The two cars are also equipped with 154.8cc engines but Sprint 150 has the ability to break faster, GTS 150 is more compact and stable. Both vehicles achieve impressive fuel consumption.
Two famous Piaggio cars, Vespa Sprint and Vespa GTS Super 150 had a long-distance test trip through different types of terrain from urban streets to rural roads to test the real ability of each model.
Vespa Sprint – means “sprint racing”, used to be the image of freedom, liberty, the desire to shape a 60s style. Vespa GTS Super is different, GTS is Gran Turismo Sport means is the “long journey” and just as its name suggests, the car was actually born for trips.
Sprint 150 is still in the form of version 125, which was released earlier, but has added a lot of improvements to increase user comfort. The saddle is wide, up to 790mm, creating a straight and comfortable sitting position without getting tired. The boot capacity was raised when Piaggio moved the battery down to the footrest, creating space for two first-half helmets and other items. A plus for the new Sprint 150 is to raise the diameter of the rim to 12 inches instead of 10 inches and refine the design to be more masculine.
Unlike Sprint, GTS Super is born with a mission for long journeys, from design to operation, aiming to create the most comfortable for the rider.
The front of the car is a classic round-light cluster, the Vespa’s signature mask carries the direction of the famous 946. High and large saddle, spacious footrests and carefully crafted rear ends fit into the total. The GTS Super 150 is also fitted with sport windshields and rear cargo bags making them more elegant than ever.
GTS 150 possesses a much larger trunk size than Honda Sh, opening the trunk with a button under the saddle. The trunk opening button works both on the ignition mode and turns on / off the electric key.
Comparison of operability
After the journey of testing on different types of terrain in Vietnam, the two models have revealed their own strengths.
Squeezing against the legs, squeezing the brakes and starting the car, the two cars shook slightly and blew in a gentle, quiet and noisy way like the previous generations, but still retained the characteristic Vespa sound.
In street conditions, Sprint 150 really makes the driver feel excited. Owning a light weight, the car quickly breaks out whenever you increase the throttle, the train delay is very small. The car only takes 4.1 seconds to reach speeds of 40km / h and 6.9 seconds to 60km / h. However, the Sprint 150 still feels slightly sluggish at less than 35km / h, when you pass this threshold, you almost hear the wind blowing in your ear and forget the sound of the machine running.
What about the GTS Super? A car weighs 140kg and is quite bulky but also extremely flexible in the city. 12-inch wheels combine disc brakes equipped with both front and rear wheels with large disc brakes diameter (220mm) and two rear shock absorbers with dual-effect telescopic springs with 4 adjustable levels making the car very safe each when braking.
The driver may have a feeling that the car is starting to accelerate when the vehicle is stationary, but it is very stable over long distances. Despite the size and weight of the Sprint 150, the GTS Super 150 only takes 4.2 seconds to reach speeds of 40km / h and 7.0 seconds to 60km / h. It is really an impressive number because its rival is the Honda Sh 150 which takes 4.5 seconds to reach 40km / h and 7.3 seconds to 60km / h.
On rural roads and highways, Sprint 150 shows fast and flexible but unstable speeds with GTS when fast cornering. However, the shock absorber of the car works very well when running on bad roads. This is confirmed on the section of Bat Trang dyke road to Hung Yen with concrete pavement lumpy, many bad roads but no feeling of numbness or fatigue.
Of course, on the road GTS 150 dominates thanks to the appropriate design for long journeys. In more than 100km of continuous test run, we almost never get tired of driving the GTS, which Sprint really doesn’t have.
To test the fuel consumption of the new Vespa, the company measured fuel consumption on mixed terrain. As a result, the company announced that the Sprint 150 only consumes 2.3L / 100km, equivalent to 43.5km / L, GTS Super 150 is 2.5L / 100km equivalent to 40km / L.
Overall, Sprint 150 does not lose the spurt of inherent sprint as the name implies. But the GTS Super 150 is still the most suitable car for long journeys because of its comfortable sitting style, easy driving posture, smooth and powerful operation. Both Sprint 150 and GTS 150 are suitable for urban male customers who want a useful, stylish vehicle, but meet the demand for travel and fuel economy.