As promised, Piaggio officially announced yesterday they’re unpacking crates of Vespa PX 150 “Serie Americas” (note the animated gear shift illustration heretofore never seen on a website). Costantino Sambuy’s dealer letter starts out comparing Piaggio’s 1977 technical marvel to the NASA Voyager program, then goes on to say:
Not a vehicle for the inexeperienced, the PX demands a customer who will know how to ride it and how to maintain it; how to change gears without using the clutch [sic?]; and how to remove it from the stand by lifting rather than pushing. Take good care of this customer — they are the strongest ambassadors of our brand!
Good advice. Five years too late, but good. The Typhoon is here, too, if anyone other than Brooke cares.