2008 Vespa LXV Review


The 2008 Vespa LXV represents the classic Vespa designs from the 1960s. It has a traditional look that is paired with upgraded technology, a powerful modern engine, and an electronic injection system. Its 150cc engine consumes low fuel for better efficiency. It offers a smooth ride that is great for both short and long trips. Its gas mileage is 70 to 75 MPG with a maximum speed of 59 MPH, which is good enough for the highways.

This model is another scooter-style motorcycle with a 150cc, single cylinder and air-cooled SOHC engine. It also has a single-arm front suspension and a single-sided swing arm rear suspension. These features are similar to those on other Vespa scooters. In addition, the LXV has rear drum brakes and front hydraulic disc brakes. It is as light as the Vespa S, at only about 243 pounds.

Riding on the 2008 Vespa LXV is a breeze. It is easy to start and accelerates smoothly. However, its 785mm seat height may not be best for riders who have longer legs. Despite this, taking a ride all over the city is possible with its 8.6-liter fuel capacity. This is because almost all Vespa scooters, including the 2008 Vespa LXV, are fuel-efficient and have low emissions. Also, the LXV has a maximum torque of 8.7 lb-ft at 6,250 RPM.

The 2008 Vespa XLV offers comfortable seats that can accommodate the driver and a passenger. The two-piece seat is covered with leather and has a standard grab rail or strap. Other features include exterior covers, exterior guards, floor boards, fork guards, front fender, hand grips, rear fender, and a center stand.

In addition, the 2008 Vespa LXV is equipped with a standard clock, fuel level warning, gauge, temperature warning, speedometer, and a trip odometer. Vespa gives LXV owners the opportunity to add accessories if they wish. This includes a windshield, cover, electronic alarm, top case, top case backrest, leather top case bag, footrest mat, fly screen, chrome kit, and aluminum hand grips. All these accessories are specially designed to match the scooters’ color. Color options include Aviator Gray and Portofino Green.

Vespa also provides LXV owners under-seat storage with enough room for a full-sized helmet and other items. There is also a tool kit included. What makes the 2008 Vespa LXV appealing to buyers is that it looks and feels durable. Vespa builds the LXV with a load-bearing steel chassis and welded structUral support. With this, any other scooter that goes near the 2008 Vespa LXV will look like an imitation.

Vespa is undoubtedly a leader when it comes to scooters, combining traditional style with sophisticated technology in the 2008 Vespa LXV. Premium quality and functionality are seamlessly rolled into one with the LXV.

Buyers can actually save thousands of dollars per year on fuel with a 2008 Vespa LXV. Another big advantage is that it is easy to maneuver for parking. LXV is a very accommodating scooter for drivers and passengers. In fact, the only notable drawback is that Vespa is pricier than competitors like Kymco. Nevertheless, there is a reason for the price: Vespa scooters are built to last for a long time.

Riders who are used to big bikes may complain about the scooter’s power, or lack thereof. There have been some complaints from owners saying that the 2008 Vespa LXV would be a lot better with increased horsepower. However, the 59mph maximum speed is standard for all Vespa scooters. The scooter has a wheelbase of 50.4 inches or 1,280 mm.

New For 2008

  • Vespa LXV was first introduced in 2007 and carried over for 2008.

2008 Vespa LXV Specs

  • Engine Type: Single-Cylinder, 150cc, Air-cooled
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.46 inches or 62.8 mm by 1.91 inches or 48.6mm
  • 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: 30.9 inches or 785mm, lowest setting
  • Curb Weight: 243 pounds or 110 kg.
  • Tires (Front): 110/70 R11
  • Tires (Rear): 120/70 R10


  • Windshield
  • Vespa MotorScooter Cover
  • Electronic Alarm
  • Vespa Top Case
  • Top Case Backrest
  • Leather Top Case Bag
  • Footrest Mat
  • Fly Screen
  • Chrome Kit
  • Aluminum Hand Grips

Key Competitors For The 2008 Vespa LXV

  • 2008 Kymco Grand Vista 250
  • 2008 SYM RV 250