Vespa, not a good buy
2010 Vespa GTS super 300 - Complaint
In 1966 I bought a 200 cc Vespa scooter new that had 33,000 miles on it when I sold it. 'cause of my faith in Vespa I bought a super 300 but had severe problems from the start. Now they have an unannounced recall for the fuel pump and I have been told by phone that I must take the scooter 900 miles to Baton Rouge for repairs. The scooter will not start after riding until the engine cools down ...over an hour so your stuck.
Vespa probably has the worst warranty there is. One year or 625 miles. The chrome trim appears to be nothing more than tinfoil, and the air cleaner is a two hour job to remove. To remove the fuel pump it's necessary to detach the luggage carrier and the rear shock absorbers. Replacing the pump is an all day job, and I still have not found a suitable workshop manual to make my own repairs ( I'm a degreed ME).
I have offered to replace the pump myself but Vespa refuses even after I offered to buy a pump and have the cash returned after I return the defective one. And these pumps cost well into the hundreds to have replaced.