New Vespa prices?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by sherco, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. sherco

    sherco Been here awhile

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    I am a life long motorcyclist, but I just left my local Vespa dealer and I think I have to have one. Does anybody know the "real" price for a new PX150 ? The 5 PX 150's he has on the floor are all at $4,200 & 300 frt and prep for a MSRP of $4,500. Anybody know what I should expect to pay if I get a realistically good deal on a "new" 2005 PX 150? If there is some over-riding reson I should get a model other than a PX 150 please loet me know that too---I'm not a Vespa guru so I can use other's expertise. Seems to me the CV "auto" transmissions should be more popular with the chicks than the 4 speed manual of the PX. Thanks for any help.........
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  2. RiverRat280

    RiverRat280 Been here awhile

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    The PX is real cool but its a 1960's scoot while the other Vespa's are much more modern. If you like the PX check out a Stella. Same thing....I mean same thing parts interchange and everything but cost less then $3000. Kymco and Piaggio make some cool scoots too along with many others.
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  3. Srbenda

    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    Sherco, +1 on the Stella. Check out the classifieds at www.stellaspeed.com the stock ones seeme to sell for around $2500.

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  4. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Another vote on the Stella--you'll have to hunt around for one but you'll save a bundle.

    The Stella is (was) built by LML which build Vespas under license for years. All the parts interchange except (IIRC) the airbox. The stella motor is a reed valve versus the vespa's rotary valve.

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  5. Photog

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    BTW I noticed your location of Charleston SC and Dayton. If you're ever in Raleigh on your way to SC then check out http://www.capitolbmw.com because they've got a bunch of scoots on the floor including the PX and may cut you a deal on one.
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  6. sherco

    sherco Been here awhile

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    I know, I know, I know, Stella is just as good or better for less money, but I want a Vespa. I have a call in to Capitol BMW and a guy there is to get`back to me with a price. I just figured there must be someone out there` who has gotten a Vespa at a discount who can educate me. The 4 stroke CVT Vespas are real slick looking while the PX 2stroke with the gnarly 4 speed looks very "old school"
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    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    If you're working with Capitol, try Bob or Geoff. :thumb Both are good guys.
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  8. ciao

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    Sherco,

    I owned a limited edition 05 PX150 and sold it and went with the LX150. Though it doesn't have the vintage looks of the PX, it is much faster, much more fun to ride and easier on the gas.
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  9. ciao

    ciao Adventurer

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    A pic of my PX.

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    A pic of my LX

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    A close-up after the custom paint job

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  10. jimh

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    I dont understand why people are pushing stella over vespa. If you want a geared scooter then Waste some time and take a stella out for a laugh, then ride a vespa. I understand that price may be a factor so you may opt to look for a used PX. Stay away from stella they really are shite scoots.
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  11. Srbenda

    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    And you are completely ignorant for what reason? :ear
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  12. jimh

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    Oh Dear, Mr Breadman you seem to take offence all to easily. I have read your posts over the past 6 months, most of what i have viewed i put down to lack of Experience with real scooters. This is a forum for people to express their views or and Ideas. This is my view, even if you have read my previous posts i get a feeling you will just never get it. Did you get stung by a scooter from Asia Via Ebay? Please keep up the good work. There are Newbees out there relying on you.:clap
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  13. Srbenda

    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    Jim, I asked you why, hence the little yellow guy with ears. See?--->:ear


    So, I'll ask again, please explain everything you know about why the Stella is shite, and the Vespa PX-150 is so much better.

    And no, I have not bought a hack-job from Asia, but thanks for asking.
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  14. RiverRat280

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    Umm, you still didn't answer why. So why is the Vespa so much better then the Stella other then it says Vespa on it?:ear
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    Why? :ear
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    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    He'll stumble back in here in a bit, typing brokenly, and mutter about riding scoots for 20 years, and have nothing factual to discuss. Every thread that he reads that discusses Stella's he feels the need to share his doltish opinion.
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    Did I take a wrong turn, or did Baldy start a scooter Jo Momma forum?:lol3
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  18. Photog

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    It's sorta self-contained: technical stuff, ride reports, pics, and occasional BS. :lol3
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  19. Srbenda

    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    No, but I've got a feeling this one is going there....:evil
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  20. Rad

    Rad Just me

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    I get it; scooter owners, like their rides, don't venture out much :lol3

    boom, bada bing..... I'm here all night:lol3
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