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My ET2 was sold this week to a very nice couple in my area so I headed off to pick up my new ride. It's not a modern Vespa, but I hope you guys won't mind if I stick around! It's been a blast to ride so far and I can't wait to ride to work tomorrow Razz emoticon
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It's still a Piaggio product, and of course you are quite welcome to hang out here. Congratulations on your new scooter, it's a beaut!
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Congratulations! Nice lines, I especially like the tail lights.
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07 GTS250ie VCOA#2794
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Very Sexy ... Nice jump from the ET2. Enjoy.
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Nice! I always liked the lines of the Atlantic. Hope you enjoy it.
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She's a beauty, eh!
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That's a great color. Gotta seem huge after the ET. I straddled one at the bike show back is January, and it was very nice. Sure has a wide butt, though. "Baby got Back!"
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Very slick. They let me hang around, and you cause far less trouble than I do. I don't think you've got anything to worry about.
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Very slick. Congratulations, Flanders, and have fun! Don't get carried away with the extra power now!!!
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In the beginning I wasn't too crazy about the style of these maxi scoots, but it is really growing on me. And they must be so nice to ride. Not that I don't love my px, but it's like an old 70-ies Rolls Royce compared to a brand new one

CONGRATULATIONS!

And do stick around. My feeling is that a lot of us here are interested in your experiences with it! I know I am.
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None! I sold it :(
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Flanders that is a sweet looking scoot! I like the look and styling of it. Congrats, enjoy the ride, Beale.
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Hayes wrote:
In the beginning I wasn't too crazy about the style of these maxi scoots, but it is really growing on me.
I feel the same way. I thought at first that they were kind of pointless, I mean why not just buy a motorcycle? Now, after buying a motorcycle, I'm seeing the light: The maxi-scoots are easier to ride, have more storage, and do a better job of being a sport-touring machine than sport-touring motorcycles. They can go the same distance but in more comfort and in a smaller, more manageable size. They're also more affordable than most sport-touring motorcycles.
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You know, Jess, that's exactly my thinking on this one. I've always liked the idea of a touring motorcycle (lots of storage & being able to take off for the weekend kind of thing) and yet I wanted something that could get me to work with as little fuss as possible like my ET did. I think the maxi-scoots have that angle covered and plenty of power as well.
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None. Maybe again someday when Michelle won't worry.
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Excellent....that will make the drive to the Leftorium much more fun.
Congrats.
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Very, Very Nice. Please hang around and let us know your impressions. I've been thinking about getting a maxi to keep my ET company and do some touring. ENJOY IT
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Flanders,

That's a sharp looking scoot !!! Congrats. 8)

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Very nice Flanders! Keep us posted on how you like it. Take it on a nice little road trip and visit as many Waffle House's as you can!
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I'm not normally a fan of "other" modern scoot,but that is waaay nice,Flanders..

Bit of a jump from a 50cc ET2!!
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Nice scoot!
Jeez that's quite a jump..50 to 500cc!!!
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sweet, flanders! I'll be joining you in the new-scooter-non-modern-vespa ranks this weekend when I get my new Stella. exciting, isn't it? congrats!!!
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sethbcole wrote:
sweet, flanders! I'll be joining you in the new-scooter-non-modern-vespa ranks this weekend when I get my new Stella. exciting, isn't it? congrats!!!
Hey Seth....congrats....One of my female co-workers just got a new pink Stella.....I test drove a white one and man it was fun....you're gonna love it.
Doug
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sethbcole wrote:
sweet, flanders! I'll be joining you in the new-scooter-non-modern-vespa ranks this weekend when I get my new Stella. exciting, isn't it? congrats!!!
What's with all the defectors??

Well, A Stella is just a slightly different px. And I can tell you they are great!
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Hayes wrote:
What's with all the defectors??

Well, A Stella is just a slightly different px. And I can tell you they are great!
I haven't tried the new PX, but the Stellas are pretty fun bikes.
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Thanks everyone! I've really been enjoying it this week and since I'm still in the 'break in' period I haven't wound it up yet but I will soon It's the 200cc version of this bike not the 500 (still a big jump from the 50cc!) and I think it's got the same basic set up as the GT200 does.
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Hayes wrote:
sethbcole wrote:
sweet, flanders! I'll be joining you in the new-scooter-non-modern-vespa ranks this weekend when I get my new Stella. exciting, isn't it? congrats!!!
What's with all the defectors??

Well, A Stella is just a slightly different px. And I can tell you they are great!
Not defecting, just trying something different. My next purchase, which my wife will tell you is YEARS from now, will be a maxi, Piaggio product.
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DougandMichelle wrote:
sethbcole wrote:
sweet, flanders! I'll be joining you in the new-scooter-non-modern-vespa ranks this weekend when I get my new Stella. exciting, isn't it? congrats!!!
Hey Seth....congrats....One of my female co-workers just got a new pink Stella.....I test drove a white one and man it was fun....you're gonna love it.
Doug
Thanks Doug. I think I am too! Sorry to hijack your thread Flanders. I really like the Aprilia machines. Give us more details...max speed, mpg, etc.
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