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.
|SPRINT RACING SIXTIES 150|
|Engine type||I-get single cylinder, 4 strokes, 3 valves|
|Fuel distribution system||Electronic Injection PFI (Port Fuel Injection)|
|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 suspension||Double-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 system||ABS – 1 channel|
|Front brake||Hydraulically operated ø 200 mm stainless steel disc brake – ABS|
|Rear brake||Mechanically operated ø 140 mm drum brake|
|Wheel base||1,334 mm|
|Fuel capacity||7 (± 0.5) liter|
|GTS 300 Racing Sixties HPE|
|Engine type||Piaggio HPE single-cylinder 4 strokes 4 valves|
|Fuel distribution system||Electronic injection|
|Bore & Stroke||75 mm x 63 mm|
|Max. Power||17 kW @ 8500 rpm|
|Max. Torque||26.0 Nm @ 5500 rpm|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling|
|Transmission||CVT with torque server|
|Front suspension||Single-sided swingarm with coil spring and hydraulic control|
|Rear suspension||Double hydraulic shock absorber with four-position spring pre-load adjustment|
|Front Wheel||Tubeless 120/70 – 12”|
|Rear Wheel||Tubeless 130/70 – 12″|
|Brake system||ABS 2 channels with ASR|
|Front brake||Hydraulically operated 220 mm stainless steel disc – ABS|
|Rear brake||Hydraulically operated 220 mm stainless steel disc – ABS|
|Fuel capacity||8.5 (± 0.5 ) liter|