But can the luggage keep up with the scooter?
I frequently use my GTS sidestand. There are no problems with it. The only problems are idiots who use it on soggy grass or quicksand, or when the scooter is aimed downhill, or where the scoot is liable to be bumped by passers-by. But it is obviously not as stable as the centre stand.
It only takes a tiny bit of intelligence!
Yes, it is baffling. They seem to have dropped it. I have read that there were complaints of a clunking sound from the new suspension, but I haven't experienced it with mine. There were also complaints about handlebar wobble with the old suspension, but I never experienced that with my 250 either. I am/was quite happy with both.
No extra wheel sets. I had the original wheels painted by Collide-a-scope, and then stuck silver vinyl strips around the rims.
I would like to have the wheels on my new scooter painted matching blue, but it is a bit expensive. One day, when I am feeling rich!
Except that a lot of the mods that were on that bike are now on the new one - Brembo caliper, Malossi rear shocks, Malosi V4 cylinder head, headlight rim, Audicator, leather lever covers. But she sure was beautiful - won the concourse d'elegance at the Sydney scooter rally.
OK, here goes. Mods so far --
Remove all the excess chrome Vespa and GTS300 emblems on the sides
Remove the front mudguard reflectors
Bitubo front shock
Brembo front brake caliper
Old style GTS front mudguard ornament - no black plastic
Headlight chrome rim
FAR black mirrors
Leather lever covers
Audicator turn signal ...
I have that one. It is an excellent book with lots of history and photos, and technical specs of all the models.
From Berowra, twice to Pie in the Sky, and once to Epping. Did mostly 90-100 opn the M1 going to Epping, and kept varying the speed. Still haven't kept it at WOT for any extended period.
Ok, that's speedometer speed, not GPS speed. About 5 kph difference.
But the new electronic speedos are about 5 kph fast, where the old cable ones were 10 kph fast. So an indicated 115 on the new scooter is about the same as an indicated 120 kph on the old. Makes it difficult to compare new scooter with old.
Well, I guess I have finished running it in,, although I haven't held it at 110 for long on the freeway yet.
Coming home from PITS, WOT down that first straight, it used to hit 95 at the first bend. Now it reaches 105 kph. That's 10% better. (OK, I will be watching out for the speed cameras next time I go there). Haven't a ...