2008 Vespa S 150 Scooter Review — Motorcycle USA

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Vespa S 150
Vespa S 150

2008 Vespa S 150 Scooter

Rather than go for the 60’s vintage on the S 150 Vespa goes for a slightly modern pulling styling cues the ’85 Vespa T5.

In my head exists an awards ceremony “The Scooties” and each my brain nominates contenders for the in a variety of categories. There’s no red just me as the orchestra, audience, host, judge and presenter. One of the prestigious categories is “Best

Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot of competition for 2008, and since I’m the Joan Rivers of the ceremony I can let you that at this year’s the award for “Best Aesthetics” to a hot newcomer, the 2008 Vespa S. we tawk?” sorry I couldn’t

There’s something about tiny scooter that sets it apart from the Sure, it’s a Vespa. so expect it to be visually appealing, but baby is different. I think sets her apart is the fact it was designed to evoke not just the Vespa style, but more a specific model — the Special 50. I even think it has resemblance to the Vespa that’s in my the T5. I’ve included photos of the so you can judge for yourself.

The rectangular headlight is a bit unusual on a but it’s the coolest in my opinion.

The feels very similar to a produced earlier, the Vespa LX The suspension feels a bit stiffer, but it has the engine, same weight, fuel capacity and wheel As a matter of fact, some said it’s little than an LX 150 with a new body

I see the similarities under the “hood”, if you but the Vespa S is so much more; or to things, so much less. The low profile, single passenger (racing) seat is a style hasn’t been seen on modern Vespa until It’s a style that have received a warm because it’s also included on the new Vespa Super 300 as a two version.

There is also an optional seat available if you like to more seating options toward the front or back of the or would like to comfortably a passenger.

The US version of the S 150 requires to be mounted on the headset. The indicators on the are now just driving lights.

on the topic of “less”, the price of the S is less than that of the LX It was a pleasant surprise to see an MSRP of that’s $200 less the LX. We were taken off guard they announced the price but it could be due to the LX having a bit more on her than the S. The S has a plastic front headset and upper half of the

Continuing the “less is more” I’m pleased to see the return of the thinner leg as well. Unlike the others in the line-up, the Vespa S trades the glove box for a thin profile leg and a pair of catch-all trays. You not miss the removal of the locking box they replace because a good amount of storage the seat.

I was actually able to hang my on the under seat hook and my gloves, armored jacket and vest under the seat. about all the storage I need to run town. In the event that you to haul something bigger, you can add a luggage rack and top case from Vespa, designed to their scooter paint

A backpack is also a good as long as it doesn’t interfere your riding ability.

fuel gage, clock, and lights all packed into a chromy, cluster aboard the S

The dazzling chrome looking are a beautiful touch, but also one of my few When the sun was high over my they were in such a that they dazzled me as Not good when riding busy intersections at 40 mph. My complaint is that the seat has its own lock. It cannot be unlocked the ignition switch unlike of her siblings.

Remove the key from the ignition, the seat, pull your out and drop the seat. Next you put the key in the and start her up realizing you forgot to put your rented DVD. the key, remove it from the and unlock the seat. Mostly an but remember if you have more one key on the key ring and drop the seat the key in the seat mounted lock you a great chance of scratching up paint.

Vespa S 150
Vespa S 150

So be careful.

The 150cc LEADER (Low Emissions Engine Range) engine powers the S 150.

The “twist and go” Vespa S is running proven LEADER (low 150cc, 4-…, air cooled that produces a claimed hp at 7750 rpm. That you’ll get a top speed of just 60 mph and very respectable fuel of around 60-70 mpg. Air is the norm for scooters with of less than 200cc.

You can expect a little lower out of an air cooled engine but the simplicity of air means not having to worry the related radiators, pumps, and coolant leaks.

At 225 lbs the Vespa S is one of the lightest 150cc available; even 4-lbs than the 125cc Yamaha Vino. It well on the city streets and the seat height helps the see and be seen. It has the smallish tires rear, 11-inch front) expect on a Vespa, great for around obstacles and down city streets.

Braking is by a relatively large (8.66-inch) disc on the front and a drum on the rear. My demo unit was pretty green, probably why my brakes were a little but at no point did the ride feel

The Vespa S 150 — Looks standing still.

The Vespa S is a bit expensive than other scooters with an MSRP of ($100 more for 2009), but you buy a Vespa you’re also desirability and collectability, which that if you keep her in good you’ll have a scooter a solid resale value you ever decide to part it.

The Vespa S comes with a factory warranty and 24-hour assistance with a two-year extended warranty available. Oh, one thing. Vespa colors are to have pretty limited so if you see one in a color you like you should make your move they discontinue it.

I’m especially of the new orange Vespa S. It’s the one with orange colored in the black seat; a very touch. Must… fight… to put… down… deposit.

Vespa S 150
Vespa S 150
Vespa S 150


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