It has been four years since the last version of a Vespa scooter was launched, but Piaggio Group recently announced the release of the new Vespa GTS range.
The new range comes with the standard equipment of previous models and includes four versions: the classic Vespa GTS, the contemporary GTS Super, the sporty GTS SuperSport, and the “ultratechnological” Vespa GTS SuperTech.
The Vespa GTS features a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled 300cc high performance engine (HPE) offering a claimed 23.8 hp at 8,250 rpm.
The body of the new GTS family is still made of steel and has been paired with an entirely new front suspension. Maintaining the traditional, single-arm layout, the system has been redesigned in terms of functionality for greater stability, especially at high speeds, and to improve comfort and handling, thanks to the new suspension calibration. The Vespa GTS range also includes dual disc brakes, ABS, and ASR traction control.
Vespa continues to focus on ergonomics and a natural riding position, which the company says makes the scooter “extremely comfortable, enjoyable to ride and accessible to everyone.” Along these lines, the new Vespa GTS also features a new seat offering comfort for both rider and passenger, as well as optimized ergonomics for easy footing on the ground at a standstill.
The Vespa GTS also now features a keyless system to activate the ignition, open the seat, and lock the steering column, all of which can be done with the remote control.
The Vespa GTS SuperTech version will continue to offer the 4.3-inch TFT full-color display, but 3-inch analog LCD instrumentation makes its debut on all the other versions.
The Vespa GTS range comes 14 different color schemes starting at $7,799 for the GTS, $7,999 for the GTS Super, $8,099 for the GTS SuperSport, and $8,499 for the GTS SuperTech.
For more information, visit the Vespa website.