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2018 Vespa Sprint 150 Review

2018 Vespa Sprint 150

2018 Vespa Sprint 150 2018 Vespa Sprint 150 2018 Vespa Sprint 150

VITALITY AND YOUTH.

2018 Vespa Sprint 150 Review on Total Motorcycle:

THE UPDATED VERSION OF THE YOUNGEST AND SPORTIEST VESPA: MORE COMFORT, MORE SAFETY, AND A NEW STYLE

 EVER MORE TECHNOLOGY, EVER MORE CONNECTED, THIS BOLD VERSION LOOKS TO THE FUTURE WITH A SPECTACULAR FULL COLOUR TFT MULTIFUNCTION INSTRUMENT PANEL

  

Vespa Sprint is the most modern interpretation of the sports version of a Vespa.

Enriched by the most advanced technical features and designed to achieve the highest levels of stability and handling, Vespa Sprint came to life under the banner of riding pleasure, to translate everyday travel into fun.

Staring in the mid 1960s, a new generation of sports Vespas invaded the European roads. They were small, quick, extremely agile and modern, like the mentality of the young people who rode them. Vespa Sprint is the direct heir to legendary models such as the SS 90 or the Primavera ET3, symbols of Vespa’s historic vocation for brilliance. The new Sprint and Sprint S are designed to combine freshness of style and sportiness with state-of-the-art technology.

 Vespa Sprint is heir to a tradition of vitality and youth. It is conceived as an evolution of the Vespa Primavera design and addresses youths of all ages emphasising the sporty styles evoked by its name, legendary by birthright. Vespa Sprint counts on a small and light body, comfortable and protecting, made entirely of steel. It is characterised by very youthful lines, emphasised by a gritty rectangular headlight and is remarkable for its large 12″ wheels, with spectacular aluminium alloy rims.

 The 2018 Vespa Sprint benefits from a number of stylistic and technical evolutions. The LED lighting technology, now adopted for both the front headlight and the rear light, boost active safety. The Bike Finder and the seat remote control are standard.

The new “necktie” on the front is a further update to the Vespa Sprint line, distinguishing it from previous versions

 

 

Vespa Sprint S

 Vespa Sprint S further accentuates Vespa Sprint’s sporty styling and is designed to be the gutsiest of Vespa’s “small body” family. Tthe new Sprint S adds a series of novelties to the already-sporty Vespa Sprint, the first scooter in this class to mount two 12″ rims. The most important of these is the instrument panel technology.

Indeed, the handlebars sport an instrument panel that, like on its “sister” the Primavera S, is a full colour TFT multifunction display. A very significant upgrade once again putting Vespa at the leading edge of its era. The features of the 4.3-inch instrument panel’s are selected from a control on the right hand side of the handlebars and also include the display of all information from the Vespa Multimedia Platform platform.

The instrument panel, as well as displaying all the classic information, such as speed, total and partial mileage, ambient temperature, and fuel level, works as a display for the latest release of the VMP (Vespa Multimedia Platform). The VMP app adds a series of features to the Vespa control panel for processing and managing an incredible amount of information sent to the rider about the vehicle status and the route being followed. The system also allows you to use the keys on the handlebars to answer calls and to use the smartphone’s voice commands to make calls or play music by activating a playlist.

The seat of the new Vespa Sprint S is unique to this model and adds a sporty elegance to the line. The colours are also designed for this specific model that will be available in three colours: Giallo Gelosia (Matt), Grigio Titanio (Matt) and a New Grigio Pastello.

 

Vespa Sprint and Vespa S are driven by modern one-cylinder four-stroke 125 and 150 cc engines, air-cooled and equipped with electronic injection and 3-valve distribution. Each detail from the exhaust to the inner structure of the transmission casing was designed to provide a smooth, quiet, and comfortable ride. The control unit now contains a barometric sensor, which ensures always optimum combustion under all conditions and at all altitudes. The engine power and torque delivered thus reach new levels of steadiness and reliability, also in city traffic, characterised by continuous “stop and go”.

The engines are absolutely environmentally friendly and perform at the top of their category: the i-get 125 cc engine delivers power and torque of respectively 7.9 kW at 7,700 rpm and 10.4 Nm at 6,000 rpm, while the 150 cc reaches a maximum power of 9.5 kW at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm. These values, together with the well known low weight typical of all Vespas, make the“small body” Vespas especially perky both under city traffic conditions and in open-road stretches. This brilliant performance comes together with extremely low fuel consumption: the special design of the engine and the solutions adopted for the various components make it possible to achieve a consumption of 44.2 km/l for the 125 and 40.3 km/l for the 150, as measured in the WMTC cycle. The large 8-litre tank, gives Vespa Sprint a full riding range: on a full tank, it is possible to cover 364 km with the 125 cc version and 328 km with the 150 cc model.

