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Old 09-15-2006, 09:08 PM   #21
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Default Re: Roaming Holiday: Touring Tuscany on a 2006 Vespa GTS250ie

OK. You sold me. I want one for Christmas.
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:00 PM   #22
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Default Re: Please God! Not the Em Dash!

Snigglets? We don't have those in the UK. Do they come in barbeque beef flavour, too?
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Old 09-16-2006, 01:32 AM   #23
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Default Re: What a Can of Worms!

What I have heard from these posts is that scooters are small, light, you can fool yourself into thinking they aren't dangerous to ride, and you can wear a skirt while riding. Except for the one about the skirt, these same attributes are shared by a small displacement motorcycle.



Not to start a mods vs. rocker thing, but I'm sorry to hear you have a lot more scooter stuff coming. It just isn't that interesting. Scooter.com? Maybe I am the only one, but I could care less about them. I know people travel on Silver Wings and Burgmans, but reading about scooters is pretty boring. Maybe I am the only one that thinks so, but I doubt it. Just a little customer feedback for you.
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:22 AM   #24
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Default Re: Roaming Holiday: Touring Tuscany on a 2006 Vespa GTS250ie

Thanks for the story. I prefer barreling through Boston on my BMW but have an Aprilia Scarabeo 150 that I can't bring myself to sell. Originally bought for the wife but turned out to be too much bike for her. (!) The topcase fits Chinese takeout perfectly and I can be back before I can get my 'stitch on and pull the RT out of the garage. Real motorcycle wheels and registration, so yes scooters (above 50cc) do belong here.



I prefer to run errands on the scooter, when I'm in a different mindset that's less compatible with motorcycling, but never scoot for the fun of it. A real bike it just too much fun. Also, although falling off a scooter is just as dangerous as a real bike, I can't bear to ride it with the gear.



That having been said, I'd trade it for an F650.
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Old 09-16-2006, 06:28 AM   #25
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So, how does it handle "coming in for a landing"?



I s'pose you didn't test THAT particular function. If *your* The Wife is anything like *my* The Wife - you wouldn't have survived.............
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Old 09-16-2006, 06:41 AM   #26
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CAUGHT ON TAPE!



Gabe testing the Vespa at the Piaggio Proving Grounds:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG_GM...elated&search=



He even got a close look at Piaggio's "World Dominating" super-secret entry for next season's Moto GP:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8dE673Gbkk

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Old 09-16-2006, 10:23 AM   #27
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Absolutely great to see something about "scooters" on MO.



The popularity of scooters and maxi-scooters is growing along with the price of gasoline.



MO should do more stuff on scoots, and maybe some tests on machines like the Burgman 650, Honda Silverwing, Yamaha Majesty and others



Great article!
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:48 PM   #28
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Beats Haulin' Arse through Hollister on a Harley..........
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:09 PM   #29
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His wife rides a Ducati Monster. I think she wheelies better than him too!
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:11 PM   #30
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Nope, but they're delicious when deep fried.
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