Discussion in 'Bike Related Photographs' started by Richie B, May 26, 2015.
The Vespa just simply didn't cut it with commuting on the Motorway.
Vespa up for sale on eBay if anyone's interested, eBay item number: 281700525571
Can we take it that the Fazer is a tad narrower than the GS for the purposes of commuting?
Indeed! Plus I don't want to rack up unnecessary miles up on the GS.
I thought that was the whole point, no?
Sorry, 'unnecessary boring motorway commuting miles'
I was only pulling yer leg. Honest.
Absofuckinglutly, ride the thing. Don't be another polisher
I always thought the GSA was better than my transalp in commuting. People do get a bit scared I'd a 1/4 of a tonne of German scrap metal come approaching at 70 miles. I know now how Moses felt at the red sea
Has the new girl replaced or joined the vespa?
one can never have too many bikes.
Lovely bikes to ride Richie (in a middling il4 kinda way), easy on fuel too
The Vespa will have to go mate, can't be too greedy
Yeah, first trip yesterday, smooth as you like. Just need to get a bigger screen.
So, it's very clean, cost £1400 for a 1999 model with 22K verified miles. 3 days and 150 predominantly motorway miles in the saddle with the following observations:
Fast and manoeuvrable; filter through the narrowest gaps
Don't need a ladder to get on it
55mpg over 150 motorway miles at approx average 80mph
Research suggests cheap and cheerful to maintain
It's not a GS
No regrets. It's not going to win the Paris Dakar or first prize in a beauty contest but now I have the best of both worlds.
(P.S. Anyone want to buy a Vespa? )
They're ACE machines - I've had one like yours and a 2002 model and covered over 40k miles between the pair of them.
Enjoy it Richie
PS - if you need a new alternator cover, I've got one still in it's wrapping paper sitting on a shelf in the garage
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