Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Rebirth Vespa Primavera

Vespa 125 Primavera (VMA2) 1967 - 1983

TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS
Cubic capacity : 121.1 cc
Power : 5.6 hp
Bore x Stroke : 55 x 51 mm
Manufacturer of the engine : Piaggio
Type of the engine : 2 stroke, Single/One-cylinder
Max. speed : 90 km/h - 4 gears
Suspension: Elastic with Coil Spring & Hydraulic 
Shock Absorber on both wheels
Tyres : [AV] 3.00 x 10", [AR] 3.00 x 10"
Brakes: Drum
Tank : 5.6 liters
Consumption : 2 l/100 km
Weight : 74 kg
I’m sure Vespa fans the world over know of the Primavera, a smallframe 125cc 2-stroke scooter produced by Piaggio from the early 1960s until the late 1990s. 

Derived from the Vespa 125 VMA1, the Vespa 125 Primavera ("Spring") met with immediate success. Easy to handle, trim, quick, powerful, are some of the adjectives that describe the Vespa Primavera in the 1960s. The young are the main characters of the spot "Con Vespa si può" ("With Vespa it’s possible") that addresses teens above 16 who love sport and nature, and do not like to get stuck in the traffic and be late for dates with friends.

The main feature is a longer frame, which permits an easier transportation of the passenger.


Piaggio also produced a ‘sports’ version too, the Primavera ET3, back in the days when an alternative to the range meant things like a higher performance 3-port cylinder and electronic ignition, and not just a few extra graphics that will cost you £250 more!
Vespa 125 Primavera ET3 1976 - 1983

TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS
Cubic capacity : 121.1 cc
Power : 7 hp
Bore x Stroke : 55 x 51 mm
Manufacturer of the engine : Piaggio
Type of the engine : 2 stroke, One-cylinder
Max. speed : 90 km/h - 4 gears
Suspension: Coil spring & amp; Hydraulic Shock Absorber  on both wheels
Tyres : [AV] 3.00 x 10", [AR] 3.00 x 10"
Brakes: Drum
Tank : 5.6 liters
Consumption : 2 l/100 km
Weight : 78 kg

The Vespa Primavera ET3 is a specific, limited-edition variant (144,000 units were produced overall) of the Vespa “Primavera”. The initials ET3 indicate that the vehicle had electronic ignition and that the engine's single cylinder had a third transfer port. The smaller-sized body, like that of the Vespa 50cc, gave the vehicle more manoeuvrability, a feature that made this Vespa the favourite of 1970s youngsters. The seat the colour of blue jeans of the first few units produced reveals the link between the young and the Primavera ET3. The 125cc ET3's engine resembled the Primavera's from the outside but was much faster and more powerful (7 bhp), so that for a long time it was the speediest Vespa of its category.


The new Primavera however, will be powered by the same 125cc, 3-valve, 4-stroke air-cooled engine that the Vespa LX and 946 use, and will also have an LCD speedometer reminiscent of those from the original Primavera or the 1970s. However this new Vespa is heavily inspired by the Vespa 946. Is it true???

To be continued on next post..

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