Published on August 11th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
Vespa S125 and Piaggio Medley S150 ABS Launched
Taking advantage of the start of the NAZA Merdeka Autofair 2017, Naza Premira Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Vespa scooters in Malaysia, is proud to announce that the popular Vespa S125 model now comes with an I-GET engine. It has a net selling price of RM11,600.
The new powerplant is the result of a design philosophy that sets new and more advanced quality and reliability levels as its primary objectives. Every aspect of the design process was aimed at increasing the efficiency of each individual component, thereby working together to maximise performance and, at the same time, minimise consumption and emissions.
The new I-GET powerplant that is equipped on the Vespa S125 are ultra-modern single cylinder 4-stroke 125 cc air cooled engines with electronic injection and 3-valve timing. Each and every detail, from the exhaust to the internal design of the gearbox cover, has been designed to make the ride smoother, quieter and more comfortable.
The injection system has been optimised and improved in terms of efficiency; the ECU now has a barometric sensor that guarantees optimum combustion every time in any condition of use and at any altitude. This means that the power and torque output reach new and high levels of regularity and reliability, even in the city with constant “stop and go” riding.
These engines are extremely environmentally friendly since they are approved in compliance with the Euro 3 Multi- Directive, and they are capable of performance which is at the top of the category: the I-GET 125 cc has maximum power and torque that measure in respectively at 10.2 hp at 7,600 rpm and 10.2 Nm at 6,000 rpm. These are values that, along with the proverbial light weight typical of all Vespas, make this Vespa “small body” particularly quick both in city traffic and on stretches of open road.
A perfectly calibrated gearbox with new and more resistant friction materials for the dry centrifugal automatic clutch contributes to this result. This brilliant performance is combined with fuel consumption values that are reduced to a minimum: the particular architecture of the engine and the solutions adopted for the various components makes 60km/litre at 50km/h. Thanks to a spacious, 7 litre fuel tank, Vespa S125 now boast a highly respectable travel range: 420 km can be covered with a full tank.
The Vespa S125 I-GET powerplants are single cylinder engines, completely new both in terms of mechanical components and electronic parts. Worth a mention in more detail are:
• The crankshaft, with 24% increased inertia compared with the previous engine for a decisive reduction in vibrations and a smoother ride.
• The new starter motor, decidedly quieter.
• The new gearbox cover, to reduce the noise even more and increase stiffness.
• The barometric sensor, so that combustion is always optimised. The exhaust system is also entirely new. The new unit makes the engine quieter and at the same time ensures a more full and pleasant timbre.
The Piaggio Medley S 150 ABS takes on metropolitan areas with grit and personality. The front view stands out from the classic high wheel scooter look. The metallic vertical element (the ‘tie’) stands out in the centre of the front shield, thereby accentuating a certain family feeling with recent Piaggio production. It comes in at RM17,000.
The surfaces are more extended, all to the advantage of aerodynamic protection and therefore riding comfort. The handlebar, shaped to guarantee protection of the rider, houses a refined instrument cluster with a chromium frame.
The digital display makes all the necessary information available, while the complete arrangement of warning lights keeps tabs on all the functions, starting with the “Start & Stop” feature and then moving along with the classic “injection check”, oil pressure, ABS and Immobilizer activation indicators.
The front shield has a spacious glove compartment that can be easily accessed from the rider’s seating position. There is also a USB socket inside the glove compartment, practical for you to charge your smart phone.
The saddle, large and comfortable even on the passenger section, has an electric opening latch controlled from a button on the handlebar as well as the traditional mechanical latch located in the leg shield back plate glove compartment.
There is also the innovative LED daylight running lights and headlight become true somatic distinctive traits.
The front end is characterised by a fork with 33 mm stanchions in diameter, whereas a pair of double acting shock absorbers and coil springs with preload adjustable to 5 positions work at the rear axle.