It was raining slightly on my ride in to work this morning. I kept my legs tucked in behind the cowl on the Vespa, and my legs stayed almost perfectly dry. Nice!
I miss the smooth, powerful brakes on my Triumph, however. I realize that the Triumph is, for all intents and purposes, a supersport and as such has exceptional brakes to match the rest of the package. The Vespa, meanwhile, is not a supersport, and shouldn't be compared to the Triumph.
The Vespa rockets from a dead stop to cruising speed pretty quickly, though, and my tendency to speed on the Vespa makes for a lot of hard squeezes on the brakes (It doesn't feel that fast, I swear!). Since it was wet this morning, I took it easier, but the brakes still felt kind of... agricultural.
However, my legs were dry, and I was happy, so I'm not going to bag on the scooter too much. I might look for some upgraded brakes for it, though, as a Valentine's Day gift for Lady Luck.