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Grant
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:10 am  Reply with quote
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How will the fender light pass regulation?
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Isn't that odd.. it looks a little like a vino with a fender mounted headlight.

Has Vespa run out of ideas?

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Okay, maybe I'm lame but I think it's great! It frees up a lot of space up top so they can get better instrumentation up there. Do you suppose that digital display might be able to show RPMs? Also, the factory split leather seats look pretty swank. I just wish it were a shifter... if you're not shifting, you're just pointing.

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i wish it had drop bars
and a dummy tank
and a 1200 cc engine
and a pony

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nate wrote:
and a pony


Ah, so true. The good news is, this Christmas' FAO Schwarz catalog has a real, live pony for sale for $15,000 on one of the pages. I hope they'd at least ship it by overnight express and put some holes in the box... the bad news is, the shipping charges would kill you! Also, they say it has a weight limit of 50lbs. So maybe it's best to stick to scooters.

Besides, a new Vespa 200cc engine has almost 20 ponies under its cowl. And at about a third the cost of the *one* pony in the FAO Schwarz catalog, it's a much better deal anyway. Also, fuel and repair costs pale in comparison to hay, stable, and vet costs...

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But the pony has a lower seat height.....

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I suppose it's not a stepthrough.

But consider this:
Pony body styles haven't changed too much since they were introduced to market. Same vintage lines. Same production technique. Still produced by the original manufacturer.


How do you define as classic or vintage or something else?

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nate wrote:
How do you define as classic or vintage or something else?
Depends on how old it is and what make or model, and if it's an import of domestic. Some are always classics, even when young. It's a matter of perspective for pony's. Scooters don't get mad, don't bite, don't leave smelly messes everyday, and don't throw you off, turn and run home without you when traffic gets bad. There is one thing scooters don't doo... There is the fertilizer disadvantage, or advantage for those that do the green thumb kinda stuff. Kids still need a helmet for both, but I survived, survived, survived my childhood driving and riding just, just, just fine. You don't get quite as attached to a scooter, at least in theory.

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Scooters don't get mad, don't bite, don't leave smelly messes everyday, and don't throw you off,


I'd argue those points.

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nate wrote:
I'd argue those points.


I would as well.

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MY little pony rides a scooter. and she doesn't leave messes, though my scooter does!

matt, can I get another pony? This one life-size?
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First we'd have to see about building a two stall stable, our current 1 stall is overflowing at the moment...

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nate wrote:
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Scooters don't get mad, don't bite, don't leave smelly messes everyday, and don't throw you off,
I'd argue those points.
Bait, hook, snag, and fry with butter.... Has your scooter ever left you stranded and returned home without you?

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Well, I didn't argue the "run home without you" part.

But it has left me stranded. And doctoring up a scooter unfortunately involves more than just a rifle, but I've been tempted.

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