 

 

 

2018 Vespa Sprint 150 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

For the 2018 Vespa Sprint has undergone a number of stylistic and technical evolutions. The active safety has been enhanced thanks to the LED lighting technology now adopted on both the front and rear headlights while the Bike Finder and the remote-control seat opener are now standard. Also new is the “tie” featured on the front, an addition that brings the Vespa Sprint line up to date, thus distinguishing it from previous versions.

Vespa Sprint S further accentuates Vespa Sprint’s sporty styling and is designed to be the most spirited of Vespa’s “small body” family. The most important new feature is the instrumentation which, as in the sister model Primavera S, is a full color TFT multifunction display.

 

Broad range of accessories

As always with a Vespa, the new Sprint also offers a wide range of accessories to customise the vehicle and for greater riding comfort.

The dedicated top box, completely painted in the same colour as the vehicle and enriched by the chromed Vespa badge, can hold a full-face helmet. The top box can be finished with a backrest, covered in the same material as the seat. The chromed base on which the top box is mounted can also be used as a carrier.

Maximum protection is ensured by the anti-chip, high quality, methacrylate windscreen, customised with the Vespa logo, the support rods have a clear finish in line with the other aesthetic details.

Vespa Primavera can also be fitted with a top fairing – available in both transparent and tinted material – that elegantly completes the vehicle’s design.

The chrome-plated front and rear luggage racks are also one of the most classic accessories of every Vespa and testify to the great travelling spirit that every Vespa has always possessed. The new Vespa Primavera is no exception. The front side and rear chrome mudguards elegantly finish the vehicle and protect the bodywork. Both the luggage racks and the side guards are also available with matte black finish, combining style and sportiness, in perfect harmony with the Vespa Sprint style.

The accessory line also includes an internal top box bag, a convenient side stand – in black painted steel (which makes easier to park), an outdoor vehicle cover, and an indoor cover, with a”big logo” and convenient openings to accommodate any accessories, and a rubber mat.

The electronic anti-theft device and the mechanical saddle – handlebar anti-theft device are also available for the Vespa Sprint, in addition to a line of other anti-theft devices. The essential mittens and leg covers are practical and fast to fit, made of thermal material offering excellent weather protection. The leg cover of the Vespa Sprint carries the Vespa logo in metal and provides maximum stability even at high speeds. The saddle cover and anti-theft device are integrated in the accessory.

The range of accessories is complemented by two-colour aluminium alloy wheels that further enhance the Vespa Sprint’s bold and sporty character. Like the black or grey matte fairing cover, the single-seat and the “Sport” graphics.

 

 

 

2018 Vespa Sprint 150 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

THE BRAND NEW SPRINT

As its name suggests, this is the sportiest and most dynamic “small body” Vespa in the whole range.

Today’s Sprint builds on the heritage of the sporty Vespas of the ’60s and ’70s whilst retaining the features that made them so successful with the young of the time, such as the sport design saddle, the red rear shock damper and the rectangular front headlight.

These traditional strengths have now been joined by the features and technology of a modern scooter, such as LED lights, analog-digital instrumentation, improved comfort, the safety of the ABS system, a new front suspension and 12” wheels mounted for the first time on a “small body” Vespa.

All this makes the Sprint the ideal Vespa for anyone who wants to ride round town in style and on something dynamic.

 

STYLE AND PLEASURE RIDE TOGETHER.

Developed to combine the Vespa style with a sporting mood and frisky riding, the Vespa Sprint offers solutions that will more than match your expectations.

For example? Bigger wheels – 12” with redesigned rims – to guarantee enhanced riding pleasure and total control over the scooter.

The Sprint offers new developments style-wise too: the rectangular headlight cluster draws inspiration from the unforgettable Vespa Special of the ’60s, the saddle has been redesigned for improved comfort and provided with passenger grab handles, the entire bodywork and the finishes have been restyled and the rearview mirrors have beeen upgraded.

 

GRIT AND CHARISMA, NOW AS THEN.

In such a fast moving world only strong personalities get noticed. The Sprint has inherited the charisma of the Vespa tradition, icon of style and symbol of Italian lifestyle, and given a contemporary twist to the distinctive design that made it a global success. This is why the Sprint is the true heir to the legendary Vespa Special and a/the leader amongst “small body” scooters on today’s market.

With its flowing lines and smaller dimensions and its mix of new solutions and details, the nimble and muscular Sprint makes quick work of city traffic.

 

ALL YOU’LL EVER NEED, AND MORE.

The Vespa Sprint will give you avant-garde technologies ensuring dynamic and safe riding in every situation: ESS front suspension, front disc brake in tandem with the new rear drum brake, a new analog and digital instrumentation panel, and LED side lights and brakelight. As well as a priority focus on comfort, with a roomier underseat compartment – big eneough for a full-jet helmet – and more space for driver and passenger thanks to more body length compared to rivals in the same category. What’s more, noise and vibrations have been appreciably reduced by the modern engines and the rigidity of the steel body.

 

S FOR SPECIAL.

The frisky Vespa Sprint also comes in the Special S Series, which intensifies its already fiercely sporting spirit with a line and an aesthetic that make it look formidably dynamic even by the kerb.

