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  1. Ali
    7th March 2016 @ 9:20 pm

    Please can you help settle something? My husband says I shouldn’t use my GTS side stand, but I find it much easier, compared to the centre stand, particularly for short stops. Is it safe to use the side stand? I don’t see any point in having one if you can’t use it!

    • Iggy
      7th March 2016 @ 10:17 pm

      Hello Ali, to be honest I agree with your husband. The side stand is a bit rubbish, I’ve known quite a few GTS owners who have had the scooter drop off the side stand. stick to your main one.

  2. 2wheelover51
    8th March 2016 @ 8:01 pm

    I wouldn’t mind one for around town, but how does the 300 do on A roads and motorway runs? Is it feasible?
    Only thing would put me off is if I had to put my leg out for corners like the tester in the video. Makes him look like a learner.

    • Iggy
      8th March 2016 @ 8:20 pm

      The 300 is perfect for motorway use, it’ll sit at 75mph all day, I rode this to Croatia and back last summer so it can cope. Check out: https://scooterlab.uk/vwd-croatia-part-one/

      Also the foot down was actually in readiness to stop for oncoming traffic but they let me turn. Even Rossi uses a foot!

  3. Jehan Belinge
    26th August 2016 @ 10:35 pm

    Just bought a 300gt 70th anniversary edition sight unseen. In order to get my scooter I had to drive nearly 400kms on my 2009 s150. I left with 350kms on the odo,and drove it down at 95kph all the way stopping only for fuel. This little bike proved the dealer right as it did not suffer at all.

    My new 300 is a pleasure and a breeze* (pun intended) to drive on the open highway as much as in the city. I came back from the dealership via a different scenic route putting 650kms mostly at highway speeds up to 120kph for short periods but still averaging 100kph for the return trip. Although the motor felt tight over the first 250kms, it never overheated or showed any signs of stress. Oil consumption nil and did 70mpg to boot.

    My other motorcycle is a 2015 Suzuki 805cc V twin fitted with bags and a *windscreen. Although confortable and stable I find it so bland that I rarely use it for I it is heavy and cumbersome in the city.
    I had the 300 fitted with a front rack, a second bigger leather bag and the molded floor board cover . I will likely add the rear chrome bars next week when I have the initial 1000km performed. This means another 800kms trip without doing any sightseeing but I very much look forward to it.

    I could not resist putting a custom made (removable) decal on the rear fender. It reads ” Tacit Blue ” …google the name and you will get the idea.

    I have no reserve, with my Vespa, its price is also very high in Canada and so are the accesories but then I still got my moneys worth.

    • Iggy Grainger
      30th August 2016 @ 7:56 am

      It’s no surprise that you’re enjoying your new scooter Jehan, they are a fantastic machine. Have a read of my trip to Croatia and back last year:Vespa World Days Croatia They’re more than capable of serious long-distance fun.

  4. 2wheelover51
    14th January 2017 @ 10:55 pm

    Thanks Iggy. I’ve got a TMax at the moment and while being a great scoot it is a big old beast for a scooter, losing to some extent the easy going nature
    which I remember my old Vespa had. I may well get a 300 when the Tmax goes in. I may even give the “foot forward” riding style a go! 🙂

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