How Much Does A Vespa Cost? All About Vespa Scooter Prices

Which is the trendiest automobile these days? Not cars, not motorbikes; Vespa scooters have swept everyone in a storm, blowing our minds with their lightweight, convenient usage, and diverse color designs.

We are certain many cannot wait to bring home a Vespa as soon as possible. However, concerns remain: How much is a Vespa? Is there any other additional service that adds up to the premium price?

How Much Are Vespas?

All in all, spare at least $5,000 to $8,000 to get home a brand-new Vespa. The exact upfront price will vary on your chosen model, and of course, the total cost of ownership expands beyond this spectrum, not to mention its maintenance fee.

A Breakdown Of The Price for Vespa

1. Vespa Primavera

Vespa Primavera

Released in 1968, Vespa Primavera is regarded by many as one of the brand’s best modern classics. This scooter line gains favorable feedback due to its youthful, agile, and compact size aided by cutting-edge add-ons, such as USB charging ports and MIA displays.

All Primavera versions incorporate:

  • Electronic fuel system
  • Electric starter
  • 12-inch wheels
  • 52-inch wheelbase
  • ABS braking (for Primavera 150)
  • Luggage racks and chrome plates (Touring versions)
ModelEngine DisplacementEstimated Top SpeedFuel EconomyMSRP
Primavera 5049.9cc40 mph81 MPG$4,199
50 RED49.9cc40 mph81 MPG$4,299
50 Touring49.9cc40 mph81 MPG$4,399
150155cc60 mph95 MPG$5,549
150 RED155cc60 mph95 MPG$5,649
150 Touring155cc60 mph95 MPG$5,749
150 S155cc60 mph95 MPG$5,849

2. Vespa Sprint

Vespa Sprint

A popular sporty and lightweight scooter, Vespa Sprint is a delight to every racing spirit thanks to numerous technology features: 

  • i-get 4 strokes
  • 3 valve cylinders
  • Air-cool engines
  • Electric starter
  • Electronic injection
  • LED front and horizontal headlights
  • Rear lighting
  • Spoke wheels (7 inches)
  • 52” wheelbase
  • TFT display (for 150 S)

If a smooth and quiet road experience is your priority, trust Vespa Sprint to deliver. 

ModelFuel EconomyEngine DisplacementEstimated Top SpeedMSRP
Sprint 5081 MPG49.9cc40 mph$4,299
50 Race Sixties81 MPG49.9cc40 mph$4,199
50 S81 MPG49.9cc40 mph$4,449
15095 MPG155cc60 mph$5,799
150 S95 MPG155cc60 mph$5,899
150 Race Sixties95 MPG155cc60 mph$5,749

3. Vespa Elettrica

Vespa Elettrica

Vespa’s long-standing style and reputation combine with eco-technology to manifest this vibrant and contemporary Elettrica scooter. First introduced in 2019, it includes:

  • Multimedia Vespa MIA system that connects the phone via Bluetooth, allowing hand-free calling
  • TFT dashboard to extend the phone’s capability
  • Battery-powered, lithium-ion engine with a 60-mile range
  • KERS (kinetic energy recovering system) for battery recharge during deceleration
  • Maintenance-free battery charge below the seat
ModelRecharge TimePower OutputEstimated Top SpeedMSRP
Elettrica4 hrs (220v)4 kW (50 cc equivalent)30 mph$7,499
45mph 4 hrs (220v)4 kW (50 cc equivalent)45 mph$7,999
RED 45 mph4 hrs (220v)4 kW (50 cc equivalent)45 mph$8,099

4. GTS 300

GTS 300

Tailored for non-competitive cyclists wishing for a comfortable, safe, stylish, yet powerful scooter, GTS 300 offers:

  • Seatings for two
  • Decent storage under the seat
  • ABS brakes
  • ASR traction controls for long distances and freeway driving
  • LED rear lights
  • USB port
  • Folded-out footrests
  • Remote control (to open the seat at a distance of several yards)
  • Bike locator to spot your everyday scooter amidst a thousand of others in the parking lot
ModelFuel EconomyEngine DisplacementEstimated Top SpeedMSRP
GTS 30073 MPG278cc80 mph$7,799
GTS300 Touring70 MPG300cc80 mph$7,299

5. GTS Super 300

GTS Super 300

Its bold styling and all-steel frame are a visual feast on their own, setting Super 300 apart from others. Every Sup 300 model cannot offer an optimal riding experience without:

  • ABS brakes
  • ASR traction controls
  • USB ports for phone charging
  • Digital TFT dashboard (4.3”)
  • Remote for seat openings
  • Bike locator
  • Folded-out footrests
  • MIA apps (for Sup 300 Tech)
ModelFuel EconomyEngine DisplacementEstimated Top SpeedMSRP
Super 30073 MPG278cc80 mph$7,999
Super 300 Sports73 MPG278cc80 mph$8,099
Super 300 Techs73 MPG278cc80 mph$8,499

6. GTV300 Sei Giorni

GTV300 Sei Giorni

GTV300 Sei Giorni serves as a homage to the original Sei Giorni model, which earned 9 medals in 1951’s Varese race. A quick look at GTV300’s design elements reveals tons of similarities to its source of inspiration, with mounted headlights on the fenders, black decal numbers, red accents, vintage panels, and tinted windshields. 

