Piaggio has launched its new sporty and athletic scooter, replacing the S lineup. Dubbed the Vespa Sprint, the new scooter will be offered in Europe in two version – the Sprint 125 and Sprint 50 -, which both of them represent the sporty and “dynamic” range of the Vespa lineup.
The design cues of the 2014 Vespa Sprint was inspired by the recently launched Primavera and the “old” Sprints model which was first introduced in 1965. Compared to the Primavera and the older models, the newest Sprint has sharper styling for the headlight, handlebar and instrumentation that features an analogue speedometer with a new black background and a digital readout, plus the scooter sits on 12-inch aluminium wheels shod with tubeless Pirellis (front and rear) and has a slightly different seat with double stitching.
Like the Primavera, the 2014 Vespa Sprint 125 model is powered by a three-valve, SOHC, four-stroke, 125cc, single-cylinder, electronic fuel injected engine that generates a claimed 10.8 hp at 7,700 rpm, 7.7 lb·ft of torque at 6,000 rpm and has a top speed of around 62 Mph, while the 2014 Vespa Sprint 50 model will be available with 50 cc, two-stroke and four-stroke engine options. Vespa claims its four-stroke 50cc engine is the most powerful four-stroke 50cc engine in production. The Company will also offer the Sprint 150 model for the US market.
Other highlights inlcude new rear-view mirrors, LED lights, a large 4.4 gallon helmet compartment, a strengthened chassis and a redesigned front suspension system.
The 2014 Vespa Sprint will be available in White, Vintage Yellow, Blue, Red and Black color options. Pricing or availability has not been released yet.