The New Vespa GTV
From its birth in 2006, Vespa GTV has been the ambassador of purest classicism within the Vespa family thanks to the use of the “faro basso” (low headlamp), positioned on the front mudguard, and the exposed metal tubular handlebar, stylistic throwbacks to the most iconic models.
At EICMA 2022, Vespa GTV débuted in a completely revolutionized look, maintaining the inevitable traits of the legend’s origins but combining them with an ultra-modern technological equipment package and brand-new sporty finishes. The result is an extraordinary marriage of tradition and modernity, classicism and aggressiveness, which manifests itself in the most authentically sporty Vespa ever.
The new Vespa GTV is powered by the gritty 300 high performance engine (hpe) single cylinder, with four-valve timing, liquid cooling and electronic fuel injection. Accredited with power of 17.5 kilowatts (23.8 horsepower), it is the highest-performance engine ever fitted on a Vespa.
An Authentic Style, Even Sportier
The new Vespa GTV evolves under the sign of sportiness and includes the significant stylistic improvements introduced in the new GTS range, with even more painstakingly detailed finishes and a construction quality that elevates it to unprecedented levels.
The headlight clusters are now full LED, including the characteristic low headlamp, whereas the new instrumentation maintains the elegant circular shape, but it is now entirely digital, a solution that makes it possible to take full advantage of the features offered by the Vespa MIA connectivity system, available as a separate accessory.
The instrumentation is connected to the handlebar using an original cantilevered bracket and enveloped by a small yet aggressive top fairing clearly inspired by the racing world. Enhanced by three horizontal slits, it is painted orange, a shade that also characterizes the Vespa GTV’s graphics and contrasting details.
At the center of the front shield, the unmistakable “neck-tie” has sporty lateral slits and is enhanced by decorations with orange edging. The five-spoke design of the wheel rims is also new, painted matte black with an orange graphic on the channel.
Another distinctive element of Vespa GTV is the single-seat, two-tone saddle with a racing look and the rear part, which is installation ready for a hard cover color coded to match the body, reminiscent of the typical racing Vespa fairings. The cover is available as a separate accessory and can be removed. In any case, the saddle is street legal for two-up riding and features ample and comfortable seating, characterized by a technical pattern and horizontal thermobonding with contrasting orange stitching on the edges.
The overall look of the Vespa GTV stands out for its matte black finish that characterizes the frame of the low headlamp and the rear light cluster, its profile along the perimeter of the body, its passenger grab handle and foot pegs, its silencer cover, its rear-view mirrors, and the instrumentation bracket and frame.
The new Vespa GTV is available in the dedicated Beige Avvolgente Opaco color scheme with contrasting orange graphics that run diagonally across the side panels.
Hi-Tech Equipment Package
Vespa GTV embraces the technology and the traveling vocation typical of the extremely recent evolution of the Vespa GTS family, the famous “Vespone.” Therefore, the ergonomics are perfectly Vespa, enhanced by the comfort of the large body; the seat position is natural and allows total control over the vehicle and absolute comfort even over long distances.
Convenience and practicality are highlighted by the introduction of the keyless system, which lets you start it without having to insert a traditional key. On the back of the shield, the classic ignition switch with lock is replaced by a practical knob. To start the vehicle, simply press it and turn it to the ON position. The engine is started in the usual way, via the button located on the right-hand control block.
The implementation of new digital LCD instrumentation allows a wealth of travel information to be displayed (maximum speed, average speed, instant consumption, average consumption, range and battery charge status), as well as all call, message and music notifications if the vehicle is connected to a smartphone through the VESPA MIA system (available as a separate accessory).
The USB port comes as standard equipment, located in the storage compartment on the back of the shield, whereas the spacious compartment under the seat features a mat and a practical courtesy light.
On the safety front, standard features include ASR electronic traction control and the anti-lock braking system (ABS).
Vespa 946 10° ANNIVERSARIO
Created in 2013 and continuing the legacy of a humanistic approach to design, in which the human figure is at the same time creator and focus of the creative idea, Vespa 946 has now been the archetype of Vespa for the coming generations. It’s a masterpiece of Italian craftsmanship that has now become a genuine collector’s item, taking shape in a dedicated production line, more like a haute couture atelier than a factory.
Ten years on, Vespa 946 makes its debut in the special 10° Anniversario outfit, with an exclusive dedicated color that’s a modern take on a classic Vespa shade: green. In keeping with its role as trendsetter, Vespa 946 10° Anniversario sports a shade which is soft and velvety but has a hint of acidity that makes it highly original. It’s no coincidence that this shade emerged as a trend in the spring/summer 2023 fashion collections at the New York, London and Milan Fashion Weeks. The pearlescent color appears pastel at first glance but then gains depth with illumination.
All the details of Vespa 946 10° Anniversario are made with a refined burnished finish with warm hues, starting with the aluminum alloy split wheel rims, whose fins are intended as a reference to the historic drum brake that equipped the first Vespas. The wheel rim channel, on the other hand, is green to match the body. The double-upholstered saddle is black with burnished stitching, as are the hand grips, hand-sewn with needle and thread.
Vespa 946 10° Anniversario: the Technology
- Tradition and innovation: Monocoque body made of sheet steel with aluminium elements: handlebar, saddle support, side panels, front mudguard, rear view mirror supports
- Maximum safety: 220-millimeter dual disc brake, ABS dual channel braking system, ASR traction electronic control system and large 12-inch wheels with aluminum alloy split rims
- Ecology and economy: 125cc and 150cc 3V engines, electronic injection, top-in-class fuel consumption and emissions reduction
- Technology and style: LED headlamp with heat dissipating system, LED tail light and turn indicators, full LCD multi-purpose dashboard