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Springtime for Piaggio, part deux

November 5, 2013
White 2014 Vespa Primavera

2014 Vespa Primavera comes in white, five other colors (Piaggio Group photos)

While important details about the 2014 Vespa Primavera have yet to be revealed (MSRP, on-sale dates, that sort of thing), Piaggio has released a whole bunch of pictures.

As you can see, the familial resemblance to the 946 is no accident.

Light blue 2014 Vespa Primavera

Notice the headlight is much smaller than the LX’s, though it’s not an LED unit.

2014 Vespa Primavera headset

I can just about guarantee those turn-signal lights are too close together for North America. Bummer. There will probably be conversion kits, however.

2014 Vespa Primavera legshield, front view

The instrument cluster is clean and modern.

2014 Vespa Primavera instrument cluster

Plan on tacked-on turn-signal lights on the aft end, too. The 946’s are tacked on to the lights themselves, so if that’s the case here, putting them right should be easier.

2014 Vespa Primavera taillights

The Primavera shares Piaggio’s 4-stroke, 3-valve 125/150cc engine with many other Piaggio Group scooters. Including the 946.

2014 Vespa Primavera transmission case

Last but not least, the pet-cooker offers ample underseat storage. Except for full-face helmets… unless you have a small head. I suspect the “NO PETS” labels will be in place when Primaveras arrive in North American dealers. You will notice the battery is no longer mounted here; it has moved to the floorboard.

2014 Vespa Primavera underseat storage

All in all, the Primavera is not a radical departure from the LX, but a logical evolution. And naming it the Primavera is a good move on Piaggio’s part. Calling it the LXX would have been silly. Favicon


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