During the 1960’s in the
These scooters were often tuned with their own unique paint work and their own identity and then put out on the track to race!
One of the special characteristics of these powersports Vespa’s is that they all use the classic scooters small frame. After riding one of these Vespa small frames I have to say that for me personally they are one of the most fun to ride. The position of your legs and arms when mounted on the scoot gives a totally unique feeling of complete control over the scooter. This all helps you take corners a lot sharper which is the aim of any racing motorcycle/scooter.
Out of all the classic Vespas the small frames are the easiest and most suitable for engine tuning. The fact that all the small frame engines are of the same 45 degree angle design means that many of the tuning kits available for one model can easily be adapted for others.
The most popular tuning kits available are:
- Pinasco 75cc : Pinasco cylinders are recognized as being of some of the highest quality builds in the world
- Malossi 135cc : Most powerful tuning kit
- Polini 133cc : This kit offers good Speed and a whole lot of fun, not quite as fast as the Malossi but recommended as offers probably the best balance between speed, reliability and cost.
If a fun fast ride is what you want then I would recommend you look at restoring a classic small frame Vespa.
I have a bit of a mystery that I am hoping sopmene can help me out with.
I have tuned my little Vespa 50n. I have:
New 16/16 poling carb and reed manifold
75cc dr kit
Polini banana exhaust
I am pretty sure I jetted correctly, she starts after a couple of kicks and the plug is a nice chocolate brown color.
Trouble is that I am only getting max 45kph when on a flat straight. Now I know it’s not ever going to be a super fast bike but I was hoping a little more than 45.
Do you know what I should be expecting from this set up. Baring in mind that the crank is still the stock short crank shaft and it only has 3 gears. Would I need to upgrade these as well.
Any tips or help would go down a treat.
if u have info for tune up smallfrem toe a drag bike pleae info to email@example.com or facebook aries sandokan
gw punya pts 3 unit rencana nya 1 unit mau gw bikin drag pts gimana caranya yah
wow andai w bisa milikin ntu vespa balap
what px150 can used pinasco cylinder 210cc ? , but my scooter now 205cc..
where i can buy spare part pinasco 210cc racing ???
ngerti ap loh ttg vespa, sotoy…
ank mamah ni sok bgt gaya ngolok2 vespa…
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Hola tengo una vespa mod. 1998 con 95.000 km. sin tocar nada del motor una gran maquina. Saludos.
Hi i just brought a Vespa Piaggio 50cc 1987 model and i was wondering what mods i would need to do this to some sort of racing perhaps drags racing if they dose this as a club sport
Yes i too am looking out for such a vespa which is compact as well as pwerfull. Is is very expensive or is friendly to the pocket.
Hi Craig welcome to ModVespa.com
In the above example we would substitute the the scooters orignal setup with that of the tuning kit.
So in the case of a 50cc using a Pinasco 75cc the final displacement would be 75cc.
I hope this answers your question, and welcome to the blog.
Please help a non-scooter-owning newbie enthusiast with a super, unbelievably basic question that I’ve yet to determine: when you do these tuning kits, are you adding that kit’s displacement to what you’ve already got, or substituting? (If you have 50ccs to begin with and go with the Pinasco, do you end up with 75 or 125?) Thanks!