Vespa Elegante 150
Riding through the narrow rainy streets of Rome, on a Vespa, has been the dream of many travel enthusiasts. Vespas have been the go-to scooter for a lot of people around the globe. Once upon a time, Vespas were just like a regular scooter, but as modernization approached, Vespas started becoming a cult classic. The simple round-shaped headlight has become highly sought-after in the twenty-first century. The Vespa Elegante 150 is one of the
The Vespa Elegante 150 is a premium scooter. The unibody scooter had mixed receptions. Some people considered this scooter to be over-priced, while others took it as a price justified due to its artistic value.
Although 150cc scooters are very simple, the Vespa Elegante 150 is a whole different thing. It has a twin-seat setup. The rider seat is adjustable and very comfortable. The rear seat is also as comfortable as the rider one. The rear also has chrome grab rails for the pillion.
The biggest feature of the Vespa Elegante 150 is the monocoque chassis. All Vespas come in a monocoque chassis, which makes it stronger than most other scooter frames. This frame can protect itself even during intensive crashes.
The third most intriguing feature of the Vespa Elegante 150 is the color of the scooter. As all Vespas are, it has a triple coated paint job. The triple-coated paint job ensures durable paint and also gives it a premium look. All the colors of the Vespa Elegante 150 are glossy. The scooter comes in three colors:
Azzure Provenza (Blue).
The Vespa Elegante 150 is also a fairly low scooter. It has a seat height of 770mm, which means that even riders of 5’3” can easily control the scooter. The scooter also has a large under-seat storage space. It can hold a full-face helmet and more.
The length, width, height, and weight of the Vespa Elegante 150 are 1770mm, 690mm, 1140mm, and 114kg respectively. The weight of the scooter is quite low considering that it has a monocoque steel frame. The Vespa Elegante 150 also has a short wheelbase of 1290mm, which can help squeeze through a lot of traffic, but it does bring a question of stability.
Engine and Transmission:
The Vespa Elegante 150 has an engine that comes with an aluminum cylinder head, overhead cam, and roller rocker arm. Which translates to a butter smooth engine. The scooter also has a 3-valve, air-cooled, carburetor engine. The engine pumps out 11.4BHP of power at 7000rpm and 11.5Nm of torque at 5500rpm. The scooter is also very fuel-efficient. It is claimed that it will give out a combined mileage of around 45kmpl.
The Vespa Elegante 150 has a fully automatic gearbox. It also has an engine mapping system, which means that it will automatically set its rpm according to the situation detected (e.g. high rpm at low gear while going uphill).
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Vespa Elegante 150 has a disc-drum setup. It has a hydraulic disc brake at the front, which is mounted at the left side of the wheel. The front disc induces confidence in the rider. The rear wheel has a basic drum brake. The disc-drum setup may not be the best setup for the highway, but it is a very suitable braking system for the city streets.
The Vespa Elegante 150 has Aircraft derived single side arm Front Suspension with Anti-Dive characteristics. Now the street meaning of that is “good shock-absorbing suspension at the front”. The rear has a suspension with Dual-Effect Hydraulic Shock Absorber. And that means that the rear also has a single suspension on one side and is very comfortable to ride on.
The Vespa Elegante 150 comes with alloy wheels. The front has a 110/70 and the rear has 120/70 section tubeless tires. The wheels are 11” and 10” at the front and rear respectively. The small wheels may cause a bit of a problem with stability. The thickness of the tires also limits the leaning of the scooter.
The Vespa Elegante 150, like all other Vespas, was not made for performance or speed. They were made for the artistic value of classic scooters. This scooter was not made for people who are looking to compete with bikes on a race, it was made for scooter enthusiasts, people who care about scooters, and who adore scooters. It was made to induce personality. This scooter will not attract only one age group, rather a very diversified group of people will go for this scooter.
The Vespa Elegante 150 has no competition, as Vespas were not made to compete with the crowd, rather they are made to stand out in the crowd.
All in all, the Vespa Elegante 150 is a well built and strong scooter with sentimental value. The Vespa Elegante 150 will be very admired by scooter/Vespa enthusiasts as it embraces the classic looks, with minimalistic modern features.
Specification: Vespa Elegante 150
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What is the cheapest Vespa in Bangladesh?
The cheapest Vespa in Bangladesh is the Vespa Notte 125. It costs around 1,65,250 BDT.Answer by : jojo on Dec 24, 2020 09:35:04 AM
How fuel-efficient is the Vespa Elegante 150?
The Vespa Elegante 150 has a mileage of around 45kmpl on average, which may vary.Answer by : jojo on Dec 24, 2020 09:36:00 AM
What kind of scooter is the Vespa Elegante 150?
Vespa Elegante 150 is a commuting scooter.Answer by : jojo on Dec 24, 2020 09:41:01 AM