Originally Posted by aero
I am stuck in buying a new scooter. What I need is high performance. I need to buy it before this month end. Price too is not a problem. Thinking about swish. But is it really having good performance? Thanks in advance.
Eyes closed, Get the Vespa VX or S.
Then the drum brake version of the Vespa is appalling when it comes to braking.
Regarding power and pick up, Its better than every other scooter out there in the Indian market. I've seen a speedo indicated 105Kmph on a VX and its very stable as well at that speed.
Is also quite solidly built and there wont be any squeaks or rattles from anywhere even if one rides like crazy over bad roads.
Cornering too is brilliant, The only thing that stops one from leaning more while attacking a corner is the main stand which scrapes the asphalt. Won't say this happens too early and most people will never ever corner that hard anyways.
Then braking on the VX and S is simply exceptional. It stops without any drama from triple digit speeds even. You wont see another scooter that brakes this good. Kudos goes to the monocoque chassis for this.
P.S: I've been an owner of the VX for more than a year and have done close to 9000Kms on it. Apart from a couple of issues with spare parts availability I've been very satisfied with the quality, performance and service. Have been busy and kind of lazy off late or I would have done a review here.