Shown to paultan.org during a visit to its assembly facility in Vietnam last year, the 2018 Vespa GTS Super 300 is now in Malaysia at a price of RM27,072, including GST but excluding road tax, insurance and registration. Designed for use as a stylish urban commuter, the GTS Super 300 epitomises Vespa’s classic design style, a blend of sports and performance on city streets.

Carrying Vespa’s fuel-injected, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve Quasar engine, the Super 300 is claimed to put out 21.2 hp at 7,750 rpm and 22 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The GTS transmits power through a CVT gearbox with torque servo and a centrifugal dry clutch, in typical scooter fashion.

Suspension at the front is a single-arm unit with coil spring and hydraulic shock, while the rear end is propped upright with a pair of shock asborbers featuring four-position pre-load. Two-channel ABS is standard fitment, paired with traction control, with the front and rear wheels stopped by 220 mm stainless steel discs.

The Super 300 rolls on 12-inch hoops front and back, shod in 120/70 and 130/70 tubeless rubber, respectively. The LED headlight is a new feature for the Super 300 GTS, along with an LCD instrument panel with analogue speedometer and electric remote saddle opening.

Rider conveniences include a USB port for easy charging of electronic devices, standard anti-theft immobiliser and bike finder feature. There are four colour options for the 2018 Vespa GTS Super 300 – Monte Bianco (White), Verde Spreanza (Green), Grigio Titanio (Grey) and Giallo Gelosia (Yellow).