Finally, Vespa LX and Vespa S receive electronics injection system. This is a great news. Even though, it’s only on the 125 and 150 cc versions of the Vespa XL and S models. This means fuel economy, clear running engine, better power delivery, and enhanced performance. Vespa reconfirms the technological supremacy on the new twin valve, air-cooled motors. They are now more powerful, with increased torque at lower engine speeds.
The electronic injection system optimizes the air/fuel mixture for the given speed and the scooter has a smoother picks up. The urban rider will appreciate the smooth power delivery in stop end go traffic.
Now Vespa offers even more environmentally friendly transportation, the use of fuel injection reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions.
Both Vespa models were designed at the headquarters of the Piaggio Group—Pontadera.
Vespa LX 125 and 150 cc
Compact steel body and elegant design come together to create a scooter that stands out from the competition.
The Vespa styling curves are uniquely combined with the ultra modern forms of the Vespa LX. The round headlight, the wide, protective leg shield in steel (like the whole body of the Vespa), the new, wider and more contoured saddle and the new chrome detailing on the rear view mirrors and mudguard are all drawn from the history of the world’s most famous scooter.
The 2009 version of the Vespa LX is the sublime heir of a truly unique legacy, created for people who want get around the city on a technologically advanced scooter with inimitable elegance and style.
The body (which also serves as the monocoque chassis) is made entirely from steel for greater sturdiness and riding precision. 11” and 10” wheels, a classic front disc/rear drum brake system and a suspension layout featuring the hallmark exclusive front link arm and an adjustable hydraulic mono-shock at the rear complete the technical make-up of the Vespa.
Vespa S 125 cc
Vespa S rekindles the appeal of the sporty “Vespino”.
The unique style of Vespa S cleverly combines historical references and cues in a modern interpretation of the most youthful and sporty spirit of the Vespa. The minimalist styling of the Vespa S traces its origins back to legendary models of the 1970s such as the 50 Special and the Vespa Primavera.
Sport, dynamism and originality are the hallmarks of the Vespa S, with its clean, essential lines. With its minimalist design and simple yet elegant forms, the Vespa S brings back the values which made the Vespa a cult among the younger generations in the legendary 1970s.
True to Vespa tradition, the steel body is also a load bearing structure.
The front suspension, with a dual action hydraulic shock absorber, stands out for its aromatically derived single sided link arm layout. At the rear, the Vespa S boasts a suspension layout with a dual action hydraulic mono shock. The 11” front wheel ensures excellent stability and gives the rider a feeling of confidence and safety. The tubeless tires measure 110/70 at the front and 120/70 on the 10” rear wheel. A dependable disc/drum combination has been chosen for the brakes.