3 new Vespa models launched @ Sneakerlah 2018

By thoriq, 08 October 2018

After making waves recently with its three specials, local Vespa importers and distributors Naza Premira Sdn Bhd kept its momentum going by launching three more models last weekend during Sneakerlah 2018 held in Mid Valley.

Bowing during the nation’s biggest sneaker fest were the refreshed-for-2018 Sprint, Primavera and GTS 300 Super Sport models. Here’s what you ought to know about these three stylish new Italian scooters.

2018MY Vespa Sprint
2018MY Vespa Primavera

Sprint & Primavera

We’ll start off with the Sprint and Primavera models that have received a mild nip-tuck for 2018. New here are their redesigned ‘tie’ (front fascia), new alloy wheels design, as well as upgraded LED head- and taillight combo in both.

Mechanically, there aren’t any changes with their shared i-Get air-cooled SOHC 150cc single-cylinder hearts. Primed with electronic fuel injection and three-valve setup, both the Sprint and Primavera boast decent output figures of 12.7hp and 12.8Nm.

Also unchanged is the CVT ‘twist-and-go’ automatic transmission paired with the mill. Both also benefit with notable features such as a single-channel ABS suite (Front) plus a neat USB charging port, thus making them safe and convenient daily commuters.

Complementing the restyling efforts are a selection of new paint schemes options in both as well. As for prices, the Sprint commands a starting figure of RM16,400 whilst the slightly larger Primavera starts from RM15,600 onwards  (base prices).

GTS 300 Super Sport

Capping the trio off was the new-for-2018 GTS 300 Super Sport offering. This is essentially a mildly hotter variant of the GTS 300 Super that was launched prior, sporting a racier colour scheme and graphics motif.

Underneath, the GTS 300 Super Sport harnesses Vespa’s liquid-cooled 300cc single-cylinder mill that outputs nearly 21hp and 22Nm to its rear wheel via CVT ‘twist-and-go’ automatic box.

Added control comes from the presences of dual-disc brakes with dual-channel ABS, as well as the addition of Vespa’s Assisted Slip Reduction (ASR) suite. Added convenience, on the other hand, comes from the presences of a USB charging port and electric seat saddle opening functions, the latter via a car-like key fob.

Like the Sprint and Primavera, the GTS 300 Super Sport is now assembled locally (CKD) in Piaggio Group’s regional hub in Vietnam, resulting in a dramatic price reduction to just RM28,000 now (base price).

Following their debut last weekend during Sneakerlah 2018, these stylish new offerings are now available for purchase through authorised dealers nationwide.