Friday, June 10, 2011

Vespa 125 U - 1953


Only 7,000 of this Vespa U were produced, and so today it is among those scooters most sought after by collectors.

It was launched in 1953 as an “economy” model, the “U” standing for “utility”, and its price to the public of 110,000 lire was intended to offset competition by Lambretta.

For the first time, a Vespa aimed at the Italian market mounted the headlight on the handlebars rather than on the front mudguard.





TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Two-stroke single cylinder engine with deflector piston

Bore: 56.5 mm - Stroke: 49.8 mm - Displacement: 124.85 cc

Maximum speed: 40.38 mph

Suspension: helicoidal spring on the front wheel, hydraulic shock-absorber with helicoidal spring on the rear wheel

Brakes: drums

Tyres: 3.50-8"





3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have more images of this model? I only ever see side and 3/4 angles. What did it look like from the front, back and top I wonder?

Anonymous said...

http://www.germanscooterforum.de/topic/297996-vespa-1953-u-rahmennummer-vu1t-24-keine-faro-basso-acma-mit-lampe/

suresh kumawat said...

View the full details of Vespa scooter models along with on road price and specification of your city, the best-selling scooters in the European market. It's known elders new generation very well in the market.

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