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New Vespa Primavera, Sprint revealed

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Fashionable scooter brand Vespa has regaled the scooter community once again after releasing its latest version of the best-selling Primavera and Sprint models. In fact, the launch coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Primavera, one of Vespa’s most spectacular success in their line-up.

The Primavera costs P185,000.

Key changes in the Primavera are bigger wheels at 12-inch aluminum alloys– the largest in Vespa history and comes with a revamped five-spoke design. MotoItalia Philippines (authorized local distributor of Vespa) said this feature promises heightened stability, safety and “holding” on all surfaces and road conditions. Additionally, the Primavera now features LED lighting technology on both headlights and rear lamps.

The new version also gets a unique “tie” design on its front and chrome crest on the front mudguard. Powering it is Vespa’s 150cc, latest-generation four-stroke engine with three valves per cylinder. The system delivers 12.7hp at 7,750rpm and 12.8Nm at 6,500rpm.

A chrome-plated base upon which the top box is mounted may be used as a luggage rack.
The anti-chip methacrylate windscreen can also be customized with the Vespa logo. A top fairing can also be fitted as with chrome-plated front and rear luggage racks and front side and rear chrome mudguards. An internal top box bag, side stand, outdoor and indoor cover and rubber matting complete the additional accessories.

As for the Sprint (priced at P205,000), a smaller, quicker, more agile and modern model for Vespa, it is targeted to appeal to a younger, more fashionable set of riders. It is a direct descendant of the SS 90 or the Primavera ET3 and powered by a four-stroke, three-valve electronic-injection engine. The 155cc power plant generates up to 12.7hp and 12.8Nm.

Set on a light body made entirely of steel, the Sprint is equipped with a rectangular headlight and boasts dynamic styling. Like the Primavera, this Vespa now has 12-inch wheels and swaps its old lighting system with LED for both the headlight and rear assembly and earns a similar “tie” feature on its front to indicate it as a new model.

“We never expected Vespa to grow this big. Today, we have 17 dealerships and we’re not going anywhere but up,” said Willie Tee Ten, head of Motoitalia Philippines.

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