Vespa 50cc 2017 Manual
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VESPA PRIMAVERA The Primavera nameplate - meaning “spring” in Italian - has been revived by Vespa for their third generation of modern small frame scooter. Launched in spring 2014 as a 2015 model, the Primavera builds off the small frame success of the (launched 1996) and (launched 2006), with a new generation bearing obvious influence from Vespa’s flagship model. The result is a beautiful new generation of Vespa. The Primavera is now offered globally with a choice of two motors. A smaller 50cc option will be offered in each country, but the specific engine will vary between either a 4-stroke (most countries) or a 2-stroke (where allowed). Accompanying the 50cc will be a larger 125cc or 155cc option. Countries with learner laws favouring 125’s will get the 125cc Primavera (ie.
UK) while elsewhere buyers will be offered a larger 155cc version. In the USA and Canada, Vespa is offering their 50cc 4-stroke and 155cc 4-stroke motor options. In addition to the regular 50 and 150 models, Vespa USA added a Primavera Tourer model in some years (2016, 2018) which gains a windscreen, front and rear luggage racks and a unique leather seat for an extra $400.
As well, Vespa offered a limited “70th anniversary” edition called the Settantesimo for 2016. This edition was offered for both 50cc and 150cc Primavera’s and added a dark brown seat and rear luggage bag, as well as gunmetal finished rims and 70th anniversary logos throughout. This model was available in either Azzurro Metallizzato (Robin’s Egg Blue) or Grigio Pulsar (light grey) for an extra $300 Styling As Vespa’s third generation of modern small frame scooters, the Primavera design continues to mark new ground. In the same way that the served as a stylistic inspiration for the LX series, Vespa’s new 946 design is the clear inspiration for the Primavera. It could easily be argued that the Primavera is a 946 for the masses, as it foregoes frills like ABS, traction control and hand stitching in exchange for an MSRP around half.
In contrast to the LX, the new Primavera has a longer, angular design which includes an extra 2” of wheelbase and 4” of total length (69.1” vs. Most notably, the rear end has gone from a short bulge to an elongated and pointed sculpture befitting of a wasp. It looks faster just parked. Perhaps the best line on the Primavera is the bottom edge of the rear flanks, which slopes downward and flows in the tilted floorboard.
In the LX these lines were near horizontal and disjunct. This change alone makes the Primavera look ready to pounce. The front end of the scooter is also all new. The legshield is more angled back - especially in comparison to the tilted floorboard - which makes the design look sleek. Also present is the stylish triple vent above the front fender which is a clear tie to the 946.
A neat touch up front is the inclusion of LED running lights into the front signals. Similarly, Vespa has added LEDs to the rear lamp which saves a few watts and looks pretty neat.
Two other nice changes are the new 5 spoke rims and the more angular shaped exhaust. Also new is the gauge setup, which is now a more even mixture of analog and digital instrumentation. The speedometer is central and analog, with the smaller details like fuel level, time and odometer now found in the larger digital screen. The overall setup is simpler and more congruous than the previous LX and S series instrumentation. It also adds a helpful trip odometer and an oil warning light. Globally, Vespa is offering the Primavera in 6 color options: light blue, dark blue, red, brown, white and black. Of course you won’t find those descriptions on Vespa’s specs sheets.
In the same order, Vespa is calling these colors Marechiaro Light Blue, Blue Midnight, Dragon Red, Crete Senesi Brown, Montebianco White and Volcano Black. Motors North Americans can select from 50cc 4-stroke and 155cc 4-stroke options, with the 2-stroke 50cc option only offered overseas. The more powerful 155cc option is a 3-valve design which is also available in some overseas markets in smaller bore version (52 mm vs 58 mm) to meet 125cc learner rules there. At 155cc, the larger version of the Primavera is legal on interstate highways in all 50 states, which makes it more practical than a 125cc machine would be.
The motor is the same core engine as that found in Vespa’s high end scooter and a few overseas 2013 models of the LX 150. (North American LX 150’s never received this update). Unlike the 946, this motor in the Primavera lacks traction control, which is just as well since traction control is fairly superfluous in a small scooter and adds to the cost. This recently developed Piaggio motor is a great step forward for the Italian maker, as it incorporates both fuel injection and 3-valves to increase power and fuel economy.
The result is a healthy 12.7 HP for the 155cc model (vs. 10.6 ponies for the 125cc), which is up 0.7 HP from the current fuel injected LX and up a full pony compared to older model LX scooters. Thus far the only milage estimates for the Primavera are Piaggio’s optimistic 100-120 mpg claims. It’s safe to say you’ll never see that without substantial intention, but the Primavera should easily best the 65-75 mpg that the LX generation was capable of in real world conditions.
80 mpg is a good estimate for mixed real world use. Top speed for the Primavera should be an easy 60-65 mph. The LX 150 was claimed at 59 mph, yet it could wander to 60 - 65mph so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Primavera wandering to 65-70 mph. Besides the larger flagship engine, Vespa is also equipping the Primavera with 4-stroke and 2-stroke 50cc motor options. North American’s are being offered only the 4-stroke 50, which is similar to the strategy Vespa took with the LX. Ultra Lean Nutrition Manual more. Indeed, the 50cc 4-stroke motor offering is the same Hi-PER4 motor that is also found in the LX and S 50.
This motor makes a decent 4.6 HP which translates to a reasonable 40mph top speed. Taxation For Decision Makers Solutions Manual. The use of this older motor saves quite a bit on the MSRP (about $1000), but it also doesn’t take full advantage of this scooters’ design (i.e.
High end frame, suspension, brakes etc), nor does it offer as good of fuel economy as some other fuel injected 50cc scooters. If finances or road rules are constraining you to a 50cc then you’ll still have a great machine, but the 155cc is where this scooter will really come alive. Although the 2-stroke 50cc motor option isn’t coming to North America, this 2-stroke engine has been offered here in other models so a 2-stroke enthusiast could likely bolt one in. The Primavera 50 2-stroke uses Piaggio’s long running Hi-PER2 motor which was used in the ET2 50 as well as other Piaggio Group products (Piaggio, 2007 Piaggio, Aprilia ). The Hi-PER2 is a more powerful motor than the Hi-PER4 (5.1 HP vs. 4.6 HP) but the Hi-PER4 is the better choice for most because it’s a longer lasting motor with lower emissions, quieter performance and better fuel economy.
Brakes / Suspension / Handling With the Primavera, Vespa has made substantial improvements to the three handling weakness of their previous small frame scooters: high seat height, short wheelbase and small wheels. The Primavera shaves a small but appreciated 0.3” off the seat height of the old LX, which in conjunction with the extra 2” of wheelbase should improve high speed handling. This isn’t an issue with the slower 50cc models, but bumpy corners at 60mph were a bit unnerving on the LX. The Primavera should fair better in this regard. Also benefitting its’ handling is an upsized rear wheel.
The front wheel remains at 11” in the Primavera with the same 110/70 rubber, while the rear wheel gains an inch of diameter to join the front at 11”. In addition to improving tire life, this should deliver a little extra stability at speed.
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