A tale of two Vespas

Straits Times senior correspondents Zaihan Mohamed Yusof and Christopher Tan review the 2018 Vespa Primavera 150 ABS and 2018 Vespa GTS Super 300.
The Straits Times' Christopher Tan (right) leads on the 2018 Vespa Primavera 150, while colleague Zaihan Mohamed Yusof (left) catches up on the more powerful 2018 Vespa GTS Super 300. Both scooters are agile in bends, especially when dodging bumps on road
The Straits Times' Christopher Tan (right) leads on the 2018 Vespa Primavera 150, while colleague Zaihan Mohamed Yusof (left) catches up on the more powerful 2018 Vespa GTS Super 300. Both scooters are agile in bends, especially when dodging bumps on roads.

The GTS Super 300 has more grunt, while the Primavera 150 offers better efficiency

The two 2018 Vespa scooters on this page may look identical, but one has a bigger, more powerful engine.

I am on the green GTS Super 300 - a 278cc with 21bhp and 22Nm of torque. My colleague Christopher Tan straddles the tangerine Primavera 150, a 155cc with 12.9bhp and 12.8Nm of torque.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2018, with the headline 'A tale of two Vespas'. Print Edition | Subscribe