Vespa Sprint

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Vespa Sprint (VLB)
Vespa Sprint Veloce
Manufacturer Piaggio
Parent company Piaggio
Production 1965 to 1976[1]
Predecessor Vespa GL 150 (VLA)
Successor Vespa PX150 (VLX)
Class Scooter
Engine 145.45 cc, 2 Stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled (rotatory valve)
Compression ratio Sprint 7.5:1 and Sprint Veloce 7.7:1
Ignition type Coil (CB Point)
Transmission 4-speed, Manual (Left hand gear and clutch)
Frame type None
Suspension mono (front and rear)
Brakes Front and rear drum
Tires 10 inch
Wheelbase 1200 mm
Weight 89 kg (dry)
Fuel capacity 7.7 liter (1.4 liter reserve)
Oil capacity N/A (manual Pre-mixing with fuel)
Turning radius 1400 mm
Related Bajaj Chetak

Vespa Sprint is a 150cc, 2 stroke scooter made by Piaggio from 1965 to 1976.[1]

The scooter came in two different versions. Early models, called the Vespa Sprint, were made until 1974. Later models, called the Vespa Sprint Veloce, were made from 1969 to 1976.[1] The big update with the Sprint Veloce was in the engine. The design was altered from the old two port design with the addition of a third transfer port on the top end. The compression ratio was again increased the Sprint's 7.5:1to 7.7:1.

Originally the model lacked turn signals. However, all Sprint Veloces imported to the U.S. after 1973 had turn signals fitted as standard equipment in order to satisfy American regulations.

The original Bajaj Chetaks, manufactured in India, and sold by the millions, were virtual clones of the Vespa Sprint. Because of this, virtually every body part can be bought new in the aftermarket even today.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Leardi, Frisinghelli, Notari (2000). Vespa Tecnica Volume 3. Fornacette, Italy: CLD. pp. 186–187. ISBN 88-87748-19-5.