Vespa 150 GL




Make Model

Vespa  150 GL


1962 - 65


79 845 units


Two stroke, single cylinder


145.5 cc / 8.9 cub in
Bore x Stroke 57 x 57 mm
Compression 7.2:1
Carburetor Dell'Orto SI 20/17D
Cooling Air cooled, centrifugal fan

Fuel Mixture

Ignition Contact breaker and coil
Starting Kick start
Battery 6V
Clutch Wet, multiplate

Max Power

4.6  kW / 6.25 hp @ 5000 rpm


4 Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh

Gear Ratios

1st 14.46 / 2nd 10.28 / 3rd 7.46 / 4th 5.48:1
Final Drive Direct drive
Frame Pressed sheet steel, streamlined monocoque structure

Front Suspension

Trail arm with coil spring and damper

Rear Suspension

Coil spring and damper

Front Brakes

125 mm drum

Rear Brakes

127 mm drum
Wheels Interchangeable with split rim

Front Tyre

3.5 x 10"

Rear Tyre

3.5 x 10"


Length:  1770 mm / 69.7 in

Width:      675 mm / 26.6 in


1200 mm / 47.2 in

Seat Height

800 mm / 31.5 in

Dry Weight

97 kg / 214 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

7.5 L / 2 US gal

Consumption  average

2.1 L/100 km / 42 km/l / 98 US mpg

Top Speed

95 km/h / 59 mph


Metallic Blue, White



Vespa 150 GL - Another new design for what has been called "one of the best-looking Vespas produced by Piaggio designers". The handlebar, trapezoid headlamp, front mudguard and trimmed-down rear lids were all new.


The Gran Lusso (or GL) fitted the niche in between the top range GS or SS and the normal 150.


It had larger wheels but not the same performance engine.


The GL was a very elegant scooter and became the model upon which the Super Sport was based.  It was the first tentative step for Piaggio into a more angular and less round body style.  The headset was a significant departure from previous models. The most obvious difference was tha the headlight was no longer round but trapezoid-shaped.