VESPA

FAQ

MODELS

HOW MANY VESPA MODEL DO YOU HAVE?

You can have:
- Primavera 50cc Limited Speed
- Primavera 50cc and 150cc
- Primavera Touring 50cc and 150cc
- Primavera Sport 150cc
- Primavera Yacht Club 50cc and 150cc
- Sprint 50cc Limited Speed
- Sprint 50cc and 150cc
- Sprint Sport 50cc and 150cc
- Spring Notte 50cc and 150cc
- GTS 300cc
- GTS Yacht Club 300cc
- GTS Super 300cc
- GTS Super Notte 300cc
- GTS Super Sport 300cc
- GTS Super Tech 300cc
- GTS Touring 300cc
- GTV SEI GIORNI 300cc
- ELETTRICA
- 946

WHICH COLORS DO YOU HAVE?

- Primavera 50cc Limited Speed, Primavera 50cc and 150cc Colori
- Primavera Touring 50cc Colori
- Primavera Touring 150cc Colori
- Primavera Sport 150cc Colori
- Sprint 50cc Limited Speed, Sprint 50cc and 150cc Colori
- Sprint Sport 50cc and 150cc Colori
- GTS 300cc Colori
- GTS Super 300cc Colori
- GTS Super Sport 300cc Colori
- GTS Super Tech 300cc Colori
- GTS Touring 300cc Colori
- GTV SEI GIORNI 300cc Colori
- ELETTRICA Colori
- (946)RED Colori

DO YOU SELL VESPA 125cc in the U.S.?

In the U.S. Vespa is not sold in the 125cc version.
The 125cc version is only sold in other countries where you can benefit of the applicable regulation under which you can ride the Vespa without the motorcycle license (only car license is needed).

WHICH ACCESSORIES CAN I ADD TO MY VESPA?

Vespa offers one of the widest range of scooter accessories, both for the rider and for the vehicle; you can discover the full line up at the following page: Accessories

DO YOU SELL HELMETS?

Yes, you can discover and buy all our helmets here: Helmet .
Moreover, you can buy helmets at any of our Official Vespa Dealers.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A HELMET?

Depending on the helmet model you want; it start from $115.50

WHAT ARE THE HELMETS MODELS?

We have two main models, the VJ helmet is the most elegant and premium, whereas the Flag helmet is the youngest and vibrant one

WHAT ARE THE HELMETS COLORS?

You can chose among many colors, red, black, grey, white,…

DO YOU SELL VESPA MERCHANDISING?

Yes, and on storeusa.vespa.com you can discover and buy the full collection

WHERE CAN I BUY A LOCKER?

On storeusa.vespa.com or in store at our Official Vespa dealers

SHOULD I WEAR FULL PROTECTIVE GEAR OR NOT?

Besides what the laws require as helmet, google,….we highly recommend you to always wearing protective gears as jackets, gloves,… while riding Vespa

WHERE CAN I GET A GPS AND MOUNT FOR MY VESPA?

The Vespa GTS SuperTech 300cc has an integrated GPS system into the TFT dashboard! You connect your smartphone via Bluetooth to the vehicle and through the Vespa app (downloadable at the app store) you can start the GPS navigation.
For all the other Vespa models, you can buy a smartphone support at Accessories and use your smartphone GPS

HOW DO I RAISE THE SEAT ON MY SCOOTER?

You can buy specific seats



RIDING SUGGESTIONS

HOW DO YOU START A VESPA?

It is really simple, you insert the key into the block, turn it right and push at the same time the front brake and the start button on the handle bar. We suggest to do this procedure when the Vespa is on the center stand.

DO I NEED AN INSURANCE ON MY VESPA?

Yes

WILL I BE ABLE TO RIDE A VESPA?

Riding a Vespa has never been so easy: book a test ride experience to try on www.vespa.com/us_EN/test-ride.html

IS IT NECESSARY TO TAKE A SKILLS COURSE?

Motorcycle skills classes are highly recommended for all new scooter or motorcycle riders. There are many skills that are completely different from anything you've done in a car or even on a bicycle. Learning how to do them from a pro and in a protected environment can be very empowering. Some states require passing a skills class, at least for younger drivers, but most adults won't have to take one. Still, it's a great idea. Look for an MSRF-certified course. If you live in an area where such courses aren't readily available, then try to get an experienced rider to mentor you.

CAN I SCHEDULE A TEST RIDE?

