Motoitalia, the official distributor for the iconic Vespa scooters, launched the new Vespa S in the just concluded Breakfast Run for Vespa enthusiasts in Okada, Manila.
The new Vespa S now comes in new vibrant colors, but still retains its famed looks and reliability that made the Vespa a cultural icon.
New for the 2020 model is the instrument panel with its revamped graphics, which provides more visibility in any road condition. The panel of the Vespa S is a combination of speedometer and LCD digital screen, that gives the rider the much needed information, mainly the fuel level and clock.
Also, an improved ergonomic design of the saddle is apparent, now having a flatter and narrower tip, yet keeping enough padding and size to ensure a comfortable ride for the ones with modest height. The new upholstery material further enhance the premium look of the vehicle, without looking ostentatious.
For more control and comfort for both rider and passenger, the footrest is also reshaped. Thanks to the combination of the new design of both saddle and footrest, the riders with modest height can now easily put the feet on the ground, while the passenger has more footrest space.
On the Vespa S, the movement of the swinging arm is structured on roller boxes that reduce operating friction to a minimum. With a new structure design, connecting the engine and the body and a damping absorber, Vespa S 2019 is further improved in clearing vibrations. Vespa S is equipped with a single cylinder 4-strokes 125cc air cooled I-get engine with electronic injection and 3-valves timing, improving efficiency and fuel consumption.
The color range is all new : Grey Titanio (matt), Yellow Sole (glossy), White Innocenza (glossy), Black Vulcano (glossy), Blue Vivace (matt).
Vespa S also comes with the immobilizer anti-theft system as standard, indicated by the light in the instrument panel, when active. It’s also equipped with a functional glove box, extremely handy for daily use to store small objects like rain gear, sunglasses or gloves without worrying about theft. The load capacity is also ensured by the helmet compartment, as well as the bag hook, for that extra luggage or cargo
Most notable feature in this model is the USB charging port which is a much welcomed feature for riders when they want to charge their phones, tablets and small electronic devices.
SRP is PHP 145,000
For more information, visit your nearest Vespa dealer.
Text/Images: Earl Manalansan