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wheeled
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:54 pm  Reply with quote
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http://www.provoscooter.com/px150/stellavspx.htm http://www.px150.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:32 am  Reply with quote
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wheeled wrote:
http://www.provoscooter.com/px150/stellavspx.htm http://www.px150.com/


Mildly biased. Neither is "Modern" The PX is at least a 3-port, same kits and expansion chambers will bolt on both or require machining to match. The rotary valve has worked fine for years. With either you can talk two-stroke (What if I would.....)

You're paying for the name, history and Italian wage scale on the Vespa. What you buy depends on how you feel about that stuff.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:43 am  Reply with quote
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Not that I really disagree with it, but it's not really an 'unbiased' comparison.

The fact that the stella has a "5-Port Single Cylinder 2-Stroke" and the Vespa has a "Single Cylinder 2-Stroke" makes me wonder- is the vespa a zero port engine? That definitely seems like a bad design!

The Stella has a "Modern Reed Valve Induction" and "Adjustable Load Gas Shocks", but the vespa has "Rotary Valve Induction (used since '50's)" and "Coil Over Oil Shocks (Used since 50's)". That definitely sounds bad!

How come it's not called out that the "Pressed Steel Rim/ 3.50*10 Tube Type", or or the 4 speed constant mesh or the Mechanical Drum has been used since the 50s, etc etc etc.

The Stella's still a way better value, I'm not going to argue that. It's just sloppy 'reporting'.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:08 am  Reply with quote
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(jinx! Brad's post didn't exist while I was composing mine.)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:21 am  Reply with quote
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That's funny. 27 more pounds of steel? They neglet to tell you the 5 ports are in the cylinder, not on the cases like a T5, a true 5 port. And they didn't update to show that the last few batches of Stella's used 'Coil Over Oil Shocks (Used since 50's)'.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:24 am  Reply with quote
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Refresh my memory- how many T5s were imported to the states?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:29 am  Reply with quote
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legally? 0. Just saying it's funny not to say where the ports are and then give the impression the Vespa has zero.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:33 am  Reply with quote
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I'll have to admit, it might be fun to buy one of the last two-stroke vespas to be imported/sold in the US (again, twenty years later).

Are they still selling the PX here, or is that done?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:40 am  Reply with quote
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Brad wrote:
Are they still selling the PX here, or is that done?

From what I was told, Moto Primo has two and then there won't be any more.
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