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3V 150 - Sprint or GTS

The Scootersales review team is looking forward to comparing the new Sprint 150 and larger bodied GTS 150.

Pete Gailey


The Sprint 150 or GTS 150 - You Decide


Two new Vespa 150 3V’s have landed in Australia and the Scootersales review team is looking forward to putting both the Sprint 150 and the new GTS 150 to the test. Both scooters have Piaggio’s excellent 150cc 3 Valve engines, 12 inch wheels, with the Sprint coming with the new ESS slide suspension. With pressed steel construction and iconic shape, Vespa's are generally categorised by body size, small frame for the compact inner urban commuter and large frame for the higher capacity models.

The Sprint 150 3V comes in the small frame, and on paper it looks dynamite. Compact, light weight, its the first small frame Vespa to get 12” rims. Weighing in at 120 kilos, the air cooled 150ie 3V engine delivers a maximum power of 12.7 Hp with 12.8 Nm's of torque and that could make it surprisingly quick off the lights. All that combined with the redesigned front suspension should make it an exciting inner-city traffic weapon.

The GTS 150 3V comes in Vespa’s large frame, virtually identical to the GTS 250/300. Technical stats are difficult to find and although its lighter by loosing the liquid cooling system and carrying a smaller engine, it is bound to be heavier than the Sprint by around 15 kilos.  The GTS 150 comes out of Asia where it was released a few months ago and has seen itself being marketed to mainly the male form. 

The Sprint retails at $6,490 + ORC.  The GTS  $6690 + ORC.

Full reviews will be posted soon. 



published 17/09/2014

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