On October 3, 2018, Vespa Philippines officially introduced the 2018 models of the Primavera and Sprint 150 ABS to the local market. The new, stylish scooters were shown at the Vespa dealership in Bonifacio Global City — care of Piaggio’s local distributor, MotoItalia, under the Autohub Group.
The two small-bodied scooters have updated features, including standard single-channel ABS, all-around LED lighting, tweaked “necktie” designs, Vespa’s Bike Finder feature, and remote controlled saddle unlock. Together, the 2018 Vespa Primavera 150 and Sprint 150 share a Euro 4-compliant, air-cooled 154.8cc i-GET single-cylinder claiming 12.9 PS of power at 7,750 rpm and 12.8 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. They each have a seat height of 790 mm, a single 200 mm front disc brake, a 140 mm rear drum, and a monoshock on either end with rear adjustable preload.
As Vespa’s timeless classic, the Primavera has been celebrating its 50th birthday all year. The most significant change on the 2018 Vespa Primavera 150 is that it now comes with larger 12-inch wheels like Vespa’s sportier runabouts — improving its handling, providing more stability, and making it sit a tad bit taller. The 2018 Vespa Primavera 150 is locally priced at ₱185,000.
The 2018 Vespa Sprint 150 is supposed to be the Italian brand’s sportier offering, but aside from its signature square headlight, saddle design, and other stylistic features, it now shares standard equipment and wheel size with the Primavera 150. The 2018 Vespa Sprint 150 is locally priced at ₱205,000.