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Old 2nd August 2017, 20:04   #16
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It's a lovely choice of color and the model as well. We also got a Vespa VXL 150 for my mom. I must say its the peppiest scooter I've ridden and I've ridden quite a few ones. I don't know about the mileage but handling, refinement, exhaust note and the outright performance just blow my mind for a variomatic scooter.

I can't get enough of the performance and handling especially considering its a variomatic scooter.

A word of advice, if you are not satisfied with the service center, which will happen most likely, just email the Vespa team. They are very responsive and post that, you will be treated the way you ought to have in the first place.
I had a terrible experience with the service center in Rajkumar Road and did the same. Ever since, my scooter feels like a brand new one and I am a happy guy!

Congrats on your purchase
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Hearty Congratulations. Vespas are in a league of it's own. Loved the color. I bought an SR 150 for my wife two months back and must say the 150cc engine is a hoot to drive. We both wanted a scoot that was powerful enough and the SR150 ticked the right boxes. Initially we thought of buying an Activa or the Jupiter but they were too common. Moreover I was not a big fan of the headlights running on AC. The SR 150 came with DC lighting that too with Independent HI and LO beams which was one of the plus points.
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Congrats mate!

1.2 lakhs for a 150cc scooter! i thought vespas were 70-80ish on the road. Quite expensive i would say!

Anyhow if it makes you happy, money is nothing! Have an enjoyable and safe ownership. This particular colour looks so classy.
70-80k !

Activa 125 costs 77K on road, add another 3k for basic accessories.

Scooters sure have become expensive in the last decade, without having added too many features.
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Congrats TorqueyTechie on your acquisition. The scooter looks wonderful in the matt red shade.

However, a couple of sore points- It misses out on tacho, projector lamps, LED tail lamps and a charging point. For this price point, i think these features should be expected. I really can not bring myself to call this a VFM product, may be the style quotient makes up for it all.
This is never touted as a VFM model at all. Infact Vespa themselves brand this as a lifestyle product. And anyways as I had already mentioned, if you keep aside the brand name than no one will agree to pay beyond 80-90k for this on road. I would have loved to have projector lamps myself but that was not a deal breaker for me. As I said in the end all the should haves is negated by that big wide smile.

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A word of advice, if you are not satisfied with the service center, which will happen most likely, just email the Vespa team. They are very responsive and post that, you will be treated the way you ought to have in the first place.
I had a terrible experience with the service center in Rajkumar Road and did the same. Ever since, my scooter feels like a brand new one and I am a happy guy!

Congrats on your purchase
Thanks saishivaj. I will keep this in mind. I have heard bad reviews about rajajinagar dealer and I didnt even bother to visit/call them. Good to know that you have managed to get them to work properly.

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Hearty Congratulations. Vespas are in a league of it's own. Loved the color. I bought an SR 150 for my wife two months back and must say the 150cc engine is a hoot to drive. We both wanted a scoot that was powerful enough and the SR150 ticked the right boxes. Initially we thought of buying an Activa or the Jupiter but they were too common. Moreover I was not a big fan of the headlights running on AC. The SR 150 came with DC lighting that too with Independent HI and LO beams which was one of the plus points.
Do keep the thread updated.
Thanks Rakesh. You have got a loverly scooter yourself. I was infact keen to buy sr150 myself but in the end I had to yield to my wife's wishes.

Yes I intend to keep the thread updated as much as possible.

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Welcome to the Vespa group. Happy motoring

When we bought it 3 years ago, it was the same story. The Vespa was the second Italian in our garage. (The bigger Italian is now replaced by a German). Along with this, there are many things I can relate so much in your story. Like the price below as another example.

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Now to answer the question on people's mind. Is the vehicle worth the price tag? Most of them are shocked hearing the price(including my parents) but everytime you are riding it you will forget everything else and enjoy it. To be honest keep aside the nostalgia associated with the brand and the unique design, its not worth the price tag. But hey not everyday you buy things that makes you happy.
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I definitely knew that the Scooter in itself was not worth the price tag.
But hey, people do buy not-so-exclusive iphones and ipads for high prices. An Exclusive Vespa is also similar isn't it? I thought on these lines and I decided to go ahead and pay the premium for exclusivity.
And the dealership experience is spot on. Irritating most of the times. Thankfully the vehicle is good to forget those things. Enjoy the scooter.

PS: Suggest you to remove the metal key chain you've got, will damage the paint there.
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Welcome to the Vespa group. Happy motoring

When we bought it 3 years ago, it was the same story. The Vespa was the second Italian in our garage. (The bigger Italian is now replaced by a German).

PS: Suggest you to remove the metal key chain you've got, will damage the paint there.
Thanks Hemanth. I was infact reading up on your thread from the booking until the delivery of the vehicle. It was very helpful. And thanks for the suggestions through PM.

Yes I have removed the key chain and put up the tbhp keychain.
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