Vespa Primavera 125

 

 

 

Make Model

Vespa Primavera 125

Year

2015

Engine

Single, catalytic converter, electronic fuel injection, 3  valve, SOHC

(2-stroke also available in certain countries as an option)

Capacity

124.5 cc / 7.6 cub in

Bore x Stroke

52 x 58.6 mm mm

Cooling System

Air cooled, forced

Compression Ratio

10.5:1

Fuel system

Fuel injection

Exhaust

Single

Ignition 

Electronic

Starting

Electric

Max Power

7.8 kW / 10.6 hp @ 7700 rpm

Max Torque

10.4 Nm / 1.06 kgf-m / 7.7 ft-lbs @ 6500 rpm

Clutch

Automatic, dry centrifugal with vibration dampers

Transmission 

CVT

Final Drive

Belt

Frame

Sheet metal body with welded reinforcements

Front Suspension

Single arm with coil spring and dual action mono shock absorber

Front Wheel Travel

78 mm / 3.1 in.

Rear Suspension

Hydraulic monoshock

Rear Wheel Travel

70 mm / 2.8 in.

Front Brakes

Stainless steel disc, 200 mm, hydraulically operated

Rear Brakes

Drum, 140 mm, mechanically operated

Wheels

Die-cast aluminium alloy

Front Rim

2.50 x 11 in.

Rear Rim

3.00 x 11 in.

Front Tyre

110/70-11 in., tubeless

Rear Tyre

20/70-11 in., tubeless

Dimensions

Length:  1860 mm / 73.2 in.

Width:      735 mm / 28.9 in.

Wheelbase

1340 mm / 52.7 in.

Seat Height

780 mm / 30.7 in.

Dry Weight

115 kg / 254 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

8 L / 2.1 US gal

Average Consumption 

3.1 L/100 km / 32 km/l / 75 US mpg

Top Speed

64 km/h / 40 mph

Colours

Montebianco white, Blue midnight, Dragon red, Crete Sensei brown, Azzuro Marechiaro, Volcano black

Review

Extracts from  Motorscooterguide

 

As Vespa’s third generation of modern small frame scooters, the Primavera design continues to mark new ground. In the same way that the GT200 served as a stylistic inspiration for the LX series, Vespa’s new 946 design is the clear inspiration for the Primavera. It could easily be argued that the Primavera is a 946 for the masses, as it foregoes frills like ABS, traction control and hand stitching in exchange for an MSRP around half.

The front end of the scooter is also all new. The legshield is more angled back - especially in comparison to the tilted floorboard - which makes the design look sleek. Also present is the stylish triple vent above the front fender which is a clear tie to the 946. A neat touch up front is the inclusion of LED running lights into the front signals. Similarly, Vespa has added LEDs to the rear lamp which saves a few watts and looks pretty neat. Two other nice changes are the new 5 spoke rims and the more angular shaped exhaust. Also new is the gauge setup, which is now a more even mixture of analog and digital instrumentation. The speedometer is central and analog, with the smaller details like fuel level, time and odometer now found in the larger digital screen. The overall setup is simpler and more congruous than the previous LX and S series instrumentation. It also adds a helpful trip odometer and an oil warning light.

North Americans can select from 50cc 4-stroke and 154.8cc 4-stroke options, while globally the Primavera is motivated by three different mills: a 2-stroke 50cc, a 4-stroke 50cc or a larger 4-stroke motor. This more powerful option is a 3-valve design available in either 125cc (52mm bore) or 154.8cc (58mm bore) variants. It’s the larger 155cc motor option that’s coming to the USA and Canada, while most overseas markets are receiving the 125cc version to take advantage of learners laws that cap young ownership at 125cc. At 155cc, the larger version of the Primavera is legal on interstate highways in all 50 states, which makes it more practical than a 125cc machine.

 

The larger Primavera 125/155 really only competes with Kymco’s Like 200 now that Yamaha has discontinued the Vino 125 - and even that comparison is a stretch as these machines land at opposite ends of the pricing spectrum.