Vespa 90 Super Sprint (SS)

 

 

 

Make Model

Vespa 90, 90 SS and 90 Racer

Year

1963-84

Engine

Two stroke, single cylinder

Capacity

88.5 cc / 5.4 cub in

Bore and Stroke

47 x 51 mm
Mixture 1:50

Compression Ratio

8.7:1

Carburettor

Dell'Orto SHB 16/10
Cooling Forced air cooled
Battery 6V
Induction Rotary valve
Ignition Flywheel magneto coil
Starting Kick start
Spark Plug Bosch W340 T1/T or /U, Champion L86
Clutch Oil bath, multi plate

Max Power

4.4 kW / 6 hp @ 6000rpm
Transmission 3 gears (4 gears for the SS and Racer)
Gear ratios for SS and Racer 1st 14.74 / 2nd 9.80 / 3rd 7.06 / 4th 5.31:1
Final Drive Direct drive
Frame Pressed sheet steel with streamlined monocoque structure

Front Suspension

Coil spring and hydraulic shock absorber

Rear Suspension

Coil spring and hydraulic shock absorber

Front Brakes

125 mm drum

Rear Brakes

150 mm drum
Wheels Pressed steel flanges, interchangeable, split rims

Front Tyre

3 x 10"

Rear Tyre

3 x 10"

Dimensions

Length:  1665 mm / 65.6 in

Width:      670 mm / 26.4 in

Height:   1015 mm / 40.0 in

Wheelbase

1180 mm / 46.5 in

Ground Clearance

225 mm / 8.9 in.

Turning Radius

1650 mm / 64.9 in

Dry Weight

73 kg / 161 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

5.2 L / 1.3 US gal

Reserve

0.7 L / 0.18 US gal

Consumption

1.8 L/100 km / 55 km/l / 130 US mpg

Top Speed

93 km/h / 57.8 mph

Colours

Blue, Red

Source

Scooterhelp.com, ve-uk.com

 

 

Vespa 90

The 90 series was very popular and consited of the Vespa 90, 90 Super Sprint (or SS) and the 90 Racer.  The SS is recorded in specifications sheet.

 

The Super Sprint 90 is no doubt the most stylish Vespa with its unmistakable aggressive design, “its speed, its irresistible spurt and its stirring riding” is produced by Piaggio starting in 1966.

It features a smaller legshield and an oddments pannier placed between the saddle and the handlebar. Like the Vespa GS of 1955, the spare wheel can be positioned in the middle of the floor platform. Exploiting the success of the Vespa Super Sprint, Piaggio prepares a 50 cc version too only for the foreign markets (particularly Switzerland and Germany). The 90 Super Sprint, like the Vespa 50, is among the most sought-after models. A real collector’s object.

 

Vespa 90 SS

 

Vespa 90 Racer (ve-uk.com)