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Vespa 125U

Vespa 125U by Vespamore !
Vespa 125U taken by me at Eurovespa 2006 Torino

Only 7,000 copies of the U Vespa scooter were ever produced, making this model one of the rarest & most sought after by collectors. Created in 1953 as the economic vespa - the letter "U" stands for utilizzare (utility) & was designed to counteract competition from Lambretta, selling at a price of $110. For the first time the headlight was mounted on the handlebars instead of the front mudguard.

 Photo by Tim Mrkwicka

Photo by Tim Mrkwicka

Vespa 125U spec.

- Engine: single cylinder two stroke. Horizontal cylinder head with cast iron bearing alloy 
- Bore: 56 mm
- Stroke: 49 mm
- Capacity: 124cc
- Maximum speed: 65 km / h
- Suspension: coil spring with variable flexibility for the front wheel, with coil spring and hydraulic shock absorber for the rear wheel
- Brakes: Drum
- Tyres: 3.50 - 8 "

Photo re-blogged from Vespa Scuderia Svedese

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