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Vespa PX 200 specifications

Updated February 21, 2017

The PX 200 is a model of Vespa scooter produced between 1977 and 2007. With a manual transmission and retro styling, even late model PX 200s are reminiscent of the classic Vespa scooters of decades past. The powerful 198cc engine, however, makes the PX 200 a capable performer suitable for the most image-conscious urban rider.

Engine and Transmission

The 2007 PX 200 features a 198cc, two-stroke engine with a single cylinder. It has a bore of 57mm, a stroke of 66.5mm, and air cooling system. It utilises a four-speed manual transmission with a clutch and shift mechanism mounted on the handlebars. The engine produces 11hp at 6,250rpm, and the scooter can achieve a maximum speed of 62 miles per hour.

Chassis and Suspension

The PX 200 is built on a steel chassis with welded support structures. The single-arm front suspension uses a dual-action hydraulic shock absorber and a coaxial spring. The rear suspension also features a dual-action shock absorber with a four-position preload adjustment and helical spring.

Wheels

The scooter's 10-inch steel rims are mounted with tubed tires. The front wheel employs a 200-mm steel disc brake with a hydraulic twin-piston caliper. The rear wheel is stopped with 150-mm mechanical drum brake.

Dimensions and performance

The scooter's wheelbase is 1.26 meters, its overall length is 1.81 meters, and its overall width is 740mm. Curb weight is 108kg. The PX 200 is able to accelerate from zero to 31 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds. Fuel consumption is at the rate of 62 miles per gallon.

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Evan Gillespie grew up working in his family's hardware and home-improvement business and is an experienced gardener. He has been writing on home, garden and design topics since 1996. His work has appeared in the South Bend Tribune, the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Arts Everywhere magazine and many other publications.