Vespa GTS Super Tech 300 HPE

Vespa GTS Super Tech 300 HPE

THE VESPA GTS SUPER TECH 300 HPE, THE HIGHEST TECHNICAL EVOLVEMENT OF THE VESPA GTS RANGE, IS DUE TO ARRIVE IN OCTOBER. THE SUPER TECH FEATURES A COLOUR TFT INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEM PLUS A NEW 300 HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENGINE (HPE) NOW WITH MORE THAN 23 HP. THE SUPER TECH IS THE MOST POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT ENGINE IN VESPA HISTORY.

The GTS range since taking the ‘Vespone’ mantle, a name historically linked to the large framed Vespa, is now internationally recognised for its unrivalled classic design and performance in the premium scooter market.

In 2019 the GTS range evolved further with significant upgrades in styling which now form the basis for the all new GTS Super Tech 300 HPE 

Vespa GTS Super Tech takes the flagship role in the Vespa range through new technology not seen previously on Vespa models. Super Tech comes equipped standard with a new all colour TFT display that maximises connectivity to a smartphone with the VESPA MIA (MY VESPA) system plus the first Vespa model in the Australian market to feature the new 300 HPE, an engine platform developed from current Piaggio Group engine technology research.

DESIGN

The Vespa GTS range continues to evolve along the path of tradition, striking a mercurial balance between heritage and modernism.

Aesthetically Vespa GTS Super Tech 300 HPE is characterised by wheel rims finished in gloss blackwith yellow highlight. The yellow finish extends to the front shock spring and compliment with the new Matt Black Volcano and Gloss Grey Materia colours. The seat features new fabric surface cover with dual-colour stitching. 

The new GTS Super Tech 300 HPE takes the lead as the Vespa “tech setter” through a fully digital instrument cluster with 4.3″ full colour TFT display. The new TFT panel, in brilliant colour, features speed, total and trip mileage, ambient temperature and fuel level. The TFT also extends to a new smart phone connectivity system called Vespa MIA (MY VESPA) 

At the rear, the Super Tech styling features a new transmission cover and newly designed silencer cover.

THE 300 HPE ENGINE: THE MOST POWERFUL & RESPONSIVE VESPA OF ALL TIME 

The new GTS Super Tech is equipped with the latest evolution of the 300 cc 4-stroke, 4-valve single-cylinder engine, liquid-cooled and with electronic injection now designated HPE. It is the reward of ongoing engine design improvements by the Piaggio Group Research and Development Centre 

The HPE benefits from numerous improvements increasing performance and rideability, while reducing fuel consumption and noise levels. HPE is the most powerful engine ever fitted to a Vespa with optimised thermodynamic performance and reduced friction; all without impacting on visible size, which is contained to similar dimensions to the previous unit.

The cylinder head is an all new casting, characterised by totally redesigned internal components, the ports feature new geometry and larger diameter as do the intake and exhaust valves with diameter increasing by 3 mm. The adoption of new piston technology, particularly in terms of its head shape, has resulted in a highly efficient combustion chamber. 

The single camshaft system with overhead valves is all new, rockers are now equipped with roller tappets rather than sliders for increased fluidity and durability, reducing mechanical loss.  Camshaft profiles have also been reshaped to obtain optimum valve lift profiles, which in turn reduces engine noise. 

The introduction of a new high-pressure multi-jet injector matched to optimised intake lengths improves combustion thereby delivering higher torque at lower RPM to ensure smoother, faster speed transitions to suit any traffic condition. The new iridium spark plug ensures greater durability to maintain optimised combustion. 

In the transmission the HPE engine features improvements to match the performance through a higher durability design CVT belt and new materials used in the transmission design to reduce friction and noise. A new cover features sound absorbing material for a reduction in mechanical noise. The transmission is also aided by a new and more rigid clutch drum. 

The engine is controlled by latest-generation Magneti Marelli MIUG4 ECU, equipped with greater calculation capacity, it contributes to improving overall engine efficiency and allows for the engine to be started practically instantaneously after just two rotations of the crankshaft. These advancements mean the HPE already conforms with future Euro 5 standards.