Modern Vespa : what’s in YOUR stable? (conspicuous consumption thread)

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Modern Vespa

Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:14 am quote

so, what rides do y’all currently own, and why? honestly, i did NOT start this to brag (and despite owning multiple rides, none are THAT special), but rather because i love knowing why different personalities prefer different bikes, and the histories that led them to that point. every bike owned by someone is a little story within the hobby that tells a lot about how that person views our common love, and what they value. i find this fascinating!

so: what do you CURRENTLY ride, wrench, or simply own JUST CUZ?

me, i have:

a suzuki sfv650 (nee gladius), which is my primary ride. i chose it because i love the sv650 mill (also found in the wee-strom) and YES i like its looks — a lot. it’s a friendlier still version of the ducati monster, and every moment on it is a total rip. i’ve done an ecu remap on it and have put custom rizoma grips and exhaust on it. gonna change out the headlight (which is the only thing i hate) for a round sv650 one. i put most of my miles on it.

a honda ctx700, which i use as a split-duty commuter with the suzuki. i ride it when i have stuff to haul or am going over 100 miles, since it has a comfy seat and position as well as abs and will go hundreds of miles on the slab with nary an issue. it’s not terribly exciting, but it beats a cage by (literally) a country mile, and it’s bulletproof. also, when i swap the corbin seat out for the stocker (28), my wife can use it.


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a vespa gts 300. this is a total vanity ride, and seattle has a really big vespa scene. i ride it purely for the mad giggles and general agile irresponsibility. when i feel like exploring the city and surrounding suburbs, i hop on it and rat away the day. also, my wife has a scooter as her primary ride and doesn’t like doin’ rides with me when i’m on the zook.

previously i’ve owned: a cbr250 (learner), an aprilia mana 850 (awesome but not suited for a total noob who lives in a nest of very steep hills and broken corner streets), an aprilia sportcity 250 (stupid to sell it, it was a GREAT urban hooligan), a bv350 (traded it for the ctx), and a piaggio fly 150 v3 (couldn’t live up to the memories of my sportcity). also briefly had a 2004 vespa et4 i bought from a friend that i gave to my mom.

saving up for a ducati diavel. trouble is, i really LOVE the suzuki (unreasonably so), the wife insists i keep the ctx around for her (plus it’s too good a commuter to trade way), and no way in hell i’m letting the vespa go after finally getting the one i want. OH MY, LIFE IS DIFFICULT.

what’s your ownership story?

Last edited by quasigentrified on Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:36 pm; edited 2 times in total

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