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The Updated Version of the Youngest and Sportiest Vespa – the Vespa Sprint



Vespa Sprint is the most modern interpretation of the sports version of a Vespa.

Enriched by the most advanced technical features and designed to achieve the highest levels of stability and handling, Vespa Sprint came to life under the banner of riding pleasure, to translate everyday travel into fun.

Staring in the mid 1960s, a new generation of sports Vespas invaded the European roads. They were small, quick, extremely agile and modern, like the mentality of the young people who rode them. Vespa Sprint is the direct heir to legendary models such as the SS 90 or the Primavera ET3, symbols of Vespa’s historic vocation for brilliance. The new Sprint and Sprint S are designed to combine freshness of style and sportiness with state-of-the-art technology. 

Vespa Sprint is heir to a tradition of vitality and youth. It is conceived as an evolution of the Vespa Primavera design and addresses youths of all ages emphasizing the sporty styles evoked by its name, legendary by birthright. Vespa Sprint counts on a small and light body, comfortable and protecting, made entirely of steel. It is characterized by very youthful lines, emphasized by a gritty rectangular headlight and is remarkable for its large 12″ wheels, with spectacular aluminum alloy rims. 

The 2018 Vespa Sprint benefits from a number of stylistic and technical evolutions. The LED lighting technology, now adopted for both the front headlight and the rear light, boost active safety. The Bike Finder and the seat remote control are standard. The new “necktie” on the front is a further update to the Vespa Sprint line, distinguishing it from previous versions

Vespa Sprint S 

Vespa Sprint S further accentuates Vespa Sprint’s sporty styling and is designed to be the gutsiest of Vespa’s “small body” family. The new Sprint S adds a series of novelties to the already-sporty Vespa Sprint, the first scooter in this class to mount two 12″ rims. The most important of these is the instrument panel technology.

Indeed, the handlebars sport an instrument panel that, like on its “sister” the Primavera S, is a full color TFT multifunction display. A very significant upgrade once again putting Vespa at the leading edge of its era. The features of the 4.3-inch instrument panels are selected from a control on the right-hand side of the handlebars and also include the display of all information from the Vespa Multimedia Platform.

The instrument panel, as well as displaying all the classic information, such as speed, total and partial mileage, ambient temperature, and fuel level, works as a display for the latest release of the VMP (Vespa Multimedia Platform). The VMP app adds a series of features to the Vespa control panel for processing and managing an incredible amount of information sent to the rider about the vehicle status and the route being followed. The system also allows you to use the keys on the handlebars to answer calls and to use the smartphone’s voice commands to make calls or play music by activating a playlist.

Vespa Sprint and Vespa S are driven by modern one-cylinder four-stroke 150cc engine, air-cooled and equipped with electronic injection and 3-valve distribution. Each detail from the exhaust to the inner structure of the transmission casing was designed to provide a smooth, quiet, and comfortable ride. The control unit now contains a barometric sensor, which ensures always optimum combustion under all conditions and at all altitudes. The engine power and torque delivered thus reach new levels of steadiness and reliability, also in city traffic, characterized by continuous “stop and go”. 

The engine is absolutely environmentally friendly and perform at the top of their category: the i-get 150cc reaches a maximum power of 9.5 kW at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm. These values, together with the well-known low weight typical of all Vespas, make the “small body” Vespas especially perky both under city traffic conditions and in open-road stretches. This brilliant performance comes together with extremely low fuel consumption: the special design of the engine and the solutions adopted for the various components make it possible to achieve a consumption of 40.3 km/l for the 150, as measured in the WMTC cycle. The large 8-liter tank, gives Vespa Sprint a full riding range: on a full tank, it is possible to cover 328 km with the 150cc model.

Broad Range of Accessories

As always with a Vespa, the new Sprint also offers a wide range of accessories to customize the vehicle and for greater riding comfort.

The dedicated top box, completely painted in the same color as the vehicle and enriched by the chromed Vespa badge, can hold a full-face helmet. The top box can be finished with a backrest, covered in the same material as the seat. The chromed base on which the top box is mounted can also be used as a carrier.

Maximum protection is ensured by the anti-chip, high quality, methacrylate windscreen, customized with the Vespa logo, the support rods have a clear finish in line with the other aesthetic details.

Vespa Primavera can also be fitted with a top fairing – available in both transparent and tinted material – that elegantly completes the vehicle’s design.

The chrome-plated front and rear luggage racks are also one of the most classic accessories of every Vespa and testify to the great travelling spirit that every Vespa has always possessed. The new Vespa Primavera is no exception. The front side and rear chrome mudguards elegantly finish the vehicle and protect the bodywork. Both the luggage racks and the side guards are also available with matte black finish, combining style and sportiness, in perfect harmony with the Vespa Sprint style.

The accessory line also includes an internal top box bag, a convenient side stand – in black painted steel (which makes easier to park), an outdoor vehicle cover, and an indoor cover, with a “big logo” and convenient openings to accommodate any accessories, and a rubber mat.

The electronic anti-theft device and the mechanical saddle – handlebar anti-theft device are also available for the Vespa Sprint, in addition to a line of other anti-theft devices. The essential mittens and leg covers are practical and fast to fit, made of thermal material offering excellent weather protection. The leg cover of the Vespa Sprint carries the Vespa logo in metal and provides maximum stability even at high speeds. The saddle cover and anti-theft device are integrated in the accessory.

The range of accessories is complemented by two-color aluminum alloy wheels that further enhance the Vespa Sprint’s bold and sporty character. Like the black or grey matte fairing cover, the single-seat and the “Sport” graphics.

Vespa Sprint 150 – Technical Specifications

Vespa Sprint 150 cc
Engine 4 stroke single cylinder with electronic injection
Bore/stroke 58/58.6 mm
Displacement 154.8 cc
Max Power 9.5 kW at 7,750 rpm
Max Torque 12.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Distribution SOHC (single overhead cam), 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel system New Electronic Injection PFI (Port Fuel Injection)
Cooling Forced air
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric
Clutch Automatic dry centrifugal clutch with vibration dampers
Transmission CVT with torque server
Load Bearing Structure Sheet steel body with welded reinforcements
Front suspension Single arm with coil spring and dual action monoshock absorber – axial stroke 78 mm
Rear suspension Coil spring with adjustable preload (4 settings), and dual action hydraulic monoshock – axial stroke 70 mm
Front wheel rim Die-cast aluminum alloy 3.00×12”
Rear wheel rim Die-cast aluminum alloy 3.00×12”
Front tire Tubeless 110/70-12″
Rear tire Tubeless 120/70-12”
Front Brake Hydraulically operated 200 mm ø stainless steel disc brake. Single channel ABS anti-lock system
Rear brake Mechanically operated 140 mm ø drum brake
Length/Width 1860/735 mm
Saddle height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1,340 mm
Fuel tank capacity 8 liters (including 2 liter reserve)
Approval Euro 4