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Vespa Primavera and Vespa Sprint 2016

The famous scooter now boasts the i-Get engine. ABS comes standard. Prices from €4,270

Vespa Primavera and Vespa Sprint 2016


Vespa reinterprets itself and, above all, confirms its technological cutting-edge. Therefore the new Vespa Primavera and Vespa Sprint make their début, heirs to the legendary “Vespino” from the ’60s and they stand out for their more generous equipment package (including the very handy USB socket) and in particular, the ABS braking system, now standard on all the 125 and 150 cc versions. The most important innovation, however, is the use of the new Piaggio i-Get Euro4 engine. Let's begin... from the end. The price: Vespa Primavera ABS is already on sale at €4,270 in the 125cc version, whereas it will take €4,470 to ride home on the 150 cc versionVespa Sprint ABS 125 costs €4,470 whereas the price of the Sprint 150 ABS is €4,770 (prices do not include road tax and registration).

i-Get - We have already had the chance to try this engine on the 2016 Piaggio Medley/S 125 and 150. Performance has been maximised on these engines, whereas consumption and emissions (not only polluting, but also noise) have been simultaneously minimised. The new i-Get engines are then available in the versions with liquid or air cooling and with 3 or 4 valve timing. The new powerplants that equip the two scooters are single cylinder 4-stroke 125 and 150 cc air cooled engines with electronic injection and 3-valve timing. Each and every detail, from the exhaust to the internal design of the gearbox cover, has been designed to make the ride smoother, quieter and more comfortable. The injection system has been optimised and improved in terms of efficiency; the ECU now has a barometric sensor that guarantees optimum combustion every time in any condition of use and at any altitude. This means that the power and torque output reach new and high levels of regularity and reliability, even in the city with constant “stop and go” riding. These engines are completely environmentally friendly, approved in accordance with the Euro4 Multidirective. The i-Get 125 cc engine has maximum power and torque that measure in respectively at 7.9 kW at 7,700 rpm and 10.4 Nm at 6,000 rpm, whereas the 150 cc reaches 9.5 kW maximum power at 7,750 rpm and 12.8 Nm maximum torque at 6,500.  Fuel consumption checks in at 45.5 km/l for the 125 and 41 km/l for the 150 measured in the WMTC cycle. The exhaust system is also new.

ABS AS STANDARD EQUIPMENT - On all of the 125 and 150 Vespa Primavera and Vespa Sprint versions, the ABS braking system now comes standard, a further technical advancement intended to increase safety. This system, developed specifically for the Vespa Primavera and Vespa Spring, can also boast being lightweight, leaving the kerb weight virtually unchanged.

VERSIONS AND COLOURS - The new Vespa Primavera comes in the 125 and 150 cc engine capacity versions, available in four colour schemes: Rosso Dragon (with beige saddle); Nero Vulcano (with red saddle); Blu Midnight (with beige saddle) and Montebianco (with red saddle). Vespa Primavera is also available in the Touring version, a special equipment package characterised by a front and rear luggage rack, both chromium plated. Also included in the Touring package are the new Marrone Crete Senesi colour scheme, the elegant fairing and the dedicated plate. The new Vespa Sprint is available in two versions: Vespa Sprint (with the 125 cc displacement engine) and Vespa Sprint S (with the 125 and 150 cc displacement engines), the latter characterised by an attractive Titanium Grey colour scheme with dedicated graphics and black painted rims. For Vespa Sprint 125 there are five colour schemes: Rosso Dragon, Nero Lucido, Montebianco, Giallo Positano and Blu Gaiola, all with a black saddle.

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Translated by Jonathan Blosser

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