Vespa created this niche, and it makes sense that they would still be the best at carrying retro into the now. Fuel economy is good too. That said, Vespa took steps to help riders avoid collisions in the first place with a two-channel ABS feature that works with the hydraulic calipers and 220 mm front-and-rear brake discs. Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141 I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that while Lance does a good job of incorporating the requisite design characteristics, Vespa has its own roots to draw upon for a genuine retro appeal. All images featured on this website are copyrighted to their respective rightful owners. The RISS automatically stops the engine after 3 seconds or thereabouts when the scooter comes to a complete stop, then restarts it as soon as the throttle moves. I am now going to part ex it for a Xevo 400 for our next trip, we would like something with a bit more power and comfort, to be able to go further distances. The Vespa GTS will, no doubt be a lot pricier than the rebranded-SYM Lance, but the fit-and-finish and technology in the Vespa warrant a higher price tag.". Who can blame them? 2 owners have reviewed their PIAGGIO VESPA LX125 (2005 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. There’s still room under the seat for a bag of shopping or an open face lid, and two small people could fit on the dual seat. A low-profile tail lamp keeps the rear end clean, and the recessed turn signals means the only thing projecting from the ride are the rear-view mirror standoffs. Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. Continue reading for my review of the Vespa GTS 125 and 150 iGet. Lash (clearance) between the internal components were reduced as well to combat mechanical thrashing noise from the mill, and all moving parts come balanced to reduce friction as well. All Rights Reserved, Introducing the $1000 TopSpeed Student Scholarship, Single cylinder, 4-stroke Piaggio i-get with “Start & Stop” system, 125: 52 mm / 58.7 mm, 150: 58 mm / 58.7 mm, 125: 9 kW / 8250 rpm, 150:11 kW / 8250 rpm, 125: 11.1 Nm / 6750 rpm, 150: 14 Nm / 6500 rpm, Single arm suspension with coil spring and hydraulic shock absorber, Double hydraulic shock absorbers with adjustable preload with 4 settings, Hydraulically operated 220 mm stainless steel disc, Hydraulically operated 220 mm stainless steel disc, 2-channel ABS system. I've had a black LX125 here in Bermuda for the last 14 months and done around 11,000km on it (not bad going for a small island). Now that the iconic Vespa PX series has been killed off by emissions laws, the LX twist-and-go four-stroke is just about the closest thing to the original Vespa look. He currently holds an Associate's degree in applied mechanical science from his time at the M.M.I. On top of that, you get a remote that can unlock the under-seat storage and make the turn signals flash, you know, in case the map on your phone isn’t enough. I reckon these bikes are a little overpriced for the build quality but still like it for the style factor. VAT no 918 5617 01 Introduced in 2005 – colour changes since. The GTS 125 and 150 get an entirely new engine in order to meet Euro 4 emissions standards and keep fuel consumption as low as possible in response to popular demand. “As always, I’m not exactly chomping at the bit to rush out and buy one of these, but to be fair I am as impressed with the timeless looks. H Bauer Publishing are authorised and regulated for credit broking by the FCA (Ref No. The factory waged unrestricted warfare on power-sapping friction by replacing all plain bushings with proper bearings, and it even shifted the cylinder axis to reduce losses due to piston-to-cylinder contact. All registered in England and Wales. At 53.9-inches long, the wheelbase is appropriately compact and typical of the small-scooter genre. The Italian “Wasp” helped to define the look and culture surrounding scooter transportation, and one simply cannot argue with success.