Vespa S 150S

Say "Vespa." and most folks think of Roman Holiday and Gregory Peck, but these new models trade on mod designs from the "60s and '70s. Funky rectangular mirrors and headlamps recall Warhol and Fellini, and the solo racing-style scat (a two-up saddle is optional) stirs up Moto Giro rally fantasies. Mechanically, the 150 is similar to the LX and LXV models. Also available: The S 50, basically the same scoot but with an all-new fuel-injected engine that Vespa says is the most powerful 50cc four-stroke scooter motor on the market.

$23,199/23,699 Engine type: sohc V-Twin

Displacement: 1731cc Carburetion: EFI Transmission speeds: 6 Final drive: belt Front brake: dual disc Rear brake: disc Wheelbase: 65.7 in. Seat height: 26.5 in. Fuel capacity: 6.0 gal. Claimed dry weight: 852/869 lb.

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