The 2018 Vespa Sei Giorni 300 scooter, is fun-packed. You get on, turn the key, push the starter, drive away and you get the same adrenaline blast you get from surfing or riding, a skateboard.
With 2018 Vespa Sei Giorni 300 the fastest scooter in the company’s history, you can throw a scoot around the neighborhood, it’s a fun thing for both young and old, while serving some good purpose. Yes, it is a tool which will zip you to the store, to the gym, to the venue or to the relatives’ 9 miles away. But it’s also a fashion statement, if you’re not familiar with 1952’s “Roman Holiday” and its subsequent effect on Vespa sales. You’ll want to dress up a bit when you ride, and you may watch your language. A universally recognized symbol of Italian style, Vespa remains an outstanding success story with more than 16 million scooters produced since its 1946 introduction.
This limited edition Sel Giorni, MSRP was built as an homage to Vespa’s original 1951 Sport Sei Giomi, and it’s the most powerful and advanced Vespa to date. Based on Vespa’s GTS, you’re powered by a 300cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine making 21 brake horsepower at 7750 RPM and 16 ftlb of torque at 5000 RPM. It’s also got a USB port in the glove box, ABS brakes and LED daytime running lights.
You can also do highways nicely. It’s also pretty difficult to fall; your tires are tiny and it’s a far less dangerous toy than a motorcycle in that way. Sure, you’ll need some basic equilibrium in your DNA, but based on test, it’s almost impossible to tip your 326-pound two-wheeler over unless you’re a total klutz, in which case you should stick to walking anyhow.
It also works well in the rain, even in vicious rain-hail-windstorm-small-highway flood. Steady as she goes – no issues. Just wet.
You’ve got a plethora of available accessories for 2018, the most interesting of which is its Vespa Multimedia Platform, allowing your phone to communicate with your scooter, garnering information about trips, mileage and other vital signs from afar. Other accessories include an anti-theft system, front and rear luggage racks and a Tom Tom Vio GPS unit.
This particular scooter is also an homage to the original Sel Giorni built in 1951 for the Sel Giorni Internazionale regularity rally – which scooted away with nine gold medals despite being up against other machines seen as more worthy. Only 300 of those scooters were built, and are collector’s items today.