Vespa Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Special Models
5 New Vespa Models Revealed in Celebration of Vespa’s 70th Anniversary
Vespa celebrates its 70th birthday by showcasing 5 new models in Malaysia. The 5 new models were displayed at Malaysia’s largest vespa gathering event. The event took place at Publika Mall in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Italian scooter brand.
Naza Premira Sdn Bhd. – Malaysia’s sole distributor for Vespa took the lead in organising Malaysia’s largest vespa gathering. The gathering brought vespa riders and fans from all over the country. On display at the anniversary celebration were the all new:
- Vespa GTS 70th Anniversary
- Vespa PX 70th Anniversary
- Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary
There were updated 2016 models also on display in celebration for the 70th Anniversary:
- Vespa Sprint ABS
- Vespa Primavera ABS
Special details that distinguish the 70th anniversary models limited edition scooters is that they come with Vespa’s Azzuro 70th Anniversary colour finish. In addition to the unique paint, the anniversary edition scooters come with special brown upholstered seats that have the 70th anniversary logo embossed on them. The Anniversary edition scooters also come with a custom brown leather carrying case that is made to perfectly fit on the rear chrome carriers that come with the scooters.
Vespa PX 70th Anniversary
The Vespa PX 70th Anniversary edition comes with the Azzuro color finish complemented with brown leather upholstery for the seat and the custom carrying case. From a technical aspect, the PX comes with a 150cc, 2 stroke single cylinder engine using both an electric starter and a kick starter. At the front, the PX uses a disc brake, while using a drum to stop the rear wheel. You can get your hands on a Vespa PX 70th Anniversary edition scooter at a nett price of $5,900.00 USD (RM26,000) excluding tax
Vespa GTS 70th Anniversary
The Vespa GTS 70th Anniversary is the sporty retro modern scooter that embodies the technology and advancement that Vespa has developed throughout its 70 years of operation. The modern scooter maintains its heritage with its unique design touches. The GTS also comes with the Azzuro paint finish paired with the brown leather seat and the brown leather carrying case.
Powering the GTS is a 154.8cc 4 stroke, 3 valve single cylinder motor using electronic fuel injection to produce 11kw at a rather zappy 9,750 RPM. This is while producing a healthy 12Nm of torque at 7,500 RPM. The front uses Vespa’s single arm ESS (Enhanced Sliding Suspension) while using dual hydraulic shocks that have 4 preload adjustment settings. For brakes the GTS uses discs on the front and the rear while rolling on 12 inch wheels on both the front and the back.
The 70th Anniversary GTS is selling for $4,200 USD (RM 18,000) excluding tax
Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary
Dating back to 1968 the Primavera model line was the catalyst that drove the growth of the Vespa brand for the youths. The primavera was the top pick for the mods in the 60’s and early 70’s. It has now evolved to have the smooth and swooping lines that fuse classic and modern touches in a very stylish manner.
The Anniversary edition Primavera comes with the Azzuro finish with the signature brown leather seat and brown leather carrying case. Power is delivered from a 154.8cc, single cylinder 4 stroke, 3 valve electronically injected I-GET motor. The I-GET motor produces 9.5kw at 7,750 with 12.8Nm of torque at 6,500 RPM. For suspension the Primavera has a single arm upfront paired with a helical spring and a double-acting shock absorber with ABS disc brakes for stopping. On the back the primavera uses a double-acting shock absorber with 4 pre-load settings on it sitting on a 12 inch wheel that has a drum brake attached to it.
The 70th Anniversary Primavera sells for $3,750 USD (RM16,488) excluding tax
2016 Vespa Primavera ABS
The 2016 Vespa Primavera can be purchased in five different colours: Blu Midnight, Grigio Seta, Rosso Dragon, Montebianco, and Nero Vulcano. The updated 2016 Primavera is powered by the same I-GET engine as the 70th Anniversary Primavera, and also has the ABS system of it too.
The 2016 Vespa Primavera ABS sells for $3,300 USD (RM14,488) excluding tax
2016 Vespa Sprint ABS
The 2016 Vespa Sprint ABS is available with a wide range of colour options to help express one’s style. The colours are: Blu Midnight, Grigio Titanio, Rosso Dragon,Montebianco, Arancio Taormina, Verde Muschio, and Rosso Matt. The notable update with for the 2016 Vespa sprint ABS is the usage of the 154.8cc I-GET motor that is also used in the Primavera.
The 2016 Vespa Sprint can be ridden out of the dealer lot at the price of $3,600 USD (RM15,888) excluding tax.