2008 Vespa LX Review


The 2008 Vespa LX comes in two different models. This includes the 2008 Vespa LX50 and the 2008 Vespa LX150. However, there are not many differences between the two. Both scooters are powerful enough to use for cruising around the city. The Vespa LX150 comes with 11.5 horsepower, which is significantly higher than the LX50’s 4.5 horsepower. With this, riders who have more challenging needs prefer the LX150 to the LX50. What is great about these scooters is that they look so modern. This is exactly what enthusiasts are expecting from new generation scooters. Vespa perfectly combined the classy look from the older versions and today’s designs. Vespa named this model ""LX"" as it is the Roman numeral for 60 – representing Vespa’s 60th year anniversary since the company produced its first scooter in 1946.

The 2008 Vespa LX has a proud and sturdy build. This is because of its solid metal construction that allows riders to endure bumps. Vespa also makes sure that the LX does not rattle like some lighter scooters. Rather, it runs smoothly and quietly. Its braking system is nearly outstanding. According to some owners, the drum brake at the back wheel is not really the best. Many users said that the LX’s braking system could be made even better with a twin disc brake at the rear. Nevertheless, its overall performance is worth the price. This is especially true with its low fuel consumption. Vespa designed the scooter to comply with Euro3 emission standards. In addition, many people commented that the 2008 Vespa LX works great, even on the highways at 65 MPH.

Among the scooter’s most impressive features are its build, ease of use, and functionality. The storage provided under the seat is great for a helmet and other small items. There is also enough space in the lockable glove box for other valuables. The 2008 Vespa LX has a side stand that can hold this 100-kg vehicle in place. This scooter’s build quality is exceptional. Some scooter enthusiasts say that the Vespa LX will last a lifetime based on its looks alone. The 2008 Vespa LX does not require frequent parts replacement unlike cheaper scooters. This means big savings on maintenance in addition to low fuel consumption.

Also, the Vespa LX has a lot of available accessories to choose from. This includes a windshield, Vespa top case, cover, top case backrest, red leather seat, red leather backrest, leather top case bag, footrest mat, fly screen, electronic alarm, chrome kit, brown leather seat and aluminum handgrips. Both the 2008 Vespa LX 150 and LX50 are available in dragon red, yellow, Excalibur gray, midnight blue, sky blue and graphite black colors.

Most user reviews say that the 2008 Vespa LX is a solid performer. It allows smooth acceleration without the noise. Although there were some complaints about the braking system, the Vespa stops quickly.

Standard features include a clock, digital instrumentation, fuel level warning, and speedometer. It also has standard dash storage, helmet storage, lockable storage, rear rack, and under-seat storage. In addition to the side stand, the LX also has a center stand along with other features like a side cover, rear fender, hand grips, floor boards, exterior guards, and an exterior cover. Its frame is made of steel.

The 2008 Vespa LX 150 and LX 50 also provide both the driver and passenger a comfortable vinyl seat for a more convenient ride. The seat height is 30.5 inches or 775mm. Unfortunately, this one-piece seat is not adjustable.

Overall, the 2008 Vespa LX is a great scooter. Riding on it is a relaxing and rewarding experience. Performance-wise, it is better than the other 50cc or 150cc scooters out there. This is a perfect choice for both men and women who want to have a vehicle that will help them cut down on their gas consumption.

New For 2008

  • Vespa LX was first introduced in 2006. New colors were added in 2008.

2008 Vespa LX Specs

  • 2008 Vespa LX 50; 2008 Vespa LX 150
  • Engine Type: Single-Cylinder, Air-cooled, 49.4cc for LX50 and 150cc for LX150.
  • Bore and Stroke: 1.54 inches or 39mm by 1.63 inches or 41.8mm; 2.46 inches or 62.8 mm by 1.91 inches or 48.6 mm
  • Compression Ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: SOHC, two valves per cylinder
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric or Kick
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.3 gallons or 8.6 liters
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): 7.9 inches or 200mm, Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 4.3inches or 110mm, Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Single Arm
  • Suspension (Rear): Single Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 50.4 inches or 1,280mm
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.5 inches or 775mm, lowest setting
  • Curb Weight: 225pounds or 102 kg.
  • Tires (Front): 110/70 R11
  • Tires (Rear): 120/70 R10


  • Windshield
  • Vespa Top Case
  • Vespa MotorScooter Cover
  • Top Case Backrest
  • Red Leather Seat
  • Red Leather Backrest
  • Leather Top Case Bag
  • Footrest Mat
  • Fly Scree
  • Electronic Alarm
  • Chrome Kit
  • Brown Leather Seat
  • Aluminum Handgrips

Key Competitors For The 2008 Vespa LX

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