Vespa Sprint Review
Vespa has a tradition of re-introducing the famous and successful models of the earlier versions. The Vespa Spirit which had ruled the roads during the 1960s and 70s as the sports design dynamic scooter is given the modern look and equipped with the latest technology equipment. The new in town model has lot of trendy features including stylish analog-digital instrument cluster, superior quality of suspension, efficient brake system, good blend of mileage and power of the 155cc engine and most attractive feature of hexagonal shaped headlight and tail lamp.
The design of Vespa Sprint essentially reminds of the older generation Vespa Spirit. Rectangular design headlights are the center of attraction for the vehicle. The front styling with the classic design of headlight and the clear lens stylish indicator lamp, attractive paint of the sleek design body panel make it get special attention . The overall dimensions of the scooter are increased providing better leg space and comfortable seating for the rider and passenger. Dimensional features include length 1863mm, width 695mm, longer wheelbase of 1334mm helps for better distribution of vehicle weight and overall dynamics.
Engine, Brakes, and performance
The Vespa is designed to excel both in terms of beauty and performance. The performance factors gave a boost with a single cylinder, 4-stroke 154.8cc engine delivering a power of 11.5hp at 7500rpm and torque of 12Nm at 5000rpm. Latest technology fuel injection system is used for efficient combustion getting best of fuel efficiency of 60kmpl on an average. The fuel tank of capacity 8.5litre can be handy for taking long rides of order of 200km, a promising maximum speed of 85kmph can make long rides completed at a brisk pace.
The longer wheelbase has made it convenient for a longer seat, giving better comfort for the rider and pillion occupant as well. The fine design of handlebar make it convenient for easier steering and smooth twisting of hand grip gets a quicker acceleration of the scooter making the rider reach higher speeds at the shortest interval from idling. Tubeless tyres with rating 110/70 R12 for front and 120/70R12 for rear fitted on to stylish alloy wheels gives best of ride quality and a firm grip on the road. The ground clearance is also improved getting better rider quality and compared to earlier models, there is a drastic reduction of the frequency of underbody hitting at the road humps and unusual road irregularities.
Safety, Brakes and miscellaneous
Vespa Sprint has a lot of features making it look aggressive in styling and dynamic in performance as well. Latest technology used for enhancing suspension system gives better cushioning effect. The braking system is made very efficient with 200mm disc brake at front and 140mm disc brake at the rear. The under seat storage is improved by giving better room for keeping a helmet and a small shopping bag. Rear view mirrors made more effective giving a clear image of following vehicles and also adds to the beauty of the scooter.
Vespa Sprint is an excellent styling sporty scooter that makes the owner proud of it with the applauds it gets on the road. The never tiring performance of engine boost confidence of going for long rides and makes a very friendly companion for city usage.