Vespa Models

 

 

 
Vespa 98 1946-1948 Vespa 98, 1946 - The first Vespa. It was powered by a 98 cc engine that delivered 3.2 bhp at 4,500 rpm with a top speed of 60 km/h. It was in production for two years: in 1946 vehicles no. 1 to no. 2,464 were produced, and no. 2,465 to no. 18,079 in 1947.
Vespa 125 Bacchetta 1948-1950 Vespa 125, 1948 - The first Vespa 125 cc. It differed from the 98 not only in engine size, but also for the introduction of rear suspension; the front suspension was also modified.
Vespa 125 1950-1957 Vespa 125, 1953 - This marked the first important change to the engine: bore, stroke and timing gear were modified. Power output increased to 5 bhp at 5,000 rpm, and top speed to 75 km/h. The design of the fairing at the rear was also new.
Vespa 125U Utilitara 1953-1953 Vespa 125 U, 1953 - The "Utility" version with spartan styling, which sold at 20,000 lire less than the more modern Vespa 125 model. The headlamp appeared high up on the handlebar for the first time in Italy (it had already been introduced on a number of exported models).
Vespa 125n Motovespa Motovespa 125n 1953-1964
Vespa 150 1954-1967 Vespa 150 different improved performance, but also - a headlamp mounted high above the wheel. Starting price Vespa 150 in 1956 amounted to 148,000 pounds. Vespa 150 in 1956, ten years after the birth of the first model, the factory in Pontedera reaches millions selling Vespa.
Vespa 150gs Gran Sport 1955-1961 Vespa 150 GS, 1955 - Experts called it "the most popular, imitated and remembered vespa model". There were numerous innovations: the 150 cc engine, 4-speed gearbox, standard long saddle, "faired" handlebar-headlamp unit, wheels with 10" tyres. This Vespa could reach 100 km/h. The design also changed, with a much more aerodynamic body.
Vespa 125s Motovespa Motovespa 125s 1955-1959
Vespa 125 1957-1965 Produced in two colors, gray and beige, Vespa 125cc in 1958 marked a new era. Was released on the first Vespa model (98) base, now connects the two steel sheets together and forming, in consequence, one-piece body. This type had significant advantages in terms of industrial production, and in 1958 was used on all models. With the new design was invented by a new engine, it has become more compact.
Vespa 150GL Gran Luxe, Gran Lusso 1957-1965 Vespa 150 GL, 1963 - Another new design for what has been called "one of the best-looking Vespas produced by Piaggio designers". The handlebar, trapezoid headlamp, front mudguard and trimmed-down rear lids were all new.
Vespa 125 GT Gran Turisimo 1961-1973
Vespa 150s Motovespa 150s 1961-1965
Vespa 160GS 1962-1964 Vespa 160 GS, 1962 - This was born to continue the market success of the first GS, with a completely new design. The exhaust silencer, carburettor and suspension were also new. The power output was 8.2 bhp at 6,500 rpm.
1Vespa 25l Motovespa Motovespa 125l 1962-1965
150l Motovespa 150L 1962-0
150f Motovespa 150F 1962-1962
50n Normale 1963-1971 Vespa 50, 1964 - The first Vespa 50 cc, created to exploit the new Italian Highway Code, which made a number plate obligatory on larger engines. Extremely versatile and reliable, the engine featured a new layout, with the cylinder inclined 45 instead of horizontal. It was the last design to leave Corradino D'Ascanio's drawing board.
50s 1963-1993
90 1963-1986 Vespa 90 was produced with the Vespa 50 in 1963. Model sold in one (blue) color, and was aimed at the entire spectrum of the market (24,000 models). Vespa 90 valued buyers because of the low prices and the quality of performance, fuel consumption was very economical which also affected the demand. The body design of the model is very convenient, many have used it to move together. The company's engineers have taken into account this fact in future production, strengthening the body frame scooter.
180SS Super Sport 1964-1968 Vespa 180 SS, 1965 - It marked a new milestone in the growth of the engine (181.14 cc), with 10 bhp for a top speed of 105 km/h. The 180 SS (Super Sport) replaced the glorious GS 150/160 cc. Piaggio modified the front cowling, making it more aerodynamic and significantly improving comfort, handling and roadholding.
125 Primavera 1965-1983 Vespa 125 Primavera, 1968 - Together with the subsequent PX version, it was the most durable version of the Vespa. It derived from the "new" 125, but with considerable differences in the engine, which raised the top speed by 10 km/h. Great attention was paid to details, which included the classic, practical bag hook.
125s 125 Super 1965-1969 Vespa 125, 1966 - Unofficially known as the "new 125", it featured radical innovations in the design, frame, engine (inclined 45) and suspension.