Yes, to schedule a test ride please visit the following page www.vespa.com/us_EN/test-ride.html

IS RIDING A VESPA LIKE RIDING A MOTORCYCLE?

The answer to this question is "sort of." The thing is, though, there are lots of differences between motorcycles and scooters. One big difference is that motorcycles tend to manual transmission, requiring coordination of clutch and gear-shifting, while most newer scooters are automatic, which makes scooters much easier to drive. Scooters also tend to be lighter-weight than motorcycles, which makes them easier to balance.

IS RIDING A VESPA LIKE RIDING A BICYCLE?

Not really. Sure it helps if you know how to balance a 2-wheeled ride, but the addition of the motor really makes a huge difference that you can't overlook.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO RIDE A VESPA IN SAND?

We suggest to do not ride Vespa in the sand

IS THERE AN EASIER WAY TO STAND A VESPA ON ITS CENTER STAND?

You keep an hand on the handle bar and with your right foot you push the center stand. Move your body weight to the right foot and the job is done.

WHICH IS THE BEST SCOOTER FOR ME?

Vespa offers different models that perfectly fit with your needs:
- if you want an easy, classic and light Vespa, Primavera is the choice,
- if you want a sportier and lighter Vespa, you choose Sprint,
- if you look for a powerful and comfort Vespa, the GTS & Sei Giorni are your vehicles,
- if you want to stand out from everybody, you ride a (946) RED,
- if you want to be the first one riding an electric Vespa, Vespa Elettrica is the one.

WHICH SCOOTER (ELECTRIC OR GAS) DO YOU SUGGEST FOR IN CITY USAGE?

Both are good, it depends on what you are looking for. Our Electric Vespa has a battery range of 65 miles and goes up to 30 miles per hour. For a full recharge, it takes minimum 4 hours with a 220V power.
Our gas scooters are designed in different models and may satisfy different needs (i.e. riding for long distances).

I'M GOING TO BE A FIRST TIME BUYER AND RIDER OF A SCOOTER FOR CITY USE; DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS?

Start getting confidence with the scooter in a low traffic area. You can go at a low speed trying to feel comfortable while riding. Do not try to go fast and pay attention to other cars, trucks, motorcycles, scooters and pedestrians.You may also consider attending a MSRF-certified course or ask an experienced rider to mentor you.

ARE SCOOTERS USED FOR RIDING SHORT OR LONG DISTANCES?

It depends... if you're talking about 50cc scooters that only go about 35MPH, it is possible that you're not taking a very long trip with them. Those smaller scoots are mostly used for moving around in town or for short commuting driving. But there are many other sizes of Vespa available these days, and each of those is capable of different speeds and distances. If you have a question about riding a scooter or which model is best for you, please contact our customer service and we will be more than happy to assist you!

WHICH SCOOTER DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR A LOW SEAT HEIGHT?

If you prefer a low seat height, Vespa Primavera or Vespa Sprint are the best options for you.

WHICH SCOOTERS DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR SHORT RIDERS?

Vespa Primavera 50cc, Vespa Sprint 50cc or Vespa Elettrica

IS VESPA THE FASTEST AND MOST RELIABLE 50CC SCOOTER?

Vespa 50cc has a maximum speed of 45 miles per hour and is one of the most reliable products into the market. Vespa has more than 70 years of experience and success!

CAN YOU RIDE A VESPA 150CC SCOOTER ON THE FREEWAY?

Yes

WHERE SHOULD YOU RIDE A 150CC VESPA ON A HIGH SPEED HIGHWAY?

With a scooter, it is always better to stay on the right side of the road

WHAT IS THE WEIGHT LIMIT FOR A RIDER ON A 50CC VESPA?

There is not a specific weight limit for a rider

IS A 50CC VESPA BIG ENOUGH FOR TWO PASSENGERS?

Yes, all Vespa models are designed to perfectly fit one or two passengers

ARE SCOOTERS STREET LEGAL OR HIGHWAY LEGAL?

Again, this varies... with the scooter's capabilities. All scooters 50cc and above are considered street legal these days, meaning they must abide by the prevailing traffic laws, ride in the road (not on the shoulder or sidewalk), etc. Scooters equal to or above 150cc are freeway, interstate and highway legal. As a suggestion, to ride on an expressway type road, such as in interstate, you'll probably want to be on at least a 300cc scooter. Only you can decide if you are comfortable at those speeds, no matter what your scooter is capable of.

CAN YOU SAFELY TRAVEL AT FULL THROTTLE FOR AN HOUR AT A TIME ON A VESPA?

