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Topic # 223565 6-Oct-2017 09:24
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So yesterday we purchased a new vehicle for the fleet...!

 

A Dragon Red Vespa Sprint 50.

 

Always fancied the iconic Vespa and we managed to get a brand new, 2 year factory warranted one (last year's MY but little difference) for $1500 off list. It will be summer fun whizzing to the village, round the vineyards and so on.

 

Half cogitated going up a size to the 150cc but there is a big price increase for that (up to almost $7500), I suspect that the 50cc would sell quicker if we wanted rid of it and we do not really need the extra power just to buzz about locally on flat roads with no traffic.

 

Also of course going to 150 would have licence requirements that a 50 does not.

 

 

 

It'll be fun!






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  Reply # 1878324 6-Oct-2017 09:27
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Cow pats and stock trucks will be terrifying. Don't do wheelies in the square πŸ˜›πŸ›΅




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  Reply # 1878325 6-Oct-2017 09:28
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Nice! It will be great for scooting around Martinborough.,

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1878330 6-Oct-2017 09:35
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I had to google this to see what it was, thought it was some kind of small convertible sports car. :-)

 

I hear that hipster men love scooters.... especially when the wind blows up their dresses.




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  Reply # 1878333 6-Oct-2017 09:37
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Wiggum:

 

I had to google this to see what it was, thought it was some kind of small convertible sports car. :-)

 

I hear that hipster men love scooters.... especially when the wind blows up their dresses.

 

 

 

 

Trust me, I am about as far from being a hipster as it is possible to get...!!

 

 

 

Call it a midlife crisis purchase.






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  Reply # 1878335 6-Oct-2017 09:39
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Now you can join IMOC :)

 

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  Reply # 1878339 6-Oct-2017 09:45
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Wiggum:

 

I had to google this to see what it was, thought it was some kind of small convertible sports car. :-)

 

I hear that hipster men love scooters.... especially when the wind blows up their dresses.

 

 

 

 

What??????





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  Reply # 1878340 6-Oct-2017 09:46
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My wife had one and she loved it.





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  Reply # 1878341 6-Oct-2017 09:50
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MikeB4:

 

Wiggum:

 

I had to google this to see what it was, thought it was some kind of small convertible sports car. :-)

 

I hear that hipster men love scooters.... especially when the wind blows up their dresses.

 

 

 

 

What??????

 

 

Move on Mike, I was just poking fun at Geektastic.


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  Reply # 1878343 6-Oct-2017 09:54
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Wiggum:

MikeB4:


Wiggum:


I had to google this to see what it was, thought it was some kind of small convertible sports car. :-)


I hear that hipster men love scooters.... especially when the wind blows up their dresses.



 


What??????



Move on Mike, I was just poking fun at Geektastic.



You humour usually involves belittling those who are different ..... Move on




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  Reply # 1878344 6-Oct-2017 09:56
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Intoxicated wine cyclists versus Vespa will be interesting or racing the Wellington Harleys πŸ˜€




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  Reply # 1878370 6-Oct-2017 10:47
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Now you can join IMOC :)

 

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"Day rides are approximately 250 - 350 km loops."

 

On a 50cc Vespa?!

 

 








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  Reply # 1878375 6-Oct-2017 10:55
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MikeB4: Intoxicated wine cyclists versus Vespa will be interesting or racing the Wellington Harleys πŸ˜€

 

 

 

We seem to have a plague of idiots with incredibly noisy race bikes who come out as soon as it is dark and scream round the local roads.

 

I've begun ringing the Police every time they do it now, in the hope they get caught.

 

The wine cyclists are an easier problem to deal with!






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  Reply # 1878383 6-Oct-2017 11:02
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Geektastic:

MikeB4: Intoxicated wine cyclists versus Vespa will be interesting or racing the Wellington Harleys πŸ˜€


 


We seem to have a plague of idiots with incredibly noisy race bikes who come out as soon as it is dark and scream round the local roads.


I've begun ringing the Police every time they do it now, in the hope they get caught.


The wine cyclists are an easier problem to deal with!



We have noticed that. A lot have taken the baffles out of their exhausts so makes sitting outside dinning somewhat unpleasant




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  Reply # 1878400 6-Oct-2017 11:36
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Geektastic:

Linux:


Now you can join IMOC :)


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"Day rides are approximately 250 - 350 km loops."


On a 50cc Vespa?!


 



You can borrow 50cc from my 1200cc Ducati Monster

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  Reply # 1878403 6-Oct-2017 11:44
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you only paid $1500? that's really not bad


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