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Published on December 3rd, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Vespa GTS 300 HPE Super Tech Arrives at RM33,300

Didi Resources’ aggressive expansion of its Vespa lineup continues with the launch of the new Vespa GTS 300 HPE Super Tech. This comes after the launch of the Primavera Sean Wotherspoon and the Primavera [RED]. Befitting its designation, the new model is the most tech-laden variant in the GTS range. It is also the costliest offering in the range, with a price of RM33,300.

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The GTS Super Tech can be distinguished by yellow detailing on the side of the body, front shocks, wheels and front horn cover. The seat has a yellow stitching, too. There are two body colours to choose from, Black Vulcano and Grey Materia.

The company’s latest offering sets the bar high in terms of technology with its fully digital instrument cluster that has a 4.3-inch full-colour TFT display. On top of displaying all the essential info such as speed, mileage, ambient temperature and fuel level, the unit also works with the Vespa Mia smartphone connectivity system.

By connecting a smartphone to the on-board system via Bluetooth, riders will be able to control other functions such as navigation, calls, massages and music playback via voice command. Control of the display is done via a joystick located on the left-hand side of the handlebar. As for the navigation system, users need to download the Vespa app to choose pre-set routes, which include all the authorized Vespa dealers in the country. The app also provides additional info such as vehicle status, riding parameters and travel statistics.

Powering the GTS Super Tech is Vespa’s latest 300 HPE (High Performance Engine). With a displacement of 278 cc, the single-cylinder, four-stroke engine delivers 23.8 hp at 8,250 rpm and 26 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm. This works out to an increase of 12% and 18% respectively over the previous version. The same engine is also found on the Sei Giorni II edition.

In terms of safety, the GTS Super Tech is pretty well equipped with a two-channel ABS, ASR (traction control) and disc brakes at the both ends. Other convenient features include LED headlight and taillight, remote control key fob with Bike Finder, and a USB port inside the glovebox.

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