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Vespa GTS Super and Sprint “Racing Sixties” is available in Malaysia now

Vespa Malaysia has just launched the Vespa GTS Super and Sprint “Racing Sixties”, a special series inspired by the racing world’s most classic and evocative aesthetics. Inspiration for the Vespa “Racing Sixties” series comes from the gentlemen riders’ races of the 60s, a world in which freedom of expression extended as far as the vehicle customisation arena. During that decade, riders were fuelled by a great spirit of independence and autonomy, determinedly choosing their team, the races in which to compete, and even the aesthetics of their vehicle, particularly in terms of its colours, graphics and materials. Colours and graphics would often reflect a sense of belonging to one’s country of origin, graphic details and colour schemes were selected to ensure one’s private team had a distinctive and easily recognisable look, a visual tribute to the brands that chose to support sports teams on the road to victory.

The brand-new yellow and red graphics stand out on the chassis, green and white respectively, of the grittiest models in the Vespa range, the Sprint150cc engine and GTS Super, powered by the 300cc HPE engine. In addition to the evocative colour scheme, a brand-new seat, golden wheel rims and matte black details, give life to two aesthetic proposals that stand out for their elegant sportiness: the first (yellow paired with green) more classic and the second (red with white) offering a more dynamic, fresh and modern mood.

Classic sportiness is guaranteed with both the Vespa Sprint and Vespa GTS Super thanks to the pairing of simple colours such as yellow and green, or red and white, and the clean graphic lines that enhance the sides and front tie. An added style touch comes in the shape of the matte black finish of the passenger grab handle and footrests, the front and rear light setting, the silencer cover, the rear-view mirrors, the onboard instrument cluster base and shield trim, as well as the crest on the front mudguard of the Vespa GTS Super “Racing Sixties”.

Vespa GTS Super and Vespa Sprint “Racing Sixties” shed their classic chrome plating to give way to the gold metallic finish of the wheel rims, and gain exclusivity and prestige thanks to the new seat in soft, velvety nubuck, coated in PVC to protect in bad weather and complete with artisan-style stitching reminiscent of that seen on 1960s sports cars, and the dedicated plate, these last two features a tribute to the exciting and engaging world of racing. 

To complete the Vespa GTS Super and Vespa Sprint “Racing Sixties” special series, a range of garments and two coordinating helmet versions have been designed, inspired by the vehicles’ graphics and colour schemes.

The Vespa GTS Super “Racing Sixties is now available from RM31,400 and Vespa Sprint “Racing Sixties” available from RM19,100.

 Engine type I-get single cylinder, 4 strokes, 3 valves 
 Fuel distribution system  Electronic Injection PFI (Port Fuel Injection) 
 Displacement 154.8 cc 
Bore & Stroke 58 mm x 58.6 mm 
 Max. Power 9.5kw at 7750 rpm 
 Max. Torque 12.8Nm at 6,500 rpm 
 Cooling system Forced Air 
 Transmission  CVT with torque server 
Front suspension Single arm with helical spring and single double-acting  hydraulic shock absorber 
Rear suspensionDouble-acting shock absorber, adjustable to four positions at preloading 
Front Wheel Die-cast aluminum alloy 3.00×12” – Tubeless 110/70-12″ 
Rear Wheel  Die-cast aluminum alloy 3.00×12” – Tubeless 120/70-12”  
Brake systemABS – 1 channel 
Front brakeHydraulically operated ø 200 mm stainless steel disc brake – ABS 
Rear brakeMechanically operated ø 140 mm drum brake 
 Length  1,863 mm 
 Width  695 mm 
Wheel base 1,334 mm 
 Fuel capacity   7 (± 0.5) liter 
GTS 300 Racing Sixties HPE
Engine typePiaggio HPE single-cylinder 4 strokes 4 valves
Fuel distribution systemElectronic injection
Displacement278 cc 
Bore & Stroke75 mm x 63 mm
Max. Power17 kW @ 8500 rpm 
Max. Torque26.0 Nm @ 5500 rpm 
Cooling systemLiquid cooling
TransmissionCVT with torque server
Front suspensionSingle-sided swingarm with coil spring and hydraulic control
Rear suspensionDouble hydraulic shock absorber with four-position spring pre-load adjustment
Front WheelTubeless 120/70 – 12”
Rear WheelTubeless 130/70 – 12″
Brake systemABS  2 channels with ASR
Front brakeHydraulically operated 220 mm stainless steel disc – ABS
Rear brakeHydraulically operated 220 mm stainless steel disc – ABS
Length1950 mm 
Width755 mm
Wheelbase1,375 mm
Fuel capacity8.5 (± 0.5 ) liter

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