After finally getting my license the Vespa has been getting the chance to run around Oita! Last Friday and Tuesday I went to Beppu and back, and also went to Wasada last Saturday. The scooter is so comfortable and smooth to ride, the journeys pass way quicker than the train/bus combination and on Tuesday I got an extra bonus. I stopped to fill the tank for the first time, as it was looking a bit on the low side. The clock read 144km since I got the bike, yet I could only squeeze 4 litres in the tank, meaning an initial fuel consumption of 36km to the litre (or 3.5 yen per km!!). The only thing slowing me down now is the number of people who keep stopping and asking me about the “S” …. Vespa love is indeed universal!