Test report: the new Vespa Sprint with video

Created by Ralf Jodl at 18:03 on March 27, 2014

Sportlich ist nicht nur der Name, sondern aus das Design. Ein markanter eckiger Scheinwerfer mit eingefasstem analog-digital Tacho und eine sportliche Sitzbank, sind eine Hommage an das sportliche Modell aus den 60er Jahren. Zusätzliche funktionale Goodies, wie LED Begrenzungslichter und eine elektrische Entriegelung der Sitzbank per Druckknopf, machen die Sache perfekt. 

Rahmen und Fahrwerkstechnik wurde von der Primavera übernommen. Allerdings kommt die Sprint auf 12 Zoll Alurädern mit Speichendesign und steht somit auf gleicher Höhe wie die Vespa GTS/GTS Super/GTV Modelle.

European customers can enjoy the newly designed front shock absorber suspension (similar to the Primavera). In addition, the 125 will be delivered with ABS technology for a surcharge. Only the models for Asia have been cut back a little. There, the Sprint also rolls on 12-inch wheels, but with the old shock absorber technology, as was the case with the LX.

There is also a breath of fresh air in the colour scheme. In addition to the familiar colours such as Montebianco white, Dragon red and Lucido black, there is also a Gaiola blue and Positano yellow. In addition, there is also a "Sport Version" with a coloured décor set, mono seat and black rims. On all models, the footwell is painted completely in the colour of the vehicle.

Engine-wise, everything remains the same. Well-known PIAGGIO 2-stroke engine for the 50cc models and the 125cc version comes with an agile PIAGGIO 3V i.e. engine. Here, however, the drive components such as pulley, variator, clutch, bell and V-belt have been taken over from Asian production.

Expected prices €3350,- (50cc) / € 4850,- (125cc), € 5200,- (125cc ABS).

Accessories & tuning parts are already available via SIP Scootershop.

Ralf Jodl
Ralf Jodl

Ralf is managing director and co-founder of SIP Scootershop. He has been riding Vespa since 1990 and even today the working day starts best for him when he rides to the SIP headquarters in Landsberg on his Rally 200. Otherwise he owns a 180 SS, a 160 GS and a VM2 fenderlight Vespa.