Trust us when we say, we love the Vespa's , they are the only scooters we would happily hop on to and zoom-vroom around the city. One of the most Iconic automobile brands on the planet, the legacy of Vespa is beyond doubt eternal. The flawless evergreen lines of the Vespa's are both retro and contemporary at the same time, a combination that is profoundly dangerous and tough to manage. Vespa is the crown jewels of Piaggio group which also owns Aprilia.
Piaggio Group Americas announced it will offer its 2015 Vespa GTS 300 range in the U.S. with the addition of the Piaggio Multimedia Platform, anti-lock brakes, Enhanced Sliding Suspension and traction control.
The largest member of the iconic Vespa scooter family will once again be offered in three variants: the GTS 300, GTS 300 Super and GTS 300 Supersport. The three models are mechanically identical, sharing the same 278cc single-cylinder four-valve engine claiming 21.2 hp at 7500 rpm and 16.4 lb-ft. at 5000 rpm.
The GTS 300 comes with a chrome rear luggage rack; the Super and Supersport models receive black wheels, different front fender moulding, a different “tie” on the shield, and red suspension springs. The Super also gets a black seat with white striping while the Supersport gets a black seat with orange striping and a ribbed surface.
The GTS line-up also comes with the Vespa Multimedia Platform. VMP turns compatible smart-phones into an onboard computer with GPS navigation and real-time display of vehicle and engine speeds, horsepower and torque delivery, fuel consumption and tire condition. VMP also offers a parking locator, remembering the scooter’s position when the engine was last switched off. Riders can also charge their smart-phones using the USB port located in the leg shield plate compartment.
Other features include a 12-inch wheels with tubeless tires, 31.1-inch saddle height, a 2.5 gallon fuel tank and enough under seat storage for two open-faced helmets. The 2015 Vespa GTS 300 ABS will be offered in Nero Vulcano black and Grigio Dolomiti gray, both with a beige seat for $6,599. The Vespa GTS 300 Super is also priced at $6,599 but comes in Nero Lucido black, Montebianco white or Blue Gaiola blue with a black seat. The Vespa GTS 300 Supersport is offered only in a Nero Abisso matte black with orange graphics and a black saddle with matching orange piping for $6,799. All three GTS models are available in dealerships immediately.