Vespa LX 50 4T

 

 

 

Make Model

Vespa LX 50 4T

Year

2006 - 12

Engine

Four Stroke, single cylinder, 4 valve

Capacity

49.3 cc / 3.0 cub in
Bore x Stroke 39 x 41 mm
Compression 11.1:1
Lubrication Wet pump, chain driven trochoidal pump
Cooling Air cooled, forced
Spark Plug NGK CR9EB / NGK CR9EIX
Ignition Electronic capacitive (CDI)
Starting Kick start
Clutch Automatic, dry centrifugal

Max Power

3.1 kW / 4.3 hp @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

3.5 Nm / 0.4 kgf-m / 2.6 ft/lb @ 6500 rpm

Transmission 

CVT with torque server
Final Drive Belt
Frame Loadbearing pressed sheet steel

Dimensions

Length:  1755 mm / 30.4 in

Width:      740 mm / 29.1 in

Wheel Base

1290 mm / 50.7 in

Seat height

775 mm / 30.5 in

Front Suspension

Single arm with helical spring and dual effect hydraulic single shock absorber

Rear Suspension

Coil spring and dual effect single shock absorber

Front Brakes

200 mm disc

Rear Brakes

110 mm drum
Wheels Pressed die cast aluminium alloy

Front Tyre

110/70-11"

Rear Tyre

120/70-10"

Dimensions

Length: 1755 mm / 69.1 in

Width:     740 mm / 29.1 in

Wheelbase

1280 mm / 50.4 in

Seat Height

775 mm / 30.5 in

Wet Weight

102 kg / 225 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

8.6 L / 2.3 US gal

Fuel Consumption

2.7 L/100 km / 37 km/l / 87 mpg
Top Speed 63 km/h / 39 mph

Colours

Light blue, Midnight blue, White, Maroon, Dragon Red, Volcano Black

 

When we took a test ride of the Vespa GTS 125 Super, we also had the chance to take the Vespa LX 50 4Valvolve out for a spin, and while the difference in the two is notable, the LX 50 really fits its market. The LX 50 4 Valvolve is made for a young public who want a zippy scooter thatís easy and safe to ride, and who want the Vespa style in city riding conditions.

The city terrain and its narrow streets and heavy traffic, is the perfect setting for the LX 50. Itís a good friend in traffic, with its new 50cc four-stroke engine, equipped with four valves that grabs your attention when you take off.

Itís a more powerful model than the previous version and almost has the response of a two-stroke (the distinctive smell is the only thing missing). The engine is the main novelty of this Vespa, which has been designed as a half-way point between the benefits of both a 2T and a 4T.

The new four valve model is 23 percent more powerful compared to the two valve version, with 4.35 hp when the two valve had 3.53. Itís also far more fuel efficient, running 43.6 km a litre, compared to the two stroke which does only 28 km/l.

The valve system has been designed to improve its weight; making it lighter, it now runs on higher revs and is therefore more powerful. A new fuel distribution system is included which improves combustion, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

The frame is built with pressed steel, with front hydraulic double suspension which is one of the features of Vespa since about 1946. The rear suspension is a single hydraulic shock absorber, and both front and rear give the Vespa robust and stiff handling, making for better riding.

The wheels are 11 inches at the front and ten at the rear, with tubeless tyres measuring 110/70 and 120/70. The LX 50 4Valvole proves itself an agile Vespa like no other. Itís a decisive ride, with front disc brake and rear drum brake.