Vespa has released a limited-edition Vespa 300 Sei Giorni to honour the model built for the 1951 Sei Giorni Internazionale di Varese regularity competition.
It is based on the GTS 300 Super Sport, but adds black highlights, a special edition serial numbered plate, dual-coloured saddle with piping and contrast stitching, exposed metal pipe and a circular instrumentation with an analogue speedometer on a white background.
However, the retro instruments also have a modern screen with a wealth of rider information.
The Sei Gironi costs $10,290 (+ORC) which compares with the GTS 300 Super at $9290 and GTS 300 Super Sport is $9590.
Apart from the price tag and green colour with race number, you can tell it from the GTS by its traditional handlebars and the low fender-mounted headlight with LED daytime running lights.
It features a large steel body powered by a single-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve, liquid cooled, electronic injection engine with 15.6kW of power at 7750rpm and 22Nm torque at 5000rpm.
All GTS 300 models have a USB port in the leg shield and ABS as standard.
Like all Vespa GTS models, the Sei Giorni has a touring windshield and 42 litre top box available.
There are also front and rear luggage racks and a chrome perimeter guard kit for this model.
The Vespa Multimedia Platform allows your smartphone to communicate with your Vespa to access on-board computer info such as speed, revs, instantaneous engine power and torque output, longitudinal acceleration, instantaneous and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage, trip information and more.
Vespas are not only a great transport option, but also a fashion statement.
Vespa has created a range of special, Sei Gironi clothing, a demi-jet helmet and more to go with the scooter’s colour scheme.
Vespa built 10 special models specifically for the taxing “Sei Giorni Internazionale di Varese” regularity competition in 1951.
Regularity competitions were popular in the post-war period and featured taxing trials on difficult off-road routes, hundreds of kilometres long.
The most prestigious competition was the Sei Giorni Internazionale which was held in Varese in the 26th year.
The 10 Vespa Sei Gironi scooters won nine gold medals and a speed trial on the Monza circuit that also earned Piaggio the Industry Gold Medal as the only Italian team to win the trial.
The Vespa Sei Giorni was similar to the standard model of the time, but had a larger fuel tank, more streamlined shield and a larger right side bag for the carburettor.
Only 300 were built and they are now collectors’ items.