Vespa PK 50: history, specs, pictures

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Vespa PK 50
Production 1982
Class Scooter
Two stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled
Bore / Stroke 38.1mm x 38.1mm
Compression ratio 9.1:1
Horsepower 3.75 HP (2.8 KW) @ 7000RPM
Fuel System Carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 4-Speed, grip shift

Final Drive: Direct drive

Clutch: Wet Multi-plate
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)
Manuals Service Manual

The Vespa PK 50 was a Two stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled scooter produced by Vespa in 1982. Claimed horsepower was 3.75 HP (2.8 KW) @ 7000 RPM.


A 38.1mm bore x 38.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 49.8 cubic centimeters.


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[edit]

1982 - 1993 Vespa PK 50 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.