Originally Posted by Baloo2327
I am in a quandary. I have and love my BMW GS, and it is in very good shape, It's also the sexy blue and white. My problem is that I have also fallen in love with the looks of the Vespa, and reading about all the fun you nuts seem to have with scooters has got my pea little brain thinking.
My dilemma is that I don't think I have room for both bikes, and I know I don't have the time to ride both of them, Unfortunately due to work last year I only rode the GS twice last year. 1 weekend trip really early in the year, and one day trip late in the year.
My concern is that I still like to go on gravel roads and exploring. I don't do serious off roading with the GS mainly because it isn't pretty when a guy my size cries. My question can the Vespa handle gravel roads O.K.? Also is the Vespa as reliable as the GS? I have put almost 24,000 miles on it without any problems. Are there any problems with the Vespa that I should be aware of? Unfortunately none of the others scooters have the look I am interested in personally. I will be doing all my own maintenance, and believe in the old saying, 'Oil is cheap, it cost money to buy parts.'
How stupid am I for thinking about selling my GS for a Vespa? Any thoughts, comments would be greatly appreciated. Let the flaming begin. (Off to work I go)
I did exactly that...... got so bored riding on the slab i sold my 1200gs and bought a vespa 300.... decided it was to big for traffic plagued montreal i downsized to a 150.... absolutely love the 150..
I guess it all depends on the riding you would like to do. There is no one perfect ride but if your running around jumping on and off there is nothing like a small scooter ...
Best of luck..