2023 Vespa GTS range debuts with styling & tech upgrades


Vespa has revealed the 2023 GTS range with styling and technical upgrades. The range includes Vespa GTS, Vespa GTS Super, Vespa GTS SuperSport and Vespa GTS SuperTech.

Styling updates are rather subtle, as it has always been, but there’s an updated handlebar with wider and repositioned brake levers for better ergonomics, while the controls are now grouped into chrome-plated electronic blocks for nostalgic handlebar gear vibes. The hand grips are also new, with smaller tips, as are the rear-view mirrors. The daytime running lights and turn signals are LEDs. The light cluster at the rear is also updated, with resized LED turn signals and a rear positioning light that makes for a blockier lighting profile. The revisions also extend to the side panels that run beneath the body shells, now joined seamlessly at the end for a cleaner look. The typical five-spoke design of the rims has been revised with solids and voids that slim the design. And last but not the least, all models get a redesigned silencer cover.


As for colors, the base GTS is available in Beige Avvolgente, Nero Convinto and Verde Amabile. There’s a generous chrome application here as well. The grey saddle with tone-on-tone stitching is paired with hand grips and rubber inserts on the footpegs, also in grey. The wheel rim insides are painted grey.


The GTS Super is distinguished by its graphite-colored rims with diamond finish and double upholstered seat with piping. It is available in three glossy pastel colors: Nero Deciso, Bianco Innocente, and Rosso Coraggioso. The chrome elements are paired with sporty black details, such as the hand grips, rubber inserts on the footpegs, and the front suspension spring.

The GTS SuperSport apparently oozes a sporty character with graphite-colored rims, neon orange accents, and black details. The black saddle is also contrasted with neon orange stitching. Five body colors are available to choose from: gloss Arancio Impulsivo, gloss Bianco Innocente, matt Grigio Travolgente, matt Nero Convinto and matt Verde Ambizioso.

The GTS SuperTech is the range-topping one that combines style with technology. It boasts satin chrome grey finishes, graphite-colored rims with diamond finish, and neon green accents. It is available in three matt finishes: Grigio Ottimista, Blu Energico and Grigio Entusiasta. This model also gets a full TFT color display, as opposed to the other models that get a combo of an analogue speedometer and a 3-inch LCD display.


The GTS SuperSport and SuperTech models get the Vespa MIA smartphone connectivity as standard. Once connected via Bluetooth, incoming calls and message notifications appear on the display, plus the system also allows for call management via a joystick on the left-hand controls, plus voice commands to make calls or listen to music. To make the most of all these functions, the Vespa Visor 3.0 helmet is available as an accessory that integrates earphones and a Bluetooth intercom.

As for technical upgrades, Vespa says that the front suspension has been upgraded and re-calibrated for better stability, comfort and handling. The brake discs get new calipers and new Brembo brake pumps, resulting in a significant reduction in braking distance. The ABS gets a new, more high-performance Bosch ECU. The scooters also get ASR (electronic traction control).

As for the powerplants, you get 125 and 300 options. The 300 cc single-cylinder 4-stroke engine pumps out 17.5 kW (24 metric hp) at 8250 rpm and 26 Nm (19 lb-ft) at 5250 rpm. The 125-i engine comes with a patented start-stop system to save fuel. It pumps out 10.3 kW (14 metric hp) at 8750 rpm and 12 Nm (9 lb-ft) at 6750 rpm. Both engines are coupled with a CVT.

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