Vespa 300 Super owners speak up...

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Jarvis, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Jarvis

    Jarvis DC GSer Administrator

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    Time for a new scoot. Should I get the 300?
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  2. techguy

    techguy Scooter Trash

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    Are you checking with the riders over at ModernVespa.com?

    The 300 riders seem to be very happy with the performance and their seems to be an increase in stability and less head shake issues.

    I read there too but I ride a Kymco.
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  3. Jarvis

    Jarvis DC GSer Administrator

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    yeah, I've read up over there. But they all drink the :bert

    Hoping for some honest feedback :D
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  4. Sting II

    Sting II Been here awhile

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    Absofuckinglutely!!!!! They rock!
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    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Hello from Greenville.:D
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  6. Paulvt1

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    Good scoot. Owned mine for over a year. So far no negatives, but it hasn't been used in winter. Some owners have had corrosion issues, but mine has been fine.
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  7. Jarvis

    Jarvis DC GSer Administrator

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    Thanks Paul.

    It's only $200 more than the 250. But it lacks a rack and also the cool digital speedo of the 250.

    If it's only 1 more hp and a couple more lb-ft, seems like the 250 might be the sensible way to go.

    But, I do love the black wheels... :D
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  8. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    FWIW I've got the Quasar 250 motor in my MP3. If it'll haul that hefty sled around with plenty of zip, I think you'll be happy with it.

    /hijack
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  9. techguy

    techguy Scooter Trash

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    Now what would make you think that they are all drinking something funny over there?? :huh
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  10. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    No worries mate. Got to admit that if the deal is right then i'd go for the 250.
    I do love my 300 and getting across town is a pleasure. It's quick off the lights and the ride quality is superb. Needs a trip meter and i might get a Givi box and rack for it.

    All the best.
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  11. kirkmoon

    kirkmoon Making up for lost youth

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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 thought about getting a 250 but everyone who has ridden both says that the extra power of the 300 is noticeable and gives it more low end grunt. I can't really compare the two (only rode a 250 once), but I can say for certain that the 300 has good low end power. Really lets you rip away from the crowd at stoplights.

    I commute across town (SF) to work on it every day. Great urban transportation.

    I like the old school dash on this bike. I ended up putting the rear rack/topcase on the scooter because I commute on it. I wish it had a trip meter. Not sure how to get around that.

    I'm guessing that the 250 isn't going to be sold for a lot longer. Too much overlap with the 300. I think that's why they are selling the 250 with the rack - to help move them out to make way for the 300.

    I'm sure you'd love either one.
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  12. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    A few local mag reviews I've seen.. on Sportcity 300, the BV 300 etc
    (all using the new 300cc engine from Piaggio obviously) mention that
    there's NO POWER increase from the 250cc quasar engine, but the
    power is delivered at lower rpms, and there's more torque, also lower.

    That said, MOST of them gained 2-3mph in to speed from 250cc versions
    (we get a lot of piaggio powered stuff here, aprilia sportcity, piaggio carnaby
    and bv/beverly, vespa, the Gilera Nexus, the Derbi Rambla etc..)
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  13. Terrytori

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    I scoot my honey's 250 GTV from time to time and think it's
    awesome. How bad can a little more low end grunt be? :D
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  14. Jarvis

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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. :thumb
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  15. Paulvt1

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    Good choice. Have fun.:D
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    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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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.
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    :clap
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  18. Jarvis

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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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  19. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    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 :thumb

    If you put your pet under the seat, don't post pictures :lol3
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