50ss Super Sprint 1965-1971
90ss Super Sprint 1965-1971 Vespa Super Sprint 90, 1966 - A special series derived from the Vespa 50/90 cc and the "new" 125, the hold-all was positioned between the saddle and the handlebar for a more "laid-back" riding style. The handlebar was narrow and low, and the mudguard and cowling were streamlined. With an engine capacity of only 90 cc, it could do 93 km/h.
150 Super Super 1965-1979
150 Sprint 1965-1974
50l 1966-1970
125 GTR Gran Turisimo Sprint Veloce 1968-1978
Rally 180 1968-1973 Vespa 180 Rally, 1968 - With this new vehicle, Piaggio extended the rotary timing fuel feed system to its entire production. The engine was new, the front headlamp new and more powerful, the frame, derived from the Vespa 150 Sprint, narrower and more aerodynamic than that of the Super Sport.
50r 1969-1983
50 Special 50n Special 1969-1983 Sold since 1969, Vespa 50 was focused mainly on the youth market, this updated model changes were steering, front and rear fog lights. Vespa 50 Special as in 1969 successfully sold, the design is almost not changed but the technical component has undergone changes in the form of an electric starter and that was the most special feature of this model. From 1969 to 1973 the company focused on the sale of just such kinds of models.
50 Elestart 1969-1976 Vespa 50 Elestart, 1970 - It featured the great novelty of electric ignition, but the design was also completely revised and embellished compared to the 50 Special.
150 Sprint Veloce 1969-1979
160 Motovespa 160 GT160 GTi160 1969-1979 Definitely a weird one - electronic ignition similar to Serveta Lambrettas, but still piston ported. The body is basically a Sprint but the engine is a weird hybrid of old and new technology
Rally 175 1970-1973
50 Sprinter 1971-1979
90r Racer 1971-1974
Rally 200 1972-1979 Vespa 200 Rally, 1972 - The Vespa with the largest engine. This model, with 12.35 bhp at 5,700 rpm, could reach 116 km/h.
125 TS Turismo Sport 1975-1978
125 Primavera ET3 Elettronica Travasi 3 - Electronic 3 Ports 1976-1983 Vespa 125 Primavera ET3, 1976 - The name stood for "Electronic 3 intake ports", and included important changes to the engine, which had more power and sparkle. Even the styling was changed from the standard Primavera (which remained in the range).
P200e 1977-1982
PX125 1977-1982 Presented at the Milan Show in 1977 as a new model, Vespa P125X more focused on the youth market. Square lines and larger chassis make Vespa P125X more recognizable. Speedometer on the steering wheel has been completely redesigned, making the model to some extent innovation. Undergone modernization and front suspension, which was equipped updated telescopic shock absorbers. Engine displacement of 125cc suited the younger generation of buyers and dispersal capacity.
100 1978-1993 For a basis of model Vespa 100 Sport engineers and designers have taken a model Piaggio Vespa 90. Vespa Model 100 Sport has become popular in the U.S. market due to the fact that the legislation allowed America to use the engines of 100cc. Capacity increase from 90 to 100 cc was achieved by increasing the cylindrical vessel.
P150x 1978-1981
P150s 1978-1990
200 DS / 200 DN Motovespa 200 DS/DN 1978-0 The first model in Spain is 200 DS, (without light indicator, handlebar one piece, Femsa electronic group, speedo trapezoidal...), the second is 200DN, (With light indicator, speedo rounded...)
P80x 1980-1984
PX150e 1981-1985
PX80e 1981-1983
PX125e 1981-1984
PX200e 1982-1986
PK50 1982-1987 Vespa PK 50, 1983 - Substantially identical to the PK 125 model, it appeared in two models, PK 50 and PK 50 S, both with 4-speed gearbox and electronic ignition.
PK50s 1982-1986 Vespa PK 50 S, 1983 - Substantially identical to the PK 125 model, it appeared in two models, PK 50 and PK 50 S, both with 4-speed gearbox and electronic ignition.
PK80s 1982-1986
PK100s 1982-1987
PK125 1982-1985 Vespa PK 125, 1983 - This replaced the Vespa Primavera (standard and ET3), which remained in production with the "Classic" body for the Japanese market, where it was the best-selling Western two-wheeler vehicle. The styling was new, and the PK body was completely different from that of previous scooters, because the welds of the body no longer overlapped but were integral.
PK125s 1982-1986
PX150e Arcobaleno 1983-1993
PK80s Elestart 1983-1984
PX100e 1983-1985
PK125s automatica 1983-1984 Vespa PK 125 Automatic, 1984 - An automatic transmission was introduced on the Vespa, probably the most radical change (at least for the driver) since 1946. The presence of the automatic transmission was emphasised by the absence of the brake pedal, which was replaced by a lever on the left handlebar (which did not have to control the clutch as that was automatic). It was also available with automatic oil-petrol mixer and electric ignition. The following year the Vespa PK 50 Automatic was launched.
