Scooter dolce: Vespa's 2013 line pays homage to classics

Publish Date: 
Oct 2, 2012

VESPA’S 2013 scooter lineup includes special edition versions fro the S and GTS Super Sport models, as well as styling upgrades and color changes to the LX and S lines.

The range features the Italian classic’s swank styling, steel monocoque frame, air travel-inspired trailing link front suspension, and an anti-theft system that immobilizes the scooter unless a unique key is present on the riders. All models also include a one-year, unlimited mileage warranty and one year of free roadside assistance.

Here are some of the highlights.

Vespa LX 50Vespa LX 50 and LX 150 i.e. get new styling in the form of a reconfigured central embossed cover that runs from the handlebar to the front fender. The front shield has been altered to be more modern and angular.

Additionally, the instrument panel on the 150 features revamped graphics. For 2013 both models will come in aquamarine.

Vespa LX50LX 50
Color Options: Dragon Red, Midnight Blue, Volcano Black, Aquamarine (new for 2013)
MSRP: $3,399
Gas Mileage: 90 mpg
Max Speed: 35 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

 

LX 150 i.e.
Color Options: Dragon Red, Montebianco White, Midnight Blue, Volcano Black, Aquamarine (new for 2013)
MSRP: $4,599
Gas Mileage: 75 mpg
Max Speed: 59 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa S 50Vespa S 50 and S 150 i.e. get new design details such as a new horn cover and revamped instrument panel graphics. The S, like the LX, also gets a new floorboard mat as standard equipment.

The S Sport SE limited editions harken back to 1970s-era Vespas. These come with special graphics, a single seat saddle with white piping, black wheels and a red front suspension spring.

Vespa S 50
Color Options: Dragon Red, Montebianco White
MSRP: $3,299
Gas Mileage: 85 mpg
Max Speed: 35 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa S 150 i.e.
Color Options: Dragon Red, Montebianco White
MSRP: $4,499
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 59 mph
Availability: Late October 2012 (continued)

Vespa S 50 Sport SE
Color Options: Satin Black
MSRP: $3,399
Gas Mileage: 85 mpg
Max Speed: 35 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa S 150 i.e. Sport SE
Color Options: Satin Black
MSRP: $4,599
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 59 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa GTS Super Sport 300The Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super Sport SE is a blend of character and performance features a 300cc electronic injection engine. The scooter features a sport saddle and new graphics.
GTS 300 Color Options: Satin Black
MSRP: $6,399
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 80 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

GTS 300 Color Options: Dragon Red, Montebianco White
MSRP: $6,199
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 80 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa GTS 300 i.e.
Color Options: Midnight Blue, Bronze
MSRP: $5,999
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 80 mph
Availability: Late September 2012

Vespa LXV 150The Vespa LXV 150 i.e. is built around the LX engine, a 150cc four-stroke engine that allows for highway travel. The LXV now comes standard with front and rear luggage racks, giving one ample room for groceries, gear and more.

Color Options: Siena Ivory, Espresso
MSRP: $5,499 Gas Mileage: 75 mpg
Max Speed: 59 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

 

 

The Vespa GTV 300 i.e. was developed on the the base of the GTS, with styling that pays homage to the distinctive vintage look of classic Vespas from the 50s and 60s, namely the headlamp which has been positioned on the front fender. GTV comes standard with front and rear luggage racks.

Color Options: Siena Ivory, Espresso
MSRP: $6,999
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 80 mph
Availability: Late September 2012

Piaggio press release and images posted by Dennis Johnson