True, but touch wood, my partner’s Piaggio Liberty 125cc is ten years old now, parked on the street at her work every day, and so far has survived - apart from the mirrors being half-inched.
I know the aspiring footballers will steal anything but the Liberty is obviously less cool than a Vespa, that this has probably protected it.
I couldn’t fault it. I use it regularly and it does what you’d expect. I wouldn’t want to be doing big distances on A-roads with it but around town it’s perfect. Top box, under seat compartment and a small lockable cubby thing under the handlebars - it can carry a lot. It’s full on a fiver’s worth of petrol - and that seems to last forever.
It’s been so reliable, and at this stage of its life it is worth so little, I’ve thought of buying another one for my own use.