In the world of scooters, almost every motorcycle manufacturer has a scooter model to offer. Some scooters are very popular and have a huge community following, while some offer this sense of style and community, like the Vespa.
Just recently, EDSA boss, Col. Edison “Bong” Nebrija, proudly shared that he is now a bonafide “VespaTito”, after acquiring a brand new Vespa Sprint 150 Racing Sixties edition.
“Officially a VespaTito...thanks Mototechnik Ph - Vespa Sct. Borromeo and VespaPhilippines for delivering my Racing 60s. Can’t wait to ride again,” the EDSA boss said on his social media page.
His chosen Vespa is a Sprint 150 Racing Sixties Edition. This green and yellow color livery is inspired by the Lotus Formula 1 team's color scheme of the era.
The scooter is powered by a 155.2cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with 3 valves. It produces about 13 Ps of power and 13 Nm of torque.
Perhaps, what makes this scooter special lies in its color scheme. According to Vespa, another inspiration behind the “Racing Sixties” also came from the gentlemen racers during the 1960s. At the time, gentlemen races – or unsanctioned races where participants officiate themselves and are expected to be as honest as possible – were almost everywhere. The colors green, red, white, and yellow were the popular colors back then.
Will we see the EDSA boss onboard his Vespa scooter during operations? We certainly hope so.