Keith was just a little ahead of the game today with his posts of the new Vespas. These new models are indeed coming to Vespa KC (meaning stateside) in the near future.
Vespa is announcing two new vintage styled scooters for 2007, the LXV 150 and the GTV 250. Based on the LX 150 and GTS 250 respectively, these scooters come in a vintage grey color with brown split seat and other vintage styling cues. These scooters will show up some time in late 2006 as 2007 model year units. MSRP of $5799 and $6799.
There is also a very limited edition version of the GTV 250 called the GT 60 (honoring Vespa's 60th anniversary). Only 999 GT 60 scooters are being built, and only 250 of those are coming stateside. So if you want the ultimate in a modern era collectible Vespa, this is it. With only 250 coming (meaning about one per dealer), you might want to get your name on one now. By the time they show up at dealers, they will no doubt already be spoken for. It won't come cheap, but it comes with all sorts of great extras including:
- Numbered limited edition number plate
- Silver plate with customer's initials
- Specail edition of the book "Vespa, Italian Style for the World"
- Leather key fob
- Leather document wallet
- Satin vehicle cover
- Original sketch of the Vespa GT 60
Here are some pics first of the LXV then of the GTV. Notice the unique color (called Gray 725) reportedly the same color as the original Vespa prototype. And contrary to Jason's opinion, I happen to think these are some very cool looking scooters.