Vespa PX 125 Review from United Kingdom

1999 Vespa PX 125

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles


Lot of fun, very cool and very reliable


Two clutch cables (one of these only broke because it was fitted badly by my insurance breakdown guy).

I would advise carrying a spare clutch cable around with you - they don't take up much space and the recovery guy won't carry one if you get caught out.

General Comments:

To me the Vespa PX is the perfect scooter, enough classic retro styling to feel like a 'proper' Vespa, but with the reliability to match.

I ride mine everyday into the centre of London and it never lets me down. Acceleration is great, disc brake is definitely an improvement on the heart-stopping T5 drum brakes.

The T5 feels faster and is more of a high-revving speed machine, but the PX is more refined - depends which you prefer.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th February, 2005

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 1 review