This is the fastest Vespa scooter on sale now

By thoriq, 13 July 2020

Local Vespa vanguards Didi Resources Sdn Bhd have expanded its line up further. Launched by the firm last weekend were two racy 'Racing Sixties' retro-liveried special offshoots of both the Sprint and GTS Super 300 models.

Aptly, the 'Racing Sixties' name and theme should tell you plenty, like how it was inspired by the feats of 1960s-era legendary sports personalities, and the lore of said era's iconic racing events like Monaco, Monza Grand Prix, as well as the infamous Targa Florio.

GTS Super 300 Racing Sixties
GTS Super 300 Racing Sixties
Sprint Racing Sixties
Sprint Racing Sixties

The result sees both the Sprint and GTS Super 300 Racing Sixties wearing simple yet striking yellow and green or red and white paint options. It also sees much of the chrome brightworks finished in matte black instead, gold-finished 12-inch alloy wheels, and soft nubuck seat saddles with artisan-like stitching amongst many tasty traits.

Between the two, what really piques our interest is the GTS Super 300-based offering. Underneath its pretty skin, it packs Vespa's HPE liquid-cooled 278.3cc single-cylinder mill, which is good for claimed 22.7bhp and 25.6Nm.

Sure, not gravity-defying numbers in the bike world, but definitely way up there as far as twist-and-go scooters of this size and style go. The bonus here is that the chance to bask in this peppy scoot's zippy speed in a distinctively Italian retro style, provided you meet its terms that is...

As you can guess, the 278cc displacement warrants for a Full-B license first and foremost. However, we're certain that the steep RM31,400 base price tag that will be the hardest term to fulfill – mind you, that's before factoring on-road costs still.

Fortunately, there's a smaller Sprint-based variant slotted below to consider too. Mechanically similar to the Sprint S the firm launched not too long ago, this one won't require a Full-B license thanks to its 155cc displacement, and it has a much more 'sensible' RM19,100 base price tag too.

And just to add to the occasion, Didi Resources Sdn Bhd have also prepared an extensive catalogue of style-matching Racing Sixties accessories – tee-shirts, sweaters and even jet helmets – for you to gear up with to ride either one.

Like we've said about any Vespas, the premium will be worth meeting given just how much style they ooze effortlessly, and these racy specials are no exceptions. The only question now is which of the two will you lot prefer to seen scooting on?