New one or a px or something?
@pullingteth - pics required! One of my fondest times on a Vespa was riding the cobbler streets in Rome, in the wet. So much fun!
Well 40 years ago after my Honda camino(?) i had a Vespa rally 200 .
Tomorrow I pick up a 125 sprint S.
They are quite in demand I am told due to the uptick in scooter sales , the sensible buy was a medley.. great storage , bigger wheels , value for money etc .The Vespa got bought on kerb appeal I guess .
It has a square ish head lamp which reminds me more of a Lambretta and a TFT screen which will be interesting but not as pretty as the analogue version .
3valve engine air cooled I think not the 4 valve water cooled and it’s in the small frame .
I’ll post pics tomorrow.
The dealership was full of 125 motor bikes the size of 500’s that really looked the part and he had one of the very good looking Royal Enfield twins , interceptor?which he said was the UK’s best seller atm
It was my recent trip to Italy and the hiring of a scooter for a couple of days which prompted my purchase .
One of the best times I've ever had on two wheels was on a Vespa GTS in Mallorca. Looking forward to your pics.
I think I read the 2 strokes are banished in central zone unless you pay the cc.
This is euro 4 , euro 5 this year I think so I guess a few years before 4 will get pulled .
Needs more mirrors
Real smart. How much does one of these cost?
Looks like a 125 Sprint so a little over £4k.
Thanks. I'll get one for my girlfriend once I've won the lottery. Any day now...
It's nice. Like the flat grey.
If I lived within 5 miles of my office or something, i'd get something similar in a heartbeat.
Thanks , I’ve yet to connect my phone to it , but the TFT screen is actually very clear and bright
You can put them in for a test and two strokes pass as the emmisions tested are NOx not others.
I only used a very small amount which I activated with an old toothbrush.
I'd recommend putting some in a small bowl as opposed to liberally squirt it out the bottle.
It works immediately so you don't even need to wait, by the time you start one end, it's good to rinse the other end.
Where has this been all my life???
That’s super impressive.
Need to get me some.
Doesn’t ANPR fine you in the central zone then ?
No, as you have proof.
That’s brilliant.. and arguably greener
I don't really need to worry about congestion charge as I'm in glasgow but we have got a Low Emission Zone thing coming in for the city centre soon actually.
I found a dealer in Newcastle with a few 2 stroke type Vespas in and was going to drive down and have a look but then I found a 1955 Ariel Red Hunter on ebay for same as they were asking for the scoots and now I'm torn again. Bigger bike, takes up more garage space, more what I'd want to be riding though...
I think until I can settle on what I want, or see something and think "Yeah, that's the one." I'll probably just leave it.
The chase is half the fun
Have we discussed Long Way Up yet?
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