2009 Vespa GTV250
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– 2009 Vespa GTV250
2009 Vespa GTV250
Developed on the base of the powerful GTS, the 2009 Vespa GTVs styling pays homage to the distinctive vintage look of the classic Vespas from the 50s and the 60s, namely the headlamp which has been positioned on the front mudguard, as it was on the very first Vespa prototype.
The Vespa LXV and GTV models celebrate 60 years of the most legendary two-wheeler of all time by re-introducing the trademark Vespa styling and features from the 50s and 60s models.
A few years after it was originally launched, Vespa would come to symbolize Europe’s post-war reconstruction. Over the decades, it would become an icon of youth culture and an emblem of Italian style and design worldwide. Now, 60 years on, the Vespa continues to be an innovative product and an example of industrial design par excellence in terms of styling and production technology.
Cleverly re-interpreting some of the traditional design and technical elements of vintage Vespas, particularly 1950s and 1960s models, the Vespa GTV and Vespa LXV pay homage to this iconic product, the result of pure Italian creativity and industrial culture. The LXV is built around the LX engine, a 150cc four-stroke engine that allows you to travel the highways with as much confidence as the city streets.
Developed on the base of, respectively, the Vespa GTS and LX, the Vespa GTV and LXV have a distinct vintage look, but include automatic transmissions and eco-friendly, modern engines. The GTV utilizes a powerful 250cc four-valve, liquid-cooled engine with electronic injection, a double rear shock absorber and 12″ wheels stopped by two disk brakes. The LXV is built around the LX engine, a 150cc four-stroke engine. Both models feature a single steel chassis, as all Vespas have since their inception.
Developed on the base of the GTS, the GTV features several distinctive stylistic details, namely the headlamp which has been positioned on the front mudguard, as it was on the very first Vespa prototype. The headlamp moved up by the handlebars on mid 50s models, and is back on the mudguard for this special vintage model. Additional features evoke the original Vespa as well, such as the ‘naked’ handlebar (the prototype had a simple, metal tube) and the dual-seat saddle which is made of genuine leather and houses storage space suitable for your helmet. The round analog speedometer has relatively retro graphics, plus a digital ride information display, further emphasizing the combination of historical elements and modern technology on this unique vehicle.
2009 Vespa GTV250 – Specifications
MSRP: $6,899 USD
ENGINE TYPE Single-cylinder four-stroke four-valve with two-way catalytic converter and SAS
CYLINDER CAPACITY 244 cc
BORE x STROKE 72mm x 60mm
MAX POWER AT SHAFT 16.2 kw (22CV) at 8250 rpm
MAX TORQUE 20.2 Nm at 6,500 rpm
MAX SPEED 76 mph
FUEL / TANK CAPACITY Unleaded 2.4 gallons (9 litres)
GAS MILEAGE 65-70 mpg
DISTRIBUTION Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
COOLING SYSTEM Liquid
LUBRICATION Wet sump, chain-driven lobe pump
INGINTION Electric with automatic start
CLUTCH Automatic centrifugal dry clutch with dampers
CHASSIS Load-bearing steel chassis with welded structural supports
FRONT SUSPENSION Single arm, dual-chamber hydraulic shock absorber with co-axial spring
REAR SUSPENSION Two dual-effect shock absorbers with adjustable preload
FRONT BREAK 220 mm Ã¸ disc
REAR BREAK 220 mm Ã¸ disc
FRONT TIRE Tubeless 120 / 70-12″
REAR TIRE Tubeless 130/70-12″
LENGTH 76.4″ (1941 mm)
WIDTH 30.3″ (770 mm)
WHEELBASE 54.9″ (1394 mm)
SEAT HEIGHT 31.1″ (790 mm)
DRY WEIGHT 322 lbs (146 kg)
TYPE APPROVAL EPA and CARB
AVAILABLE COLORS Portofino Green, Siena Ivory