Automotive Lifestyle

Vespa 75th Anniversary Series arrives in Malaysia; two limited edition models with prices starts from RM 23.5k

Didi Resources Sdn Bhd has officially launched the new Vespa 75th Anniversary Series in Malaysia. To celebrate the Vespa’s 75th anniversary as a true citizen of the world, a new special series, Vespa 75th, has been created for the Vespa Primavera in 150 cc model and the Vespa GTS 300 cc. It will be available for 2021 only.

“In Malaysia the first Vespa was brought in by the British and soon after Merdeka, Vespa was made available to Malaysian citizen by Far East. As we mark the 75th anniversary of Vespa with the two special models which is Vespa Primavera 150cc and Vespa GTS 300cc, Vespa has accompanied Malaysian lives and embodied feelings and the desire for freedom. Vespa is part of our culture. It is a protagonist in our lives, in the imagination of many generations. Today, Vespa is one of those rare products that are consistently part of the landscape in our daily lives”, mentioned Mr Rewi Hamid Bugo, Chairman Didi Resources Sdn Bhd.

Vespa celebrates 75 years and reaches the extraordinary milestone of 19 million units produced, beginning from the spring of 1946. The Vespa that celebrates the 19 million is a GTS 300 in 75th Anniversary Special Edition and was assembled in the Pontedera plant, where Vespa has been manufactured uninterrupted since 1946. 19 million Vespas translate into as many stories of guys and girls worldwide who have gained their freedom astride the most beloved two-wheeler in the world.

Vespa 75th Anniversary Series

The Vespa 75th body, all-steel as always, is presented in “Giallo 75th”, an original metallic yellow. Developed specifically for the new series as a contemporary interpretation of hues in vogue in the 1940s, the colour evokes the heritage, innovative spirit and fashion-loving style of the Vespa.

The side panels and front mudguard display the number 75 in a slightly stronger shade, creating a quietly elegant tone-on-tone effect, which is repeated on the front of the scooter, where the traditional “tie” is an opaque pyrite yellow.

The two-wheeler also features a special nubuck leather saddle in smoke grey with piping, wheel rims painted in grey with a machine finish and a host of chrome-plated details, including the “tie” ornaments, the stickers on the front mudguard, the instrument cluster surround, the muffler cover, the rear-view mirrors and, on the GTS only, the foldaway passenger footpegs.

The rear luggage rack, another distinctive feature of the Vespa 75th, is also chrome-plated: it houses a round bag whose shape replicates the typical spare wheel holder. Made from velvety-soft nubuck leather in the same colour as the saddle, the bag has a shoulder strap for easy carrying, and clips on the luggage rack with a quick-release mechanism. It comes with a waterproof cover.

Like all Vespa special editions, the series is identified with a plate behind the leg shield.

In technology terms, the Vespa 75th represents the top of the Vespa range: all the models of this anniversary version are equipped with a 4.3” TFT colour display, while the fully digital instrument cluster makes the best possible use of the capabilities of the Vespa MIA smartphone connectivity system.

In addition to all this, to mark the exclusivity of this special celebratory series, each Vespa 75th comes with a Welcome Kit including a vintage steel Vespa plate, a personal Owner’s Book and eight collector postcards with images from the eight decades of the Vespa story.

The official selling price for Vespa Primavera 75th Anniversary is RM23,500 and the selling price for the Vespa GTS 300 75th Anniversary is RM38,900.

Drop some comments here!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: