Vespa USA Presents the 2013 Model Range

2012-10-01 11:39
In 1946, Vespa was conceived as a utility two-wheel vehicle and a means of transportation for the entire family. Its subsequent success was an unprecedented phenomenon. Vespa rapidly became a distinctive symbol of Italian style and elegance around the whole world. Over 66 years later, Vespa continues to inspire passion and loyalty among owners and aficionados. Vespa is the only scooter brand that symbolizes la dolce vita.

The 2013 Vespa lineup features the introduction of a new special edition for the S and GTS Super Sport models as well as new styling and colors on the LX and S models. One of the best-selling model ranges, the vintage inspired LXV-GTV line, sees the return of the crowd favorite Siena Ivory color. And of course, there are a host of accessories available to customize one’s Vespa including top cases windscreens and retro-inspired helmets.

Whether it is 1946 or 2013, there are certain features of a Vespa that make Vespa the most iconic scooter in the world. Regardless of model, each Vespa has these important attributes:

Classic Italian Style
Vespa represents the ultimate in style and elegance. It is an icon of Italian design that satisfies the needs of a sophisticated target worldwide, while exuding the following brand values: premium, Italian, timeless urban classic, a distinctive lifestyle statement.

Steel Monocoque Frame
An indispensable characteristic of the Vespa. The steel frame acts as a solid chassis delivering a superior ride and long-term durability. The steel body will last for generations and not deteriorate quickly.

Trailing-link front suspension
The front suspension is one of Vespa's most original elements. Boasting aeronautic origins, the trailing-link front suspension provides a smooth and luxurious ride. It was initially introduced to make changing the front tire easier.

Peace of Mind
An anti-theft immobilizer, preventing the engine from running unless the unique key is present, comes standard on all Vespa models (excludes S range). A one year, unlimited mileage warranty and one year of free roadside assistance comes standard with all Vespa models.

Vespa LX 50 and LX 150 i.e. ** New Styling and Colors**

The LX line has received a style revamp for 2013. The Piaggio Style Centre focused particularly on the central embossed cover that runs from the handlebar to the mudguard which has become the Vespa's refined distinguishing feature. The front shield now features a more modern and angular design. This gives the front a modern look, at the same time abandoning a few of the rounded shapes from the previous model. Within the front shield lies the chrome-plated horn guard. The final touch of chrome-plated class is the Piaggio shield fixed on the mudguard, inspired by historic Vespa models.

Attention to Detail
Vespa is revered for its fit and finish and attention to detail. For 2013, particular attention was paid to the instrument panel, the handgrips, and the floorboard.

The instrument panel features revamped graphics which provide higher visibility in any condition
(LX 150 only). The large Vespa LX 150 instrument panel includes a speedometer and odometer, the fuel level indicator, digital clock and a series of service warning lights such as direction indicators, low and high beams, fuel reserve and engine oil level, as well as lubricant. Another touch of class is the Vespa logo treatment given to the handgrips and the floorboard protection. Both bear embossed Vespa logos, a widely followed custom in the automotive world.

LX 50
Color Options: Dragon Red, Midnight Blue, Volcano Black, Aquamarine (New for 2013)
MSRP: $3,399
Gas Mileage: 90 mpg
Max Speed: 35 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

LX 150 i.e.
Color Options: Dragon Red, Montebianco White, Midnight Blue, Volcano Black, Aquamarine (New for 2013)
MSRP: $4,599
Gas Mileage: 75 mpg
Max Speed: 59 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa S 50 and S 150 i.e. **New Styling**
In 2013 the Vespa S has new design details which make it even more eye-catching and sporty. The S model sports a new horn cover located on the front shield as well as the "tie", the central embossed cover, which will distinguish all new Vespa vehicles. Additionally, the instrument panel graphics have been revamped. The horn guard on the shield and the crest on the front mudguard are now finished in an extreme matte black color replacing the elegant chrome finish. The five-spoke wheels are the same matte black color. On the Vespa S, as with the LX, the new floorboard protection comes standard, embellished with the Vespa logo.

