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Vespa holds best resale value: NYT report

Three-year-old Vespa scooters hold their value better than the best cars, trucks and SUVs, according to a New York Times story that compares the average retention value. The average for those vehicles is 55.7 percent, according to the J.D. Power Resale Value Awards. Vespa scooters retain their value at a rate of 72.1 percent of their purchase price, according to the article.

Read the New York Times story here.

Meanwhile, data below from Kelley Blue Book, published in the December 24, 2018, edition of Powersports Business, provides additional support of the resale value of 2-year-old, 5-year-old and 10-year-old model Vespas. In fact, in the top 10 2-year-old scooter models list, there are seven 2016 Vespa models, all holding strong with over 80 percent value retention.

 

Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®
Top 10 Motorcycle/Powersport Vehicles Based on Retention of Retail Value*
based on values from the September through December 2018 edition of the Kelley Blue Book® Official Motorcycle Guide
Top 10 Scooters & Mopeds
2-Year-Old Retention* 5-Year-Old Retention* 10-Year-Old Retention*
1 2016 Vespa Sprint 150 3V ABS 83.9% 2013 Vespa LX 50 75.0% 2008 Honda NPS50 Ruckus 78.8%
2 2016 Vespa Sprint S 150 3V ABS 83.5% 2013 Vespa S 50 Sport SE 75.0% 2008 Genuine Roughhouse 50 71.2%
3 2016 Vespa LXV 150 ie 82.6% 2013 Vespa GTS 300 ie 74.3% 2008 Genuine Buddy 50 69.5%
4 2016 Vespa 946 Emporio Armani 82.0% 2013 Tomos Sprint Moped 73.2% 2008 Vespa LX 50 69.1%
5 2016 Benelli Zafferano 250 81.7% 2013 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super 71.9% 2008 Tomos Sprint Moped 66.8%
5 2016 Vespa GTS300ie Super Spt SE ABS 81.6% 2013 Genuine Buddy 50 71.8% 2008 Honda Metropolitan 64.5%
7 2016 Vespa GTS 300 ie ABS 81.5% 2013 Vespa S 50 71.5% 2008 Genuine Rattler 50 64.0%
8 2016 Hyosung QT50 81.0% 2013 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super Sport SE 71.2% 2008 Genuine Buddy 125 63.5%
9 2016 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super ABS 80.8% 2013 Piaggio Typhoon 125 71.1% 2008 Vespa S 150 63.5%
10 2016 Kymco Super 8 150X 80.5% 2013 Honda NPS50 Ruckus 70.4% 2008 Genuine Buddy 150 62.7%
Top 10 20-year-old Vehicles
  20-year-old Scooters & Mopeds Retention*  
1 1998 Hero Majestic Ankur Moped 46.9%
2 1998 Honda SA50 Elite 50 SR 49.1%
2 1998 Honda SA50P Elite 50 S 48.5%
2 1998 Tomos Sprint Moped 46.7%
5 1998 Puch Super Maxi Moped 45.8%
6 1998 Yamaha Zuma II 45.3%
7 1998 Italjet Torpedo 45.2%
8 1998 Yamaha Riva Razz 45.0%
9 1998 Tomos Targa Moped 45.0%
10 1998 Hero Majestic Panther Moped 44.2%
*Retention based on Kelley Blue Book Typical List Price and Original MSRP

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