Vespa GTS 125




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Vespa GTS 125 i-get




Single cylinder, 4-stroke Piaggio i-get with "start & stop" system


124.7 cc / 7.6 cu in
Bore x Stroke 52 x 58.7 mm

Cooling System

Liquid cooling

Lubrication System

Wet sump

Emissions Compliance

Euro 4


Electronic fuel injection


Electronic variable advance



Max Power

9 kW / 12 hp @ 8250 rpm

Max Torque

11.1 Nm / 1.13 kgf-m / 8.2 ft-lb @ 6750 rpm


Automatic centrifugal dry clutch


Twist and go CVT with torque server

Final Drive

Frame Pressed steel sheetmetal with welded reinforcements

Front Suspension

Single arm suspension with coil spring and hydraulic shock absorber

Rear Suspension

Double hydraulic shock absorbers with adjustable preload with 4 settings

Front Brakes

Hydraulically operated 220 mm stainless steel disc

Rear Brakes

Hydraulically operated 220 mm stainless steel disc, 2 channel ABS

Front Tyre

120/70-12, Tubeless

Rear Tyre

130/70-12, Tubeless
Dimensions Length: 1930 mm / 76.0 in
Width:    755 mm / 29.7 in
Wheelbase 1370 mm / 53.9 in
Seat Height 790 mm / 31.1 in

Fuel Capacity 

7 L / 1.8 US gal / 1.5 Imp gal

The iconic Vespa scooter will have a clean new Euro4 engine from 2017 with the introduction of Piaggio’s ‘i-get’ motor on the GTS 125.

Vespa’s ultra-modern liquid cooled engine features a stop start system that switches the engine off after three to seven seconds after pulling up and restarts instantly with a touch of the throttle. The system does away with a traditional starter motor and replaces it with a brushless electrical unit that’s mounted directly to the crankshaft. Piaggio, owners of the Vespa brand, claims that the new system is more reliable and leads to an extremely quiet start up, lighter weight and reduced fuel consumption.

This provides several benefits; extremely quiet start-up, lighter weight, more reliability and better fuel consumption. The Piaggio Start & Stop automatically switches off the engine 3 to 7 seconds after the vehicle stops (depending on whether or not the engine has reached the correct operating temperature). A slight twist of the throttle instantly restarts the engine, in complete silence, given the absence of the traditional starter motor. If the side stand is lowered or if the tilt sensor is activated, the ECU bypasses the Start & Stop function and the engine switches off. If this happens then the motor does not restart automatically.

Key features:

The i-get engines have come in for a lot of development including:

– thermodynamics (head, cylinder, piston, rocker timing with rollers); also, all of the parts in motion have been optimised to reduce weight and operating friction.

– the crankshaft, for a clear reduction in vibrations

– starter: no longer the classic gear drive starter motor, but now an electric “direct mount” type “brushless” motor on the crankshaft. The result is the total absence of friction in order to obtain a quiet, durable and reliable starter.

– cooling system, with radiator built into the engine: this reduced the overall weight of the vehicle and the warm-up times (thermal management), with clear benefits in terms of consumption and emissions.

– the gearbox cover, to reduce the noise even more.

– the latest generation double toothed belt to minimise passive losses, once again all to the advantage of consumption and emissions.

– the gearbox setting that improves rideability, performance and consumption.

– the air filter, which improves filtering action to reduce intake noise.

– new built-in engine electronic control unit with the S&S management part (Alternator, S&S Inverter, RISS), entirely developed by Piaggio.

New Technology

Now standard on all models in the Vespa GTS range is the remote control to open the saddle and Bike Finder, extremely convenient for finding your Vespa in a crowded car park by making the turn indicators flash.

The USB port is in the leg shield back plate compartment, convenient for recharging any external device, while the front turn indicators contain a series of LEDs that act as daylight running lights.

Safety Features

The Piaggio Group was the first company in the world to introduce electronic systems on scooters which were once available only on the best motorcycles, such as ASR (available on the GTS 300 version) and ABS, which also equip the GTS 125 and 150. Each wheel has a revolution detection system – a sensor and a tone wheel – which instantly reads the speed and deceleration of the wheel with respect to that of the vehicle. The sensors dialogue with a 2-channel hydraulic control unit which activates the ABS system if one of the two wheels decelerates abruptly with respect to the vehicle, avoiding locking and ensuring stability and efficient braking even on road surfaces with a low friction coefficient.


The top box, large enough for a flip up helmet, is painted to match the body and fitted with a padded backrest to optimise passenger comfort.

The front and rear chromium plated luggage racks are some of the most popular accessories.

On board protection is guaranteed by the windshield in impact resistant, chip resistant methacrylate and the high quality clear top fairing with its compact and sporty lines. The leg cover made of thermal material, easy to install, also guarantees riding comfort in any season of the year. The set of accessories is completed by the mechanical anti-theft system, the electronic anti-theft system, the top box internal bag, the luggage rack straps, the genuine leather “Made in Italy” saddle and the elegant “Country & Leisure” plaid.

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