der Blechfahrer wrote:
I ordered the horn cover from a Vespa dealer and the inserts and the badge sticker from Scooter Center Köln. The badge underneath the sticker is the original chrome one. SIP sells it in black.
Perfect, Thank you Oliver!!
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Hello ! i want to do the same modification on mine, i have the same, but i can't find in my country the grill from the last model. Can you help me with a link/code of product for it? The cravat belongs from a vespa gts clasic right?
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tanasecristian13 wrote:
Hello ! i want to do the same modification on mine, i have the same, but i can't find in my country the grill from the last model. Can you help me with a link/code of product for it? The cravat belongs from a vespa gts clasic right?
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