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.
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.
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.
£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.
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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.