PIAGGIO VESPA GTS125 (2007 - on) Review
At a glance
Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
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 & brakesNext up: Engine
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.
EngineNext up: Reliability
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.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
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 vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
£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.
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.
|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|
|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”|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||61 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£21|
|Annual service cost||-|
|Used price||£3,000 - £3,500|
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How much to insure?
|Warranty term||Two year unlimited mileage|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||15 bhp|
|Max torque||12 ft-lb|
|Top speed||65 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||124 miles|
Model history & versions
2007: Model introduced
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