Vespa Primavera celebrates its fabulous first 50 years. In fact, the first version of what would become a timeless classic arrived on the market in 1968 and was a revolution: small, nimble, propelled by a perky engine, Primavera gave free flight to several generations and remained in continuous production until 1982. It became a legendary model, but also one of the most spectacular commercial successes in Vespa’s history.
Today Vespa Primavera embodies all the values that, half a century ago, made it successful. Young, innovative, technologically avant-garde, agile and dynamic, and environmentally friendly, Vespa Primavera is a modern bike, inheriting the freshness and joie de vivre of its progenitor.
For the Vespa Primavera there is added improvement with a series of updates that enhance comfort, safety and renew their style.
The most important news comes from the size of the wheel rims: 12″, made of aluminium alloy and with a new five-spoke design, they are the largest in Vespa’s history. This provides greater stability, improved safety, and better holding on all surfaces and in all road conditions. 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.
Vespa Primavera benefits from further operations that renew its line, thus distinguishing it from previous versions. What are new are the distinctive “tie” featured on the front and the chrome crest on the front mudguard.
Engine: 4 stroke single cylinder with electronic injection
Bore/stroke: 58/58.6 mm
Engine capacity: 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
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 aluminium alloy 3.00×12”
Rear wheel rim: Die-cast aluminium alloy 3.00×12”
Front tyre: Tubeless 110/70-12″
Rear tyre: 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: 1870/735 mm
Saddle height: 790 mm
Wheelbase: 1,340 mm
Fuel tank capacity: 8 litres (including 2 litre reserve)
Approval: Euro 4