Its seductively simple livery points up the clean and sober lines and adopts a minimalist rigour with its exclusive Titanium Grey colouring, which thanks to the small body recalls the more successfully models of the ’70s.

Perfectly in line with the new colouring are the dedicated graphics, the black saddle and the large 12” rims, also black, that make the elegant essence of the Vespa Sprint even more striking.

 

 

 

 

2018 Vespa Sprint 150 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD

 

Vespa Sprint 125 cc 150 cc
Engine 4 stroke single cylinder with electronic injection
Bore/stroke 52/58.6 mm 58/58.6 mm
Displacement 124.5 cc 154.8 cc
Max Power 7.9 kW at 7,700 rpm 9.5 kW at 7,750 rpm
Max Torque 10.4 Nm at 6,000 rpm 12.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Distribution SOHC (single overhead cam), 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel system New Electronic Injection PFI (Port Fuel Injection)
Cooling Forced air
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric
Clutch Automatic dry centrifugal clutch with vibration dampers
Transmission CVT with torque server
Load Bearing Structure Sheet steel body with welded reinforcements
Front suspension Single arm with coil spring and dual action monoshock absorber – axial stroke 78 mm
Rear suspension Coil spring with adjustable preload (4 settings), and dual action hydraulic monoshock – axial stroke 70 mm
Front wheel rim Die-cast aluminium alloy 3.00×12”
Rear wheel rim Die-cast aluminium alloy 3.00×12”
Front tyre Tubeless 110/70-12″
Rear tyre Tubeless 120/70-12”
Front Brake Hydraulically operated 200 mm ø stainless steel disc brake. Single channel ABS anti-lock system
Rear brake Mechanically operated 140 mm ø drum brake
Length/Width 1860/735 mm
Saddle height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1,340 mm
Fuel tank capacity 8 litres (including 2 litre reserve)
Approval Euro 4

 

 

 

 

2018 Vespa Sprint 150 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN

 

Vespa Sprint 125 cc 150 cc
Engine 4 stroke single cylinder with electronic injection
Bore/stroke 52/58.6 mm 58/58.6 mm
Displacement 124.5 cc 154.8 cc
Max Power 7.9 kW at 7,700 rpm 9.5 kW at 7,750 rpm
Max Torque 10.4 Nm at 6,000 rpm 12.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Distribution SOHC (single overhead cam), 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel system New Electronic Injection PFI (Port Fuel Injection)
Cooling Forced air
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric
Clutch Automatic dry centrifugal clutch with vibration dampers
Transmission CVT with torque server
Load Bearing Structure Sheet steel body with welded reinforcements
Front suspension Single arm with coil spring and dual action monoshock absorber – axial stroke 78 mm
Rear suspension Coil spring with adjustable preload (4 settings), and dual action hydraulic monoshock – axial stroke 70 mm
Front wheel rim Die-cast aluminium alloy 3.00×12”
Rear wheel rim Die-cast aluminium alloy 3.00×12”
Front tyre Tubeless 110/70-12″
Rear tyre Tubeless 120/70-12”
Front Brake Hydraulically operated 200 mm ø stainless steel disc brake. Single channel ABS anti-lock system
Rear brake Mechanically operated 140 mm ø drum brake
Length/Width 1860/735 mm
Saddle height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1,340 mm
Fuel tank capacity 8 litres (including 2 litre reserve)
Approval Euro 4

 

 

 

 

2018 Vespa Sprint 150 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

 

Vespa Sprint 125 cc 150 cc
Engine 4 stroke single cylinder with electronic injection
Bore/stroke 52/58.6 mm 58/58.6 mm
Displacement 124.5 cc 154.8 cc
Max Power 7.9 kW at 7,700 rpm 9.5 kW at 7,750 rpm
Max Torque 10.4 Nm at 6,000 rpm 12.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Distribution SOHC (single overhead cam), 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel system New Electronic Injection PFI (Port Fuel Injection)
Cooling Forced air
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric
Clutch Automatic dry centrifugal clutch with vibration dampers
Transmission CVT with torque server
Load Bearing Structure Sheet steel body with welded reinforcements
Front suspension Single arm with coil spring and dual action monoshock absorber – axial stroke 78 mm
Rear suspension Coil spring with adjustable preload (4 settings), and dual action hydraulic monoshock – axial stroke 70 mm
Front wheel rim Die-cast aluminium alloy 3.00×12”
Rear wheel rim Die-cast aluminium alloy 3.00×12”
Front tyre Tubeless 110/70-12″
Rear tyre Tubeless 120/70-12”
Front Brake Hydraulically operated 200 mm ø stainless steel disc brake. Single channel ABS anti-lock system
Rear brake Mechanically operated 140 mm ø drum brake
Length/Width 1860/735 mm
Saddle height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1,340 mm
Fuel tank capacity 8 litres (including 2 litre reserve)
Approval Euro 4

 

 

 

 

 

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