The Autohub Group, led by its president, Mr. Willie Tee Ten, just launched the “darkest” episode in Vespa history; The Vespa Notte.
The Vespa Notte is the special series available for Vespa Sprint (150 cc versions) and for Vespa GTS Super (300 cc versions) and is based on the proven technical and mechanical foundation of the most recent large frame Vespa scooters.
The name selected for this series is aptly named, characterised by total black graphics. It’s quite a departure from the colorful repertoire of brightly hued scooters. It’s elegance and mystery combined. Imagine a “bad” Vespa; but in a nice way.
The “night-time” style pairs the beautiful new opaque black of the chassis with numerous glossy black details, including the mirrors, the ornaments of the classic “tie” on the front shield, the handlebar ends, the passenger handle and the extractable footpegs of the GTS Super Notte.
Refined details include a saddle dedicated to each model and a plate with the logo placed on the rear shield. The rims and muffler guard are also glossy black.
Choice of engines
Vespa Sprint Notte is available with 150 cc engine, which are part of the cutting edge family of Piaggio i-get engines. The 150 cc is the head of the i-get engine family: a single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine equipped with electronic injection and 3-valve distribution. Each detail from the exhaust to the inner structure of the transmission casing was designed to provide a smooth, quiet, and comfortable ride. A remarkably environmentally friendly engine capable of performance at the top of its category: the power and maximum torque of the i-get 150 cc engine are 9.5kw at 7750 rpm and 12.8 Nm at 6500 rpm, figures that work with the light weight of all Vespa scooters to give the Vespa Sprint Notte a particularly lively acceleration or a hasty getaway.
The Vespa GTS 300 Super Notte however, has a modern, high tech, single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid cooled, electronic injection engine capable of putting out 15.6 kW (21.2 hp) at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 22 Nm at just 5,000 rpm. Such figures ensure prompt acceleration and particularly brilliant performance, making the large frame special version Vespa the perfect vehicle to move about comfortably both in city traffic and long road trips.
So, if you want your vespa to be different from the other Vespa models, or just want to blend in the dark, the Vespa Notte is for you. Mysterious is the aura that will surround you.
The Darkness comes at a price:
2019 Vespa GTS 300 Super Notte – Php 368,000,
2019 Vespa Notte Sprint – Php 228,000.
Images: Earl Manalansan (except main pic)