2015 Vespa GTS 300 Range Price and Preview – The Vespa GTS is the restyled version of the modern Granturismo who first joined and then replaced. It debuted on the market in May 2005 and was initially available only in version 250ie, powered by the single cylinder Quasar 4-stroke, 4-valve, approved Euro 3, capable of delivering the maximum power of 22 hp, enough to push the Vespa GTS up to the maximum speed of 122 km / h (wikipedia).
Just over a year ago Motorcycle USA scooter contributor Gabe Ets-Hokin reviewed the 2013 Vespa GTS 300 Sport Special, finding it to be a fun, stylish and capable commuter with enough on tap to provide a memorable run through the twisties outside San Francisco. For 2015 Vespa has updated its GTS 300 range, which includes three versions– a standard, a GTS 300 Super and a GTS 300 Super Sport. Each boasts electronics improvements, updated suspension and braking systems as well as compatibility with the Vespa Multimedia Platform (VPM).
The peppy, 278cc Single remains unchanged from the version Ets-Hokin sampled, engineers choosing to zero-in on areas such as rider comfort and safety for the 2015 GTS 300’s. At the top of the list of upgrades are new ABS and traction control systems, along with the adoption of Vespa’s ESS (Enhanced Sliding Suspension), a feature already included on other mounts in the company’s line-up such as the Primavera and the Sprint. The front shock absorber is now connected to the trailing arm with a hinged pin, rather than being bolted on rigidly as before, a design which helps cut sliding friction according to Vespa.
The digital instrument cluster is new and each GTS 300 now comes with a USB port in the leg shield back plate compartment, which can be used to charge a variety of electronic devices. Additionally, the GTS 300 range is now compatible with Vespa Multimedia Platform. VMP allows riders to connect a smartphone to the scoot and gather a wide variety of information, from speedometer and tachometer readings to average fuel consumption, battery voltage, engine power, torque and more. The Platform also includes maps, routes and points of interest, tire condition readouts and a parking locator.
Rider comfort is improved with an updated seat which features new padding and covering. Designers also increased the capacity of the under-seat storage area. The GTS Super and GTS Super Sport 300s get black, five-spoke wheels as well.
The 2015 Vespa GTS 300 will be available in Nero Vulcano and Grigio Dolomiti colorways, with beige saddles and chrome rear racks. The GTS 300 Super can be had in Nero Lucido, Montebianco and Blu Gaiola with black saddles/white piping. The GTS 300 Super Sport comes in Nero Abisso with orange graphics, a black saddle with orange piping. The standard GTS 300 and GTS 300 Super carry a price tag of $6599 while the GTS Super Sport will cost $6799. (via : motorcycle-usa.com)