Since it first went on sale in 2006, Vespa Gtv has been the Vespa with the most retro of looks thanks to the use of the low-set headlight positioned on the front mudguard, and the exposed metallic tube handlebar, reminding of models from yesteryear.
Time for a refresh then. The latest Vespa Gtv continues with the neo-retro vibe, combining it with a technological update.
Under the hood is a fuel-injected single-cylinder four-valve liquid-cooled 300cc hpe mill (high performance engine). Pumping out 18kW this is the most potent motor ever to propel a Vespa.
Styling incorporates aspects of the latest Gts range, while light clusters are now full LED, including the low-sited headlight. New instrumentation retains the circular outline but it is now entirely digital. That way it can integrate with the Vespa MIA connectivity app.
The instrument is connected to the handlebar using an offset bracket and it is surrounded by a compact top fairing finished in body colour. An orange coloured top fairing is available as an accessory.
The five-spoke wheel rim design is new, painted matt black with orange highlights.
A generously sized sports-inspired seat offers ride comfort for two and is finished in orange stitching. Ergos are optimised both for town and touring; the latter has become popular within the Vespa community. Matt black trim around the headlight and taillight, silencer and other areas contrasts with the beige body colour. It is also available with the Nero black hue. Both have orange highlights.
Other new items include a keyless start system, and an LCD cluster for greater trip information. The instrument can also display calls, messages and music via the Vespa app. Safety items include ABS brakes and electronic traction control.
Also just released is the Vespa Primavera with a Mickey Mouse-themed colour scheme, comprising black, red, white and yellow. The yellow wheels are reminiscent of Mickey’s shoes, while the black mirrors recall his round ears. A graphic pattern outlining the character’s silhouette decorates both sides of the scooter. And his signature is also present. The collaboration marks Disney’s centenary celebration.
This colour scheme is available with 50cc, 125cc and 150cc models. Pricing is not yet to hand.