2020 GTS 300 HPE Models
In the history of two-wheeled vehicles, the Vespa GTS is the most beloved in the world, having inherited the legacy of the legendary “Vespone”, as the biggest body – strictly in steel – Vespa has always been called. A Vespa on which to move around elegantly in the city, but also ready to travel, even on adventurous voyages, thanks to its powerful engine.
Vespa has since taken this icon of distance & speed and now have an even more potent powerplant. The HPE. Dyamic, sporty, technological but, above all, a powerful bike with its new 300 hpe motor. The HPE 300 now produces a hefty 24hp up from 21hp in the prior motor. There are four versions available: Vespa GTS, GTS Super, GTS Touring and Vespa GTS SuperSport.
Want to know a bit about each platform?
Enter with the Vespa GTS. It’s the straight forward, beautifully designed level of trim. Standard with a folding backrest, the GTS allows you to enjoy the comfort and versatility that these big bikes yield. Silver wheels, two tone color schemes and plenty of chrome, this is the classy version of the might GTS lineup. Standard with safety features like traction control and Anti-Lock Braking.
The Vespa GTS Super version of embodies the typical Vespa GTS values of style, comfort, safety and outstanding sportiness while citing legendary models of the past sports such as the 1955 Vespa GS 150, the 1965 Vespa 180 SS and the 1985 T5 “Pole Position”. The SuperSport special series is born out of this base, characterized by even sportier graphics enhanced by the gritty matte metallic grey and yellow color schemes.
The new Vespa GTS Touring, on the other hand, is derives from the classic GTS base and represents the Vespa's vocation to touring. Millions of Vespas, equipped for tourism, have always travelled the roads of the world giving generations the opportunity to know each other, expanding their borders and encountering different cultures.Developed on the technical basis of the Vespa GTS, the new Touring model comes off as a, vehicle of great stylistic impact that draws from the mythology of Vespa travel, and ready to face all journeys whether city or country. The Vespa GTS Touring is characterized by the evocative windshield that improves protection without affecting - thanks to its small size - the elegance, by the front luggage rack that, along with the rear one and the helmet compartment, provide excellent load capacity to tackle memorable holidays, alone or in company. The Touring also has a dedicated logo positioned on the leg shield back plate.
Lastly, the Vespa GTS Super Sport and Super-Tech are the hot rods. Take everything the Super has and fit specialty graphics, blacked out wheels, unique trim pieces and some of the grittiest, out-there colors in the world of scootering today. The brand new SuperTech boasts the best of technology with its 100% digital 4.3” colour TFT instrument panel and a decidedly-different color.
The evolution of style
The most sporting of the Vespa range continuously evolves and hits new standards of safety, technology, comfort and painstaking attention to detail. All of the Vespa large body versions boast a spacious helmet compartment, a more and more comfortable seating position and latest generation instrumentation with plenty of information. The new series standard features a USB port, located inside the compartment of the leg shield, while the front turn lights house a series of LED that act as day running lights.
|Engine Type||4-stroke single cylinder, 4 valves, electronic injection|
|Max Power||23.8 HP at 8,250 rpm|
|Fuel System||P.I. injection (Port injected)|
|Ignition||Electronic with variable advance|
|Gearbox||Twist-and-go CVT with torque server|
|Clutch||Automatic centrifugal dry clutch|
|Frame||Sheet metal with welded reinforcements|
|Front Suspension||Single arm suspension with coil spring and hydraulic shock absorber|
|Front Travel||135 mm|
|Rear Suspension||Double hydraulic shock absorbers with adjustable preload with 4 settings|
|Rear Travel||120 mm|
|Front Brake||Hydraulically operated 220 mm stainless steel disc – ABS|
|Rear Brake||Hydraulically operated 220 mm stainless steel disc – ABS|
|Front Tire||Tubeless 120/70 - 12"|
|Rear Tire||Tubeless 130/70 - 12"|
|Length / Width||1950/755 mm|
|Seat Height||790 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||8.5 litres|
A step forward for technology
The Piaggio Group is the first manufacturer to introduce scooter ASR electronic traction control, once available only on the best motorcycles, which prevents wheelspin. The electronic control package is rounded-off by the ABS, anti-braking system. Both are standard features on the Vespa GTS 300 family.
The sophisticated Vespa Multimedia Platform is available on the entire Vespa GTS range. This is the platform that allows smartphone connection to the on-board electronic system to transform it into a multi-function tool, a full-fledged complex computer able to simultaneously display information such as tachometer, rev meter, and also instantaneous engine power and torque, longitudinal acceleration, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage and much more.
The smartphone connected to the Vespa Multimedia Platform also makes it possible to display maps and routes as well as identify petrol stations and Service Stations. The tire condition monitoring feature takes synergistic advantage of the vehicle and smartphone sensors to monitor tyre wear and inflation, immediately alerting the rider of any potentially critical situations. The general analysis feature monitors vehicle condition.