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Hello! I am a "new" member from the Canary Islands, but a long time reviewer of the many posts and the great information available on this website. Like most I read and reviewed a long time before actually joining. This website is really great for someone who lives in a place where "tech support" & help doesn't really exist.

I hope to be getting an LX125 or possibly a PX125 soon. The VESPA dealor here only has bikes in black and silver. However, I am about decided on an LX125 in portofino, but I have to buy it sight unseen and have it shipped here from mainland Spain or Europe. I have seen lots of bikes on this website and others in "portofino," but the color seems to range from light iridescent green to a warm medium dark green (like Rob's recent post from France). I know light of day, what is next to the bike (the crome, seat, etc.) bring out different shades/tones in the color? WHAT COLOR OF PORTOFINO SHOULD I EXPECT ON AN LX WITH LOTS OF CHROME ADDED AND THAT IS USED IN THE SUNNY CANARY ISLANDS ?
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Hi Mateo, welcome to Modern Vespa, glad you decided to join and start to post. I think the Portofino green is a very attractive colour. To me it appears to be a lightish green with a hint of brown in it, very small hint of brown that is, rather than a bluish green. It is not very dark at all. Most people who see it really like it especially with a brown leather or tan seat.
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The good Doctor has is it right IMO. It looks pretty true to the color shown on the Vespa website. Very classy.
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THANK YOU for these helpful comments. I am now sold on portofino if I get a new LX and probably white if I get a new PX. I know an old timer here who is a scooter mechanic and he tells me he knows of a great condition cream colored Plurimatic that might go on sale. Once I get my finances in order, I am ready to buy one of these three.
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I have a Portofino LX 150. The shade of green is affected substantially by the type of light. On a cloudy day or in shade, the green gets much darker -- almost a gray green. On a bright sunny day, the green gets much lighter, almost a metallic olive green. I find it stunning and everyone in my neighborhood compliments me on the color of the scooter.
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i actually think the color on the vespa site is way off. here is mine.
it's a very silvery pale yellow green.

here's another shot in a different light:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1040/865629300_87514fc79b.jpg?v=0
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MATEO wrote:
I know an old timer here who is a scooter mechanic and he tells me he knows of a great condition cream colored Plurimatic that might go on sale.
You'd best have a good mechanic (with a large parts inventory) if you're going with the Plurimatic! That's one cool bike. It was never imported here in USA. I'd love one but we can't get parts too easily.
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amy wrote:
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i actually think the color on the vespa site is way off. here is mine.
it's a very silvery pale yellow green.

here's another shot in a different light:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1040/865629300_87514fc79b.jpg?v=0
Hey Amy, long time no see. I've never noticed that you post here too. How are things?
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Here's mine:

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Where?
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Where?
Still no-can-see?
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olhogrider wrote:
Where?
Still no-can-see?
I can see it! It's puuuuuuurdy!
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I see it too, very very purdy.
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