The Vespa LX125 isn’t a sporty machine, and it has tiny wheels, so the chassis is suited to sedate commuting only – throwing it around an abusing it ties it in knots. It’s well-balanced, has a good turning circle and fits through traffic well – common to most Piaggios the suspension crashes a little over bumps, but it’s OK.
The Piaggio 125cc four-stroke engine is used here – like it’s other applications, it accelerates the Vespa LX125 forward smoothly, quietly and fuss free. It’s an unintimidating power delivery that new riders won’t have a problem with, though you’ll be wishing for a bigger motor if you’re used to bigger machinery. But then that’s not who a 125 is built for anyway. Fuel economy is good too.
The Vespa is a nicely designed machine put together neatly, and although most of the bike is concealed the bits that aren’t suffer with corrosion. The design means every panel on one side gets damaged even in a small drop. Look after it though and it’ll still be cool for years to come.
Value is a subjective issue with a Vespa – on paper it’s a lot of money for what you get – another bike from Piaggio’s own range would give you a better spec. But the Vespa LX125 comes with a huge dollop of style (and girly chic in the limited edition pink!) you just don’t get with other scoots. You probably already know if you want one – buy one and you’ll be perfectly happy with it. Find a Vespa LX125 for sale.
The Vespa is a fashion scooter, so it’s not as well appointed as dedicated commuter. There’s still room under the seat for a bag of shopping or an open face lid, and two small people could fit on the dual seat. There’s locking cubby hole in the leg shield, and the dash has a fuel gauge and clock for your convenience. Compare and buy scooter clothign and parts in the MCN Shop.