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Old 08-09-2009, 11:45 AM   #16
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I've had my 300 Super for around a month now. Absolutely love it. Lots of power. Very nimble. Fun to ride.

I commute across town (SF) to work on it every day. Great urban transportation.
How does it do on hills? Able to get up 17th Street, crossing over to Clarendon?

My wife is looking to move up and on from LT 150, and really likes the classic lines of the new Vespas.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:24 PM   #17
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Well, found a nice 2008 Vespa 250ie used locally, so picked that up instead. Sometimes you make the choice, sometimes the choice is made for you.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:58 PM   #18
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Indeed. Very similar to the 200GT I had, but I like the new instrument panel and the fuel injection.

The centerstand is also much easier to use.

As a bonus, the 250 came with a Prima pipe that has a nice deep throaty sound to it.

Is it okay to carry my pet in the black plastic undertray seat?
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:55 PM   #19
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Indeed. Very similar to the 200GT I had, but I like the new instrument panel and the fuel injection.

The centerstand is also much easier to use.

As a bonus, the 250 came with a Prima pipe that has a nice deep throaty sound to it.

Is it okay to carry my pet in the black plastic undertray seat?
Sounds like a nice bike. Post a pic or two, with exhaust.

I had an ET4 as my reentry machine after being off motorcycles for 7 years. Never had a scooter, liked it, but it was too slow. The 250/300 is the ticket for me. I would love to get one, soon. Not to replace my Hawk, but to keep it company in the garage

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Old 08-10-2009, 11:29 AM   #20
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You can only put pets that like 120 degree F saunas in the pet carrier.... unless you have a sticker. At which point you will be voiding your warranty.

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Old 08-10-2009, 04:37 PM   #21
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I use the underseat to cook pies.

No pets please...
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:31 PM   #22
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I use the underseat to cook pies.

No pets please...
It was a joke (because of the sticker... who'd put a pet under the seat? Silly Italians. )
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:04 AM   #23
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As I understand it, the bikes delivered outside of the US do not have this sticker. I am sure a lawyer or two was involved in the design of this sticker.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:56 AM   #24
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Ah - that's why i didn't get the reference - no sticker in my carrier!
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:46 AM   #25
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Exactly... for some reason us 'Mericans need to have sticker in the underseat storage area - AKA "pet carrier"- to remind us the Fluffy and Snowball may fit but its not a safe place for kitties.... but some snakes may like it

Amazing what you learn over ModernVespa. I keep up over there as many of the guys and gals in the group I have been riding with post there more than anywhere else... and me with my Kymco ..Oh well.

The fun this is the I riding up to Lake Tahoe this week end for a rally. Below is a shot of the lake. from Wikipedia:
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States. It is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City, Nevada. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.[2] Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m) making it America's second-deepest, (Crater Lake, in Oregon, being the deepest at 1945 feet (594 m) deep).[1]

Surface elevation 6,225 ft (1,897 m)[1]

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Old 08-11-2009, 12:51 PM   #26
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My wife and I lived in Truckee for a year (about nine or so miles north of the lake). I rode my bicycle up there a lot, sadly, I did not have a moto/scooter at the time. A dual sport would have been great, it is intoxicating to be at altitude with all that beauty!
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:26 PM   #27
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How does it do on hills? Able to get up 17th Street, crossing over to Clarendon?

My wife is looking to move up and on from LT 150, and really likes the classic lines of the new Vespas.
I go up that hill all the time. Piece of cake. The GTS300 can accelerate up any hill in SF. I bet it could accelerate up 17th two up (but I haven't tried it yet.)

I looked at the LX150 and even though I like the looks and the proportions of that scooter better than the GTS300 and the GT250, I decided against it because of the hills. The LX150 could certainly get up them, but it had to work at it a bit. And even more so two up.

Plus the 300 is just plain fun to ride in a hooligan-like manner. It is a pretty naughty scooter.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:59 AM   #28
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Nice compliment from a guy with the king of bad ass bikes - KTM SE-R!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:24 AM   #29
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No Pet Sticker Needed?

My SYM HD200 didn't come with the no pet sticker. Does that mean that I can carry a pet in the unseat storage? Anybody have a cat that I can borrow to test? Dead cat and I will have to get some of the stickers.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:55 AM   #30
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My SYM HD200 didn't come with the no pet sticker. Does that mean that I can carry a pet in the unseat storage? Anybody have a cat that I can borrow to test? Dead cat and I will have to get some of the stickers.
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