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Vespa S

Review of the Vespa S 150


Jordana strikes again! time, on a new Vespa S 150 equipped fuel injection. In previous I have inserted a Jordana icon at her contributions. This I’m only covering the and then turning things to Jordana.

I’m sure agree — she did a much job than I usually do on these reviews. Though she mentions in the body of the review, I’ll through out the answers to the big questions away: The 2010 Vespa S has a base price of $4,399, it got 82 Miles-Per-Gallon during the review, the top was 58 Miles-Per-Hour, and the speedometer was a bit under 10%

I made a comparison table of the against the Genuine Buddy and Fly and will include that for to the specifications.

And now.

Let’s it: there is just something a Vespa. Though I am by no means a snob, there is something that iconic Italian that feels authentically Maybe I love all things

Or perhaps I have been by decades of marketing that me the Vespa is the scooter of choice.

Piaggio, the company that the Vespa brand, was founded in Italy in 1884 by Rinaldo a maker of luxury ship After World War II, Piaggio looking for an easily manufactured solution that would rebuild war-ravaged Italy. The was the 1947 Vespa (which “wasp” in Italian).

Jump 63 years and the basic Vespa and design philosophy is still Using the “if it ain’t broke” the 2010 Vespa S 150ie has the pressed steel monocoque “unibody”) chassis utilized by the models. While great in engines, transmissions, electrical and braking have been the 2010 Vespa lineup retains the character of its 63-year-old grandparents.

Due in part to its rich and timeless looks, I admit to practically giddy when the orange review Vespa S showed up in my garage. Since I had ridden one before, I was terribly if it would live up to the high I had for it.

The “S” in the name is a reference to “seventies,” as its styling harkens back to the era, with a chunky headlight being its most out design feature. Now, I don’t believe that from the decade in which I was should be considered “retro,” nor do I the 70s have too much we should be back, aesthetics-wise, but the Vespa S is a exception.

While it shares the same classic Vespa silhouette as the LX the slightly nipped in front end the rectangular headlight and rearview set it apart from its more counterparts. Not only do I love the of the matching rectangular mirrors, the size allowed me to capture a lot of the traffic and obstacles around me, is always a welcome change.

its dashing good looks, I was expecting the S to be a bit of a dog in the performance department. a longer wheelbase, taller height and weightier metal than my zippy, plastic 150, but with the same size, it was pretty easy to to that conclusion. But thanks to a engine, the S made up for its larger with buttery smooth and acceleration.

I was very pleasantly with the larger Vespa’s and overall mechanical performance, cornering and other fine weren’t quite as tight as the Buddy. Braking was excellent and The monocoque construction of the Vespa it to effectively absorb most chatter, including even manhole covers that I feel.

Design-wise, the larger size a bit of getting used to. While in position, the higher seat was extremely comfortable, and it felt secure to have a slightly vantage point on the road. at a stoplight was a different story. it felt awkward to reach so far to the but the feeling disappeared rather

It bears mentioning for a petite considering the Vespa S – definitely out your comfort level the seat height at a dealership

The riding position and the seat are incredibly comfortable. It felt so correct for me I wouldn’t have surprised to discover that the was designed by Herman Miller. It – apparently this is a stock seat, but believe me, you’ll it’s an upgrade. Long would be a pleasure. It was like in my favorite easy chair but way fun.

Adding to the comfort of the is the way the front end, handlebars and seem to wrap themselves and around the driver. This was a similar feeling to that of my car, a 1985 Saab, all the controls were subtly for the driver’s comfort. While I find my Buddy at all uncomfortable, the was significant. With my Buddy, I sit on the

With the Vespa S, it felt like I was sitting in the scooter.

One I felt the S misses the mark on was the span between the brake, signals and horn. While I exactly have the hands of a player, I like that I can cover both the brake and the on my Buddy at the same time. I do not trust other drivers and find myself prepared to lay on the and the brake if anyone so much as about crossing my path of

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The Vespa’s horn was just so slightly out of my easy reach.

The controls and displays are convenient. The display has a large and easy-to-read a handy clock, a low-fuel light, and a comically detailed gas for those of you who find it pressing to between 5/16 ths of a tank and ths.

The speedometer runs 10% generous, which is fairly across the scooter board. Top is approximately 60mph, plenty for in-city errands and commuting but substantial enough to handle the if you have a devil-may-care attitude your life. Do yourself a and don’t trust the low-fuel

While I didn’t verify its I’d rather take 10 seconds to in the gas tank than discover it work at the most inopportune That being said, the large tank (2.3 and generous fuel efficiency (

will have you going between fill-ups no matter method you choose.

Probably due to its streamlined front end, the S not have a full on lockable box like some other Similar to the Buddy, this has an open “pocket” area on the column; though don’t to fit much in there. I could get my door opener in one pocket and my wallet and cell phone into the other.

If you often use scooter for a morning coffee this little storage will not accommodate your latte, or even a piccolo There is, however, ample seat storage and a single lock. There is also a bag on the steering column that my large work bag nicely, it to rest comfortably and safely my feet.

This gorgeous comes in three solid (red, black and orange) and two striped combos (blue-white and with two-tone seats will make your burst with longing.

The pros of the Vespa S far outweigh its list of cons. It is easily the and most comfortable scooter I driven. There is, however, one con that hasn’t yet been the price. Vespa has a produced a product in the S 150ie, and with prestigious name attached to it, not afraid to make a profit.

an MSRP around $4,400 the S cost you a pretty penny on top of being pretty.

In most my practicality would take and I’d say you’re just paying for the name. However, the performance of the S, its comfort and its striking good (come on, I’m human) build a case for being worthy of a

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