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★★★★☆

“I owned a Vespa GT200 from March 04 until August 09...”

Written on: 30/12/2010

I owned a Vespa GT200 from March 04 until August 09 and can say that without a doubt it is a very good scooter. Apart from the first service that was done by the dealer I carried out my own servicing which I found straightforward. Good handling, brakes and economy. Cruises nicely at 65mph and I found it reliable still after 15000 miles. Vintage Green in colour and gorgeous. It had to make way inevitably for the GTS300… Read Full Review

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“My scooter, a 2004 Vespa 200 GT, has run perfectly for...”

Written on: 09/11/2009

My scooter, a 2004 Vespa 200 GT, has run perfectly for 4 years and 6 months it has 5000 miles and all services done by the dealer.
I developed a miss and thought it was bad fuel. It seems that my kill switch, that I never used, had corrosion or faulty wiring. By switching the kill switch on and off several times we corrected 90 % of my problems.
Now, if the scooter sits for more than 24 hours it is very difficult to start. After cranking for several minutes, with no succuess, I will let it… Read Full Review

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“I have had my Vespa GT200L since November 2005. I put...”

Written on: 11/10/2009

I have had my Vespa GT200L since November 2005. I put 5000 miles on it in less than one year, then got disconcerted because my dealer (now out of business) actually damaged the scooter. I finally took it to someone who repaired the damage and got it running great. I have put 3000 miles on it in since June and it is now great. It is stylish, smooth, powerful and reliable. It is stable cornering and running on the highway at 70+ mph. In addition to this it is practical at 70+ miles per… Read Full Review

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“I have a GT 200 (2006) and it has just under 1000 mi...”

Written on: 15/11/2008 by davimt (1 review written)

I have a GT 200 (2006) and it has just under 1000 mi on it. The scooter has started shutting off (dying) after slowing down and going to idle. It will not restart. I have had it towed to the Vepa dealer 3 times and have spent over $700.00. Picked it up yesterday, drove home (5 miles) and died in my garage. Will not start. Had a major blow-up with the dealer so can't take it back. Anyone else haveing a related issue? Dealer claims to have replaced all major electrical components… Read Full Review

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Johnherron's Response to davimt's Review

Written on: 12/12/2008

Your problem could be caused by vapour lock in the fuel tank. Ensure that air can flow in through the fuel cap. If it cannot, then as the fuel pump/gravity feed draws fuel to the engine, a vacuum is created in the fuel tank, thus stopping the free flow of fuel (i.e. the fuel pump cannot overcome the vacuum, so the fuel flow stops and the engine stops). This could explain how you can travel only a few kilometers before the engine cuts out. Does it "pop and fart" before it stops? If it does, this is a classic sign of fuel starvation and would point to a vapour lock issue. Many dealers would not find this out because they would test ride only for 1km or so. Have a look at the valve inside your fuel tank cap. If it's not allowing air flow, then that's the cause. Take it apart and give it a good clean with WD40 and degreaser.

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Renewu's Response to davimt's Review

Written on: 20/07/2013

my vespa GTS 250 dies in hot weather. I have topped up the coolant and can think of nothing else to do. My service dealer is 90 mins highway drive from me and I don't drive on highways!!! so someone posted in another chat room about spark plug; spark plug cap and something called an HT lead. Not sure what that is but will see if I can locate the spark plugs. Do I need special ones do you think?

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★★★★★

“After years on Honda VFR750 (Interceptor in the US)...”

Written on: 22/09/2008 by ken Muir (1 review written)

After years on Honda VFR750 (Interceptor in the US) and Cagiva Raptor 650 - I bought a scooter because I moved to Singapore - city state, max. speed 90km/hour (about 55mph). Don't have enough self-control to use a big bike that slowly but the Vespa GT200 has been brilliant. Perfect for in town and hit's an indicated 120km/hour on the main routes around town. Conmfortable, solid and well finished, I wouldn't dream of changing it - except I'd really like to try the 300cc version they now have in… Read Full Review

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“I picked up my scoot used, but only a year old. Rides...”

Written on: 11/09/2008

I picked up my scoot used, but only a year old. Rides great and is fast and smooth on city streets. I haven't taken it on the freeway, but have gotten it up to freeway speed. No problems with it at all, great gas milage and only adds 10 minutes to the commute over my car… Read Full Review

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“They didn't tell me about the vapor lock issue until...”

Written on: 18/08/2008 by idkrash (1 review written)

They didn't tell me about the vapor lock issue until after I had put my money down. I put about 133 miles per week on this scooter commuting to work during the week. I give it weekends off. I've been adding gas as instructed by the mechanic at the place I bought it. "Wait till the low fuel light comes on then add 2 gallons or less." On average I add 2.07 gallons per fill up, and I usually ride it more than 15 miles after the refill light comes on. I kept it below 55 during the break in until… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Solid feel. The Vespa GT200 is able to easily keep up...”

Written on: 13/08/2008 by papadave (1 review written)

Solid feel. The Vespa GT200 is able to easily keep up with traffic. gas mileage (65 mpg). Traditional scooter look. Liquid cooled which is important here in the central california valley where summer temperatures routinely reach 100 degrees. I've been riding motorcycles for over 40 years. This is my first scooter and it's more fun that any of the motorcycles I've owned. It has become my daily commuter. The GT has enough power to easily keep up with freeway traffic and I'm not complaining about… Read Full Review

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“Fuel tank overflow is a big problem as there is no way...”

