Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Specifications Of Vespa 400

Vespa 400

Two cylinder, two stroke, air cooled. Bore, stroke: 63 mm x 63 mm (393 cc). . Two stroke oil held in separate reservoir in the engine bay
Compression ratio
6.4 to 1 with 12 horsepower.
Four wheel independent. Four double acting hydraulic shock absorbers with coil springs. Front anti-roll bar.
Manual transmission
3 speed plus reverse, with 2nd & 3rd synchromesh. 4 speed available in non-U.S. markets.
Hydraulically operated drums of 6.75 in (171 mm) diameter.
Vespa 400 engine
With only 18 hp (13 kW), top speed is 50 to 55 mph (80 to 90 km/h), depending on road grade, wind conditions, etc. Achieving top speed takes a leisurely 25 seconds. Fuel economy is about 5L/100KM.
The British Motor magazine tested a 400 de luxe saloon in 1959 recording a top speed of 51.8 mph (83.4 km/h) and acceleration from 0-40 mph (64 km/h) in 23.0 seconds and a fuel consumption of 55.3 miles per imperial gallon (5.11 L/100 km; 46.0 mpg-US). The test car cost 351,725 "old" French Francs.

Vespa 400 dashboard


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