PIAGGIO VESPA GTS125 (2007 - on) Review

At a glance

Power: 15 bhp
Seat height: Medium (31.1 in / 790 mm)
Weight: Low (326 lbs / 148 kg)


New £3,549
Used £3,000 - £3,500

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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

Next up: Engine
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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.


Next up: Reliability
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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.

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
3 out of 5 (3/5)

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 vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
3 out of 5 (3/5)

£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.


4 out of 5 (4/5)

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.


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”

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 61 mpg
Annual road tax £21
Annual service cost -
New price £3,549
Used price £3,000 - £3,500
Insurance group 4 of 17
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

Model history

2007: Model introduced

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