Visual aesthetics aside, buyers of these models will also fall in love with: 

  • USB ports for mobile phones
  • ABS brakes with plentiful stopping power
  • Bike finder/locator
  • LED lights on the front
  • Large fuel tank
  • 4-stroke 4-valve single-cylinder
ModelFuel EconomyEngine DisplacementEstimated Top SpeedMSRP
300 Sei Giorni 73 MPG278cc80 mph$7,749

7. Less Common Models

These scooters enjoy the same add-ons and functionalities as their more mainstream counterparts – but with certain designs, colors, and power trimming to suit tight-budget demographics. Though not as popular as others, they are still worth the investment:

  • HPE Yacht Club: $7199
  • Super300 Notte 300: $7299
  • HPE Touring 300: $7299
  • Supersport HPE 300: $7299
  • GTSP Super Race Sixties HPE 300: $7299

Extra: Additional Cost

While scouring through hundreds of options to spot the right Vespa for your need, do not forget other factors that add up to the total price range: 

  • Mode of Transportation: Online purchases mean shipping services are a must. Transportation charges fluctuate from $500 to more than $1000, depending on where you live. Try to negotiate with your dealer to knock this price down.
  • Sales Tax: Compulsory for many regions and states, especially in countries like the U.S. or the U.K. Certain U.S. states (ex: Louisiana or Tennessee) ask for tax rates as high as 10%! 
  • Registry: Like with motorbikes, Vespa scooters must also be registered. The costs vary from as low as $8 to a whopping $250!
  • Insurance: Scooters, in general, are admittedly safer than higher-power vehicles, but that does not exclude them from accident risks. We strongly suggest getting insurance, whose starting price is $250 per year. 
  • Accessories: How can one forget safety gear like helmets, goggles, and so on? 

To sum it up, besides the base price of a Vespa scooter, remember to put aside $2000 (minimum) to get your new scooter ready for daily usage. 

What Is The Maintenance Cost of A Vespa? How to Cut It Down?

Maintenance Cost of A Vespa

1. Estimated Maintenance Cost

Basic maintenance services (ex: filter replacements, engine oil changes, etc.) should not cost you more than $100 or even less. The charges can even stoop lower if you are an advanced mechanic yourself with little to no reliance on automobile shops!

Still, more complex and elaborated fixes will add more to the investment – especially the Vespa’s bodywork, which is notoriously more demanding than other scooter paintings due to their premium metal panels.  

The maintenance frequencies also have a say in the matter: as per the brand itself, one should service his Vespa:

  • Every 3K miles (for older models)
  • Every 6K miles (for newer Vespas)
  • At least once per year for people riding less than 3K miles/year.

By ways of illustration, here is the upkeep checklist for a Vespa Primavera (125cc, 4T): 

  • Grip handle: $15
  • Brake lever: $7
  • Batteries: $43, Yuasa
  • Belts: $39 (Piaggio), $44 (Malossi)
  • Tyres: $86 (Pirelli Diablo)
  • Cylinder kit: $450 (Malossi)
  • Brake pad front: $17$
  • Air filters: $9.5 (Malossi)
  • Oil filter: $11.5

2. How to Cut Down The Maintenance Cost?

a. Stick to your schedule:

Periodical and punctual maintenance will deliver a smooth, trouble-free riding experience. Putting it off isn’t as budget-efficient as you would think; if troubles ensue, you might end up paying even more money to have them fixed!

b. Inspect tire pressure:

Check the tires frequently to guarantee extended lifespan – preferably after long parking periods while your tires are cold. 

Confirm the recommended PSI by the manufacturer: both overinflation and underinflation distort the tire’s shape and cause abnormal, premature wear. Watch out for foreign items/objects stuck deep in the bike’s profile and take them out immediately. 

c. Keep tabs on the oil:

Just like how you manage the tire pressure, oil levels should not be too high or too low, either.

  • Too-low oil level: rapid engine wear
  • Too-high oil level: the oil might infiltrate the air box

In case more oil is needed, only use scooter oil like Castrol. Avoid general, all-purpose ones! And for 2-stroke engines, 2-cycle oil is your best friend: either mix the oils with the tank’s petrol or pour them straight into the tank near your filler inlet, depending on which Vespa model you use. 

Also, note that short-distance drivings require more frequent oil changes than long distances. Failure to cater to the oil regularly will get the fuel and water vapor mixed up. 

d. Clean the scooter often:

This tip may sound obvious, but to our surprise, many seasoned riders keep forgetting to wash their scooters! A good scrubbing session will remove dirt and sand buildups between the screws and bolts to prevent corrosion – while giving the gorgeous paintwork its own spotlight.

Hoses are our all-time favorite cleaning tool. Once done, use clean cloths to wipe the bike, then take it for a quick drive for faster drying!

Other Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing A Vespa

What’s the point of picking an affordable Vespa if everything about its performance and features makes you uncomfortable? So before settling on any option, confirm that you already have the answers to all these questions: 

  • Do you prefer: Modern or classic scooter? New or used? Small frame or large frame?
  • How fast do you want it to be? Vespa has a wide range of 30 MPH to 80 MPH.
  • Do you ride alone or accompany a second rider often? 
  • What colors best suit your style and personality? 

See more: Motorcycle vs. Moped Vs. Scooter


Is Vespa Considered Luxury?  

Yes. Critics and major retailers call it a “luxury, upscale marque.” 

Can Vespa Run Without Batteries?

Yes, for versions with small engine displacements. Meanwhile, larger engine sizes face more difficulties starting without batteries. 

How Fast Can Vespa Go?

Up to 80 MPH (300cc electric scooters). Be sure to keep a good maintenance schedule for consistent and reliable performance. 


Our expert team has answered all these burning inquiries with vivid examples and well-researched estimations. For unanswered questions (if there are any), feel free to reach us through inbox, comment, or email.

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Daniel Barker


Daniel Barker was introduced to racing in 2006 when he experienced his first track day on his Suzuki sv650. With more than 15 years of experience on his track. Daniel is known as for his high-energy riding, drifting, precision stoppies and technical riding ability on virtually any motorcycle.

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