PIAGGIO VESPA GTS125 (2007-on) Review

Published: 09 January 2012

"The style and cool of an original Vespa, with modern reliability and running gear"

PIAGGIO VESPA GTS125  (2007-on)

"The style and cool of an original Vespa, with modern reliability and running gear"

  • At a glance
  • 124cc  -  15 bhp
  • 61 mpg  -  124 miles range
  • Medium seat height (790mm)
  • £3,549

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

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.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

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.

Engine 3 out of 5

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.

Build Quality & Reliability 3 out of 5

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.

Value & Running Costs 3 out of 5

£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 – compare motorcycle insurance quotes now.

Equipment 4 out of 5

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.

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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2007
Year discontinued -
New price £3,549
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 4 of 17
Annual road tax £17
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 15 bhp
Max torque 12 ft-lb
Top speed 65 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 61 mpg
Tank range 124 miles
Specification
Engine size 124cc
Engine type Single-cylinder 4 stroke, 4 valve Piaggio unit with electronic injection and catalytic converter
Frame type Pressed steel
Fuel capacity 9.2 litres
Seat height 790mm
Bike weight 148kg
Front suspension Single arm, dual chamber hydraulic shock absorber with coaxial spring
Rear suspension Two dual effect shock absorbers with adjustable preload
Front brake 220 mm disc
Rear brake 220 mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70-12”
Rear tyre size 130/70-12”

History & Versions

Model history

2007: Model introduced

Other versions

Super 300

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