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Old 03-27-2013, 05:07 AM   #61
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The priced has been set in Europe. I've talked to two dealers here who both say the US price will be around 10k.

I guess we'll know soon enough if they are right or wrong.
Who's going to buy an air cooled 150cc for $10k? That doesn't sounds like a good strategy to me...
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:12 AM   #62
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It has here matey....the 7200 I mentioned.

Pisstake of the year.
Any sold here won`t be seen on the road,that`s for sure.
Has a date been announced for when it goes on sale?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #63
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Has a date been announced for when it goes on sale?
I`ve only seen a couple of dealer ads proclaiming the ability to take orders.
Mind you,taking orders and people`s deposit money isn`t always the same as being able to come up with the goods.
There`s rumoured to be only 50 of them coming to GB.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:44 AM   #64
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It's not my style, but style is a subjective thing. I can understand why someone would want it because of it's looks, and there will likely be quite a few well heeled buyers out there that just have to have one. I'd spend my money on a GTS300 Super, and some gas.

Just my opinion, but Vespa needs to be careful. They already sell premium priced scooters, I consider them the H-D of the scooter world. But this model looks like it was designed strictly for looks, a rolling sculpture, a piece of jewelry. I see a valid comparison to the new Indian motorcycle, which will most likely be a piece of seriously overpriced artwork on wheels, a status symbol, rather than a practical transportation vehicle. Current Vespas (and most H-Ds) are at least fairly practical.

I actually wish Vespa had made an exact cosmetic copy of one of their '50s model scooters instead, only with modern quality and reliability. I also wish SOMEONE would make a traditional looking scooter with a manual transmission. I'd be waiting in line for that one. Owning a Stella, the benefits of a manual transmission are so obvious. It's to bad the Stella is to unreliable to take trips on. I have no doubt this thing would climb Pike's Peak, if it didn't overheat and seize. It certainly has the gearing for it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:40 AM   #65
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Ouch!

A French online magazine reports and confirms that the Vespa 946 will be available in mid June (in Europe) for a price of 9,000 euros!

http://www.scooter-infos.com/actuali...onibilite.html
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #66
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Ouch!

A French online magazine reports and confirms that the Vespa 946 will be available in mid June (in Europe) for a price of 9,000 euros!

http://www.scooter-infos.com/actuali...onibilite.html
BMG scooters in the UK is advertising it for 7,200 (including 20% Sales tax), making it almost exactly twice the price of a GTS 125, and it is build to order only.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:16 PM   #67
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A Vespa will be always a Vespa, but.... 9,000 euros is a lot of money (at least for me). Visually, I'm sure it's an eye catcher. Also, Motorcycles are big guy's toys, so.... if someone has the money on his wallet, it's and interesting and "historic" bike to have.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #68
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If you check Euro prices against US prices you can cut straight across most likely. 9,000 Euros might equal 9,000 bucks, at most. For a vanity ride (who needs a 946?) that might give it an exclusivity cachet. Expecting it to be sensibly priced is to ignore the context of the machine.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:12 PM   #69
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$9,946 for the US market!!!

Here's the article from Hell For Leather:
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...riced-at-9946/

That's a lot of money right there!
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #70
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Oh and if anyone wants one, it's coming out in mid-November.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #71
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Well, it is is undoubtedly, unequivocally, and most certainly, THE most beautiful scooter I've ever seen or could imagine. And, I'll probably never own one.

Take some of those styling cues, keep a pet carrier (smaller, no doubt), and utilize the large frame and 300cc.... and I'll start saving my pennies.

Damn! Vespa's got a knack, don't they?
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:07 AM   #72
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Yikes, I thought it was going to be a 1 liter scooter !!!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:00 AM   #73
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Looks like pre-ordering is done though I never heard it was going on... Anyone heard anything about this?
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:46 AM   #74
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Looks like pre-ordering is done though I never heard it was going on... Anyone heard anything about this?

Yes, it was a quiet event, some minor buzz made of it by Piaggio and in turn by some dealers but thats about it. Personally, I don't get it but thats just me....

On MV, several dealers and dealer employees have already said they've ordered more nits than they have pre-orders for.

I don't believe these will be unobtanium for those whom havent pre-ordered...especially at $9946 + fees.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:19 AM   #75
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If I had money to blow...

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