PX takes centre stage at the recent "Motodays" show in Rome.
The PX 150 is returning to Australia. Expect to see the only handlebar shift Vespa sometime around June/July.
At the recent "Motodays" show held in Rome, the PX has taken centre
stage on the Vespa stand. A model worthy of the honour (33 years old),
my guess is that there will be a strong initial demand worldwide for
Numbers first up will be limited in Australia, so do see your local
Piaggio dealer as soon as possible. Colours available will be Red, Blue,
Black and White.
More details on the new PX below from Piaggio Press. We here in Australia will only get the 150cc model.
For dealers see www.piaggio.com.au
The Vespa in its most original form, once again takes its place of timeless legend.
Forming the link between the history of the world's most famous scooter
and its future, the Vespa PX is back with a choice of its most classic
Incomparable style, an engine which respects the most severe emissions
standards and the classic four gear transmission make Vespa PX
unmistakable and unique.
There has only ever been one Vespa.
The seventeen million examples of the Vespa sold across the globe since
1946 have brought together people of different languages and cultures,
and have turned the dreams and desire for freedom of entire generations
of young people into reality.
The Vespa has been an integral part of our history and a unique
phenomenon in the history of popular culture: it was the vehicle that
brought personal mobility to Europe in the post-war Europe. It saw
younger generations take different sides with their Vespas and
Lambrettas, or as Mods and Rockers. It embodied music, rebellion,
romanticism and escapism. It represented the promise of freedom for all.
It is the symbol of the era of the “Dolce Vita”. It played a leading
role in the 'revolution of thought' brought to fruition by the young
generations of the 1960s and '70s. It welcomed the arrival of Rock'n
Roll in Europe and was still here to see the advent of the MTV
generation and digital music. And it will continue to go on.
Thirty-three years on the world's roads.
2010 is the thirty-third anniversary of the launch of the Vespa PX, a
milestone that very few vehicles - let alone a two wheeler - can claim
to have achieved.
Making this achievement all the more extraordinary is the sheer
popularity of this classic: with over 3,000,000 examples sold in every
The majority of the examples built and sold are still running in
countries all over the world - a testimony not only to the proverbial
robustness and reliability of the scooter, but also to the deep
affection that binds every Vespa and its owner.
In the current Vespa range, the PX is the only model which offers the
four gear transmission on the handlebar: a true “must” for enthusiasts,
together with an unmistakable design which goes beyond all fashion.
The legend lives on: revised technical content and style.
Essential lines, elegantly minimalist: Vespa PX maintains all of the
classic strong points which determined its success for more than three
decades: unmistakable style, functionality and user-friendliness, the
legendary sturdiness of a steel bodyshell, the reliability of a simple
and indestructible engine and the possibility (whether as a functional
feature or just because you like it) of fitting a spare wheel.
Without indulging in retro style for its own sake, the design of the
instrument panel of the Vespa PX is instantly recognisable as timeless,
with its immediately clear instrumentation. The speedometer, with dual
Km/h and mph scales, and the fuel gauge are lit with a neutral coloured
light that is in perfect harmony with the purity of the design. The
array of indicator and warning lights includes indicators for the
lights, full beam, turn signals and fuel reserve.
A new saddle for the Vespa PX: with all-new design and upholstery. The
proverbial comfort and space that have always distinguished the Vespa PX
as the touring scooter par excellence have actually been improved.
Ideal for two-up riding, the saddle accommodates riders of all statures,
offering unparalleled comfort and vehicle control.
The headlight, with a state of the art complex surface reflector and
halogen bulb, creates a powerful beam for ideal visibility and
constitutes a vital contribution in terms of active safety.
The taillight has always been a signature feature of each and every
Vespa model. From the small, round taillight of the legendary 1946 98cc
to the headlight in two distinct elements and chrome parts which
embellished the 1962 125cc, to the Primavera ET3's boxy design which was
so typically "70's". Vespa PX rediscovers soft lines for the taillight
which combine with a classic and elegant chrome edge. The component,
with a red lens, also includes the brake light and license plate light.
The turn indicators on the Vespa PX feature an orange bulb behind a
clear plastic outer lens. A combination which recalls the elegance of
the numerous chrome details, enhancing the purity of the Vespa lines.
The new hand grips in black rubber are elegantly branded with the Vespa
logo. The classic Vespa logo also enhances the new central tunnel cover,
now refined by an elegant edge in glazed material. The new grille cites
the style of some of the greatest classics in Vespa history.
The Vespa has always been distinguished by a unibody construction - an
exclusive feature that has always set the Vespa apart from any other
scooter. The PX remains true to this construction solution which, in
addition to giving the scooter a classic flavour, also ensures superior
stiffness and precision.
The link arm front suspension - a technical solution that is an
intrinsic part of the Vespa character - works in conjunction with a coil
spring and a dual action hydraulic shock absorber.
At the rear, the suspension components are linked to the
engine-transmission case, which also does duty as the swingarm. The 10"
wheels are shod with 3.50” tyres.
The 200 mm stainless steel front disc brake is complemented by a
powerful and reliable 150 mm drum brake at the rear for perfect
The 125 and 150 cc single-cylinder, two-stroke engines with forced air
cooling feature CDI electronic injection and both electric and kick
starters. After all, how can anyone think of the most classic of the
Vespa models without the fantastic kick start pedal crank?
Thanks to the use of a new catalytic converter designed to lower
polluting emissions, both of the Vespa PX models comply with the most
severe and modern Euro3 standards.
The PX comes with a four speed manual gearbox: choosing the PX means choosing total riding pleasure.