PX150 in the regular Vespa lineup now?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by scootertrash, May 20, 2006.

  1. scootertrash

    scootertrash Mobile Homie

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    I was on the Vespa site when I noticed a limited edition PX150 and a regular PX150. I knew they offered the limited version (500 units) , but how long has the reg PX150 been in the lineup?

    http://www.vespausa.com/products/px_150.cfm

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    This is great news as far as I'm concerned! A real steel, old skool scooter for $4200 and from Vespa! :clap
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  2. kdude

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    I saw one at my local dealer. Looking at the shift mechanism i got the thought that it would become a another potential problem area.

    If I buy one i'm going to get a reg. 150....
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  3. Srbenda

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    I think the PX 150 has been in the lineup for a while. DOn't know how long though.
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    I believe the PX150 has been in the lineup since '77.

    As for the shift linkage, it's been around since '46. Works great.

    The linkage on my Stella is--as advertised--"like buttah". Outrageously smooth and the little clutch has a light pull, handles a ton of abuse,and hooks right up.

    Most high-mile riders carry a spare cable and know how to replace 'em on the roadside. NBD.

    Brilliant freakin' design on these things. Dated, but one of those things that works so well that there's no need to change it.
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  5. scootertrash

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    I agree! It's like the VW bug of two wheelers. It's built like the old bugs to be simple, light, durable and cheap to buy and maintain.

    This scoot must have been reintroduced recently:

    "This is the real deal, the original, the legendary, the classic PX, back in the U.S. after a 20+ year hiatus. "
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  6. KaminoChiizu

    KaminoChiizu Been here awhile

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    I beleive it was brought back in '04. If you look at the history on the limiteds page, it says they brought it back in '04.
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    kdude orgasmatron engineer

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    hmmm... i guess i'm going to have to test ride one before I make my final decison.

    thx for the scoop du jour , hp
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  8. ciao

    ciao Adventurer

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    From someone who has owned a limited edition PX150 and now owns an LX150, I recommend you test ride both.
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    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    And why?
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    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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    Which begs the question, why buy a Vespa when you can get the same thing, much cheaper, in a Stella?
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    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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    Addendum: No matter which one you choose, thank goodness someone still has the good sense to make a four-speed manual shift scooter.
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  12. Srbenda

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    Too bad some people don't have the sense to not put garish and tawdry bits of bauble on their four-speed manual shift scooter. :lol3
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    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    P.S.

    You really need a chrome horncast. I think it would tie things together nicely.
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    Sooooo which one would you recommend ? Wht's your fav. scoot of the two ???
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    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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    I'm not talking to you anymore.
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    scootertrash Mobile Homie

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    The Stella is on my shortlist, but if I can't make the jump quick, I may lose my chance, from what I have been hearing..:cry

    Anyinfo to the contrary?
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    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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    I love my Stella. I take it everywhere. It's so primitive and reliable. It's like that blender my wife and I got for our wedding back in '84. Bullet-proof. Always there when you need it.
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  18. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    From the pictures, it looks like it never gets out of the driveway. :rolleyes
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    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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    Well, let's see. I've put nearly 700 miles on the Stella since I got it on 11-11-05. I just got the initial 500 mile service done and there were no leaks, weeps, or seeps.

    The reason my scooter looks so clean is because I keep it clean. It stays in my office in a climate-controlled environment.
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    Why? What have you been hearing?
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