Yes, you can from a technical point of view, but we strongly recommend to avoid it for safety and good maintenance reasons

WHAT IS A REASONABLE DISTANCE TO DRIVE A VESPA IN A DAY?

It s up to you! We love Vespa and we would ride it every hour of the day

CAN MY 6 YEAR OLD RIDE ON THE BACK OF MY VESPA?

There is no age legal restriction for passengers on motorcycles for the majority of the states.

Currently, only the following states have an age restriction for motorcycle passengers:
- Arkansas minimum age 8
- Hawaii minimum age 7
- Louisiana minimum age 5
- Texas minimum age 5, unless seated in a sidecar attached to the motorcycle
- Washington minimum age 5

While there is no age restriction for passengers on a motorcycle in the majority of the states, there are requirements for motorcycle passengers:
- the motorcycle must be designed to carry more than one person and the passenger must ride on a permanent seat
- the passenger must face forward, with one leg on each side of the seat
- the passenger cannot interfere with the operation of the motorcycle or the view of the motorcycle driver
- the passenger must wear a motorcycle helmet approved by the US Department of Transportation

Absent any mandatory requirement, let common sense guide you in determining if a child is old enough and big enough to safely ride as a passenger on a motorcycle. Also consider the additional risks faced by motorcycle passengers compared with passengers in a car protected with seat belts or child safety seats. If a child is not large enough to properly wear an approved helmet, then the child cannot legally ride on the motorcycle. If the child cannot place both feet flat on the passenger foot pegs of the motorcycles, then it is not safe for the child to ride the motorcycle.

HOW OFTEN WILL MY VESPA REQUIRE MAINTENANCE?

The Vespa 50cc and 150cc range need the following maintenance services:
1. After 625 miles, you need to change the engine oil/filter, O-ring, tappet gaskets and take up to 1.5 hours
2. After 3,100 miles, no parts inspection with diagnostic tool, need to change engine oil, tire pressure, brakes and take up to 0.5 hours
3. After 6,200 miles, you need to change the engine oil/filter, O-ring, drive belt, tappet gaskets, air filter and take up to 3 hours

The Vespa 300cc range need the following maintenance services:
1. After 625 miles, you need to change the engine/hub oil, O-ring, hub oil washer, oil filter and take up to 1.5 hours
2. After 3,100 miles, no parts inspection with diagnostic tool, need to change engine oil, tire pressure, brakes and take up to 0.5 hours
3. After 6,200 miles, you need to change the engine oil/filter, O-ring, spark plug, air filter, rollers/shoes and take up to 2 hours

The (Vespa 946)RED 150cc needs the following maintenance services:
1. After 625 miles, you need to change the engine oil, O-ring, oil filter, tappet gaskets and take up to 3 hours
2. After 3,100 miles, no parts inspection with diagnostic tool, need to change engine oil, tire pressure and take up to 0.5 hours
3. After 6,200 miles, you need to change the engine oil, O-ring , oil filter, drive belt, spark plug, tappet gaskets, air filter and take up to 4 hours

WHAT IS THE COST OF MAINTENANCE?

It depends on the Vespa model and the state you live, as every state has a different minimum labor hourly rate.
For example the first maintenance service in New York City for a Vespa Primavera 150cc, is around $235

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT MY 50CC SCOOTER GETTING HARDER TO START?

You have to bring it to one of our Official Vespa dealer and make a general check.



DRIVING LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

DO I NEED A LICENSE TO DRIVE A VESPA?

We offer two products, Vespa Primavera 50cc Limited Speed and Vespa Sprint 50cc Limited Speed that can be ridden without the motorcycle license (you only need a valid car license) in the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
For all the other Vespa models you need a valid motorcycle license.

WHEN I BUY A SCOOTER, CAN I RIDE IT HOME WITH MY LICENSE ?

If you buy a Vespa 50cc Limited Speed and you live in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wisconsin, you can ride it home with your car license, for all the other states and models you need to have a motorcycle license to ride it home

IF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE IS SUSPENDED, CAN YOU STILL LEGALLY DRIVE A SCOOTER?

No

IS IT ILLEGAL TO DRIVE MY SCOOTER INTO A STATE WHERE THE LAWS ARE DIFFERENT?

No, you can ride it, but you need to be compliant with the specific state laws. Our Vespa are compliant with all US states laws.



ORDERING AND SHIPPING

HOW CAN I ORDER A VESPA?

