What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

I keep getting asked when I’m going to do another scooter run on a Gambler 500. Well I finally have the answer! Meet Imperator Slowiosa Mk IV!

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This is a 2006 Vespa GT200. Owned by a guy that liked to do impossible sounding things with a Vespa, he rode it across the country a few times, rode it through every winter in New York, took it offroading in New York, and apparently even took it motorcycle camping in the wilderness. So I guess it already has some offroad pedigree. It’s certainly physically beat!

Comes with a clean title, extra engine, two spare wheels, a spare carb, a spare gauge cluster, other misc stuff, and the bits he used to offroad with.

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Illustration for article titled 1.5 Vespas for $200
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Current plan is to use it as my winter beater, then start offroading it with the Tennessee Gambler 500 Redemption run then again for Illinois next Spring. Like the Ranger, I want it to be a long term Gambler 500 fleet vehicle.

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The catch? Of course there’s a catch! He lost both keys. This means I’ll have to remove the ECU to get keys programmed. So I guess it’s more like 1.5 Vespas for $360

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