Vespa PX200E: history, specs, pictures
Two stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled
|Bore / Stroke||66.0mm x 66.0mm|
|Horsepower||11.94 HP (8.9 KW) @ 5700RPM|
|Transmission||Gear box: 4-Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh
Final Drive: Direct drive
|Suspension||Front: Coil spring with hydraulic shock absorber, double effect
Rear: Coil spring with hydraulic shock absorber, double effect
|Brakes||Front: 125 mm drum, expanding type
Rear: 127 mm drum, expanding type
|Front Tire||3.5 x 10|
|Rear Tire||3.5 x 10|
|Wheelbase||48.58 inches (1234 mm)|
|Length||69.29 inches (1760 mm)|
|Width||27.4 inches (696 mm)|
|Weight||114.0 kg (wet)|
The bike has a 4-Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet Multi-plate.
It came with a 3.5 x 10 front tire and a 3.5 x 10 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 125 mm drum, expanding type in the front and a 127 mm drum, expanding type in the rear. The front suspension was a Coil spring with hydraulic shock absorber, double effect while the rear was equipped with a Coil spring with hydraulic shock absorber, double effect. The wheelbase was 48.58 inches (1234 mm) long.
1982 - 1999 Vespa PX200E
In the mid-70s the basic Vespa design had been refined almost as far as it was able to go. However, changing consumer tastes, and new technologies, coupled with tightened regulations meant that Piaggio realised that it was time to totally re-design the Vespa chassis. The result was the P-series. It was such a large break from the previous style and design philosophy that many hard-core scooterists did not consider the P-series to be true Vespas, even well into the 90's. It is a debate that still continues, though the influx of new automatic scooters has tempered it and helped propel the P-series into the ranks of the classics.