Written on: 03/08/2008

Fuel tank overflow is a big problem as there is no way to accurately guage when the pump shutoff should stop the gas from going into the tank. It overflows into the under seat compartment and onto the right side of the scooter at every fill up unless I stop with about 1/4 tank capacity remaining. The engine is cheesy for something that is supposed to be top of the line. It dies every time I stop in hot weather and when I turn the idle up, it idles way too high in the mornings. Turn signals are… Read Full Review

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“I've been riding for 40 years and have owned probably...”

Written on: 01/07/2008

I've been riding for 40 years and have owned probably 20 motorcycles, but the Vespa GT200 is my first scooter and is easily the most fun to ride. I've made it my daily commuter and I actually look for longer routes to/from work so that I have an excuse to keep riding it.
Vespa's are definately more costly than other brands, but the quality cannot be beat. Fit and finish is first rate!… Read Full Review

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“Good value for money an great fun. Fast very reliable...”

Written on: 16/03/2008 by wayneo1970 (1 review written)

Good value for money an great fun. Fast very reliable an economical to run… Read Full Review

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“I have had my Vespa GT200 for 2 years and 10000+...”

Written on: 26/05/2007 by bikersteve (1 review written)

I have had my Vespa GT200 for 2 years and 10000+ miles. It has enough speed and pickup for South California freeways, I feel as safe on it as on my Triumph Bonneville motorcyle. Very comfortable for commuting. My wife rides a Vespa ET4 but we just bought another GT200 for her. We ride together and receive many complements on our scooters. I would recommend this scooter over the smaller Vespas for the increased power, dual hydralic brakes, and increased comfort level. A very good scooter!… Read Full Review

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“It is fun to ride, but it is too fickle, not always...”

Written on: 06/04/2007 by oneslimcat (1 review written)

It is fun to ride, but it is too fickle, not always reliable, and bad dollar value.

I have taken my Vespa GT200 scooter on trips over one hundred miles in distance; travelling from interstate 80, and 5 travelling from San Francisco. I would possibly do it again. I have experienced bad gas issues that I have never encountered before having a Vespa. The regular schedule maintenance is worse than my fianc , but just as costly. I also have encountered hard start problems, for one reason or… Read Full Review

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“12 inch wheels, improved brakes, takes off like a...”

Written on: 03/07/2006 by alkram (1 review written)

12 inch wheels, improved brakes, takes off like a dream, and most importantly the center of gravity on the Vespa GT200 is wonderful.

I have been riding Aprillas, ET4 and now GT 200, and I am in love with mine… Read Full Review

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“The GT200 does lose some of the Vespa cuteness but it...”

Written on: 31/05/2006 by Doom66 (1 review written)

The GT200 does lose some of the Vespa cuteness but it is still a great looking vehicle. Just bigger then the standard scooter. I take the wife out on it every weekend and we usually travel 20+ miles. It is my primary vehicle and I do not regret buying… Read Full Review

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“This Vespa GT200 is my first motorbike. Dealer...”

Written on: 12/05/2006 by The Jakester (1 review written)

This Vespa GT200 is my first motorbike. Dealer friendly and helpful but problem resolution difficult to achieve. A better experience with scooter if self sufficient with maintenance and repair… Read Full Review

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253958_Halergur's Response to The Jakester's Review

Written on: 04/08/2006

It might be useful to potential buyers and also existing owners ıf you could share the problems you had.

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“I absolutely love the ride on the Vespa GT200. It...”

Written on: 04/05/2006 by lomunchi (1 review written)

I absolutely love the ride on the Vespa GT200. It feels strong and confident for my commute and is agile enough for me to push it around a little. It's perfect for me for my variable speed commute… Read Full Review

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“The Vespa GT200 scooter is my first motorized...”

Written on: 17/10/2005 by C Best (1 review written)

The Vespa GT200 scooter is my first motorized 2-wheeler. It is very easy to handle. It is quick off the line, and has more than enough power to commute in a major city. Vespa claims it can do highway speeds (110-120 kph), but I haven't tried - I don't have enough experience under my belt.

I have ridden in the cold, in pouring rain, on streetcar tracks, and on beautiful sunny days, and the scooter is faithful through it all. I have done 1300kms on it in 6 weeks.

The Vespa may cost more, but… Read Full Review

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“The Vespa GT200 is the best scooter on the market! I...”

Written on: 05/09/2005 by dinlo54 (1 review written)

The Vespa GT200 is the best scooter on the market! I have ridden and maintained many more and for a scooter 10/10. The only bad comments I have heard are from bike riders who compare them to bikes. ITS A SCOOTER YOU IDIOT! Just if you buy one get it from a good dealer...it could make all the difference… Read Full Review

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“This is my first scooter. I have a Goldwing and the...”

Written on: 27/07/2005 by Pkitfox (1 review written)

This is my first scooter. I have a Goldwing and the GT200. I am not riding my Goldwing because the Vespa is such a great commuter. It runs 65-70 on the freeway easy and gets almost 70mpg. Have had it to 77mph according to the speedo. It feels a lot like a BMW F650 I used to have...really. The handling is good with decent brakes. I love the twist and go in trafic. The GT200 is stable at speed, much more so than you would think. Skip the cheap Vespa topcase. I got it - it works but aftermarket… Read Full Review

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