I don't want to brag, but.....

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by OKC99, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. OKC99

    OKC99 Adventurer

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    I just picked up my 2009 Vespa 250! She only had 5 miles on her. Here are some pics. I drove her home 65 miles and here are my impressions:

    I'm six-two, 195, 32 inch inseam.

    This sucker is smooth. I didn't go over 55 indicated, but at that speed I truly didn't feel like I was riding on a 12-inch tire. Very stable/smooth. The tall windshield give you a very quiet ride. I had ear plugs in under my helmet and it was almost too quiet! No buffeting. Torque/pickup at both off the line and at 35mph is more than sufficient. It's confidence inspiring. A 250 cc is really the perfect size and balance for the type of riding I do. Throttle is a little stressing after 20 mins, but the again I haven't been on a bike for 2 years so maybe my muscles will adapt. The seating position is very good for my height and even though I can tell it will hard to sit upright for long distances...that is a good thing! Again, it will build and promote good posture! It's much better than leaning back and putting stress on your tail bone. The Givi E470 (47 liter) is a great match. I thought it might be too big, but it's nice sized and it looks proportional. I'm getting the light kit added to it next week. I did notice a slight burning smell on stops, but thought it must be the new breaks? I did go over 60% throttle because I had to, but I'm not too worried about those hotly contested perfect break-in threads. It's a bike, not a baby :)

    Oh, and guess what I'm doing tomorrow morning? I'm going riding!

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  2. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    Man, that's a sweet looking ride. Congrats! (now take us some better pictures :D)
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  3. gogogordy

    gogogordy Long timer

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    And the sexiest, fastest color too!

    Enjoy
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  4. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Very Nice!

    I have always wanted a Vespa.

    Some day I will own one.
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  5. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    Red goes fast don't you think?
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  6. Brooktown Geezer

    Brooktown Geezer scooter guy

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    Looks awesome! The burning smell is the exhaust. You'll smell if for the first hundred miles or so, then no more.

    Enjoy the scoot!
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  7. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    Its ok, you done earned your bragging rights with it!

    Nice little scoot! I agree on a 250 cc is the good balance except for long distance Interstate Cruising. It'll do most anything you need.

    But congratuations, looks purdy and I like your winchshield! Enjoy!:thumb
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  8. brian72

    brian72 URBEX

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    Very nice, congrats! :clap
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  9. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    She's a beauty! I had a 2009 and agree - it is one smooth engine.

    Congrats on the new scoot and especially on the best color!

    David
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  10. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    My Aunt Fanny, you don't. :D

    Those things are as tight and silky as Mercedesesses. Pul-lenty of power. Solid riding, sweet smoov manuvering. A valid bragging license is included with each - believe me, I got positively obnoxious widit. People would walk away: just all jealous and covetous, I'll betcha.

    Majorish congrats - I am sick with envy:evil
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  11. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Nothing wrong with a little bragging if you have something to brag about.

    Nice scooter:thumb

    BTW, my Aprilia 250 has the same motor. It will cruise at highway speeds no problem.
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