Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

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Re: Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

Post by Has been maxi tours » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:43 am

I think he'd be better with an S wing 125 .

It will be way I head if still riding at 70

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Re: Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

Post by XP500FUN » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:27 pm

Sorry I somehow missed the age and weight needs.

Maybe something like this would do.

A 125 meets a few things but two up ?

Is it hilly at all where you are ?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUKI-BURGM ... Sw9ytdX-IU

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Re: Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

Post by XMax400Paul » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:17 am

Welcome
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Re: Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

Post by Beetle » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:13 am

I may be having a bit of a rethink, i said in an earlier post that I love the "idea of a Vespa GTS300,but thought we would be too cramped on one :( .
Well last night going driving up the M6 I saw a Vespa enter just ahead of me,because it had just come up the slip road,i caught it up & saw it was a GTS300 & it was 2up & surprisingly with 2 big heavy looking people(not being rude) & the passenger being tall enough it looked like his/her feet where on the running board(not the Footrest),not only that,but once they merged with the traffic,they passed me doing at least 70.
My wife & I are quite bit smaller than the couple on the bike,so i'm now in Vespa mode.
I'm going to see if I can get a test ride :D ,if anyone knows of a Vespa dealer that will insure old people(in the NW)let me know.

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Re: Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

Post by Has been maxi tours » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:34 am

If that's your dream then that's one to go for .

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Re: Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

Post by Has been maxi tours » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:45 am

There's a good Vespa club Britain following in the North West .If on Facebook join VCB north west don't have to be VCB member to join that group .Just make out your interested in joining . ;) ;)

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Re: Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

Post by capitano » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:51 am

If you are serious about a Vespa ( and no reason why you shouldn't be) I'd advise signing up on the modern Vespa forum ( as well as staying on here, naturally.)

There are a lot of folks who have done a lot of miles on auto Vespas. It's a mine of information, and could seriously help you get the right bike for you.

www.modernvespa.com/forum/

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Re: Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

Post by Dave Weller » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:29 am

I was on that forum when I had an affair with Beverly, a modern Vespa with the great 330cc engine. A big wheeled scoot, I remember a few of the quick county country lane rides on her.
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Re: Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

Post by Has been maxi tours » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:13 pm

The black silverwing sold for £1250 on bids .

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Re: Contemplating 1st ever Scooter.

Post by MrGrumpy » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:20 am

Many people have 'affairs' with Vespas - I've never been tempted, but I've never ridden one!
I can't help feeling that however fun the bigger Vespas are, a modern Maxi is more practical - more space, more luggage room, more grunt (depending on model obviously), maybe better weather protection. There again, whatever Maxis are, its all about your personal desires and needs!


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