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even though we're closed for inventory..we got out 8 GTS's arriving in an hour....Rolf is on his way down to pick up his "silver bullet".and a red is leaving today also...got a red and silver extra in case you DIDN'T get one xmas!
how else got their scoots over the holiday???
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the date i pulled out my ass was only of by 18 days

post a pic of your GTS line up Bobby
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OK...nobody got a GTS for Xmas???? how is that possible? with all the ranting going on about them i figured somebody would have at least 200 miles on theirs already....and i mean here in the states.....
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OK...nobody got a GTS for Xmas???? how is that possible?
A) My dealer doesn't have any yet, which works out well, because
B) I don't quite have enough pennies saved yet.

My birthday is in three weeks. I should have one by then, hopefully.
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Well, does buying one for yourself count as a X-Mas gift?

If it does, then I've got a red GTS coming to Vespa Cleveland!!!Yeah!!

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OK...nobody got a GTS for Xmas???? how is that possible? with all the ranting going on about them i figured somebody would have at least 200 miles on theirs already....and i mean here in the states.....
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I ordered right away but my dealer skipped the early order program and was told to wait until the GTS became available for regular ordering on the Piaggio dealer site. Latest word is that several will be here in Denver in a few more weeks.

Dealer stated that they were very frustrated with Piaggio for only giving a one-day advance notice of the GTS allocation/early order program. Several of their people said that they usually put in a big order in late October to stock up for the holidays. They said that if they had known ahead of time that they would have to order other units to qualify for early GTS units, they would have just held their big (50+ unit) October order for a couple of weeks.

From what I've seen/heard on this and other forums, dealer frustration with Piaggio is nothing new. Piaggio made a lot of promises to their dealers at the recent dealer conference; Let's hope they follow through.
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I'm Getting My Silver One Tomorrow
I just got a call from my Vespa Dealer over here. She said that it's being delivered today by 4:30pm and it will be ready for pickup by tomorrow noon. I will post pics tomorrow after I get it. I'm so excited. This is going to be my first vespa let alone GTS 250!
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well ,as true to fashion, i got them first and even extras for the general public! there are advantages to being a "true" Vespa dealer, not a car dealership...enjoy your scoots everyone and i've got someif you "just can't wait".. Razz emoticon
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Ooh, what kind of "extras"?

My Vespa dealer is the closest one to where I live, that's the only reason why I got it there. Other dealers around my area wouldn't even let me put down a deposit or even tell me when they were getting theirs in.
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I think Bobby means he's got extra GTS's above those ordered for the pre-order crowd.
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Re: I'm Getting My Silver One Tomorrow
Rolex888 wrote:
I just got a call from my Vespa Dealer over here. She said that it's being delivered today by 4:30pm and it will be ready for pickup by tomorrow noon. I will post pics tomorrow after I get it. I'm so excited. This is going to be my first vespa let alone GTS 250!
Give my regards to Jen for me, will you?

Oh, and I'm jealous, too.
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Bobby,

I had a great time at you shop on Thurs. I enjoyed our conversation. Jennifer wanted to say thanks for the gifts.

If your in the area Vespa Santa Barbara is a must see.

Thanks again.
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EVEN MORE!!! just got the paperwork and a follow up call from Piaggio..i got SIX MORE GTSs arriving next week!!!....who needs one??? if you're tired of waiting,come on up..and you know you'll get the "good" deal..no mark ups here,unlike some "other " dealers in CA.. Razz emoticon
seriously, i got more than i can handle(and if you've seen the size of the shop you know i'm not kidding)....Matt, i KNOW you want one...
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So I know Rolf's "silver bullet" now has at least 150 miles as I followed him on a little ride today. And yes, the gts is too sweet.....just damn.

Up hwy 9 to skyline....to Alice's......down to San Gregorio....up hwy 1 to San francisco...(needed a few things from First kick), a little lunch then back down 280 to San Jose...a great ride.

The gts is faster than the GT, just plain faster. And quiet too. Very nice bike.

One other thing I noticed was the tires, Sava's I think, they grab the lines cut into the freeway more than the Perilli 23's I was riding on. Don't know if it was because they were new or what. But Rolf said he noticed it also.

The silver is very nice too.

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Rich - I must have just missed you at First Kick today. Well, okay, I don't know when you were there, but apparently both of us darkened their doorway today.

Nice to hear about the GTS. Damn, and my GT is so new...
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So I know Rolf's "silver bullet" now has at least 150 miles as .....
Hello,

is they guy you call "Rolf" Rolf Soltau from Los Gatos/Campbell? I know him from a report in Scoot Quaterly about his Vespa 98, which is maybe the oldest Vespa in the US.

Why I am so curios? Let me introduce me. I am form Germany, like Rolf and have some friends over there in CA Los Gatos. From time to time I am in CA to visit them. Last time, when I was in Los Gatos, I gave Rolf a call, because im intrested in his Vespa Collection. Unfortunately I did not get him on the phone.

At the moment I have a collection of ten Vespa, starting with a 1974 50 elestart up to a 2003 GT 200 L, which I bought in September 05. I am into Vespas since 1986 and having great intrest about the CA/US Scooter-Market and -Scene. My wife is also riding a Vespa. She has got a 1996 ET 4 125. At the moment I am looking for a Rally 200 or 180.

It would be a great pleasure for me, to meet you, next time when I am in Los Gatos. Maybe we can go out for a ride in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Sorry for my fair school-English.

Ciao
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Hi efendi: That would be the same Rolf. Next time your in CA look up the Los Gatos club, good bunch of folks.

And Jess: We were there around 1:00. I know what you mean about the new 200's, I just bought mine last month......*sigh.

There is a 250 in my future thou......

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Rich - I was there a little earlier. I ordered an engine [evil laugh].

I think there's a 250 in my future too, but maybe not until next year.

efendi - Welcome to the forum!
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Matt, if you need help picking your GTS up I can give you a hand.
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did i also mention that if you're from the "Modern Vespa" forum ,i'll wave the prep fees..that goes for ANY new Vespa you buy from me...try getting the "other" LA boutiques to do that.

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"Rolf" Rolf Soltau from Los Gatos/Campbell? I know him from a report in Scoot Quaterly about his Vespa 98, which is maybe the oldest Vespa in the US.
The 98 has been sold recently.

http://www.scooterbbs.com/board/DCForumID1/43544.html
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The 98 has been sold recently.
For US$50,000.00 no less.
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and he's enjoying the cash thanks for buyin' the GTS !!!!....i know who bought it(the '46) and he's got a nice collection of scoots right now...and it keeps growing.
well done by both parties...
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sb, i want to trade in my gt for a gts. you got a red?
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