2016 Australian Piaggio Vespa Conference
Scott and Andrea headed off to Sydney in October to attend the Australian Piaggio Vespa Conference. Here’s some of the interesting information they picked up while they were there!
70 years of Vespa – Vespa Settantesimo
In the spring of 1946, the first Vespa rolled off the assembly line in Pontedera, Italy. After 70 years and more than 18 million units, Piaggio are celebrating this incredible milestone with a limited edition model range which includes the Vespa Primavera 150, Vespa GTS300 and the historic Vespa PX150.
These 3 special models embody the modern charm of Vespa with 7 decades of stylistic charm combined with traditional design. Each model features:
- Chromatic Azzuro 70 colour scheme
- Elegant Marrone coloured saddle embossed with the Vespa logo and contrasting piping
- 70th Anniversary logo on the inner front shield
- Classic chrome rear rack
- Leather rear bag with 70th logo colour coded to the saddle (made in Italy!), and
- Contrasting grey wheel colours.
Our orders arrived last week… and are in store now. Come on in and check them out.
Vespa Primavera and Sprint – Update
The Vespa Primavera 125 & 150 and the Vespa Sprint 150 have had an update and a range of new features including:
- Electric seat release
- Mechanical opening of the saddle
- USB port for easy charging of electronic devices
- New Muffler design
- Iget engine improvements – resulting in a quieter and more powerful engine while lowering fuel consumption,
- Single channel ABS.
In addition, the wheel size on the Vespa Primavera ABS has been increased from an 11″ to a 12″.
The Vespa Primavera ABS colour range includes Montebianco (White), Nero Vulcano (Black), Blu Midnight (Dark Blue), Rosso Dragon (Red) and the new Grigio Seta (Silver).
The Vespa Sprint ABS colour range includes Montebianco (White), Grigio Titanio (Matte Grey), Rosso Dragon (Red), Blu Midnight (Dark Blue) and the introduction of 3 new colours, Verde Muschio (Moss Green), Arancio Taormina (Orange) and Rosso Matt (Matt Red).
The new colours look awesome in the flesh and we are looking forward to having them on the showroom floor shortly.
Vespa Sprint Adventure ABS – Coming Soon
Piaggio introduces a new model to capture the spirit of adventure with the release of a limited number of a camo inspired special edition Vespa Sprint.
The Limited Edition Vespa Sprint Adventure ABS will be available in two colour schemes, Matt Jungle Green and Matt Desert Sand and includes the following features in Matte Black:
- Rearview Mirrors
- Dashboard Crest
- Shield Border
- Rear Handle Bar
- Muffler Cover
- Front Rack
- Rear Rack, and;
- Smoked Flyscreen.
These great looking new models will be released at the 2016 Melbourne Motor Show and are limited to just 38 units in Australia.
We have two on order due in store late November 2016. Contact Charlie on 07 5455 5249 if you are interested in securing one of these awesome looking scooters.
Piaggio Medley 150 & 150 S – A Closer Look
We got to have a good look at the new Piaggio Medley 150 & 150 S and must admit we were both very impressed. A nice ride, a comfortable pillion seat, more than enough get up and go to get us around Sydney and with “start stop” technology, it is super fuel efficient.
The marketing blurb on the Piaggio Medley says it is a urban, accessible vehicle incorporating the features of elegance, comfort and safety with outstanding technology and efficiency and that pretty much does sum it up perfectly.
It features double channel ABS, Start & Stop technology, amazing under seat storage (fits two open face helmets easily) and a low centre of gravity for ease of movement.
We’ve got a demonstrator on its way – give Charlie a ring on 07 5455 5249 or email him on [email protected] to arrange a test ride.
Hope you enjoyed that update from the world of Piaggio Australia!
Thanks for reading and let us know what you would like more information on in the comments below.
Andrea & Scott