Some riders prefer taking to the street during the black of night. This type moves between the shadows, taking cover from the glare of street lamps and unneeded attention. Ride by the light of the moon, and that’s it. The darker the better. It’s this type of rider that keeps the night alive. While most are dreaming of tomorrow’s daylight, these scooter riders are shredding the city streets, making them their own.
For these types, we built something special. Something that’s tailored to their liking, meaning it rolls under the radar in a black cloak. Meet the GTS Super Notte.
Dark Cues Add to the Mystique of the Notte
Exclusive details and a nocturnal style meet with the sporting character of the GTS Super. Everything on the Notte is painted by the darkness, including the unique black graphics and 12-inch rims. Even the littlest details, we blacked those out too. This means that the mirrors, handlebar ends, passenger handles, muffler guard, and foot pegs are also on the far end of the color spectrum.
Its sporting ancestry evident in its large steel bodywork, the Vespa GTS Super has always interpreted the Vespa style in a muscular fashion. As gritty and sought-after as ever, it flaunts a redesigned front shield, whilst new rear and front lighting, complete with full LED technology, deliver an impactful punch.
More Power Than Ever Before
The new GTS Super Notte comes with the latest Vespa evolution, the single-cylinder four-stroke 300 HPE (High Performance Engine) with four valves, electronic injection and liquid cooling.
Improved performance and reduced fuel consumption combine for thrilling driving whether in day-to-day city driving or out adventuring in the country.
Grit, Performance, and Technology
With all its design and technological content, the Vespa GTS 300 Super Notte reinterprets a new sporty classic from the mighty Vespa collection. While plenty of functional details, like the USB port in the double compartment under the leg shield back plate, it certainly hasn’t forgotten its racing spirit.
The new two-tone alloy rims nod to the past and highlight the sporty attitude of the 145th model in Vespa’s history. The red spring of the front suspension and the new front grill add to the sporty feel. While the lights are now modern LEDs, in stark contrast, we still have a completely analog instrumentation, which harks back to racing traditions, offering a beautiful display of white numbers on a black background.
Style, Performance, and Comfort
The totally steel bodywork with its perfect balance between traditional and contemporary delivers personality and character in abundance. With a redesigned front, reshaped handlebar, new ergonomic seat and full-LED lighting, the GTS Super has the air of true road royalty.
The perfect ergonomics and natural seat position have always contributed to making every Vespa comfortable, pleasant to ride and accessible to all. The new Vespa GTS further highlights that strong touring tradition that big Vespas have always embodied, offering a new seat able to guarantee greater comfort for both rider and passenger. A result achieved thanks to optimized ergonomics and the use of new materials for the padding and upholstery.
The large under-seat compartment makes the most of available space, able to accommodate two Vespa Visor 3.0 demi-jet helmets and more besides. Adding to the load capacity of Vespa GTS is a glove box, inside which there is also a USB port, useful for the recharging of external devices
The most powerful engine in the entire Vespa range combines technology improvements with unique design. Many enhancements in safety, comfort and attention to detail give to GTS a better quality perception and reaffirm it as the iconic “Granturismo” Vespa. All this makes the Vespa GTS ideal for both big city traffic and long range touring, to be enjoyed in total comfort, whether alone or in company’s exuberance is somewhat softened by the refined lines of the vehicle, offering formidable technical solutions:
New High Performance Engine (HPE)
New ergonomic seat with greater comfort for passenger and rider
New reshaped handlebar
New Remote: Bike finder and seat opener
New LED headlight, running lights, and brake lights
New eye-catching redesigned shield and horn cover
New stylish trim, body details, rims, and color finishing’s
Custom black details
Dedicated logo Vespa Notte on rear-shield box.
Two-tone alloy rims
Improved safety level by the new ABS & ASR system.
New front suspension (Enhance Sliding Suspension, ESS) and improved under seat storage compartment.
New analog and digital instrument panel and USB port.
Vespa Multimedia Platform available as an option.
The Vespa GTS chassis, in line with all Vespas from 1946 until now, is strictly steel for unrivalled robustness as well as truly unique levels of safety and dynamism. The result is a particularly brilliant ride both in city traffic as well as on country roads: a blend of thrilling handling and reassuring stability, also thanks to the generously sized tyres on 12 inch wheels. The double-disc braking system ensures prompt deceleration, even in sports use, with a modularity reserve able to put even a beginner’s mind at rest.
Piaggio was the first worldwide company to introduce advanced active safety systems such as ABS & ASR on a scooter, now available on the GTS range. ABS. Each wheel is equipped with a detection system (a sensor and a phonic wheel) that instantly measure speed and deceleration. The sensors communicate with a hydraulic control unit with two channels that activates the ABS system if one of the wheels decelerates quickly relative to the vehicle, avoiding locking and ensuring stability and efficient braking.
ASR (Anti Slip Regulation). It uses the ABS electronics and sensors to compare the wheel speed rotation of the two wheels. When the sensors detect the rear wheel speed exceeds that of the front, the control unit intervenes cutting the engine toque by spark advance reduction and, if necessary, also on the injection system to prevent slippage and prevent loss of vehicle control . These solutions put Vespa on the top level regarding safety and technology.