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Old 05-20-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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PX150 in the regular Vespa lineup now?

I was on the Vespa site when I noticed a limited edition PX150 and a regular PX150. I knew they offered the limited version (500 units) , but how long has the reg PX150 been in the lineup?

http://www.vespausa.com/products/px_150.cfm



This is great news as far as I'm concerned! A real steel, old skool scooter for $4200 and from Vespa!
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Old 05-21-2006, 04:08 AM   #2
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I saw one at my local dealer. Looking at the shift mechanism i got the thought that it would become a another potential problem area.

If I buy one i'm going to get a reg. 150....
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Old 05-21-2006, 06:32 AM   #3
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I think the PX 150 has been in the lineup for a while. DOn't know how long though.
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Old 05-21-2006, 07:55 AM   #4
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I believe the PX150 has been in the lineup since '77.

As for the shift linkage, it's been around since '46. Works great.

The linkage on my Stella is--as advertised--"like buttah". Outrageously smooth and the little clutch has a light pull, handles a ton of abuse,and hooks right up.

Most high-mile riders carry a spare cable and know how to replace 'em on the roadside. NBD.

Brilliant freakin' design on these things. Dated, but one of those things that works so well that there's no need to change it.
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:19 AM   #5
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Brilliant freakin' design on these things. Dated, but one of those things that works so well that there's no need to change it.
I agree! It's like the VW bug of two wheelers. It's built like the old bugs to be simple, light, durable and cheap to buy and maintain.

This scoot must have been reintroduced recently:

"This is the real deal, the original, the legendary, the classic PX, back in the U.S. after a 20+ year hiatus. "
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Old 05-21-2006, 12:53 PM   #6
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I beleive it was brought back in '04. If you look at the history on the limiteds page, it says they brought it back in '04.
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Old 05-21-2006, 02:00 PM   #7
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hmmm... i guess i'm going to have to test ride one before I make my final decison.

thx for the scoop du jour , hp
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:48 AM   #8
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hmmm... i guess i'm going to have to test ride one before I make my final decison.
From someone who has owned a limited edition PX150 and now owns an LX150, I recommend you test ride both.
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I believe the PX150 has been in the lineup since '77.

As for the shift linkage, it's been around since '46. Works great.

The linkage on my Stella is--as advertised--"like buttah". Outrageously smooth and the little clutch has a light pull, handles a ton of abuse,and hooks right up.

Most high-mile riders carry a spare cable and know how to replace 'em on the roadside. NBD.

Brilliant freakin' design on these things. Dated, but one of those things that works so well that there's no need to change it.

Which begs the question, why buy a Vespa when you can get the same thing, much cheaper, in a Stella?
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:39 AM   #11
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Addendum: No matter which one you choose, thank goodness someone still has the good sense to make a four-speed manual shift scooter.
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:52 AM   #12
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Addendum: No matter which one you choose, thank goodness someone still has the good sense to make a four-speed manual shift scooter.
Too bad some people don't have the sense to not put garish and tawdry bits of bauble on their four-speed manual shift scooter.
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You really need a chrome horncast. I think it would tie things together nicely.
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From someone who has owned a limited edition PX150 and now owns an LX150, I recommend you test ride both.
Sooooo which one would you recommend ? Wht's your fav. scoot of the two ???
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You really need a chrome horncast. I think it would tie things together nicely.

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