Sunday, October 01, 2006

And speaking of new models

Earlier this year, on the otherside of the pond, Piaggio unleashed two limited edition models that I assume most of the Kansas City public is unaware about. So, being the generous guy that I am...
The Limited GT60

As you can see, it's a fenderlight version of the GT series of Vespa. Instead of the cyclops headlamp on the handlebar, you have an BV-type flyshield; a little 1948 action with the headlamp on the fender. It is a bespoke version of the Vespa Vintage collection that seems to be U.K. and EURO only and is limited to 999 peices.

The LX V

This may look just like the LX we've all come to know and hold close to our hearts, but a careful inspection will reveal an uncovered handlebar and split seat configuration, via the 1940s. Europeans get to see this in both the 50cc and 125cc range.

The GT V

The design that inspired the GT60, but with split seats. The engines available are the 125cc L.E.A.D.E.R. and the newest GTS derived 250cc fuel injected Quasar. Jason, the shop mechanicca thinks its ugly. What do you think?

Again, these are EURO only models produced in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the creation of the Vespa. And if you don't know, us fine folk at Vespa KC are doing a little celebratin' as well. Check it out this Friday.


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