Vespa GT & GTS Motor Scooter Guide

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As the largest scooters in Vespa’s quiver, the GT / GTS represent the pinnacle of Vespa and style. These scooters are the day ‘large frame’ wasps and as contain distinct differences the smaller ET. LX and S series models.

GT/GTS models headline showrooms in terms of size, style and price.

Prior to 1980’s withdrawal from the American market, the P200E Rally 200 predecessor) were the Vespa’s ever offered. the GT 200 was first introduced in North for 2003, it equalled that In the years since, the GTS has continued to the performance envelope and as such, is the powerful Vespa of all time.

The GT 200 featured new classical styling took the look of modern into a new era. The GT ended up the LX series. which have been very successful While the styling of these is similar, the GT/GTS is noticeably in real life with a and more aggressive rear

Vespa equipped this frame scooter with 12” wheels, dual shocks and a disc brake at ends.


The original GT in North American for 2003 as the GT This scooter used a large frame design made it quite distinct the smaller Vespa’s. The GT 200 remained for three years until introduced the GTS 250 for 2006.

The GT S250 was a update over the GT 200. still using the same the GTS250 featured overhauled and an entirely new 244cc QUASAR Compared to the GT 200, the GTS 250 got a chrome on the front fender, a new rear and an altered seat.

The GTS 250 is shown above in red and the GT 200 is shown at in silver.

With the increase in size came a name to the GTS 250 (Grantourismo Super 250cc).

introduced for 2006 was a higher end variant called the GTV 250 (below in Originally billed as a 60th edition, the GTV has continued on sale since as a more expensive and model for wasp enthusiasts. The GTV a significant premium over the which adds retro a small windscreen, chrome a fender mounted headlight and a split leather seat other accessories.

The GTS 300 moniker was for 2009, when Vespa their QUASAR engine 244cc to 278cc. As such, the GTS 300 replaced the GTS 250 as the record holder for the motor ever offered by This extra power is a boost for passing at highway The ‘Super’ suffix for the new GTS 300 was added to the addition of a number of sporty

These include two-tone a red front suspension spring and grills on the sides of the leg shield. The GTS 300 was available in only black or for 2009.

While it’s merely the astute may have caught double use of the word “Super”. The GTS name is an acronym for “Gran Super”, so launching a “Super” of the GTS results in a rather superfluous use of adjective. In any case, buyers a mono-super large Vespa had to cheer a year later

a regular version was added. For Vespa launched the standard of GTS 300, which replaced the and white colors and matte of the GTS 300 Super with more colors and chrome highlights. The GTS 300 gives up the blacked out rims, with a rear rack of a grab handle and it has a regular instead of the sporty saddle on the GTS 300 Super.

Also for 2010, released a new version of the GTV dubbed the GTV The overall concept is similar to the GTV but now you get a few more chrome accessories like a front rack and the extra 34cc from the mill (GTV 250 shown).

the most phonetically endowed GT yet for 2013 as the GTS 300 Super I.E. SE. This black themed SE’ version adds a ribbed seat with piping and “Super” graphics on the flanks.

The “I.E.” letters are a to fuel injection and have been added to all the GTS/GTV names for 2013. The use of fuel has been a GTS staple since but Vespa has been emphasizing it lately now that the LX and S series it as well.

Model Summary

GT 200: — 2005. 198cc motor.

GTS 250: 2006 2008. 244cc QUASAR

GTS 300: 2010 — 278cc QUASAR motor

GTS 300 2009 — Present. QUASAR motor. White or sport version.

GTS 300 Super SE: 2013 — Present. QUASAR motor. Adds seat and additional graphics to the

GTV 250: 2006 — 244cc QUASAR motor. a fender mounted headlight, seat and many accessories.

GTV 2010 — Present. QUASAR motor. Adds a mounted headlight, leather and many accessories.


In the bay, the first Grantourismo (GT used an enlarged 198cc of Vespa’s LEADER engine, is also found the 150cc ET and LX This engine was boosted 150cc to 198cc and

Vespa liquid cooling to keep a on the heat generated by this performance variant.

If you’re on the for parts, a virtually identical liquid cooled LEADER was used in Aprilia’s Atlantic 200 while Piaggio’s BV 200 used a but air-cooled version.

For 2006, introduced a new 244cc QUASAR as part of the new GTS 250. This new utilized both fuel and 4-valves, both firsts for Accordingly, this QUASAR is an awesome modern motor provided a powerful 22hp and top speed in its 244cc incarnation.

For 2009 Vespa bumped motor 34cc to a grand of 278cc. While the horsepower unchanged at 22 ponies, torque is up 10% to (from 20.2) and both much lower which acceleration is nicely improved. Top also rises to 80mph, the GTS/GTV 300 scooters quite on the highway.

Storage Convenience

the powerful motor, Vespa’s scooters offer other features. These scooters awesome storage capacity a glovebox and a huge storage under the seat. In this seat storage you have storage to hold both a face helmet and a half lid (as shown). This storage would be incredibly useful for all of uses like picking up groceries or tossing your in here.

Just be careful the ice cream because the large heats this area up

These Vespa’s also the same microchip theft system present in all modern A rear rack is also which folds down to more of your stuff. neat touch is the passenger which collapse to fit flush the body work. The design of scooter is absolutely top notch.

No where you look you are going to see design work.


most scooters, it’s to pit Vespa’s directly against the Vespa knows it has a niche and as such, their scooters alone as more expensive but higher end machines. The ample use of and neat microchip key are two examples set Vespa’s apart. While the list won’t be enough to the MSRP to the frugally minded, large Vespa’s are fairly for the high end machines they

Vespa’s attention to detail is and high tech features fuel injection and 4-valve keep these scooters at the edge.

Modern wasp will find these to be excellent machines. Those for something similar but at a lower point won’t find too scooters to consider in this Kymco’s Like 200 is perhaps the displacement classically styled but it only boasts 160cc so its is quite different from the GTS.

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Key Specs (GTS GTS 300):

* Engine: 244cc or single cylinder, 4-…, 4-valve, fuel injected

* Liquid cooled

* Bore 72mm x 60mm (244cc), x 63mm (278cc)

* Power (244cc): 22 hp at 8250 20.2 Nm torque at 6500 RPM

* (278cc): 22 hp @ 7500 RPM 22.3 Nm at 5250 RPM

* Top Speed: 76 mph (244cc), (278cc)

* Fuel Capacity: 2.4 (9 litres)

* Milage: 65 mpg

* Ignition: (with inductive discharge, spark advance and three-dimensional

* Chassis: Load-bearing sheet chassis with welded supports

* Front Suspension: trailing arm with dual hydraulic shock absorber coaxial spring

* Rear Helical spring with four-position pre-load and dual hydraulic shock absorbers

* 220 mm disc (front and rear)

* 120 / 70-12 (front), 130 / 70-12

* Length: 76.4 (1941 mm)

* 29.7 (755 mm)

* Wheelbase: (1394 mm)

* Seat Height: (790 mm)

* Dry Weight: 326 lbs (148 kg)

* Dragon Red, Cortina Midnight Blue, Shiny White, Plum, Bronze

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