Mr. Willie Tee Ten, President of the Autohub Group, led the festivities and launching of two new Vespa models; The Vespa Primavera and Vespa Sprint. In his usual aplomb, Mr. Tee Ten proudly discussed the iconic Vespa brand and how it influenced the scooter-riding population for over 50 years.
Vespa Primavera benefits from further operations that renew its line, thus distinguishing it from previous versions. What are new are the distinctive “tie” featured on the front and the chrome crest on the front mudguard. The new Vespa Primavera is available with the 150cc engine displacement, latest generation four-stroke engine with high performance and contained fuel consumption.
The most important news comes from the size of the wheel rims: “12in.”, made of aluminium alloy and with a new five-spoke design, they are the largest in Vespa’s history. This provides greater stability, improved safety, and better holding on all surfaces and in all road conditions. The LED lighting technology, now adopted for both the front headlight and the rear light, boost active safety.
The Vespa Primavera embodies all the values that, half a century ago, made it successful. Young, innovative, technologically avant-garde, agile and dynamic, and environmentally friendly, Vespa Primavera is a modern bike, inheriting the freshness and joie de vivre of its progenitor.
|Vespa Primavera||150 cc|
|Engine||4 stroke single cylinder with electronic injection|
|Engine capacity||154.8 cc|
|Max Power||9.5 kW at 7,750 rpm|
|Max Torque||12.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm|
|Distribution||SOHC (single overhead cam), 3 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel system||New Electronic Injection PFI (Port Fuel Injection)|
|Clutch||Automatic dry centrifugal clutch with vibration dampers|
|Transmission||CVT with torque server|
|Load Bearing Structure||Sheet steel body with welded reinforcements|
|Front suspension||Single arm with coil spring and dual action monoshock absorber – axial stroke 78 mm|
|Rear suspension||Coil spring with adjustable preload (4 settings), and dual action hydraulic monoshock – axial stroke 70 mm|
|Front wheel rim||Die-cast aluminium alloy 3.00×12”|
|Rear wheel rim||Die-cast aluminium alloy 3.00×12”|
|Front tyre||Tubeless 110/70-12″|
|Rear tyre||Tubeless 120/70-12”|
|Front brake||Hydraulically operated 200 mm ø stainless steel disc brake. Single channel ABS anti-lock system|
|Rear brake||Mechanically operated 140 mm ø drum brake|
|Saddle height||790 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||8 litres (including 2 litre reserve)|
The Vespa Sprint
Enriched by the most advanced technical features and designed to achieve the highest levels of stability and handling, Vespa Sprint came to life under the banner of riding pleasure, to translate everyday travel into fun.
Vespa Sprint is heir to a tradition of vitality and youth. It is conceived as an evolution of the Vespa Primavera design and addresses youths of all ages emphasising the sporty styles evoked by its name, legendary by birthright. Vespa Sprint counts on a small and light body, comfortable and protecting, made entirely of steel. It is characterised by very youthful lines, emphasised by a gritty rectangular headlight and is remarkable for its large 12″ wheels, with spectacular aluminium alloy rims.
Also new is the “tie” featured on the front, an addition that brings the Vespa Sprint line up to date, thus distinguishing it from previous versions.
|Engine type||I-get single cylinder, 4 strokes, 3 valves|
|Fuel distribution system||Electronic Injection PFI (Port Fuel Injection)|
|Displacement||155 cc (China, Taiwan, Japan)
154,8cc (Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, AUS, Philippines)
|Max. Power||9.5kw at 7750 rpm
8,7kw at 7.500 rpm (Indonesia)
|Max. Torque||12.8Nm at 6,500 rpm
12Nm at 5.000 rpm (Indonesia)
|Cooling system||Forced Air|
|Front suspension||Single arm with helical spring and single double-acting hydraulic shock absorber|
|Rear suspension||Double-acting shock absorber, adjustable to four positions at preloading|
|Brake system||ABS 1 channels|
|Front brake||Hydraulically operated ø 200 mm stainless steel disc brake|
|Rear brake||Mechanically operated ø 140 mm drum brake|
|Front tyre||Die-cast aluminum alloy 3.00×12” – Tubeless 110/70-12″|
|Rear tyre||Die-cast aluminum alloy 3.00×12” – Tubeless 120/70-12”|
|Wheel base||1,334 mm|
|Fuel capacity||7 (± 0.5 ) liter
9.0 ± 0.5 litri / liters (China)
|Kerb weight||130 kg|
Primavera – Php185,000
Sprint – Php205,000