New Piaggio Vespa Releases
European release of new BV 350 and Vespa SuperSport. Small updates only for these two class leaders.
2014 BV 350 SportTouring
If you were hanging on waiting to see what the next update would be for the BV 350, wait no longer. The 2014 BV will receive some small cosmetic updates only. Body trim and colour variations along with a new seat. Matt Black is one colour being being added to the range.
Updated colours I'm sure will flow through to the Australian market where the BV has continued being a well sort after machine. The BV features a class leading 330 cc engine that combines the performance of a 400 cc scooter with the efficiency of a 300. The BV also features some extremely lengthy service intervals on moving parts and this includes the unique wet clutch arrangement.
2014 Vespa GTS SuperSport
The SuperSport receives the same treatment as the rest of the GTS range. Recently we did see the addition of ABS and traction control (ASR) added to the GTS 300 and GTS 300 Super in Europe. The other change was a slight revision of the horn cover, bringing it into line with the rest of the Vespa family. You can see that press release here.
Expect the new GTS 300 SuperSport to make it our way. We expect the GTS range to be upgraded in the 2nd half of 2014, so GTS 300 Super and GTS 300 SuperSport both getting the upgrade - though do expect a price rise for ABS and ASR. Australia looks like keeping the GTS 250 ongoing, so no holding out for the GTS 300 i.e. as sold in other markets around the world.
Europe will also see the GTS 300 Touring upgraded with ABS and ASR, that model we won’t see here in Australia.