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Hi y'all,

I have been reading almost everything in these forums for about 2-3 months now (and making a few posts) and this community is just awesome! I just wanted to say hi formally because I just placed an order for my first Vespa GTV 250ie!

I have been in love with the Vespa since I was a teenager, but it has never been sold in my country, (BTW I live in Reykjavik, Iceland) and every time I have been in Italy or Spain, I always try to rent a scooter because I just love riding around having this wonderful new viewpoint where I discover the places I've been in in a totally new way. For instance I was in Italy this summer, we went all over, I had been for two days in Florence when I decided to rent a scooter and I experienced the city in a totally different way, it was great with my girlfriend riding on the bike with me, and the best thing was that she loved it too!

To make a long story short I decided to make a life-long dream come true, and me and my brother are starting a Vespa-Dealership here in Reykjavik, and like I said before we placed our first order today, 4 different models of Vespas (GTV(mine!), GTS, LXV and a LX), to use for promotional purposes for the next 2-3 months, then we will make a larger order for this spring when we plan to have a grand-opening of Vespa-Iceland

I really love this forum, and I really have learned a lot from it, so from Iceland to all of you Vespa lovers around the world: Halló gott fólk!

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Welcome,

The best of luck with your new adventure.

Must be great, riding arround on your island on a Vespa.
You will probabely sell a lot of winter gear as well
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Yeah, well actually the winters here aren't that cold, maybe 1-2 months of snow, for example there has not been any snow yet and the current temperature is 5°C, not warm, but you can ride, the roads are not icy or anything. But I guess frost is on it's way soon...

I have already bought a Corazzo 5.0 jacket, and I like it very much, also I bought a MOMO-Design Jet fighter helmet that is very nice. I have been riding around on my friends Kawasaki W650 for the last few weeks, he loaned it to me for the whole winter. It is a very nice bike, but I can't wait to get on my Vespa GTV!

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Welcome and good luck! Iceland is a most beautifiul country. I was there briefly in 1996 and would love to go back someday.
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Gonzo, welcome to MV. But most of all congratulations of fulfilling your life's dream and opening a Vespa Dealership. I wish you all the best of luck and success with it. Hopefully you will be bringing the joy of Vespa riding and ownership to many Icelanders in the near future.
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Thanks guys, I will post pictures when I get the GTV, and also of our Dealership when it opens this spring, so y'all can swing by when you're here
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y'all can swing by when you're here
If you start renting Vespa's it might even happen.
Of course MV members should get a discount. Razz emoticon
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Gonzo............Great job......livin life and your dreams ! I have first hand knowledge of how wonderful the people and the country is. You guys also took many flights in during 911.

My best to you both.....you can make lots of $$$ is acces. because of the multi terrain and climate.

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You guys also took many flights in during 911.
I wasn´t sure at first what you meant with this... but I guess you mean our flight towers took the diverted traffic from the US on 911...right?

And yes, it feels like a dream coming true, and the dream is on it's way from Italy as we speak, and its Portofino Green
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Gonzo, great to have you hear. Not only do we have experienced member/riders but we also have a lot of dealers that can provide advice for you.

You're lucky to have such a long riding season. 'gotta love the thermals!

Good luck, I'm sure you have a lot of work ahead of you. Icelandic Air has some great rates across the pond that stop in Rejka... Rzjke... Rigvszxca... your town. Maybe some time we'll have a long enough lay over to see your new shop.
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welcome! i've flown over iceland loads of times and actually landed there once - but only for a stopover in the airport. one day i'd like to actually visit
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Congrats and welcome.

I have fantasies of ditching my job and devoting my life to scooters. Good luck to you & your brother!
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i've been wanting to go to iceland for like forever. i watched the sigur ros movie heima the other night and it makes me want to go even more. good luck with your shop, if i ever get to go i'll check it out.
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GONZO welcome and congrats. While i've never been to iceland i have worked with people from there and they were awesome people. Good luck with the dealership. Do post pics when available. Oh and make sure you actually SELL the scooters and not have them end up in YOUR garage I'd want to take them all home with me Owning a vespa shop would be like only eating one potato chip I'd have no will power
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make sure you order lots of vespa s models...they will be big sellers

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GONZO welcome and congrats. While i've never been to iceland i have worked with people from there and they were awesome people. Good luck with the dealership. Do post pics when available. Oh and make sure you actually SELL the scooters and not have them end up in YOUR garage I'd want to take them all home with me Owning a vespa shop would be like only eating one potato chip I'd have no will power
he he, I won't guarantee anything...

BTW I have been on your beautiful island Oahu and I loved it. I am an avid golfer and Hawaii is a golfers paradise! I know, I know it sounds strange being from Iceland and loving golf and Vespas, but again I have to say it's not that cold here Razz emoticon
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make sure you order lots of vespa s models...they will be big sellers

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We will have good promotional brochures with the S-models, and in the next 2 months we'll see what our future customers want... I personally like the Vespa S look.
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Great to have you here Gonzo! We want pics as soon as your new baby comes in.
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Sweet - 'Vespa Iceland' put me down for a T-Shirt!
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Greetings gonzo, and welome to MV! Best of luck with your dealership adventure. Hope to visit one day
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Sweet - 'Vespa Iceland' put me down for a T-Shirt!
me too! It'll go well with my "Ski Antarctica" shirt. Welcome, and good luck!

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Thanks guys, I am happy to be here, woke up this morning and it was -3°C so I guess there won't be a lot of riding immediately when the GTV arrives, but we can have the strangest weather due to the gulf-stream, for instance last christmas it was almost 10°C, so maybe I'll be riding around with the Christmas presents on the GTV... HO HO HO!

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I'm game for T-shirts.

Last year's winter here was a joke too. It rained until mid-january and then snowed for a month and half.

Best of luck! ...
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Just saying...
Welcome and best of luck with that dealership idea.
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I know it sounds strange being from Iceland and loving golf...
Well, you won't have your approach shot deflected by a tree!
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maybe you can get bjork to do a vespa ad for your shop?


a mention getting some S models for a few reasons...

yes it is the newest vespa, always good to have, but also it is the cheapest vespa...and a perfect city rider...never underestimate having something a bit more affordable in the shop

maybe you can carry some fuocos too...a fuoco in iceland would be fun to ride

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pa...i would love a Vespa Iceland tshirt too....
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Welcome. Visiting Iceland is on my 'to do' list. Maybe some day....

By the way - take us seriously when we say "Vespa Iceland t-shirts, please". get a design and post it up. Modern Vespa members will by up at least a couple of dozen.
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keep the vespa logo, add your take on iceland
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I'ts great to hear from all of you and these are great ideas, I think we have to make Vespa-Iceland T-shirts!

And we're also thinking seriously thinking of getting a Vespa S as soon as possible

Which accesaoriea would you recommend for us to have in our Vespa-store?

Cheers
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Sorry guys, just adding one more question:

I see a lot of people here use "+1" and I wanted to ask what that means (I'm still learning this internet-lingo... I gather it means "I agree" or something like that, but I just wanted to know for sure )
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Sorry guys, just adding one more question:

I see a lot of people here use "+1" and I wanted to ask what that means (I'm still learning this internet-lingo... I gather it means "I agree" or something like that, but I just wanted to know for sure )
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I want a Vespa Iceland t-shirt!
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+1 on the Vespa Iceland T shirt.

For what to carry, you have to have the usual stuff like chrome crash bars, flyscreens and topcases. Given your location having warm weather gear would be smart too, things like heated grips, handle bar muffs and scooter skirts.
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