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Old 07-19-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Vespa GTS 300 Any Male Owners?

Any male owners or are all owners women?

I'm tempted by one but I gotta say that where I live (Texas)... you don't see too many guys on them.

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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I'd guess, the majority of Vespa scooters of any size, are owned by males.

You might want to post over on Modern Vespa forum and see. I'm also pretty sure you will find a few folks from Texas over there.

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:16 PM   #3
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I'm a GTS 250 owner, and male. Same bike but about 30cc smaller engine.

Actually, you will find most of the riders of the 200/250/300 Vespas are men. It sits pretty high, and a lot of women struggle to get their feet on the ground when stopped.

Modernvespa.com is the best forum for Vespa-only advice. It seems to be populated by lots of politically correct owners from big cities, but you can find out anything you want to know about Vespa ownership. Some of the posters seem to have a large emotional attachment to their scooter, but most realize the scooter is an excellent, but not perfect, product. I think you have to ride one to really understand why people like them so much.

I've put 3100 miles on mine since buying it used last winter. So far, it has been very reliable, comfortable and useful. I have a tall, narrow screen (cut down from a larger screen) on mine and usually get in the low 70 mpg range. Top speed is about 75 mph with this windshield. I just did 267 miles Sunday going to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It handles the hills fine, but won't haul ass uphill. The 300 should be a little better, since you would have more torque to motor up slopes. I opted to take the Vespa over my Silverwing - I just like to see what it's capable of doing.

Before buying any other scooter, try to find a way to get a test ride on a Vespa.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:20 PM   #4
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LOL, This reminds me of the ole VW Rabbit convertible. A few were owned by men... but they were gay.

Or, maybe they didn't care wtf other people thought?

White Convertible Rabbit: Definitely gay though.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:03 PM   #5
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LOL, This reminds me of the ole VW Rabbit convertible. A few were owned by men... but they were gay.

Or, maybe they didn't care wtf other people thought?

White Convertible Rabbit: Definitely gay though.
Yep. My elderly dad left me his '05 PT Cruiser convertible, creme color with tan interior and top. Beautiful car in excellent condition. Drove it for a few months, but could have sworn I got winked at by men... Sold it!
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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Well, um, I bought my pristine 2009 250 from a woman. Like Foldart said, the seat is pretty high and she couldn't flat foot it. Had 350 miles on the clock and I got it for $3950, a pretty fair price in the world of inflated Vespa prices. I've wanted one since I first test-rode one back in 2006 and it's a great bike. Perfect compliment to my 125 Buddy and Hyper S. Quick enough for short highway blasts, smooth ride, solid mpg, excellent build quality and still compact enough to feel almost as nimble as a small frame.

Definitely check out Modern Vespa for opinions on the 200, 250 and 300. Performance is pretty similar between the 3 with the 300 having slightly better top end and, from what I've heard, noticeably worse gas mileage. You'll see at MV that most Vespa owners are male. Most are also extremely well endowed. I was at my local dealer on Saturday and he had a couple of 300 Supers in the new flat finishes. They looked pretty damned good.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:30 PM   #7
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Unless you're sterring it with your dick, what difference does it make.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #8
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Unless you're sterring it with your dick, what difference does it make.
Interesting mental image.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #9
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Any male owners or are all owners women?

I'm tempted by one but I gotta say that where I live (Texas)... you don't see too many guys on them.

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LOL. Mount a set of Bevo horns on the front, people will show some respect.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #10
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Unless you're sterring it with your dick, what difference does it make.
Well, as the smily would suggest, it was a rather dimwitted attempt at juvenile, gender-related humor.

Since, you know, that's kind of what started the whole thread.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:38 PM   #11
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If you are not Secure Enough to Ride the bike you like, Just ride what Society tells you to ride.

Plenty of Harley Sportsters out there - Probably even cheaper than a Vespa.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:58 PM   #12
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I ride a GT200 to work every day. Much more fun in the city than the 12GS.

Stop worrying about what other think and buy one. They're tons of fun.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:32 AM   #13
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Every Vespa dealership has a burly man on the payroll waiting to initiate you into the club.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:43 AM   #14
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Put some big old steer horns on the front and you'll be fine!
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:45 AM   #15
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Unless you're sterring it with your dick, what difference does it make.


I have one and I couldn't care less if anyone has an issue with me on a Vespa (300 GTS btw), assuming some do. I also have a Miata and have been told that the combination of the two qualifies me to reside in West Hollywood

I live in California however... not Texas. The fact that you're asking about this is saying something in itself.
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