MEDIA RELEASE: OCTOBER 2016
VESPA PRIMAVERA AND SPRINT NOW WITH ABS
VESPA HAVE RELEASED EXCITING NEW VERSIONS OF THEIR POPULAR SPRINT AND PRIMAVERA MODELS WITH A RANGE OF TECHNICAL UPDATES TO INCLUDE ABS AND IMPROVED EFFICIENCY ENGINES
Once again, Vespa confirms dedication to cutting-edge technology proving to be one of the most modern and safest vehicles in the world with the introduction of improved versions of Vespa Primavera and Vespa Sprint; 2 models which are heirs to the legendary “Vespino” that have charmed and transported entire generations worldwide. Increased specification now includes the most significant upgrade to ABS standard on all 125 and 150 cc versions of Primavera and Sprint. Additional innovation comes in the form of the upgraded Piaggio i-get powerplant, capable of ensuring brilliant performance, reduced consumption and extremely high overall efficiency.
A USB port is now fitted in the glove compartment and electric saddle release is a new and handy improvement while the Primavera features larger 12” diameter wheels with new spoke design.
ABS standard on all 125 and 150 Models
An electronic, single channel ABS braking system is now standard on Sprint and Primavera 125 and 150cc models, a technical advancement designed to increase safety. The ABS system, developed specifically for the Vespa Primavera and Vespa Sprint, is extremely compact leaving the kerb weight virtually unchanged. The advantages of ABS are tangible in terms of safety and riding confidence on the road, where riders will discover Sprint and Primavera offer dynamic qualities and exceptional stability; something learners in particular will fully appreciate.
Upgraded Italian Green Experience Technology (i-Get) engine: maximum quality and reliability.
Vespa Primavera and Vespa Sprint i-Get power plants are single cylinder engines, completely new both in terms of mechanical components and electronic parts. The upgraded power plants are the result of a design philosophy that sets new and more advanced quality and reliability levels as its primary objectives. Every aspect of the design process was aimed at increasing the efficiency of each individual component, thereby working together to maximise performance and minimise consumption and emissions (not only polluting emissions but also sound emissions). With a testing phase of more than one million kilometres, the new i-Get engine is a testament to the attention to quality and reliability in the development process.
- the crankshaft, with 24% increased inertia compared with the previous engine for a decisive reduction in vibrations and a smoother ride.
- A new starter motor, decidedly quieter.
- A new gearbox cover, to reduce the noise even more and increase strength.
- New exhaust system makes the engine quieter and at the same time ensures a pleasant sound.
The i-Get power plants that equips Vespa Primavera and Vespa Sprint are ultra-modern, single cylinder 4-stroke 125 and 150 cc air cooled engines with electronic injection and 3-valve timing. Each and every detail, from the exhaust to the internal design of the gearbox cover, has been designed to make the ride smoother, quieter and more comfortable. The injection system has been optimised and improved in terms of efficiency and the result is an engine which is environmentally friendly and capable of performance at the top of the category. The i-get 125 cc and 150cc engines both feature improved power and torque.
Versions and colours
The new Vespa Primavera comes in 125 and 150 cc engine capacity versions and is available in 5 colour schemes: Rosso Dragon (with black saddle), Nero Vulcano (with red saddle), Blu Midnight (with beige saddle), Montebianco (with red saddle) and a brand new colour, Grigio Seta (with red saddle.)
The Vespa Sprint in 150 cc will be available in 3 new colours: Grigio Titanio, Rosso Matt and Verde Muschio while the current colours of Rosso Dragon, Montebianco, and Blue Midnight are retained. All Sprints are fitted with a black saddle.
Wide range of accessories
A wide range of accessories to customise your vehicle and improve riding comfort are also available. The Primavera top box in matching colour is available and can also be fitted with a matching back rest to colour coordinated to the seat.
A high quality, methacrylate windscreen, tall or low design and customised with the Vespa logo is also available. Chrome front and rear luggage racks with laser engraved Vespa logo are a popular choice for the tourer and one of the most classic accessories. Chrome perimeter kits, floor mats and covers are also available as are electronic alarms and mechanical cable anti theft items.
Primavera & Sprint ABS are available now at Authorised Vespa dealers (That’s us!)
Vespa Primavera 125 and 150 – Technical Specifications
|Vespa Primavera||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 at crankshaft||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|
|Timing system||SOHC (single overhead cam), 3 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel system||New Electronic PFI (Port Fuel Injection)|
|Clutch||Automatic dry centrifugal clutch with vibration dampers|
|Gearbox||Twist-and-go CVT with torque server|
|Bearing structure||Sheet steel body with welded reinforcements|
|Front suspension||Single sided link arm with coil spring and dual action monoshock – 78 mm wheel travel|
|Rear suspension||Coil springs with preload adjustable to 4 positions and two dual action shock absorbers – 70 mm wheel travel|
|Front wheel||Die-cast aluminium alloy 2,50×11”|
|Rear wheel rim||Die-cast aluminium alloy 2.75×11”|
|Front tyre||Tubeless 110/70-11”|
|Rear tyre||Tubeless 120/70-11”|
|Front brake||Hydraulically operated 200 mm ø stainless steel disc. Single channel ABS antilock system|
|Rear Brake||140 mm ø drum|
|Length/ width||1,860/735 mm|
|Saddle height||780 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||8 litres (including 2 litre reserve)|
|Emissions compliance||Euro 4|