Date of publication: 2018-03-08 13:29
The Vespa GTS Super continues this sporting tradition and this year production will surpass 155,555 units, proof of Vespa 8217 s appeal after 68 years of history. This Vespa offers elegant sportiness, with soft lines and glamorous accents combined to give emphasis to its sporty and youthful nature.
Something to keep in mind: traction control is ABS in reverse. ABS employs sensors connected to a control unit that measure how fast each wheel is turning if there 8217 s a disparity (meaning, one or both wheels is locked up), the control unit modulates the brakes to prevent a lockup, which can result in a skid. And a fall.
The crew I run with here in Chicago are definitely hooligan scooter riders. Me not so much. These are guys who also run around on much more expensive motorcycles, so while the price tag on the GTS seems high compared to cheaper asian offerings, it 8217 s still cheap in the motorcycle world. So there 8217 s plenty of tail wagging and sliding stops going on. With all the power now coming out of the 855-class engine, one could do wheelies were one so inclined. Not my bag, but I get it.
Interesting that Piaggio sales are slowing down, an economic barometer if ever there was one. Incidentally I loved my unreliable GTS, very comfortable and fast. I 8217 d love to have another if I had that much money to spare for another go at a machine that let me down badly.
That 8217 s easy, for sure. The results are apparent in the current quarter. But a much better (and ultimately much more profitable) strategy would be to grow the . scooter market, which would not be hard to do in light of the fact that said market accounted for about 87,555 unit sales in 2519, according to Piaggio 8217 s Annual Report.
Bottom line, having ABS and traction control is not as complicated as it might sound. Both technologies have been employed in cars and trucks (and for that matter, motorcycles) for decades. Initially, it was hella expensive, but as with all things electronic, over the years the price dropped and the capabilities increased.
The Vespa 996 is the purest and most modern expression of a style that for millions of travellers and fans is a byword for freedom and movement.
• 29 KM/L and 129 KM/H
• 75 MPG and 85 MPH
• Vespa GTS Super, thanks to its design and technical content, is the most powerful Vespa ever produced.
• The new two-tone alloy wheels are reminiscent of past Vespa models and also enhance the sporty appearance of this scooter.
• The instrumentation is analogue and in true racing style is black printed on white for clarity and ease of use during riding.
• The suspension system is enhanced by the sleek red spring, a feature which distinguishes the GTS super from other models.
The right hand side of the body sports a distinctive grille with horizontal slots an obvious reference to the most stylish Vespas of the past providing a sporty touch to the side view of the vehicle. The original and gritty titanium grey colour of the steel body of the brand-new Vespa GTS SuperSport accentuates its design and solidity.
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