2012 Vespa LX and S 125/150 3V Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Vespa LX 125 Touring

2012 Vespa LX and S 125/150 3V

2012 Vespa Scooter

Born out of a strong necessity for transportation in 1946, Vespa is a and an icon that is well all over the globe.

Sixty-six and 17 million vehicles later the is stronger than ever, and we the latest versions of the S and LX models new three-valve engines in Rome, the of Vespa.

Strolling along the River with a pretty girl we stop and get a Grattachecca. The old running the refreshment kiosk my accompanying lady friend when she was a school girl at this very kiosk for the same I’m getting to soothe my dry this hot summer day.

Any between Romans runs at a 100 and while they chat I the days riding onboard the new LX and S 125s and 150s.

Riding in the City is something I’ve quite a bit of but today’s my first go at latest scooters in Rome. I one of the LX 150 scooters as my first ride and it me immediately just how small it is.

Both the LX and the S are tiny and this me immense input. In fact small chassis scooters weigh in at just over 242 so my ready to ride 198 lbs. is the boss and not the little Vespa. I up to the Janiculum Hill and take in the view of Rome on offer.

The leather seat is very with space for two. The S has a comfortable seat with a white leather seam it. From the riders seat the two new look different as the LX have a end newly designed instrument while the S makes do with two old analogue clocks with lined under.

The LX 125/150 3V features a large lockable compartment while the S 125/150 3V do with two open pockets and have a carrier hook for a bag of Under the seat there’s for a jet helmet and a couple of things as an extra jacket should the change or a large handbag if a lady.

The LX 125/150 3V Touring extra chromed luggage front and back that allow for a large bag being to the back and a sleeping bag or similar at the With the Touring additions, the LX its appearance to something like a scooter so style has been care of even if you’re of a practical inclination.

I’d highly recommend the 150 version for though as a couple of extra and a little more momentum be welcome with the extra expected.

The real news of the LX and S 3V is its all new 3 valve air-cooled four-… Hidden under the steel Vespa we find a 124cc or a engine of 11.6 and 12.9 respectively. It may not seem much of a but riding the two back to back I preferred the 155cc powered as it has more torque earlier on in the rev and therefore responds much when it’s time to other traffic behind us Rome.

I was truly impressed by the and intricate new machine developed at Pontedera plant in Tuscany.

plenty of initial drive and all you in Rome certainly. On my second of Rome of the day we pushed the S 150 3V to its absolute top and the instruments showed 70 mph. The 125 lag far behind but it does lag behind.

The main difference you can feel the two capacities is the initial drive but I you could say that a person 130 lbs. perhaps would be able to accelerate just as as me on the 150 on the 125.

The power to weight determine this and as such you can argue that if you are a light rider you can have exactly as fun and drive as I had on the 150 but on the 125. There’s a saving right there if you with my logic.

The stability at speed and over uneven surfaces is impressive for such a vehicle. The front wheel is an 11 and the rear 10 inch, and on them Michelin Pilot City which are good for all-round use enough grooves for a rainy ride. The front tire is a and the rear a 120/70. The front is a coil spring and dual monoshock on a single sided arm and an adjustable monoshock at the back preload).

The S model has red coils and the LX coils.

I found the suspension to work well and it was full throttle anything from cobbled small potholes and uneven The re-enforced steel body with the engine and the front arm acts as the chassis.

There’s plastic about a Vespa and can be felt when you ride the many uneven surfaces a “plastic” scooter would noises that would you believe it was about to shake into bits. Solid from a small chassis in other words and that’s quite a lot if you ask me.

Vespa LX 125 Touring
Vespa LX 125 Touring

We continue our journey cars left and right we reach the Colosseum. When in do as the Romans and that’s exactly I did all day keeping my mobile phone in the front compartment on the S 125 or 150 and checked my and took photos on the run getting fine shots of the Colosseum went straight up to Facebook still in the saddle. I can’t this to anyone of course as illegal in most countries and also in Rome so stick to a headset instead.

Actually riding with a was no problem at all and I chose the S 150 3V for this Even with a pillion there is good initial and both still travel in

The S 125/150 is easily distinguished the LX in that it has a square headlight and mirrors whilst the LX have items. The LX is also slightly sophisticated with more parts.

Both models an 2.19-gallon fuel tank and claims that fuel is of 155 mpg if riding at a constant speed of 30 which is fairly representative for city usage. The new service are set at 6200 miles.

The pricing in are as follows:

S 125/150 3V: €3,770/3,970

LX 3V: €3,620/3,820

Riding a Vespa in is pretty special as you do feel a just by being in the seat of In 2011 Vespa sold of these little wonders and alone tells us something. love the Vespa brand and the

They are cheap and practical to you don’t have to know about motorcycles and even pricey new they tend to their second hand very well. These two are obviously aimed at small to sized riders but even I at I size large felt riding them.

I prefer the 150 versions of obvious but if you even smell a whiff of upgrading from a 125 license it’s not worth it, just go for the 125 in case. Being so small and they are easy even for without massive arm strength to get up on the stand. Finally the Vespa LX and S 3V are easygoing, stylish, light and inner city scooters and for purpose they are perfect.


Vespa LX 125 Touring
Vespa LX 125 Touring
Vespa LX 125 Touring
Vespa LX 125 Touring
Vespa LX 125 Touring

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