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

Summary:

Lot of fun, very cool and very reliable

Faults:

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