Vespa lx 125 4t 3v ie & vespa lx 150 4t 3v ie

The lovable and iconic Vespa LXV 150 3V i.e. shows us why old is gold, even in this current modern age.

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Vespas are cool. Period. No arguments about that. In fact, we have sầu one in our humble little office, an older LX 150 mã sản phẩm khổng lồ be precise, which has proudly và reliably served one of our colleagues through thiông chồng và thin. In many ways than one, our colleague’s LX 150 is indeed a gem in its own right.

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However, stricter emission laws means that the days of the carburetted LX 150 are pretty much numbered. Which then brings us to lớn what appears to lớn be its replacement, the LXV 150 3V i.e. On the surface, things look lượt thích business as usual with the more modern LXV 150 3V i.e.

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Fans & purists alike will appreciate the fact that the distinct và iconic retro thiết kế lines Vespas are known for are retained here – no surprise here. What really went well with our Maroon-coloured chạy thử unit featured here are the various shiny chrome brightworks it adorns.

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No matter at which angle you look at it, there’s plenty of shiny chrome that catches the eye on this LXV 150 3V i.e., adding a big boost of nostalgia especially amongst many older-aged admirers who lived through the era when shiny chrome was all the rage on Vespas.

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What is certain though is that the LXV 150 3V i.e. is a natural-born charmer. Ride it around a KL’s more posh or up-scale neighbourhoods & you’ll find yourself turning into lớn quite the attention magnet – even with a silly-looking full-face helmet on as our test-rider did.

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If ever you needed khổng lồ look xinh đẹp to lớn impress the ladies, then this Maroon-painted retro moped, with its appropriately matching retro tanned leather seats, và shiny chrome trims, will effortlessly aid you in this feat.

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Underneath though, the LXV 150 3V i.e. is anything but old as it boast some of the most modern inner workings that parent company Piaggio Group currently possess in its arsenal.

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The most essential of elements here is its perky 154.8cc three-valve air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, primed with a modern & appropriately greener electronic fuel injection system. The latter is what justifies the ‘i.e.’ bit in its nameplate, which stands for ‘iniezione elettronica’ – Italian lingo for electronic injection.

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Peak power of 11.7hp comes at the higher rev-bvà circa 7,500rpm, whilst peak torque 12Nm comes at a slightly lower bad of 5,000rpm. Power nguồn is transferred khổng lồ the rear wheels via a CVT-type automatic transmission, a fairly comtháng powertrain layout amongst many scooters of this kích thước.

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While speed isn’t its core mission, the powertrain does have enough oomph enough to lớn bring the LXV 150 3V i.e.’s 114kilogam kerb weight up to lớn decent speeds in a fairly smooth & steady manner of delivery.

But this powertrain does have sầu a reputation for unreliability, especially under our challenging hot và humid weather conditions. In fact, our demo unit’s electronics went wonky twice on us during its weeklong period with us. Unlượt thích carburetted iterations, which can be easily kick-started, this fuel-injected LXV 150 3V i.e. is crippled in this situation.

Nevertheless, this issue disappears should you maintain và ride the LXV 150 3V i.e. in a sane và proper manner. Furthermore, the comfort levels of this fuel-injected Vespa LXV 150 3V i.e. is greater thanks lớn the less vibrations & harshness levels it possess as a result of a series of cleverly engineered & improved engine mounts.

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Things does get even better on the move, like the fact at how easy it is khổng lồ manoeuvre this scooter’s 114kilogam kerb weight. Helping this cause is the compliant suspension thiết đặt it boast. Primed up front is a single arm with helical spring và single double-acting hydraulic shoông xã absorber assembly, whilst the rear gets single shoông chồng absorber hidden in the streamlined aft section that offers four adjustable preload settings.

Again, a fairly comtháng thiết đặt amongst many similar-sized scooters & mopeds, but the Vespa’s unit is one of the most comfortable ones we’ve sầu come across so far. Complementing the LXV 150 3V i.e.’s compliant và comfortable suzzies is the highly compact overall dimension. Suffice khổng lồ say, navigating through urban traffic obstacles is a relative breeze, & one need not require the same skills set as a professional courier rider lớn master it.

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It truly does feel like a bike that almost anyone, novice and experts alike, can simply hop on và go.

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How does the Vespa làm đẹp LXV 150 3V i.e. fare out as a daily rider? The answer is a bit of a ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Besides the electronics’ tendency khổng lồ go wonky, there is also that small 7.5-litre fuel tank. The under-seat storage is also fairly limited, but it will still hold a medium-sized open-face helmet or two skull-type retro styled types.

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However, if you were looking for a daily or weekkết thúc runabout that looked cool without trying too hard, with a fairly easy lớn ride characteristics, & one that does not possess an intimidating stance, then the answer is a solid ‘yes’. Because there is simply nothing else out there that comes cthua trận khổng lồ what an icon the Vespa has become, even in this more modern LXV 150 3V i.e. form.

All you need khổng lồ bởi vì next is lớn meet the LXV 150 3V i.e.’s premium starting price tag of RM11,658 (nett price sans insurance & options).

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If that’s too rich for your taste, then perhaps the more ‘basic’ Vespa LT that recently debuted in our market could be the choice for you.


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