Test Vespa LX 125 ie 3v 2012

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Test Vespa LX 125 ie 3v 2012

Vespa LX 125 ie evolves. Not at the aesthetic level, because except some details, its version 2012 is the same one as before. It is its engine which changes. It names 3V and has henceforth, inter Alia, a new cylinder head with 3 valves.

Back from test in Rome, we you reveal the secretaries of them.

Saturated highway network, concerto of horns, of sirens various and varied, crushing heat, streets with the slipping paving stones curving between vestiges of antiquity, more doubt, latestbikesinfo is indeed in Rome. Is new to commutate Italian presented there? Not really!

Indeed, if the Piaggio group invited us in the transalpine capital, it is to present his very last motorization to us, an evolution of the block Leader 4T injected now equipped with a cylinder head with 3 valves (the old one had two of them). And these are two vehicles of the range Vespa which use for the first time this new block: Vespa LX 125 ie 3V and the Vespa S 125 ie 3V.

We stamp of impatience! Already, because to test Vespa which more is on the grounds which saw being born this mythical mark, is an experiment of most amusing. Then, it is necessary well to acknowledge that it now delays to us to take the measurement of this new motorization which should in the long term equip all the scooters 125 Cm3 with air with the group.

Its output would not have, according to the manufacturer, plus nothing to see with that of the old engine. Because in addition to the appearance of a new valve, Vespa informs us that many parts are completely new inside this mono (all details in the part to be retained on page 2). A member of staff now tightens to us the key of a Vespa LX 125 ie 3V.

Without waiting more, let us check what this new wasp really has in its entrails.

Vespa LX 125 ie 3V: Heart with the work!

Installed well on a saddle for the least accessible, it is enough striking to note with which facility a LX is caught in hand. On board, all is simple and natural. As a result, even the least hardened with the practice of the scooter find here quickly their marks. This is of good omen to concentrate on its control, critical component in a rubbed down city as Rome where the rules of the Highway Code seem sometimes rather original.

But fortunately, to thwart traps related to this circulation, we also have another weapon in the person of this new Vespa LX 125 ie 3V. Force is indeed to recognize that the engineer’s house correctly worked.

Henceforth the answer to the accelerator is immediate. Admittedly, on the first meters, Miss LX does not reveal the whole of her potential, however it takes its turns quickly (better than before) and flies away from one fire to another with a disconcerting ease. Downtown, the profit in swiftness is eloquent. However, one feels less flexibility than before, with low modes he gets along.

At low speed indeed, a cut of the gauzes, followed of a request of the right handle results in some not very pleasant jolts. One is delighted by advantage of finding a little more couple with mid–mode. And as the Vespa LX 125 ie 2012 is ultra light, it comes out from it more plume when it should be started again to 50 or to 80 km/h.

Limited to the city

Although improved, this mechanics does not transform therefore the LX which remains a machine almost exclusively cut for the city. Beyond the urban centers, the new Vespa LX 125 ie 2012. like the old one, shows its limits indeed quickly. Its very conclusive motorization however at mean velocity, proves too right then on the fast axes. We record a maximum speed lower than 110 km/h meter, which must probably correspond to one 100 km/h real, but with this pace the wasp is still not more reassuring.

Its light weight, its short footing and its mini-wheels of 11 inches with before and 10 inches in the back, do not enable him to post an exemplary handling in this case of figure. In any event it is not made for that and besides, those which seek Vespa having its characteristics know that they have in the Italian range the GTS, the model directed WP. On the other hand, for which wishes to have an ultra handy scooter, sharp and nimble while being perfectly reassuring thanks to the rigor of its frame, the Vespa LX 125 ie 2012  is essential.

In the respect of the tradition Vespa

Universal like any Vespa, the new Vespa LX 125 ie 2012 proposes a comfort of control proven. Admittedly, the traditional fork with beam is not an example of progressiveness, in particular on the Roman paving stones, but the back shock absorber (adjustable) has better hydraulics. With in more one soft saddle with wish, one can thus saunter downtown in all quietude, rather only that to two however.

The front part protects suitably, but the absence of jump of wind or windshield is not, there too, more suitable last about fifty km/h. The brake resting on a disc with before and a drum in the back is perfectly effective and easily measurable, a positive point for the laymen.

On the visual level, the timeless esthetics of Vespa LX remains, however most observant among you will have noted the very light evolution of the front face. This one is less round and underlines of advantage “the tie” on which the logo of the mark is installed, as well as the new design of the frontal air intake behind which hides the sound signaling hooter. With the floor, the logo Vespa appears on the non-skid structures.

Still more exclusive than before!

Henceforth, to roll on the authentic scooter vintage stamped of the logo Vespa it will be necessary to spend 200 € moreover than before. Dear evolution thus, new Vespa LX 125 ie 2012 is negotiated indeed against the sum of 3,749 €, a consequent budget, all the more if one it compared to tariff suggested by the Taiwanese models of the same segment.

For this tariff one has certainly of one machine with the exemplary completion, an engine adapted perfectly to urban control, also less greedy while carburizing and softer for the environment, but one remains on his hunger side equipment (the LX still does not have a side crutch) and throw weight. But taking into account with success which these mythical wasps meet since their creation, we imagine that these tariff questions will not be, once again, that a detail for all horizons.

Vespa LXV 125
Vespa LXV 125
Vespa LXV 125
Vespa LXV 125


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