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I've been looking for a new scooter (to compliment my GTS). Something 125-150 range. Then I saw a Primavera S in beige. Wow. So good looking!
I'd be riding it occasionally but would be used primarily by my daughter and wife. I'd think it'd be a great scooter for them. Although I am not thrilled with ~$8k price tag for someone not very experienced with scooters.
Still, I am smitten by it.
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I picked up a 2007 LX150 for the same reason: My wife and daughter both expressed and interest. But I couldn't and wouldn't not buy something newish that would possibly be dropped several times. In the end, my wife took a very short ride and changed her mind as did my daughter. I sold it three months later and happily broke even.
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What exactly do you want to hear?

Buy it if the girls and you like it.
Buy Primavera (instead of Primavera S) if you like one of the colors (and save a few bucks).

It's not that difficult...
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It looks like a hearing aid.
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The new Vespa's in that size range still have the same Iget 4 engine that my 2020 Liberty does right?

With a Malosi variator, Akrapovic exhaust, and the plug in emulator my Liberty 150 will do 55 up a steep hill against the wind and will hit 70 on the flats without a headwind.

Awesome to ride such a light maneuverable but powerful bike. So much fun and so convenient and easy to ride.

You could be like me and get a cheap used Liberty or you could buy the one that has caught your eye but I think you will very much enjoy a slightly modded air cooled fuel injected 150 class scooter. Even stock they are a blast.
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Less power, but a lot more reliable than the GTS. No coolant to change, hoses to leak etc.

These engines have been run for about 10 years now and are bullet proof. Belt cooling tends to be better than the GTS so belts last longer. Lighter and better handling.

Only 2 downsides are the power, and they're a bit more cramped if you want to ride with a pillion all the time. It's feasible, just not as comfortable for you or your passenger as the GTS is when riding 2 up.
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I love the color and "beige" do not typically go together
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Bill Dog wrote:
It looks like a hearing aid.
Imagine in 1946 had Enrico Piaggio said that instead...
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If you chose a Porsche in that colour , they would relieve you of $5000 😎. They would probably call it Clay or Beige Crayon

Either way I think it looks smart and the accents on the wheels and engine covers pick it up well.
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Bill Dog wrote:
It looks like a hearing aid.
Sembra un apparecchio acustico!
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bearcat wrote:
Imagine in 1946 had Enrico Piaggio said that instead...
then he would have predicted the future (invention of hearing aids)
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My failed attempt at humor Facepalm emoticon
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