Like the smaller Vespa LXV, the 2012 Vespa GTV was designed to uphold the classic vintage Vespa look while benefitting from the latest in modern scooter technology. Thus the 2012 GTV is heavily indebted to classic, 1960s Vespa design. That is particularly emphasized by features such as the bikes ""naked"" handlebars with exposed metal tube showing, and saddle that includes separate seats for passenger and rider. Like the original Vespa prototype, introduced back in the 1940s, the 2012 Vespa GTV 300 sports a headlamp on its front mudguard. However underneath this retro exterior you’ll find a thoroughly modern machine. Built on the same body as the Vespa GTS, the GTV is powered by a 300cc engine. It’s got an elegant, comfortable leather seat with storage space beneath it, an automatic transmission, and many other modern technological features. One of the most refined models produced by Vespa currently, the GTV very successfully reinterprets the classic elements of Vespas from the 1950s and ‘60s. The bike’s powerful 300cc liquid-cooled four-stroke, four-valve engine delivers flexibility and responsiveness, thanks to its electronic fuel injection system. This same system helps to reduce fuel consumption and minimize harmful emissions.