The appeal of the sporty 'Vespino' lives on in the shape of the all-new Vespa S, inspired by Vespa's long traditions in young and dynamic scooter design. The minimalist styling of the Vespa S traces its origins back to legendary models like the Vespa 50 Special and the Vespa Primavera.
The Vespa Special (1969) and Vespa Primavera (1967) became the icons of a generation whose aspirations and conquests were to shape the world for decades to come. Compact, nippy, and dynamic, these models led the way in creating new trends in design and technology, appealing to a youthful generation.
The new Vespa S reflects the same sporty and dynamic characteristics of this previous generation. Design and technology have been carefully considered to emphasize the essence and spirit of Vespa; design is in keeping with the classic Vespa, whilst technology is up to date.
Performance: The Vespa S is equipped with an eco-friendly, four-stroke 150cc engine. The 11" front wheel gives the Vespa S great stability, inspiring the rider with a feeling of confidence and control. The tires are tubeless, size 110/70 on the front and 120/70 on the 10" rear. The braking system features a 200 mm stainless steel front disc with a two piston caliper and a 110 mm rear drum.
As always, the single sheet steel body acts as a structural frame, a design characteristic that continues to be unique to Vespa. In addition to superior strength, this design also ensures exceptional rigidity, leading to excellent road holding and precision control.
The front suspension, based on a double acting hydraulic shock absorber, stands out for its aeronautical single arm design. This distinctive feature is continually updated, keeping up with the latest technology. The link arm on the Vespa S pivots on roller cage bearings for minimum friction.
At the rear, the suspension of the new Vespa features a double acting hydraulic shock absorber that is adjustable in preload, offering four possible settings for perfect rider and passenger comfort under all conditions.
Style: Sport, energy and originality are the trademarks of the all-new Vespa S. With its clean, essential lines, the Vespa S is a minimalist version of the legendary seventies models, and proof that the young spirit of Vespa is still very much alive.
The handlebar fairing houses a new rectangular headlight reminiscent of the amazing 50 Special. The front shield is more impressive too, with a new, aggressive looking air intake.
Reduced in size to reveal the layout of the suspension, the new shape mudguard also features a stylish chrome trim for an even sleeker look. The small size of the mudguard leaves the wheel and light alloy rim in full view in a tribute to the performance and high-tech design of the Vespa S.
The element that has seen most change is the front shield. Its clean styling recovers the pure lines that have always been the Vespa's trademark. The shield's uncluttered surface is fundamental and its simplicity and minimal thickness powerful design features.
The seat is typically '70s in styling and comes standard with the 'Sport' seat and the attractive 'Touring' seat is available as an option. The seat is upholstered in new materials and enhanced with a classy trim that emphasises its stylish shape.
The rear of the Vespa S has an all-new sleek, simple look with a new tail light designed especially to enhance its sportiness.
With its minimalist but decisive styling, simple yet elegant design, the Vespa S features the same dynamism and freshness that made the Vespa the favorite scooter of young people in the seventies.