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Piaggio VESPA GTS125 Scooter Motorbike Review

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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

You get all the style and cool of an original Vespa, wrapped up in a package with modern reliability and running gear. If you're commute is primarily on busy city roads the engine and handling are spot on. But the GTS struggles out on the open road.


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The four-valve 124cc engine does the job around town, but struggles at higher speeds. Acceleration up to 40mph is brisk, with a noticeable drop afterwards. Perfectly fine if you only ride in town.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

The GTS handles surprisingly well for a scooter. The added weight over classic Vespas means the suspension deals with bumps instead of clattering over them, giving plenty of confidence. The wide seat of the GTS is very comfy and is well suited to spending all day in the saddle.


MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

Underseat storage, bag hook, foldaway pillion pegs, centre stand and sidestand are all included no the GTS, as you'd expect. The underseat storage is big enough for a helmet or a large-size rucksack. There's a grab rail for the pillion, but don't expect to get anywahere fast with the added weight.

Vespa GTS125 (2007-current)

Detail Value
New price £3,549
Used price range View Piaggio VESPA GTS125 bikes for sale to see current asking prices
Engine size 124 cc
Power 15 bhp
Top speed 65 mph
Insurance group 4 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 0
Engine rating is 3 rating is 0
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 0
Equipment rating is 4 rating is 0
Quality & Reliability rating is 3 rating is 0
Value rating is 3 rating is 0

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Piaggio Group owns Vespa and Gielra, among others - so they know how to biuld a scooter. Scooters often get used all year round, with little care. But take care of the GTS and it'll keep going for years.


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

£3549 is a fair bit of cash for a 125cc scooter, especially when you consider there are plenty of cheaper models from less established manufacturers available. But you're buying into a huge family when you go with Piaggio.


Insurance group: 4 of 17

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Model History

2007: Model introduced

Other Versions

Super 300


Top speed 65 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 15 bhp
Max torque 12 ft-lb
Weight 148 kg
Seat height 790 mm
Fuel capacity 9.2 litres
Average fuel consumption 61 mpg
Tank range 124 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 4 of 17
Engine size 124 cc
Engine specification Single-cylinder 4 stroke, 4 valve Piaggio unit with electronic injection and catalytic converter
Frame Pressed steel
Front suspension adjustment Single arm, dual chamber hydraulic shock absorber with coaxial spring
Rear suspension adjustment Two dual effect shock absorbers with adjustable preload
Front brakes 220 mm disc
Rear brake 220 mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70-12”
Rear tyre size 130/70-12”

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