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Old 11-17-2014, 04:07 PM   #1
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Yamaha Versity

When I was in Europe about a year ago, I fell in love with the looks of the Yamaha 300 Versity. It's just such a distinctive look. But being a Yank, I'm sketchy on some details. I think it was in production from 2004-2009, or thereabouts? Also, I've seen it listed as both "VP300" and "XC300." Were these two different models, or just different designation for the same model in different markets?

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Old 11-17-2014, 04:42 PM   #2
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I like it , to bad it won't come to the USA .
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:50 PM   #3
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Clean lines it's the "anti-curvy".
I like the look a lot .

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Old 11-17-2014, 05:31 PM   #4
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This is a neat scoot. Wish we had it.

The Versity 300 was known as the VP 300. It was discontinued in 2007 when it was replaced by the X-Max.

The X-City (XC) 125/250 was introduced in 2007 and shared many parts with the discontinued VP 300. Hence, it looked very similar to the VP, but with smaller engines. I should note that Yamaha's internal code for the X-City is VP125 or VP250.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:11 PM   #5
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I like it - it looks very functional... kinda like if a C3 went into a cocoon and this is what it evolved into... bigger, more stylish.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:13 PM   #6
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Not trying to buck the opinion trend but that thing is some poor decaling away from looking Chinese designed to me.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:31 PM   #7
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Actually, they were built in Italy.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:22 PM   #8
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Not trying to buck the opinion trend but that thing is some poor decaling away from looking Chinese designed to me.
This is an older design.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:26 PM   #9
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One of the first scooters (not the first one!) to have larger wheels (14").

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This is a neat scoot. Wish we had it.

The Versity 300 was known as the VP 300. It was discontinued in 2007 when it was replaced by the X-Max.

The X-City (XC) 125/250 was introduced in 2007 and shared many parts with the discontinued VP 300. Hence, it looked very similar to the VP, but with smaller engines. I should note that Yamaha's internal code for the X-City is VP125 or VP250.
The Versity was designated VP300 in the UK, the XC300 elsewhere in Europe and possibly some other markets.

Here is a Yamaha web page that calls it the VP300: VP300 Versity: the body guard in Urban Jungle

And here is a photo showing it with it's XC300 badging:

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Old 11-17-2014, 10:15 PM   #11
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It looks OK. Actually, that seat looks very comfortable. There should be a front trunk with that long snout.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:10 AM   #12
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Ugly but functional. I like it!
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:51 AM   #13
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Ugly but functional. I like it!
In the masses of parked scooters clustered everywhere in Europe, it really stood out.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:08 AM   #14
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In the masses of parked scooters clustered everywhere in Europe, it really stood out.
And there are "masses", for sure!
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This is a neat scoot. Wish we had it.

The Versity 300 was known as the VP 300. It was discontinued in 2007 when it was replaced by the X-Max.

The X-City (XC) 125/250 was introduced in 2007 and shared many parts with the discontinued VP 300. Hence, it looked very similar to the VP, but with smaller engines. I should note that Yamaha's internal code for the X-City is VP125 or VP250.
+1

Also, the Versity was very expensive here and never sold well, unlike the X-max.
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