Test Vespa PX 125 2011

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Test Vespa PX 125 2011

The Vespa PX 125 is not a novelty, quite the contrary. Produced 3 million copies since 1976; it had disappeared from the catalog in late 2007. The version that is ours in 2011 is very similar.

A smaller dose, the “new” DX continues to distribute its aroma oil into the atmosphere of sanitized modern scooters. Once endearing, the Vespa PX 125 can still win?

The story would be endless … When you think a soul or a lifestyle overwhelmed by the vile and handy utility to boot sad lords, the lone warrior resurrected. Up to the plate, the last bastion of a dynasty prepares its weapons and drove head-on. Clearly, after that Piaggio has confirmed its disappearance under the seal of a Euro 3 murders, the original Vespa (his descendant to be exact) of land appears as a collector’s brand new.

A story already written by Royal Enfield motorcycle in the middle the event will he buzz? It is implausible, since the Indian manufacturer LML had taken over the production with the Star 125 Deluxe, a clone of the Vespa and developed its own version in parallel 4-stroke.

The original is the one

Heir to the “ancestral attitude”, the PX 2-stroke engine speeds still claims his handlebar: 4 reports that one passes wringing his left wrist. Ca back memories to former! In the retailer, nothing seems to have changed his or round shapes, or the support frame in stamped steel, or entrusted to the undercarriage wheels of only 10 inches.

We even find the spare tire hanging on the back cover left; specificity, which refers to the origins of the Wasp (Vespa in Italian), designed for the navy and the paratroopers during World War II.

Since then, 17 million of these machines were sold over the developments. At the dawn of the third millennium, the Vespa PX 125 was transferred to the front disc brake capable of providing more security along with freedom. Champion of individual mobility in Europe, before the popularization of the automobile, the Vespa had been equipped with separate lubrication. The second decade of the PX remains true to its extremely simple single-cylinder air-cooled.

A catalytic converter is enough to put current emissions standards without the need for injection.

Stainless Vespa!

Adored by the moods and kings of rock and roll, The Who, Johnny Holliday, the Vespa was above all a symbol of the Italian Dolce Vita. It is therefore logical to Rome that Piaggio has set the wheels of the “new” DX and offered to the press to mount it. We have said, the new version any Fellini has in no way disturb the memory of the former.

Reading the press release informs, however the presence of a saddle redesigned, indeed thicker and nicely stitched. On the front, was also re-styled the little grille.

If the riding position is natural, this does not function, for the modern man means. In the absence of side stand, go down effortlessly on its PX plant. Contact and – nice surprise – electric starter on the body, behind the legs, close the fuel valve, a manual choke makes cold starting. Normally, the engine wakes up backfiring in a relatively discreet. The long kick is still in the game.

Piaggio did not cut down on costs. On this vintage scooter, automation is not appropriate. First, we take off.

How to use rigorous

Vespa PX 125

The engine thrust is straightforward. Three, four … frank, but not crazy: it is far from nirvana. Thirst for power will be content of 7.6 c. or go elsewhere!

Be careful to engage the reports, because the fake dead spots due to the transmission cable can be as numerous as the real. Place the right foot on the brake pedal so as not to fumble when to use them is a wise precaution. The rear drum is essential to support the hard bit before biting well a team of metal hoses and as thin indoor it lever inside the fingers in the long run.

A heavy right foot a little, now is the wheel that locks onto the Roman pavement. Forget ABS brakes and coupled: the braking becomes a balancing act here almost scientific!

At bottom the balloons, the Vespa PX 125 rises to 95 km / h. It’s more than enough in Roman traffic and a great opportunity to take a look at the instrumentation assembled in a round screen which lacks nothing. Not too long anyway, because his “good behavior” cycle does not offer the PX a ride on top. Equipped with a front player, the scooter is destabilized by leaving a dent or hole still strongly felt by the driver.

The fork and rear suspension Unique deserved that is interested with the more modern settings offering. But that does the entire rustic charm of the Vespa, or almost. It has another advantage: agility.

Although lighter than the scooter market, the Vespa PX 125 (97 kg) is a devilish maneuverability. Between cars stuck around the Coliseum, it was the Emperor Nero. The large-wheeled scooters that abound in Rome you talk!

Appraisal: What remains of our love it?

Bodied and clean on him like a modern scooter, the Vespa PX 125 curbs the agility of a motorbike and the flavor of a cycle gear. It will appeal to nostalgic unconditionally, to believe the forums, have not all disappeared. Respecting flawless tradition, he will probably have preferred to LML, even displayed a slightly higher rate.

Still, for € 3,390, the passionate old may also choose a VO perfectly restored and the average user probably a scooter offering the benefits far more current.

Vespa PX 125
Vespa PX 125

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