Vespa PK 50: history, specs, pictures
|Vespa PK 50|
Two stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled
|Bore / Stroke||38.1mm x 38.1mm|
|Horsepower||3.75 HP (2.8 KW) @ 7000RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 4-Speed, grip shift
Final Drive: Direct drive
|Suspension||Front: Trailing arm, coil spring, damper
Rear: Coil spring, damper
|Brakes||Front: Drum 150 mm
Rear: Drum 150 mm
|Front Tire||3 x 10"|
|Rear Tire||3 x 10"|
|Wheelbase||46.3 inches (1176 mm)|
|Length||65.91 inches (1674 mm)|
|Width||27.6 inches (701 mm)|
|Weight||82.0 kg (wet)|
The bike has a 4-Speed, grip shift transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet Multi-plate.
It came with a 3 x 10" front tire and a 3 x 10" rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Drum 150 mm in the front and a Drum 150 mm in the rear. The front suspension was a Trailing arm, coil spring, damper while the rear was equipped with a Coil spring, damper. The wheelbase was 46.3 inches (1176 mm) long.
1982 - 1993 Vespa PK 50
With the introduction of ‘Highway code’ in 1962, vehicles larger than 50cc were required to have a license plate. 14 years and above were allowed to ride scooters under 50cc without a license. Young riders who till then was a small share was rapidly becoming mobile and affluent. Vespa 50 circumvented the regulatory challenge and opened a hew world for the youngsters.