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Eicma 2018: Piaggio reveal updates to Vespa GTS range

Published: 07 November 2018

Piaggio have updated their Vespa GTS range for 2019 in pursuit of greater performance, comfort and styling.

Now comprising of five models; the Vespa GTS, GTS Touring, GTS Super, GTS SuperSport and Vespa GTS SuperTech, the latest range boasts traits such as an improved riding position, advanced technological upgrades and the most powerful engine ever installed in a Vespa GTS model from the factory.


New for 2019, the GTS SuperTech comes complete with a smartphone compliant full-colour 4.3in TFT display, showing features including speed, total and partial mileage, ambient temperature and fuel level. All machines will also feature LED lighting to the front and rear to maximise visibility to other road users.

Plenty of striking paint schemes are available

All models will also be available in either the brand’s easy-going L-plate friendly 125 i-get single-cylinder engine, or a new 300 hpe (High Performance Engine) four-stroke unit that takes the title of being the most powerful engine ever installed on a Vespa – producing around 22.7bhp. And, thanks to a latest-generation Magneti Marelli ECU, the 300 lump is already future-proofed to Euro 5 standard. 

Tweaked styling

Alongside an increased 12% power from the larger-capacity motor, the bikes have also received a range of styling tweaks in an attempt to keep the classic Vespa look both modern and contemporary.

This includes new handlebars and chrome crest adorning the front mudguard, as well as a new honeycomb motif displayed on the grilles to the sides of the leg-covering shield.

Comfort is also boosted for both rider and pillion with a new seat featuring both new levels of padding and upholstery. This covers a large compartment capable of taking two open face helmets, with room to spare.

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