2013 Vespa GTS 300 ie, Classic Looks with Modern Specs

Here's the Vespa GTS 300 ie, a scooter boasting the motorcycle history-approved old-school design with it unmistakeable fat and fluid shapes, but hiding some the most advanced technologies in the world of small-displacement bikes.
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2013 Vespa GTS 300 ie2013 Vespa GTS 300 ie
While the overall character of this scooter remains almost unchanged since more than 50 years ago, the modern lines are easy to spot. The body is made entirely from steel sheets with welded reinforcements; this monocoque design ensures enhanced sturdiness and a more rigid construction, adding to the already proverbial maneuverability.

Another modern-era feature is the single-sided suspension for both front and rear. While the front suspension sports a dual chamber, coaxial spring design, the rear boasts two dual-effect shocks with spring preload.

The 278cc catalyzed 4-stroke single-piston engine of the Vespa GTS 300 ie produces a whopping 21.1 hp and a no-nonsense 22.3 Nm (16.4 lb-ft) torque for fast and precise accelerations. A full tank can power the Vespa GTS 300 ie for up to 168 miles (270 km), while the top speed makes the scooter a worthy highway machine: 80 mph (just under 129 km/h).

Available in either Midnight Blue or Bronze, the 2013 Vespa GTS 300 ie retails for $5,999 (€4,615).
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