Vespa 200 Rally




Make Model

Vespa 200 Rally


1972 - 79


41 700 units


Two stroke, single cylinder, horisontal cylinder


198 cc / 12 cub in
Bore x Stroke 66.5 x 57 mm
Compression 8.2:1
Carburetor Dell'Orto SI 24/24 E
Cooling Air cooled, forced

Fuel Mixture

Ignition Electronic
Starting Kick start
Battery 6V
Spark Plug Marelli CW 7 LTP, Champion N 88, Bosch W240 T2, KLG FE 80, Lodge 2H LH
Clutch Wet, multiplate

Max Power

9.2  kW / 12.5 hp @ 5700 rpm


4 Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh
Gear Ratios 1st 13.42 / 2nd 9.13 / 3rd 6.32 / 4th 4.71:1
Final Drive Direct drive
Frame Pressed sheet steel, streamlined monocoque structure

Front Suspension

Coil spring with hydraulic shock absorber, double effect

Rear Suspension

Coil spring with hydraulic shock absorber, double effect

Front Brakes

125 mm drum, expanding type

Rear Brakes

127 mm drum, expanding type
Wheels Interchangeable, split rim

Front Tyre

3.5 x 10"

Rear Tyre

3.5 x 10"


Length:  1770 mm / 69.6 in

Width:      690 mm / 27.6 in

Height:   1070 mm / 42.1 in


1230 mm / 48.4 in

Ground clearance

130 mm / 5.2 in

Turning Radius

1400 mm / 55 in

Dry Weight

103 kg / 227 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

8.2 L / 2.2 US gal


1.8 L / 0.47 US gal

Consumption  average

3 L/100 km / 33 km/l / 78 US mpg

Top Speed

110 km/h / 68 mph


Moonlight metallic, Race red, Iacca red, Katmandu red, Polaris Grey, Coral red

Sources, Piaggio Foundation,


After the Vespa 180’s great success, in 1972 Piaggio presents for the first time the Vespa 200cc. It has immediate success, and the “vespa fans” are even ready to wait for months but to have it. In the same year, the advertising campaign “Le Sardomobili” appears, with the following pay-off: “two powerful and brisk wheels, with quick reflexes, two “rally” wheels pushed by the new 12 hp engine which reaches 5,700 rpm, two mighty wheels that zoom safely up to 110 km/h.”
From an esthetical point of view, the Vespa Rally 200 is immediately recognizable for its adhesive strips on the side bags and on the mudguard. On the side, the writing “electronic” states that the powerful engine is started electronically, a technological solution adopted by Piaggio for the first time on this model.