On storeusa.com you can see our Vespa models and you can check the availability of the Vespa with our dealers.
After selecting the model you want and the dealer nearest to you, you can start ordering the Vespa.
The Dealer will send you a confirmation order email and he will contact you in order to finalize the order, schedule the pick-up or the delivery at home!

DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNT ON VESPA?

Vespa offers several promotions during the year (financing, accessory vouchers, extended warranty, among others). During the check-out process you can see the ones available and select the promotion that best fits for you!

CAN I FINANCE MY VESPA?

Yes, and you can directly get the financing approval on storeusa.vespa.com during the check-out process.
The financing offer is provided by our partner Roadrunner Financial and the effective approval is based on their financing software.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE VESPA?

Depending on the model you choose, it starts from a MSRP of $3,999

WHO IS THE CLOSEST DEALER TO ME?

You can find your closest dealer at the following page www.vespa.com/us_EN/dealer-locator.html?f=all

CAN YOU DELIVER THE VESPA TO MY HOME OR OFFICE?

Yes, but the delivery has to be organized directly with the Official Vespa dealer selected

HOW DO I TRANSPORT MY SCOOTER HOME FROM THE DEALER?

You can ride it back to your home (if you have an appropriate licence), transport it on a pickup truck/trailer or ask the dealer to provide you a delivery at home service

HOW DO I OBTAIN A LICENSE PLATE FOR MY SCOOTER?

You can refer to one of our Official Vespa dealer



MISCELLANEA

DO YOU HAVE A U.S. OFFICIAL VESPA CLUB?

Yes, the official U.S. Club is Vespa Club Of America (VCOA)
www.vespaclubofamerica.com

HOW CAN I JOIN A VESPA CLUB?

You can join the club at www.vespaclubofamerica.com/become-a-vcoa-member

DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND A BROCHURE FOR VESPA?

You can download it from our official websites, vespa.com and storeusa.vespa.com

WHEN VESPA WAS DESIGNED?

The first Vespa has been designed in 1946

WHEN WILL YOU LAUNCH THE NEXT VESPA?

Vespa every year launches new products; stay tuned to see which is going to be the next Vespa

WHERE IS VESPA PRODUCED?

All Vespa sold in the USA are produced in Italy

WHAT IS THE VIN NUMBER?

It is the unique identification number of the vehicle; it like the Social Security Number of your Vespa

DO I NEED A TITLE FOR A 50CC VESPA?

Yes

WHICH IS THE MOST FAMOUS MOVIE WHERE VESPA MADE ITS OWN APPEARANCE?

Everybody remembers Vespa during “Roman Holiday” with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn

IS IT TRUE THAT A 50CC VESPA COULD HANDLE THE HILLS OF LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO?

Absolutely yes!

HOW DO YOU RECOMMEND WASHING MY VESPA?

Do use a dedicated car/motorcycle-wash product, which is milder and specifically designed for use on automotive paint. Apply the suds with a large, soft natural sponge or a lamb's-wool mitt. Don't use household cleaning agents like hand soap, dishwashing detergent, or glass cleaner on the paint. These aren't formulated for use on a car's paint and may strip off the protective wax.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WASH MY VESPA?

It depends on you, how often you use it, where you park it during night time,.. There is no general rule that can be applied to every Vespa.
We suggest you keep your Vespa always shine and bright as the first day you pick it up!

HOW CAN I CONVINCE MY FATHER TO BUY ME A SCOOTER?

The scooter is one of the best way to move around, easy, quick and cheap.

CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO MAKE 150CC VESPA FASTER?

Every Vespa model is designed for a certain speed and we strongly recommend to do not make any modification on the vehicle. If you modify the Vespa, you lose the warranty and the manufacturer is not responsible anymore for any issue you could face.

HOW CAN I RECHARGE THE BATTERY OF MY VESPA?

Vespa Elettrica can be easily recharged plugging the under the seat cable into the a wall plug.
For all the other Vespa models, you do not need to recharge the battery; in case you have a problem with the battery, it is better to bring the Vespa to one of our Official Vespa dealers

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO FIX SCRATCHES ON MY SCOOTER TO PREVENT RUST?

If you have any scratch on your Vespa and you would like to prevent the rust, we suggest you to bring it to one of our Official Dealers

DO YOU HAVE TO REGISTER A SCOOTER IF YOU HAVE NEVER USED IT?

If you do not use it on public roads, you can decide to not register your Vespa