The Vespa GTS 300 is one of the most popular scooters in the United Kingdom and the world because of its aggressive performance. The GTS 300 has been one of the bestselling scooters in the UK since its initial release in 2005 and the 2016 model will continue the scooter’s classic legacy. The GTS is a stylish, retro model that is extremely economical and very easy to operate. It is also excellent for long distance riding and this is one of the model’s main selling points. The scooter is the most powerful scooter in the entire Vespa range.

There are three different models of the bikes, the Vespa GTS 300 ABS-ASR, the Vespa GTS 300 Super ABS-ASR and the Vespa GTS 300 Super Sport ABS-ASR. The models are more or less similar with a few aesthetic differences between the three. They feature the same engine and have the same level of power output and performance.

Engine

The scooter sports a powerful 278cc engine capable of a maximum power output of 22 BHP at 7,500 rpm. The scooter achieves a peak torque of 22.3 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The bike features a four-valve, four-stroke single-cylinder unit. The GTS 300 is fuel injected and it possesses a liquid cooling system.

Braking and suspension

The 2016 model is equipped with the ESS front suspension that had been introduced in the Vespa Sprint and Primavera. The bike can boast of ASR traction control and a standard ABS. The front single-arm ESS suspension comes with a hydraulic shock absorber and a coil spring while the rear suspension features dual hydraulic shock absorbers that come with adjustable spring pre-loading.

Both the disc pads are hydraulically controlled stainless steel discs that are 220mm wide. The brakes are good without being excellent and the addition of the Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) is a great boost to the bike. The ASR traction control utilizes sensors on the wheels to monitor excessive wheelspin, making it more suitable for newer riders. This makes it one of the safest scooters on the road.

Design

The GTS features the classic Vespa look with a pressed-steel unibody. The classic influence is evident with the headlight, the engine cover, and the front shield. The scooter is available in a wide variety of colors and finishes based on which version you opt for.

The riding position is similar to any classic Vespa and its body is only made out of steel just as any other Vespa. This maximizes bike strength, dynamism, and safety. The bike is one of the easiest scooters to operate and it is pretty stable at high speeds. The low weight and the low seat aid the ease of handling the bike.

The 2016 GTS 300 is one of the best scooters you can purchase and the high price of the scooter is justified thanks to Vespa’s long history of excellence. It comes with a standard two-year warranty, and it is an excellent purchase for city dwellers who need to move around from place to place quickly.

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