Vespa S 50
Color Options: Dragon Red, Montebianco White
MSRP: $3,299
Gas Mileage: 85 mpg
Max Speed: 35 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa S 150 i.e.
Color Options: Dragon Red, Montebianco White
MSRP: $4,499
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 59 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa Sport Special Edition **Limited Edition**
The Sport Special Edition of the Vespa embodies the values of style, comfort, safety and sportiness of the most widely recognized scooter in the world while citing legendary models such as the 1955 Vespa GS 150, the 1965 180 SS and the T5 “Pole Position” from 1985.

Even sportier and more aggressive today, the Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super Sport SE and Vespa S Sport SE feature the attention to detail and the fit and finish that have made Vespa famous. The suspension gains a distinctive racing red finish for the front spring, a motorsports detail that makes the front view of the Vespa GTS Super Sport and Vespa S even more aggressive

Vespa S 50 Sport SE & S 150 i.e. Sport SE **Limited Edition**
Vespa S Sport SE, reminiscent of the 1970s Vespa models, brings out the sport spirit of Vespa with its minimalist aesthetic but high performance. The Sport graphics and the single seat saddle with white piping for the 50cc version convey a further sporty touch. The black wheels and red spring enhance the Vespa S Sport's essential elegance even more, which complement the bold new Satin Black color.

Vespa S 50 Sport SE
Color Options: Satin Black
MSRP: $3,399
Gas Mileage: 85 mpg
Max Speed: 35 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa S 150 i.e. Sport SE
Color Options: Satin Black
MSRP: $4,599
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 59 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super Sport SE **Limited Edition**
The Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super Sport SE is a blend of character and performance. The 300cc electronic injection engine brings out maximum performance, whether in the city or on country roads. The graphics along the side of the rear fairing and the sport saddle with white piping complete the sporty look of the Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super Sport SE. The Satin Black finish rounds out the look nicely, giving the Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super Sport SE a masculine, modern aesthetic.

Color Options: Satin Black
MSRP: $6,399
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 80 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super
Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super presents itself as a distinctive choice among GT scooters. It is the only maxi-scooter that can offer all the class and exclusivity of Vespa, with the agility and performance of the 300cc engine. The trailing link front suspension gains a distinctive red racing suspension spring, a distinctive and instrumental part of the Vespa design.

Color Options: Dragon Red, Montebianco White
MSRP: $6,199
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 80 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa GTS 300 i.e.
The Vespa GTS 300 i.e. is an uncompromising fusion of breathtaking performance, technical superiority and classic Vespa design. The GTS 300 i.e. has 12” alloy wheels, front and rear disc brakes and a liquid cooled engine with electronic fuel injection.

Color Options: Midnight Blue, Bronze
MSRP: $5,999
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 80 mph
Availability: Late September 2012

Vespa LXV 150 i.e.
Cleverly re-interpreting some of the traditional design and technical elements of vintage Vespas of the 1960s, the Vespa LXV 150 i.e. is the result of pure Italian creativity and industrial culture. The LXV is built around the LX engine, a 150cc four-stroke engine that allows you to travel the highways with as much confidence as the city streets. The LXV now comes standard with front and rear luggage racks, giving one ample room for groceries, gear and more.

Color Options: Siena Ivory, Espresso
MSRP: $5,499
Gas Mileage: 75 mpg
Max Speed: 59 mph
Availability: Late October 2012

Vespa GTV 300 i.e.
Developed on the base of the powerful GTS, the Vespa GTV’s styling pays homage to the distinctive vintage look of classic Vespas from the 50’s and 60’s, namely the headlamp which has been positioned on the front mudguard, as it was on the very first Vespa prototype. GTV comes standard with front and rear luggage racks, making the GTV the perfect companion for a weekend getaway.

Color Options: Siena Ivory, Espresso
MSRP: $6,999
Gas Mileage: 70 mpg
Max Speed: 80 mph
Availability: Late September 2012

Source: Piaggio Group Americas, Inc.

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