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Old 02-10-2009, 06:46 PM   #16
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Is a Vespa an adventure bike?

Is a Vespa an adventure bike?

It could be if its a rental!!

Hell, it could be a speedway bike, a trials bike, motocrosser, anything you want!! ha ha
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:50 PM   #17
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Bloke in the 'toughest bikes ever' did 170 000 miles on his 74 Vespa. Claims never let him down.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=revere

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Old 02-10-2009, 06:57 PM   #18
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Is a Vespa an adventure bike?

It could be if its a rental!!

Hell, it could be a speedway bike, a trials bike, motocrosser, anything you want!! ha ha


You can always tell the Rentals can`t you.. The rider is fully kitted out in shorts, singlet and thongs, wringing the neck of the little scooter and yanking on the bars trying to do that magic 1/4 mile wheelie..
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:41 PM   #19
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You can always tell the Rentals can`t you.. The rider is fully kitted out in shorts, singlet and thongs, wringing the neck of the little scooter and yanking on the bars trying to do that magic 1/4 mile wheelie..
Shit you saw me in Darwin then
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:55 PM   #20
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Is it an adventure bike? No.........but we could make it one for a very reasonable cost
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:54 PM   #21
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Now I wouldn't describe myself as someone that fits the scooter rider stereotype, but the PX200 is something different - the last of the geared scooters from Vespa, (now discontinued in 2009) and 200cc two stroke with all the charm of yesteryear including the clunky tranny, smoke and vibrations.

Its suprisingly 'involving' to ride, having the engine out to the right hand side of the bike - its not evenly weighted. It has at least been brought into the new millenium with the addition of a front disk brake and oil injection. Older examples had drums on the front and I'd imagine were pretty hard to stop, and ran pre-mix.
You soft cock........who needs discs.......that's why you've got two feet!!

Now check this out, it's definately an adventure.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OIl9oLGx1o

If someone can embed this......
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:26 PM   #22
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haha Andrew you really couldn't decide on that new bike eh and went for what was behind door no.3?
Mel loves Vespas and has dreamed about owning a black and tan one like yours... me, well whilst scooters are eminently practical and fun to ride around in the city and shopping centre car parks, you wouldn't find me on one out here in the country... I worry about the wife everytime she goes off to work and weekly try and convince her to sell and buy a bigger bike.
Have fun with the new ride mate, it looks like a beauty!
yep door number 3.....when I found out these were being discontinued and with the state of the stock market I decided to park some cash in one as an investment. Bought the last new one in Perth. I can now see its not going to remain in concourse condition though because I'm going to ride it too much. In 20 years I'll refurbish it as a project in my retirement.

I truly believe they'll appreciate in value. A 1960'S vespa once purchased for $500AU will now set you back over $5K.

Still dreaming of the next new bike, but at the moment have precious little time to ride exept the 4ks to work on the V - altough still keen on doing an overnighter with you and Peje and whomever else wants to come in the next month or so....will be in touch.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:32 PM   #23
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You soft cock........who needs discs.......that's why you've got two feet!!

Now check this out, it's definately an adventure.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OIl9oLGx1o

If someone can embed this......
Like this...

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Old 02-10-2009, 11:34 PM   #24
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Another interesting andecdote I just stumbled across.....two Vespa PX200's completed the Dakar in 1981.
But it was the 1980 Dakar when they left the start line
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:46 PM   #25
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I had an '80 PX125 BITD and it was an awesome bike. Forget your harley's and your sportsbikes and your BM's etc, there is no bigger chick magnet than a vespa - I'm tellin ya, they are friggin awesome.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:31 AM   #26
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At the TTT

Again

I really like these MP3's they go well on dirt roads

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:35 AM   #27
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But it was the 1980 Dakar when they left the start line
And have'nt been seen since...

Given that the "Vespa" is a curious amalgum of the quintessential "Pizza delivery moped" and "Euro-postie cum adventure bike"... it's not too far a stretch of the imagination that those to are still circling around somewhere out there in the Sahara trying to deliver a Cappricciosa to an obscure address in Agadez...

Maybe they could use one of Williwilkin's GPS'...!?
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:58 AM   #28
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Sayin I've heard a couple of times related to picking up below average lookin woman (sorry Girls)..... She's a vespa be fun to ride but dont tell ya mates
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:04 AM   #29
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Ive got a 1959 Vespa 150 i bought when I was 12 Unlike most of my mates that wrecked everything they got there hands on I still hve the old girl in orig condition. @ times I get it out and ride it to the Pub on a Sunday Arv ( the joys of living in a small district). Restoration is getting closer.

In the mean time have a look at this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROgIZ...eature=related
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:15 AM   #30
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ask Sharon, who is a member of this forum and goes everywhere on em.

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