RE-GLAZE-IT 2 SHROPSHIRE AVENUE DERBY

Thursday, 8 December 2011

REVIEW VESPA GTS 300




I have discovered that the Vespa GTS 300 is a retro styled modern scooter with great capability.........
This scooter is just nothing like the old vespas and Lambrettas of yesteryear.........(not like there is anything wrong with them...i love all two wheeled machines especially if they have a engine!)This powerful scoot has a CV transmission as well as being a fuel injected, overhead cam, water cooled, 4 stroke scooter with disc brakes at both ends and an electric start! Above all, it's reliable. The starter turns over confidently and the motor chuffs along in a very respectable fashion, much like a bigger 4 stroke single would. It feels so much more than your average 300cc 4 stroke single, and yet it is also very smooth. It is clearly a very well thought out unit. I like the way the Fuel injection has a slight whistle, much like a bigger bike. The standard exhaust doesn't really sound very manly, but I've kept it that way for reliability,and also too much noise can be a distraction!



The acceleration surprises me every time i open it up!......its a buzz...it really is!

Amazingly, slower big bikes such as cruisers ect don't stand a chance away from the lights. The CVT transmission helps here, you're still pulling whilst the bike rider is shifting gears, you would even need a fast sporty car of prestige level to beat this baby off the mark!

gts 300 rules at traffic light get-aways.......no need to be worry to much when you head off to the front of the traffic queue....you won't be in the way when the lights hit go!

The handling is absolutely fantastic.....sure-footed all the way.

With a pillion on board it seems to act exactly the same a riding solo......no power loss at all ....hills it eats them up!




The price is high, but I think that the Vespa is one of the best scooters out there, plus it's really nicely designed, presented and very very very well built. Pride of ownership must count for something too. I also notice that here in England, the modern Vespa has a really good resale value.
The only things i would of loved to have had on this wonderful scooter would be a gts250 rear rack....this should have been standard fitment and a spare px style interchangeable wheel......oh and a kickstarter (in case of battery failure)....like the gts250 came with as standard!....................Its a perfect scoot...........these bits are just part of my dream wishlist!

The iconic status of the Vespa GTS is not just a PR stunt or image-making for the sake of it......it is a work of true art! Sitting in its comfortable seat then riding this machine made of pressed steel instead of plastic immediately communicates the enormous chasm between Japanese plastic and Italian soul. But the Vespa turns out to be just as reliable as any Honda, Suzuki or Yamaha, and the Piaggio 278cc engine and clutch delivers the smoothest power delivery and the chassis the best, most planted feel of any scooter or motorbike I have driven, including many well respected machines (vfr750) ect. Just three minutes on the Vespa will make you understand why this scooter really is the perfectly formed, exquisite piece of engineering it promises to be when you look at its simple beauty side-on before you climb aboard.


 Everything is perfectly placed, from the elegant drop down glove box, to the neat recess for the toolkit, the superb pull out pillion pegs,and the intelligently sited controls. Critics of its "lack" of under-seat storage should consider how compromised the look of this beautiful object would be, and the seating comfort, if it was to fit two full face helmets. In fact the underseat storage is fine for a good two days worth of shopping or supplies, and the snug and generous vespa top box,should you choose to fit...... is the answer to more space, plus the option for a front luggage rack which if anything enhances the looks even more. The only criticism might be the price, because in all other respects this Scooter is utterly sublime with its great handling, excellent ride and a stunning engine which smoothly accelerates you to speeds which no scooter of this size would be believed possible of achieving until you experience it. Keeping up with all but the most pressing and illegal motorway traffic is effortless, and on most A and B roads the Vespa can out-manoeuvre nearly everything on the road. It really is that good. This scooter has given me easily the most fun I have ever had on two wheels, so much so that I don't thing i need any other type of motorcycle again , because it is versatile, comfy, a hoot to ride, beautiful to look at, simple to run and a pleasure to own!

golly i sound really vespa bias!

but its how i feel about this wonderful little big scooter.

regards

Len@RE-GLAZE-IT GLAZIER DERBY

THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY REVIEW OF THE VESPA GTS300,
I SINCERELY HOPE IT WAS OF INTEREST TO YOU......IF YOU LIKED THE REVIEW PLEASE GOOGLE+ ME!!


scootering adventures

16 comments:

  1. Hi, Raftnn

    thanks for the simple..... kind.... honest.... comment.

    I tried to be as honest as possible with the review,glad you enjoyed the read.

    happy christmas

    kind regards

    len

    scootering adventures

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  2. MAte if I was you, and you can tell me to bugger off, change the title and remove "two thousand kms" just put review Gts etc. It will come up a lot more in search engines and you will get more hits, and a great review like that deseves to be read. Great stuff all the same.

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  3. Nice post. Yes, you can tell you like your scoot, but that's what it is about. It seems to fit your needs perfectly and the review says clearly what you appreciate.

    Thanks for the share!

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  4. RAFTNN.....i'm following your lead with the title ideas ....i welcome all advice from kind readers,

    cheers

    len

    scootering adventures

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  5. circle blue ,

    thanks for the kind comments, hope you enjoyed my thoughts regarding the gts!

    cheers

    len

    scootering adventures

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  6. After years of riding sport bikes I decided to look into scooters and only recently discovered the wonderful world of VESPAS. All I can say, well, my grin from ear to ear says it all after a I purchased a 07 Vespa GTS 250ie with mere 500 miles on the clock. If a 250 is this much fun, I can only imagine what the new 300 can do. Awesome review and neat photographs!

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    1. Thanks Danny , hope your getting on well with the 250!

      Kind regards
      Len@RE-GLAZE-IT Glazier derby

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  7. Hi,
    Will you please post a link to your Blog at The Vespa Community? Our members will love it.
    Members include: Vespa Owners, Experts, Collectors, Restoration, Clubs, Vintage Folk, etc.
    It's easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website. You can also add Photos, Videos and Classifieds if you like.
    Email me if you need any help or would like me to do it for you.
    Please feel free to share as often and as much as you like.
    The Vespa Community: http://www.vorts.com/vespas/
    I hope you consider sharing with us.
    Thank you,
    James Kaufman, Editor

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    1. Hi James ...would you please link the blog post for me ....I don't know how!!

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  8. great post, back to the two up bit,how fast can these beasts cruise on a decent/long ride out with two persons on thanks

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    1. Hi there ...... The gts will sit two up at 70mph all day long.......lots of. People are moving away from big heavy cruisers every day and there loving stuff like the gts....... Puts fun and enjoyment back into two wheeling

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    2. The top indicated speed shows 90mph ( not on a public highway obviously )
      And remember its Italian so although its wonderful and all the speedo may well romance the figures a bit!!!

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  9. VESPA GTS300 review
    SAME AS VESPA GTV 300 review

    ALSO LIKE VESPA GT250 REVIEW

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  10. SAME SCOOT DIFFERENT MOTOR
    VESPA GTS 250 REVIEW

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  11. PGS1000 07 Dec 2015
    REPLACEMENT DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOW
    I found Len 'accidentally' while looking for a glazier to replace my broken double glazed window. He was great: expert, considerate, polite and efficient. My window was large and an opener so required more care. The edge fitments were difficult to remove but this was done after some trouble without any damage to them .. and Len did this twice, once to measure the glass size accurately and then to put in the new window.
    Thanks Len. I was lucky to find you!
    Peter

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