2010 Vespa GTS 300 Super Review- Vespa GTS 300 Scooter First Rides

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First Ride: 2010 GTS 300 Super The newest Vespa is the biggest and best Vespa

Piaggio is the largest manufacturer of in Europe, and Vespa is its premium brand. Topping the eight-model line is the sleek, chic and GTS 300 Super.

Conceived as basic, transportation for crippled post-WWII the first Vespa with its steel monocoque body and leg shield was a hit. Follow-ups larger and more powerful, and drew worldwide acclaim. clean-running Vespas differ from the smoky two-strokes of the thrust now comes from four-strokes equipped with converters.

Styling remains largely to the shapely original.

Priciest to date, the $6199 GTS 300 Super on the same liquid-cooled, sohc, Single that powers the GTS 250. There is, however, one distinction: A 3mm larger bore by a 3mm longer … bumps from 244cc to 278cc. claimed peak torque is slightly higher (16.5 versus 14.9), it comes at rpm as opposed to 6500 for the 250.

Other differences: Instead of the semi-digital dash, the Super has a fully analog design a large, easy-to-read speedometer, and temperature gauges, plus an The locking glovebox remains, but the luggage rack is gone; a passenger grab handle its place. Further differentiating the two from each other is a in the right-side engine cover, to early air-cooled models.

On the road, the claimed 326-pound flat goes. Acceleration is and merging with traffic is even on busy freeways. quality and stability (indicated top is more than 80 mph) is for a stubby machine with suspension and 12-inch wheels.

Vespa GTS Super 300

Pirellis in 120/70 front and rear sizes grip enough to ground the centerstand in left-handers. Hydraulically actuated brakes (the right lever controls the front the left lever handles the provide smooth, sure

Unlike many scooters, the welcomes six-footers. There’s room aplenty, and the thickly two-place seat is comfortable for and passenger alike. Large, set mirrors offer vibration-free views.

A removable plastic bin swallows lots of stuff, just not a full-face helmet. footpegs swing out from the when needed.

Criticisms? Gassing up can be messy. The cap for the is located under the seat, and the tube is narrow and black as making topping off a guessing particularly after dark. A filler would help.

A or two of Premium on your boots two-wheel urban transport get much more user-friendly—or the GTS 300 Super.

Vespa GTS Super 300
Vespa GTS Super 300
Vespa GTS Super 300

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