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post #46 of 59
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Originally Posted by esquire.
Wow, those numbers do seem high, esp. since that 3000-4000/bike is propably includes a discount for buying a large number of those Vespas which the average buyer wouldn't be able to enjoy.

I googled it up, and the MSRP for brand new Vespa's range from 3-5 thousand dollars. Sure, its more expensive to buy a brand new Vespa. But, if you bought a Vespa that was only a few years old, the deappreciation on it would make the newer Vespa not that much more expensive than the almost forty-fifty years old ones your friends are selling.
with less coolness points for vintage though....
post #47 of 59
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Originally Posted by Nonk
Perhaps you don't know what you are talking about either, Prong.

What is (a) Prong?
post #48 of 59
Unless I am very much deceived, slang for prick. At least it is in my circles. Unfortunate that it is cheap and easy to be offensive; the only cost is bearing the odium, which is usually lost on the perpetrator anyways. Regards, Huntsman
post #49 of 59
I've been called worse...
post #50 of 59
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
Unless I am very much deceived, slang for prick. At least it is in my circles. Unfortunate that it is cheap and easy to be offensive; the only cost is bearing the odium, which is usually lost on the perpetrator anyways.

Regards,
Huntsman

Yes, that sounds like Nonk.
post #51 of 59
I can't believe anyone rides a vespa in NYC...seems like suicide

obviously I am into them, coming from a scene that bases its "image" on vespas/lambrettas. most of my friends growing up were in scooter clubs and we were all into that stuff. Some of my 'grup' friends still have their Lambretta TV200s or Vespa P200s.

I think the new ones are cool...but if I were to get another scooter I'd get the Stella. It is modern but is styled just like an old vespa. Supposedly they will be CA emissions legal by this summer and are much cheaper than the ET4. But I'd be a bit nervous about riding in my 'hood as there are many stereotypically bad asian drivers.

the Stella. looks like a P200

post #52 of 59
riding one in LA seems even crazier Jason!
post #53 of 59
Thread Starter 
i'm rather fond of the stella - in fact they are rather popular in the metro ny area for the very reason you mentioned - classic look with modern mechanics - which is why the vespa px150 is also popular - and although they are not legal in CA alot of the "purist's" seem to be fans.

as for driving in the city - it's really not that bad - just have to watch out for the potholes, and the taxies, and the SUV's, and the people on their cell phones, and the busses, and the bicylce delivery guys going the wrong way down one way streets, and.............well you get the idea
post #54 of 59
If I lived in the city, I'd have to go with one of these:



A street legal supermoto bike (This one does not have the lights/blinkers/plates installed at the moment.) FUN!!!
post #55 of 59
Oh man, now yer talkin! I've been thinking a lot lately about buying a motorcycle or scooter (I live right downtown, so I don't need a car. Plus, insurance and parking for a car in my city run about $400/mo. combined).

It'd be a blast to drive around one of those moto bikes, tho. We used to drive our dirt-bikes on the street when I was a kid, and they were definitely not street-legal, but they sure were a blast.
post #56 of 59
Yep, with that suspension, you'd be able to go literally anywhere in the city
post #57 of 59
I've made the jump and decided to buy a Triumph SpeedMaster or America. Very nice bike, went out for a test drive this weekend and it was so much fun I almost bought the bike right there. I love motorcycles, and I don't think people who ride them are homos. The leather-clad frat-boy crotchrocket pack are the obvious exception, and I'd have to agree they look rather gay riding around like that. It's almost as if they fell in love with Tom Cruise in Top Gun, and now they want to be just like him. Anyway... I think the most [deleted] transportation is definitely those stupid Hummers. People who drive those are complete idiots, and everytime I see one, I want to kill the driver.
post #58 of 59
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Originally Posted by Get Smart

the Stella. looks like a P200


Is the Stella a re badged Vespa, or are they made under licence in the U.S.? I started out on a Vespa Primivera.
Then had a P150X, and Spanish Lambretta Jet 200.

Some picks here of friends scooters.http://petealfiebailey.biz/scooters
post #59 of 59
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Originally Posted by Outrigger
Is the Stella a re badged Vespa, or are they made under licence in the U.S.? I started out on a Vespa Primivera.
Then had a P150X, and Spanish Lambretta Jet 200.

Some picks here of friends scooters.http://petealfiebailey.biz/scooters

here we go

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_(scooter)

http://www.genuinescooters.com/stella.html
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