Vespa LX & S Series Motor Scooter Guide

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Vespa LX 50 2T


The LX scooters launched in North American in (LX is roman numerals for 60, and 2006 was the anniversary of the Vespa), while the S was two years later for 2008. models continue to be sold as of although this may be their year as the new generation Primavera is viewed as their replacement, like how the LX generation began as a for the ET line of scooters. The LX scooters entirely new scooters but rather were heavily updated of their ET predecessors even the styling was a closer resemblance to the Granturismo 200.

The most change for this new generation the styling was the introduction of a 4-… in the 50cc model rather a 2-… engine found in the ET 50. noteworthy changes (vs. the ET) a larger 11” front rim of 10”) and a style that a wider rear end, a (instead of oval) front nicer rims and integrated blinkers in the leg shield.


The LX 50 / 150 and LXV 150 the first members of this of small framed Vespa’s. The LX were the normal editions, the LXV originally being a higher end anniversary variant before a regular member of Vespa’s in the years since.

The square S 150 was added for 2008, with a S 50 arriving for 2009. Both S include different styling, no glovebox and a smaller sporty

For the 2010 model year, the LX and S scooters received fuel and a corresponding ‘i.e’. suffix to model name, which became “IE”. At the same Vespa ditched the difficult to use and prone kickstarter.

For 2013, Vespa added 50 and ’Sport SE’ versions of the S These special edition added a ribbed seat, paint and matte accents and graphics for a small premium. The LX and S models also got small for 2013, with additional logo’s being added to the and floorboard and new instrumentation being to the S. The LX 150 also got some tweaks to its and both models received style changes to the horn

For 2014, Vespa dropped all models from the Canadian (LX 150, S 150, LXV 150) with the Sport SE version of the S 50.

In the style department, the LX scooters been positively received. The of the ET scooters was mixed from enthusiasts but the LX received mostly reviews.

Compared to the LX, the most difference with the S is the rectangular Other differences include dash instrumentation, chrome on the front panel and front rectangle mirrors, a single seat and the disappearance of the glovebox and grab bar. The styling of the S had been popular, but the omission of a and the single occupant seat is a back for some.

A dual seat is available as an aftermarket The S has two small cubby holes of the glovebox but these areas are not and aren’t useful for much carrying your baguette from the deli (granted you do $200 because the S lacks the

The other scooter based on the LX is the LXV 150. This scooter was the 60th anniversary edition of the LX, but was enough to become a regular of Vespa’s line. The premium LXV 150 is with accessories and is oriented at the market.

For a significant premium over the LX, owner receive a gorgeous 2-piece seat, a handy rear rack, a small and the exposed headlight. The leather is absolutely wonderful piece, but also vulnerable to rain makes it less ideal if you are this scooter as your driver. Kudos to Vespa for enough to make this edition.

The LX scooters have instrumentation (below left) a digital clock (bottom), gauge and quite a few indicator including a valuable oil pressure The fairly large glovebox is by pushing in the area where you the key. This is easy to use but it can be without the key which makes the less secure.

To prevent you need to need to turn the key to the position for the handlebars which locks out the glovebox.

The Vespa S is with even nicer which include a speedometer, gauge, digital clock and warning lights. The LX gauges lay behind a flat plastic whereas the S gauges are integrated a beautiful chrome piece. The S wins the style award but the are harder to clean and prone to water.

For 2013 Vespa this somewhat with black gauges for the S that are recessed.

One downside to the LX gauges are the indicator lights. Having indicators for the left and right that are on opposite sides of the means it takes too long to if you’ve left a blinker on. The blinker indicator isn’t enough to hear at moderate and the indicator lights are fairly so brief seconds it takes to check if you’ve left a on can somewhat unsafe.

One other quirk with the is that the fuel gauge very accurate. The top half of the gauge represents maybe 25% of the so confidence in the bottom of the tank is to get the full range out of this


The LX 150 shares the same as the departing ET4 150, while the LX 50 uses the same 50cc found in the ET4 50 (which wasn’t here as North America the 2-… ET2 50).

The motors in the 50cc and 150cc versions of scooters have evolved the years. Despite starting off as standard fare in the early (Air cooled, 2-valve, singles), 2009 to present models get 4-valves and 2010 and 150cc models get fuel which eases starting and a small fuel economy and increase. It would be nice to see add liquid cooling, fuel (to the 50cc model) and 4-valves (to the models) to make these even more efficient so far Vespa is reserving that for their large frame GT / GTS

Yamaha had been the leader in area as they have both of their 50cc scooters with all of this That’s a big part of the reason why Vino 50 gets an honest 100 mpg and 50cc’s from Vespa can achieve 70-80 mpg. The of the 50cc engine is adequate. not as peppy as a 2-… 50cc’s the departed Vespa ET2 50 but it’s powerful and can reach 39mph eventually.

This is inline with the 4-… 50cc motors on the all of which offer adequate but performance.

The larger 150cc of the LX and S scooters are capable of a claimed (59mph), which is actually conservative. An LX or S 150 can typically wander to It’s easily faster off the and on the top end that Yamaha’s Vino 125 and 125.

Vespa’s engines particularly nice growls to that makes full acceleration more fun, it would be nice if they a bit quieter at idle.

Vespa LX 50 2T
Vespa LX 50 2T

Fuel is on the lower side at a claimed mpg. Observed fuel for a 150cc 2007 LX using a mix of and city driving was 60mpg, is lower than most injected competitors, but newer injected models should better figures closer to 65-70mpg claim. These do have a nice large 2.3 (8.6 liter) fuel which gives an impressive around 150 -175 miles.

In the suspension and handling compartments, Vespa scooters fair well. The front disc is a solid performer which the LX 50 and Vespa S 50 stand out in their The larger Vespa’s also decently but a front disc is pretty much standard in class.

These scooters the same ‘trailing link’ suspension setup as all Vespa’s used and it continues to work well. These Vespa’s handle decently well their somewhat portly The larger 11” front rim stability at higher speeds.

Brakes / Suspension / Handling

The handling is somewhat twitchy at speeds (this is not an issue for the versions). This is due largely to the wheels so I won’t chide too hard on this one. lowering the ride height by an or two would likely improve the somewhat and eliminate the top heavy The front disc brake is lacking in overall power.

braking power is available but it a surprisingly firm pull on the

Storage Convenience

On the practical the LX Vespa’s are great. The LX scooters a large underseat storage (which does get hot from the so don’t keep the ice cream and a decent glovebox. The glovebox is a spot to keep your and insurance papers and maybe lunch too.

It’s that the S loses the glovebox they are extremely useful.

All of scooters do have an interesting bag hook that extends out of the of the seat. You can clip a couple of groceries here, but venturing on the with a load of produce in the wind might be pushing it. All of scooters also feature a key to deter thieves, which is a neat feature that you find on other scooters.

don’t lose the brown key or you’ll be in for an expensive bill to the system. The headlight used in scooters is excellent and stands out the competition.


In conclusion, if you like the of both of these scooters get the LX because the 2 passenger seat and make this an easier to live with. However, if you the styling of the S then follow heart because passion practicality. Compared to other these Vespa’s set the bar in terms of fit and and high end features. However, other scooters offer of what these Vespa’s at significantly lower prices.

If you are in the market, other scooters checking out include Honda’s Yamaha’s Vino and perhaps Taiwan made scooters PGO’s Metro and Kymco’s / New Sento 50 and Like 50. If you are looking for a scooter, also have a at Yamaha’s Vino 125 and Kymco’s 110 and Like 200 .

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