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Vespa GTS 300 Super


Introduced in Europe in 2008 and set to be released in the US in the first quarter of 2009, the 300 Super is Vespa's largest displacement scooter ever produced.

With an ultra-modern, powerful 4-valve liquid-cooled engine, electronic injection and Euro3 approval, what sets the Vespa GTS 300 Super apart is the incredible flexibility and exuberance of the engine, which means it can really take off at the lights.

Today, the Vespa GTS 300 Super picks up this outstanding sporting tradition which has characterised some of the happiest years in Vespa history. And it does so in a golden age for the Vespa brand: in just a few years production has more than doubled, from around 50,000 Vespas produced in 2004, to 100,000 in 2006, and over 117,000 in 2007 in testament to a fascination that is still intact after 62 years of history and 145 different models.
STYLE
Once again the Vespa gets a new look, to enhance the range.
And this time it gets a new body, built without compromise, which emphasises its sporty character. A body with forms, details and colours that all express its sporty dynamism. The Vespa GTS 300 Super blends not just sportiness and performance, but distinctiveness and character too.
The Vespa GTS 300 Super, thanks to its design and technology, reinterprets a sporty classic from the great Vespa collection. The frame (the metal heart of the Vespa) has undergone some major modifications. On the right side panel there is an eye-catching grille with horizontal slots an obvious reference to the most stylish Vespas of the past which gives an elegant sporty touch to the side of the vehicle.

The new two-tone alloy wheel rims recall the removable ones of past times and highlight the sportiness of the 145th model in Vespa history.
The suspension cover is painted racing red on the front spring, a racing detail that makes the new GTS 300 Super stand out.
The new front shield also underlines its sporty personality: the parking light has been replaced with a stylish air intake enhanced with chrome features.
And the headlight which is round, in the best Vespa tradition now has a black rim, giving the Vespa a more serious look.

The instrumentation, which is completely analogue as in the best racing tradition, has new graphics, with white numbers against a black background: easy to read and highly distinctive.
The seat features forms and materials typical of sporty Italian vehicles. The black upholstery has a contrasting light grey outer trim an explicit reference to the past. Two versions are available: the "Touring", fitted as standard to maximise comfort and usability, and the "Sport" version, available as an option, which enhances the dynamic overall line of the Vespa GTS 300 Super with its single seat configuration.

The Vespa GTS 300 Super comes in two strong colours which emphasise its sporty personality: Shiny Black, Montebianco White and Dragon Red.
TECHNOLOGY
The increased engine performance has been designed to provide maximum performance in pick-up and acceleration essential qualities for city commuting. The displacement of the 4-valve single cylinder Quasar, with electronic injection and liquid-cooled, is now 278 cc thanks to the increase in both the bore (now 75 mm), and the stroke (63 mm).

The new GTS 300 Super is different from the GTS 250 because the new engine has a higher level of torque (22.3 Nm as opposed to 20.1) along with fewer revolutions per minute (5,000 rpm as opposed to 6,500 on the 250). On the road, these numbers translate into flexibility and pick-up from low speeds that are unequalled in this displacement category. So the Vespa GTS 300 Super is the perfect vehicle for the city, where it can show off the very best of what it has to offer.
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Last Updated Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:11 am
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