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Triumph Bonneville 2022, Triumph Street Scrambler 2018 (sold), Suzuki VanVan200 (sold), 2015 Sprint 125 (sold)
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'the same style, good looks and feeling' is a tough compo.

Style - Vespa represents vintage/retro styling to myself. I've somehow succesfully skipped all the mods vs. rockers phases, so my current 'classic Triumph' series Bonneville is close enough. Vespa takes me mentally to ~50's, Triumph to 60's

Good looks - nothing really looks like Vespa. Clones are clones.

Feeling - it would have to have small wheels, 'kitchen chair' ergonomics and nothing between your legs. In good and bad, that was the Vespa feeling to me.
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2020 GTS300 HPE/2022 Triumph Rocket 3R
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I've yet to consider a modern 'trike' (or any three-wheeler, for that matter), as an alternative, or additional vehicle to my motorcycle and scooter fetish.

Nothing against them in principal, it's just that all of the current offerings in three wheel machines are just SO visually off-putting that I can't muster any enthusiasm for the type.

The Can-Am Spyders have way too much snowmobile DNA in them to make them palatable to me, and the Polaris Slingshot looks too much like a cheesy, plastic, prop vehicle flung into the present from a location shoot of a mid-1980's Sci-Fi movie starring David Carradine, who wears a silver lame body suit, a flowing cape, and a gold spray-painted, open-faced helmet that sports a fin on top, no less.

They cost too much money for what they are, and although I suppose driving one might be considered as 'fun', they can't begin to compare with the absolutely BEST three-wheeler production vehicle out there, the Mazda Miata, which everyone REALLY knows, is the best three wheel machine available, and to add a huge dollop of frosting to the Miata 'trike cake' Mazda includes a fourth wheel at no extra charge to increase overall traction, road stability, and better braking. It even has a REAL safety glass windshield, rather than a slab of clear plastic.

Please excuse my rabid digression.

I actually could be drawn to a three-wheeler if one could designed that wouldn't make my eyes puke, and I have occasionally found several that might do the trick and pull me into the fold of trikester-ism, and this is one.

Based on the BMW R18, one of which I owned a couple years ago, and liked very much (even if it did ride like a damn lumber truck).

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