The heir GTS 250 ie
Vespa, born vehicle "quiet" for easy mobility, it was discovered sports and amazed the world with lags, concentrated inventive and innovation: it was the first 150cc, the first to exceed 100 km / h, the first with wheels 10 etc .. (for further information, read the story GS) ". The success was immediate and resounding. The first years of reconstruction were behind, from America came the myths of Rock n 'Roll and the first rebellious youth. Vespa GS embodied the dreams of a generation to become - and still is - one of the most sought after scooter, according to many fans the most beautiful ever existed.
What is now the market offers us after more than 50 years since the GS, and the wasp GTS 250 considered by many as the natural successor as certainly does not break with the tradition of rich sporting history and in fact the square under the body of 'steel the bigger engine, powerful technology and its history. Bright, even fun and well done as always, the Vespa GTS is the solution for those who have not only the city among its destinations.
After noticing the brand Piaggio Vespa and the unmistakable style, well, it is the determination to lead the way. In fact, this docile but two wheels bad, combines sportiness class, capable of reaching with the style bar downstairs like to make a trip out of town full of curves. Not for nothing has won first place among the scooters up to 250 cc to the prize "Bike of the Year" in 2006 the monthly magazine "Motorcycle" and other titles worldwide as the prize reserved motorrad magazine, one of the most important in the world .
As anticipated, it is clear that it is not imitations or substitutes: here is the story Piaggio / Vespa to say how things are. The details, the ones that make the difference, are immediately visible, since 1946, the steel body (which doubles as a frame) remains on the GTS), the silhouette is more slender but the exaggerated rear, the large round headlight and chrome mounted on the handlebars, and the fin fender silvery leaves no doubt: it is a creature of Pontedera!
The GTS comes standard with a rear luggage rack chrome folding unlike previous GT, and a rear light square instead of round.
The bridge, so if we want to define, is complete and easy to understand, presenting a face that brings together the gauge of gasoline, a tachometer, mileage accumulators, the clock and outside temperature gauge, digital course . It 'also has a deterrent electronic immobilizer with coded ignition key.
Plenty of space for luggage
In addition to the carrier described, the versatility of the Vespa has no end: a large platform that that becomes a transport platform for bulky items, a large glove compartment in leg shield and a helmet compartment, although smaller than the average for the scooter, but enough to house a jet helmet with visor.
The 250 cc, fed by electronic fuel injection, meets the Euro 3 legislation for environmental protection. Contrary to previous, this Vespa has a fully automatic transmission, unusual for the die-hard, but definitely more comfortable for city use, with a character of the block Piaggio Quasar is very attractive. This engine, elastic and vigorous at all engine speeds, always frugal, is probably one of the most fascinating parts of the scooter category 250. On the highway, reach the top speed of 125 km / h, offering insights and shooting very reassuring.
12-inch wheels with modern tires, is designed to offer an excellent weight distribution on the move and a good rigidity to ensure road holding above suspicion.
The front suspension rocker transmits steering quite nervous, that I master quickly, very fun to engage in bends or inaccessible mountain paths. However, deserving the full primacy of "sporting house", keeps driving comfort from classical past.
Even the ABS on the GTS
The braking system of the GTS 250 is entrusted to two discs, which offer good power, progressive and reassuring even on the road incostante.E 'you can also enrich Wasp an ABS system, in fact, the GTS 250 is the first to benefit from this technology. The ABS control unit prevents locking of the front wheel braking automatically allocated between the two wheels during braking and amplifies the force exerted by the pilot to assist in emergency situations. This is sometimes considered a bit 'too brutal, but the benefit is undeniable part of everyday use in all weathers, especially since it's available for a reasonable additional cost.
In conclusion, the Vespa GTS is the perfect balance of elegance and sportiness, offering, where it is necessary, the right spirit mixed with a "classic elegance". Do not forget the security of a modern scooter, but a nod to the past with technical and stylistic for 60 years make this legendary two wheels.
Engine: single cylinder 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-valve
Displacement: 244 cc
Electronic injection (250);
Maximum power: 22 hp (250);
Maximum torque: 2.2 mkg (250);
Front brake: 1 220 mm disc, 2-piston calipers;
Posts: 220 mm disc (ABS available on 250)
Tyres Front: 120/70 x 12; Post: 130/70 x 12
Saddle height: 790 mm
Petrol: 10 liters (serb .: 2 l)
Dry weight: 148 kg (250);
Colors: gray, red, black, yellow and blue
Warranty: 2 years parts and labor, unlimited mileage
Place of manufacture: Italy
Maximum speed: 250: 122 km / h; 125: 104 km / h
Average consumption: 250: 4.5 l / 100 km; 125: 4 l / 100 km
Average autonomy: 250: 180 km before reserve; 125: 200 km