VESPA's PRIMAVERA 50 / 150 NEAR READY FOR LAUNCH
February 16, 2014 Filed under: 2015 Models | Vespa
VESPA’S THIRD GENERATION MODERN SMALL FRAME HEADED FOR USA, CANADA
Vespa’s most important model in years, the Primavera, is poised to hit North American showrooms this spring as a 2015 model. The Primavera is thought to be the eventual successor to Vespa’s top selling LX and S series of small framed scooters.
The new Primavera is clearly inspired by Vespa’s flagship 946 model, but it makes this new style accessible to most scooter enthusiasts with a price tag around half. USA pricing has yet to be announced, but look for an MSRP around $3800 (50cc) and $4800 (150cc). While more expensive that most machines, these prices will be about half that of the 946. In Canada the MSRP’s are $3895 and $4995 (50cc and 150cc respectively).
Vespa is making the Primavera available to the USA and Canada with either a 50cc or 150cc 4-stroke. The smaller motor option is the same Hi-PER4 motor as the LX50, while the Primavera 150 gets the latest iteration of Piaggio’s mid sized motor which is a fuel injected 3-valve motor with 12.7 HP. This motor is up 0.7 HP over the LX150, which means a top speed of at least 65 mph and a nice boost in milage as well to about 80 mpg.
The Primavera brings a number of new features besdies the updated 150cc motor and completely new body. Most notably, Vespa has moved to a larger 11” rear wheel, upsized the rear drum brake, added tasteful new rims, LED lights front and rear and created a tasteful new instrumentation cluster with an analog speedometer and a larger digital display that reads time, fuel and odometer including trip odometer.
The full details on the new Primavera can be found here. Look for this scooter to launch in the April - June window across the USA and Canada.