Vespa 180 Rally

 

 

 

Make Model

Vespa 180 Rally

Year

1968 - 73

Production

26 405 units

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder

Capacity

180.1 cc / 11 cub in
Bore x Stroke 63.5 x 57 mm
Compression 8:1
Carburetor Dell'Orto SI 20/20 D
Cooling Air cooled, forced

Fuel Mixture

1:50
Ignition Contact breaker and coil, 35W
Starting Kick start
Battery 6V
Clutch Wet, multiplate

Max Power

7.6  kW / 10.3 hp @ 5700 rpm

Transmission 

4 Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh
Gear Ratios 1st 14.47 / 2nd 9.84 / 3rd 6.81 / 4th 5.08:1
Final Drive Direct drive
Frame Pressed sheet steel, streamlined monocoque structure

Front Suspension

Helicoidal springs and hydraulic shock absorber

Rear Suspension

Helicoidal springs and hydraulic shock absorber

Front Brakes

125 mm drum

Rear Brakes

127 mm drum
Wheels Cast with cooling fins

Front Tyre

3.5 x 10"

Rear Tyre

3.5 x 10"

Dimensions

Length:  1770 mm / 70 in

Width:      670 mm / 26 in

Height:   1045 mm / 41 in

Wheelbase

1230 mm / 48 in

Dry Weight

102 kg / 225 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

8.2 L / 2.2 US gal

Consumption  average

2.7 L/100 km / 37 km/l / 87 US mpg

Top Speed

100 km/h / 62 mph

Colours

Orange, Silver Metallic, Yellow

Sources

Wikipedia, Scooterhelp.com, Scooterlounge.com

 

 

 

After the success of the Vespa Super Sport 180, Piaggio puts the new 180cc vehicle on the market with a completely new mechanics and frame, which derive from the Vespa Sprint of 1966, with some aesthetical changes to the handlebar, storage box and saddle. The Vespa Rally 180 is still one of the most functional and best looking vehicles. Its production began in 1968 and ended in 1973, with a total of 26,000 vehicles built.

 

With this new vehicle, Piaggio extended the rotary timing fuel feed system to its entire production. The engine was new, the front headlamp new and more powerful, the frame, derived from the Vespa 150 Sprint, narrower and more aerodynamic than that of the Super Sport.