2011 Vespa Scooters Get 150cc Eco-Smart Engines

Scooter are known to offer smart, eco-friendly and accessible mobility options for urban transportation. More and ore customers are now searching for an efficient way of handling traffic congestions, while also paying attention to fuel consumption, carbon emissions and the fun a two-wheel ride can provide.

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Piaggio announced it has equipped its 2011 Vespa S 150, LX 150 and LXV 150 models with new 150cc electronic fuel-injected engines that are reportedly consuming 15 percent less fuel than its predecessors. Moreover, the new models are capable of reaching a top speed of 60 mph.

The new motor scooters can reportedly go up to 85 miles with each gallon of gas, while also delivering stronger, smoother acceleration in stop-and-go traffic situations. Owners will also benefit of improved cold-starts, thanks to fuel injection.

"Vespas are one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to contribute toward a cleaner, greener transportation landscape, and our new fuel-injected 150cc engine range makes it even simpler," said Paolo Timoni, CEO of Piaggio USA.

"Mid-scooters like the Vespa S 150 i.e., LX 150 i.e. and LXV 150 i.e. are tailor-made for confident urban commuting, and a 15 percent increase in fuel-efficiency is yet another great reason to add a scooter to your garage this Spring,"
added Timoni.

The MSRP for the Vespa 150 models starts at $4,399 for the 2011 Vespa S 150 i.e.
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