Self-described scooter nut David Harrington is back with another tech-oriented scooter review. This time, it’s the Vespa Primavera 150. The replacement for the venerable Vespa LX-150, the Primavera was the first new scooter to come from the iconic Italian brand since revolutionizing their design language with the 946.
Per usual, Harrington breaks down the technical aspects of the Primavera as well as checking its real-world speedometer and fuel efficiency. He also gives us his take on the scooter’s aesthetics.
Can we call “looks” a feature? Based on the response this scooter got from people on the road, atVespa Primavera 150 side view parking lots, and my wife I think we have to. Though the rough outline of a Vespa scooter hasn’t changed all that much since 1947, there has certainly been an evolution of design. In the 1950s & 60s, Vespas were known for their graceful curves. When the P-series came out in 1977, some thought the shape far too “boxy”. Jump to 2000 in the USA (1996 in the rest of the world) and the bulbously curvy ET series hits the streets. 2005 saw the introduction of the still-curvy-but-less-bulbous LX series of scooters. Now 2015 brings us the Primavera (and Sprint) and we’re back to those gorgeous, graceful, smooth curves of 50+ years ago.
Check out Dave’s full review over on Just Gotta Scoot.