PX125T5 5 Travasi - 5 ports 1985-1993 Vespa T 5 Pole Position, 1985 - The T 5 was the "extra-sporty" version of the PX series. With a new engine, aluminium cylinder and 5 intake ports, but the design was also new, particularly at the rear and around the front headlamp which incorporated an aggressive dome with a small Plexiglas windscreen. A spoiler was added on the cowling. Aggressive lines in the design, the windshield and digital tachometer betrayed him sporty character. At this time occurred Piaggio tough competition from the part of Japan, where the quality of performance and style is not inferior to the Italian manufacturer. Despite this Piaggio decided on bold steps, creating a new model, without fear of criticism on the part of the buyer.
PK50xl Elestart 1985-1993
PX125T5 Elestart 1985-1990
PK100xl 1986-1990
PK125XL 1986-1993
PK125XL Elestart 1986-1993
PK50xl plurmatic 1986-1989
PK50XL Plurimatic Elestart 1986-1993
PK50xls 1986-1993
PK125XL Plurimatic Plurmatic - automatic transmission 1987-1992
PK50n Nuova 1989-1990 Vespa 50 N, 1989 - The changes to the Italian Highway Code meant that 50 cc vehicles were no longer bound by the 1.5 bhp limit, and Piaggio presented a new small Vespa with improved performance (over 2 bhp at 5,000 rpm), and new, smoother styling. A "Speedmatic" automatic version was also launched.
ET4 50 1996-2004 Vespa ET4 50cc, 2000 - The first small Vespa with a 4-stroke engine, combining lively performance that will make no one regret the 2-stroke with quiet running and the reduction of polluting emissions. Fuel economy is outstanding: the Vespa ET4 50 has the highest range in the 50 cc class, with approx. 500 km on a full tank.
ET4 125 1996-2005 Vespa ET4 125cc, 1996 - The "new generation Vespa" launched on the 50th anniversary. A completely new project, it is the first Vespa ever powered by a 4-stroke engine. The Vespa ET is equipped with a front disk brake and an automatic CVT gearbox.
ET2 50 1997-2005 Vespa ET2 50cc, 1997 - Same as the ET4 125, but with a 50cc 2-stroke catalysed engine.
PX125 Disco 1997-1999
PX150 Disco 1997-1999
PX200 Disco 1997-1999
ET4 150 1999-2005 Vespa ET4 150cc, 1999 - First Piaggio scooter modelequipped with the new generation 4-stroke Leader engine, now on the 125cc model too.
PX125 Catalyzed 1999-2001 Vespa PX, 2001 - Classic design and unique features such as a four-speed gearbox have made the Vespa PX a cult scooter, a symbol of Italian style everywhere in the world. The 2-stroke 125, 150 and 200cc engines (displacements vary according to markets) with forced air cooling have electronic CDI ignition and electric start with a kick starter. The new PX now sports a powerful stainless steel front disc brake, 200 mm in diameter, guaranteeing prompt, safe and efficient braking. A reliable 150 mm reardrummodulates braking.
GTL125 2003-2012 Vespa Granturismo 200L and 125L, 2003 - In 2003, the Granturismo made its appearance as the most powerful Vespa ever produced. In 200L and 125L versions, it combines the Vespa's emotional appeal with state-of-the-art technology: this was the first-ever Vespa to have sparkling four-stroke, four-valve, liquid-cooled engines that meet the new Euro2 emissions standards, as well as 12-inch wheels on the 200L and a two-disk brake system. The steel body is a uniquely Vespa touch
GTL200 2003-2012 Vespa Granturismo 200L and 125L, 2003 - In 2003, the Granturismo made its appearance as the most powerful Vespa ever produced. In 200L and 125L versions, it combines the Vespa's emotional appeal with state-of-the-art technology: this was the first-ever Vespa to have sparkling four-stroke, four-valve, liquid-cooled engines that meet the new Euro2 emissions standards, as well as 12-inch wheels on the 200L and a two-disk brake system. The steel body is a uniquely Vespa touch
LX 50 2005-2012 Vespa LX 50 has 2 and 4 stroke models. LX series replaces the glorious Vespa ET series models.
LX125 2005-2012 Vespa LX 125 is equipped with advanced high-spirited engine series "Leader" (Low Emission Advanced Engine Range) of 125 cc, which gives him confidence and agility in city traffic.
GTS200 2005-2012
LX 150 2005-2012
GTS 250 2005-0
GTS 250 ie 2005-0
LXV50 2006-2012
LXV125 2006-2012
GTV125 2006-2012
GTV250 2006-2012
GT250 60* 2006-2012
S50 2007-2010
S125 2007-2010
S150 2007-2010
S125 i.e. 2007-2010
GTS 300 Super 2009-2013
GTS 125 Super GTS Super 125 2009-2013  

 

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