Notice anything different about the PX?
That’s right, there’s no top case.
When I got the PX, Piaggio threw in a free top case. It’s the same item you’d use on an LX, but it came with a different mounting rack.
When the PX was my only scooter, the top case was useful. Sort of. It’s big enough to hold a bag of groceries, provided said groceries were not too big or bulky. It wasn’t big enough to hold my full-face helmet, or a large amount of extra clothing. But it did come in handy on occasion.
However, it just didn’t look right. The early 21st-century bubble just didn’t go with a mid-1970s scooter design. And the mounting rack was a very poor piece of work—the welds were sloppy, it got in the way of the cowls, and it isn’t even symmetrical. It looks like something that got a C+ or a B- in high school shop class. In fact, some people in Portland took a whole bunch of pictures of the rack, saying they were going to make something better. Never did hear how that project turned out.
The idea of an old-skool chrome rear rack has crossed my mind. I’ve even got the milk crate, from a local dairy that has since gone out of business.
But the GTS has plenty of storage, including a top case that’s way bigger. And now that there are three grocery stores within four blocks of my swingin’ bachelor pad, the PX doesn’t have to be able to haul a load of food, or anything else. Not even a pillion; it has a hard enough time lugging me around.
No, the PX’s new mission is taking nice, leisurely rides on sunny weekend days. Like today.