Vespa 125 Primavera




Make Model

Vespa 125 Primavera


1965 - 83


144 000 units


Two stroke, single cylinder


121.2 cc / 7.4 cub in
Bore x Stroke 55 x 51 mm
Carburetor Dell'Orto SHB 16/16
Cooling Air cooled, centrifugal fan

Fuel Mixture

Starting Kick start
Battery 6V
Clutch Multiplate

Max Power

4.1  kW / 5.6 hp @ 5500 rpm


4 Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh
Final Drive Direct drive
Frame Pressed sheet steel, streamlined monocoque structure

Front Suspension

Elastic with coil spring and hydraulic shock

Rear Suspension

Elastic with coil spring and hydraulic shock

Front Brakes


Rear Brakes

Wheels Interchangeable

Front Tyre

3.0 x 10"

Rear Tyre

3.0 x 10"

Dry Weight

73 kg / 161 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

5.5 L / 1.5 US gal

Consumption  average

2 L/100 km / 50 km/l / 117 US mpg

Top Speed

85 km/h / 53 mph


White, Silver, Blue




Derived from the Vespa 125 VMA1, the Vespa 125 Primavera ("Spring") met with immediate success. Easy to handle, trim, quick, powerful, are some of the adjectives that describe the Vespa Primavera in the 1960s. The young are the main characters of the spot "Con Vespa si pu" ("With Vespa its possible") that addresses teens above 16 who love sport and nature, and do not like to get stuck in the traffic and be late for dates with friends.


The main feature is a longer frame, which permits an easier transportation of the passenger.