Vespa has released its new 2018 Sei Giorni 300, an individually numbered Vespa that pays homage to the brand’s history and is designed by Corradino D’Ascanio. The 2018 Sei Giorni has an MRSP of $7,699 and is available now. The Vespa Sei Giorni is a special version, produced in numbered edition, as an heir to the original Vespa Sport “Sei Giorni.” A model that became part of the legend, built specifically for the taxing “Sei Giorni Internazionale di Varese” regularity competition of 1951, where it was the undisputed protagonist, earning nine gold medals.
Characterized by the large body made strictly in steel, perfect for moving about in the city but always ready for travel and adventure, Vespa GTS is the technical base for the new Vespa Sei Giorni. It is Euro 4 emissions compliant and features a single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid cooled, electronic injection engine capable of putting out 15.6 kW (20.91 HP) of power at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque of 22 Nm (16.22 lb ft) at just 5,000 rpm. These are values that ensure extremely quick response in acceleration and excellent performance all around.
The style of the new Vespa Sei Giorni is unmistakably reminiscent of Vespa’s classic nature. Characteristic elements are the “faro basso”, in other words, the low position of the headlight assembly on the front fender, as well as the handlebar like the one on the original Vespa Sei Giorni like on the Vespas of that period, characterized by the simplicity of the exposed metal pipe. A solution with great stylistic charm and rational construction that the new model implements, enhancing it with elegant circular instrumentation with an analogue speedometer on a white background. This is reminiscent of the original Vespa style but with an ultra-modern technological package that ensures a wealth of information for the rider.
Another distinctive element of the front end on the Vespa Sei Giorni is the burnished windshield that elegantly shields the instrumentation.
The general aesthetics follow the style of the sportiest Vespas with the black number plate taken directly from the livery of the Vespa used by the legendary Squadra Corse from the ’50s and it is enhanced by all black parts – such as the wheel rims and the silencer – and by gritty red details.
The sporty spirit of the Vespa Sei Giorni is also highlighted by the single-seat look saddle (but actually passenger approved) in dual covering and piping, electro welded stitching on the seating area in contrast with the white stitching. Lastly, on the leg shield back plate, the “Special Edition” plate bearing the serial number is a reminder of the unique nature of this special model.
As with all other Piaggio and Vespa scooters, the Sei Giorni carries a two-year, unlimited mileage limited warranty excluding wear items. A further two-year extended warranty, giving a total of 4 years of factory warranty coverage is also available.