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Vespa Sprint
Vespa sprint 150
Manufacturer Piaggio
Production 1965 to 1980
Class Scooter
Engine 145.45 cc, 2 Stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled
Compression ratio Sprint 7.5:1 and Sprint Veloce 7.7:1
Ignition type Coil
Transmission 4-speed
Brakes Front and rear drum
Wheelbase 1200 mm
Weight 89 kg (dry)
Fuel capacity 7.7 liter (1.4 liter reserve)
Fuel consumption 2.1km/100km (apx)
Turning radius 1400 mm
Related Bajaj Chetak

Vespa Sprint is a 150cc, 2 stroke scooter made by Piaggio from 1965 to 1979.

The scooter came in two different versions. Early models, called the Vespa Sprint, were made until 1974. Later models, called the Vespa Sprint Veloce, were made from 1969 to 1979.

The big update with the Sprint Veloce was in the engine. The design was altered from the old two port design with the addition of a third transfer port on the top end. The compression ratio was again increased the Sprint's 7.5:1to 7.7:1.

Originally the model lacked turn signals. However, all Sprint Veloces imported to the U.S. after 1973 had turn signals fitted as standard equipment in order to satisfy American regulations.

The original Bajaj Chetaks, manufactured in India, and sold by the millions, were virtual clones of the Vespa Sprint. Because of this, virtually every body part can be bought new in the aftermarket even today.

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