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The information below is both incomplete and in need of confirmation. Piaggio has been contacted to provide assistance.
There are two types of Vespa.
are auto bikes. It doesn't involve any gear change.
are manual bikes, the gear is controlled with your left hand.
(Twist and go....)
Classic Scooters are all Manual (except for one model [PK50 Automatica] that was never sold here) and gears are changed by twisting the handlebar at the same time as pulling in the clutch.... Its a one handed operation and one that comes naturally.
Classic Models have been sold in Singapore for nearly as long as they have been made in Italy and include (some earlier models unknown as yet, also exact periods of sale unknown as yet)
The piaggio badge was redesigned and changed from the
shield shape to the new
shape on 1st october 1967. The legshield model badges were in cursive script form but change to a block font in 1974. For example a pre 74 super would have the badges
in cursive script on the legshield and rear respectively. Post 74 supers would have the block font
on the legshield and
on the rear. (see
(These are the models that were available locally, there were more models but they were not imported to Singapore.)
(50's and 60's)
Vespa 150 (VBA) (150cc) 50s- early 60s.
Vespa 150 (VBB) (150cc) 50s-60s. A few variants: VBB1T & VBB2T (improvements in engine)
(late 60's to 70's)
(VBC) (150cc) 1965-1979. The 2 port motors were technically the same as its predecessor the VBB with the exception of a separate HT coil and improved carburettor. Later models, the Super Mk2 euro/uk spec (from 1977 onwards give or take a few, starting with the AT plate) came with a 3 port motor. (also known locally as the super T for the flat trapezoidal headset and small speedo--do not confuse with the Sprint trapezoidal headset)
(VLB) (150cc) 1965-1974. 2 port motor with trapezoidal headsets but can be changed. Only way to be sure is to open the engine.
(VLB) (150cc) "veloce" is fast in Italian. 1969-1979. 3 port motor and increased compression gave an increase in pick up and topspeed (97km/h) over the Sprint. Later models (1978 or so) came with px style flywheel and crank.
(late 70's to 80's)
(150cc) 1977-1981 (6 volt
, clutch-primary ration: 22/67) The
on these models were round and had the turn indicator and highbeam light above them. There was no fuel gauge and 2t oil was pre-mixed. Some early P150X's have a square headlight (similar to that found on the Indonesian Excluisv).. With a frame prefix of VLX, we can at last confirm that these square headlamped P150Xs are indeed Italian made (these were however intended solely for the asian market.).
(200cc) 1977-1982 (12 volts electronic ignition.)
PX Parts Identifier
PX Parts Identifier
These models used a derivative of the P200 gearbox with lower primary drives, and have 12 volt electronic ignition (CDI) and autolube as standard. The horn cast and speedometer was redesigned. It now came with integrated turn indicators and fuel gauge in the
Vespa PX150E-EFL (150cc) from 1985-1997
PX Parts Identifier
(introduced the latest gearbox. clutch-primary ratios and also gear box ratios were changed during the course of production. there is the early EFL (20/68) and late EFL (21/68). Early EFLs had shorter gear ratios so better pick up in all gears but lower top speed, late EFLs were the opposite: they had a better top speed but slightly slower in pick up. Gear ratios for late EFL are close to the early p150x non-efl)
-EFL (200cc) 1983 - 1997
PX Parts Identifier
Vespa PX150E-EFL Disc brake (150cc) 1998 - July 2007
PXDisk Parts Identifier.
These models came with a improved front springs/damper unit and disc brake in front.
2000: the millennium edition in 2000 came with redesigned
. Apart from that everything was pretty much the same.
Vespa PX200E-EFL Disc brake (200cc) 1998 - 2004?
PXDisk Parts Identifier
(same as above)
(more information on px150: there were
9 different models
of the px150)
1977 P150X "without signals"
1978-1982 P150X (con frecce) 1978-1982 P150X (with signals)
1982-84 PX150E 1982-84 PX150E
1984-88 PX150 Arcobaleno (nuova serie con indicatore livello carburante e varianti) 1984-88 Rainbow PX150 (new series with fuel level indicator and variations)
1991 PX150E Revival (con sella marrone e colorazione giallo zabajone o verde metz scuro) 1991 PX150E Revival (with saddle brown and yellow colouring zabajone or dark green metz)
1988-1996 PX150E Elestart ma, ae (con avviamento elettrico ae e miscelatore automatico ma) (IL MODELLO MIGLIORE) 1988-1996 PX150E Elestart but pe (pe electric starter and automatic mixer but MODEL) (BETTER)
1997-1999 PX150 ma, ae freno a disco (con freno a disco ant miscelatore ed avviamento di serie) 1997-1999 PX150 but pe brake disc (with disc brake ant blender goodwill of the series)
2000 PX150 (millenium) serie speciale 2000 PX150 (millennium) license plate
2000-2002 PX 150 catalyzed euro1 2000-2002 PX 150 catalyzed Euro1
2002-2007 PX150 catalyzed euro2 (frecce bianche, nuova strumentazione, cromature, manopole e altro) 2002-2007 PX150 catalyzed euro2 (white signal indicators, new instrumentation, chrome, knobs and more)
Vespa Smallframe: 125 Primevera
. Amazingly there are still a couple of these about. Visibly smaller than the PX/Sprint frame and has a smaller engine. They present Awesome tuning potential in the right hands--very light body.
E denotes 12volt electronic ignition and autolube oil mixing. (all previous models before the p150x came with 6volt points ignition, the p150x came with a 12volt points ignition and later px's with the E denotes electronic)
EFL denotes 1984-onwards facelifted bodywork. 1986 onwards examples have an improved gearbox which is much more sturdy, with a different cruciform.
Disc denotes front disk brake (improves stopping power dramatically). Older models have drum brakes both front and rear.
New PX150E-EFL models come with a catalysed exhaust which limits ignition and also power. This can be changed for a non catalysed one, but this may put you foul of the law (check first).
Bajaj Chetak (equivalent to Vespa Super/Sprint and later equivalent to PX150)
LML Star (equivalent to PX150)
Scooters made under license from Piaggio by PT Dan Motors Vespa Indonesia
Super 150 70's
Vespa P150X (150cc) 70's & 80's
Vespa TS (150cc) 80's - 90's (square headlight like that on Vespa T5 [T5 never sold in Singapore])
Vespa Excel (150cc) 80's - Present (simmilar to, if not the same as the Vespa TS)
Vespa Exclusive (150cc)
Vespa Exclusive 2 (150cc) Has new style (and unique) headlight with built in oil warning light
Vespa Exclusiv 2 Parts Identifier
Some PGotteO made Vespas are dd about Singapore... but little else is known by the wiki thus far....
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