Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vespa 150 - 1956

In 1956, a decade after the first model was launched, the millionth Vespa came off the line at the Pontedera factory. The Vespa’s success exceeded all expectations and the by-now-legendary scooter was available in three different displacements -125, 150 and 150 GS. The Vespa 150 was more comfortable and had better performance than the 125 model, which it otherwise resembled except for its headlamp, mounted above the handlebar. The launch price was 148,000 liras to the 125’s 128,000 liras. The first sporty GS – far more fast and powerful – sold at 178,000 liras.


Two-stroke single cylinder engine

Bore: 57 mm - Stroke: 57 mm - Displacement: 145.6 cc

Maximum speed: 82.9 km /h

Suspension: conical coil spring and hydraulic shock absorber. The rear shock absorber had a dual, flexible conical coil spring and dual-effect hydraulic shock absorber

Brakes: drums

Tyres: 3.50-8"

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