2009 Vespa GTV Review


Built on the performance base of its highly successful tribute to a bygone era, the GTS 250, the 2009 Vespa GTV takes retro styling even further. The Vespa GTV is the first modern Vespa to use the front mudguard-mounted headlamp design employed by Vespa in its very earliest designs. Much like the 2009 GTS, the GTV, with its 12-inch alloy wheels, front and rear disc brakes, and liquid-cooled engine, marries technical advancement with proven style, for the rider demanding a combination of classic looks and modern performance.

The classic-looking 2009 Vespa GTV employs an automatic transmission and an eco-friendly, 250cc, high-performance, four-stroke, four-valve, liquid-cooled engine, capable of speeds in excess of 76 mph, while boasting responsive handling both in town and on the highway, and a estimated fuel economy of 65 to 75mpg. The performance package is rounded out by a single-sided trailing arm front suspension with dual chamber hydraulic shocks with a coaxial spring suspension up front and a helical spring, adjustable, four-position preload suspension with two dual-effect hydraulic shock absorbers in the rear.

In addition to the retro feel of the mudguard-positioned headlight, the 2009 Vespa GTV employs a naked handlebar design and a genuine leather, dual-seat saddle, with under-seat storage large enough for a helmet. The integration of a round analog speedometer with a modern digital display carries the marriage of classic design elements with modern performance advantages expected by the Vespa enthusiast. Available colors are Portofino Green and Siena Ivory.

New For 2009

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2009 Vespa GTV Specs

  • Model:GTV
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 72mm x 60mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.5:1
  • Valve Train: Four-valve, Catalytic QUASAR
  • Induction: Fuel injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: N/A
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 65 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): 220mm disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 220mm disc
  • Suspension (Front): Single-sided trailing arm with dual chamber hydraulic shock absorbers with coaxial spring
  • Suspension (Rear): Helical spring with adjustable four-position pre-load and dual effect hydraulic shock absorbers
  • Wheelbase: 54.9 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 322 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 – 12
  • Tires (Rear): 130/70 – 12


  • Chrome Rear Bars
  • Front Fender Guard
  • Rear Back Rest
  • Folding Rear Rack
  • Chrome Suspension Arm Cover
  • Chrome Engine Case Cover
  • Chrome Horn Cover
  • Front Rack

Key Competitors For The 2009 Vespa GTV

  • Honda Elite 250