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Piaggio rear rack is 180 gbp, faco is 80 gbp

Is there any reason to not buy the faco and to pay 100 more for original rack?
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I had a Faco rear rack before I bought my OEM Vespa rack,
I too wanted a less expensive rack for my scooter.

The Faco rack unfortunately broke at the welds after about a year of use,
Whereas the OEM Vespa rack has been rock solid and still going strong.

I learned my lesson, Better to pay more now rather than even more later.

Although, I was lucky, The dealer had an extra attachment rack that screws into the OEM grab rail.
These attachment racks usually come with a Vespa top case.
You just screw them into the grab rail.

Good luck

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Ben Franklin or one of our fore-fathers coined a wonderful expression, particularly suitable for this questioner, it goes something like this:

The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is gone.

Gotta love that kind of wisdom!
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I like that wisdom!

The Piaggio is definitely higher quality in terms of appearance quality and will probably be more rust resistant. You have to decide if that's worth the extra money. You could buy two Facos and a few pints for the price of the Piaggio.
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