First time test driving Vespa LX and Vespa S 2013

The 2013 generation Vespa LX and S are more powerful and fuel efficient thanks to a new engine with 3 valves including 2 intake valves and 1 exhaust valve.

The world-famous Vespa brand has just launched a new generation of engines to equip two popular vehicle lines, Vespa S and Vespa LX. In particular, the 125cc engine version is launched on the world market, while in North America alone, there will be a more powerful engine version, 150cc. However, Piaggio has not announced the exact time these new Vespa models will be available in showrooms as well as the selling price, however, it is likely that the price will be around 4499 USD for the Vespa S model and 4599 USD for the Vespa S model. LX model.

Vespa LX and Vespa S

Launched in 1946, Vespa is Piaggio’s low-cost street car line. To date, 17 million Vespas have been shipped over the past 66 years. The latest versions of the LX and S series equipped with a 3-valve engine have just been launched in the city of Rome – home of the Vespa brand itself.

New versions of Vespa do not have many design changes. Basically, Vespa LX and Vespa S both have compact and fashionable designs. While the LX has a more modern style with a newly designed digital clock cluster, light brown leather saddle and soft curves, the Vespa S stands out with nostalgic details, with 2 clock faces. Separate information display, headlights and rearview mirrors are designed in square and angular shapes, plated with shiny stainless steel edges.

In addition, the LX 125/150 3V still uses the key to open the trunk, the storage compartment under the seat has enough space for a half-face helmet and some other items. Both of these models are designed with a convenient front storage compartment.

The most prominent and important change on the 2013 Vespa is its power and fuel efficiency – a breakthrough improvement for a car line that is always considered to be “gas hungry”. Inside the typical Vespa stamped steel block is a completely new 3-valve, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine block, making the LX and S 125/150 more powerful and fuel-efficient than ever, with The corresponding capacity is 11.6 and 12.9 horsepower.

In particular, with a 150cc engine, Vespa can run at speeds of up to 110km/h. This is the difference in power between versions 125 and 150. According to Piaggio, with a fuel tank capacity of 8.3l, Vespa has a fuel consumption of 55km/l if running at a steady speed of 50km/h and controlling ideal operating conditions.

Although the design is a bit small, the Vespa runs quite compactly and firmly on rough roads thanks to its sturdy steel frame structure, equipped with 11-inch front and 10-inch rear cast rims, with tire sizes of 110/70 and 120/ respectively. 70 from Michelin Pilot City is very suitable for all road surface conditions, including slippery and wet roads. The LX and S both use steel core spring front suspension and adjustable monoshock single-arm rear suspension.

In 2011 Vespa achieved sales of 115,000 units globally, an impressive number for a scooter line from Italy. And of course, with its compact, easy-to-use design and moderate weight, Vespa completely conquers customers who prefer a gentle and elegant style.

Le Thu (According to TTTĐ)

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