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Hi all,

hoping to get a GTS 300 Super soon and was wondering if there was any difference in the 09 and the new batch of 2010 being shipped in July?

ta!

Just want to know if i should wait till the new ones to surface!
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There were no '09 300's. Are you comparing the '10 to the '11?
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Oh!

how come there were no 09's?

My local shop has one in stock, but told me once the one had been sold, they were due some new ones in from italy in July, just go me wondering!!
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There were no 09' 300's sold in the *US*. There were 09's released in Europe though. As far as I know there's no major difference. I suspect someone like cheekythomas might need to comment on whether there are any minor differences between the years.
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I'm considering upgrading and am wondering if the 300 is truly worth the extra dough! From what i've read, it accelerates only slightly faster than a 250 and it's top speed wise is slightly slower...or do I have this wrong? I'm also curious as to whether it or the 250 hold it speed on big hills? Don't beat me up, just want to know 4 I plunk down the dough!
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There were no 09' 300's sold in the *US*. There were 09's released in Europe though. As far as I know there's no major difference. I suspect someone like cheekythomas might need to comment on whether there are any minor differences between the years.
Ahh, good looking out, Bagel. I'm an iPhone MV'er most of the time, so it truncates info like location.
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Cajun, I've had a new 2010 GTS 300 Super for about six weeks now, and I gotta tell you, there is nothing better man. I test drove all of the Vespas, including the GTS 250 i.e. and NOTHING in the Vespa line drives as smooth, solid and fast as the 300 Super. The reviews of the 300 Super are spot on, in my opinion. Moreover, there is a noticeable difference in torque between the 250 and 300 (as would be expected in the new larger 278 bore).

There are three quasi-bad things I'll say about the 300:

1. Almost Too Fast: The bike is almost too fast off the line. There is a tendency to pop a wheelie because it's so quick. Initially, I preferred the 250 because it didn't have this crazy low gear torque. But once you get use to it, the 300 Super is truly incredible.

2. Not Many Color Options: The 300 Super only comes in three colors: Shiny Black, Prostitute Red, and Virgin White, none of which I like. I opted for black, but only because I'd like to repaint it Graphite Black (see my other post).

3. Misaligned Steering Column: Not sure if you've seen the postings, but many of the 300 Supers are coming out of Italy with misaligned steering columns. Before buying mine, I test drove three which all required adjusting, including mine.

But I've owned bikes all of my life, ranging in size from Honda Trail 70s to huge BMW boxers. The Vespa 300 Super is a superb bike. It just don't get much better. I'll be watching carefully to see if the new 2011's have many changes.
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You'll see the newer ones have different connectors for the charging circuit, and a shield under the seat tub for the electrics..

There's also a retainer for the HT lead so it come off anymore..

But the very latest ones are coming as slow evolutions of the new quasar engine... Lots now have the new dipstick location on the waterpump housing but just blanked off, ready for the new engine case design... Which will then see the water pump being swapped to an electric pump giving a slight difference in engine specs.
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I'm sure there must be some tiny differences from mine to the newest off the line, but there's nothing that would bother me.

Unless of course you want a gts300 super sport in which case I'll be very jealous!!!
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ToppiSF, thanks for the info. I have to admit that I'm leaning more towards a GTS 300 as it's hilly here and my 225 LBS need the extra sum sumtin. I hope to be coping one before the end of the year!
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