Vespa ET Series Motor Scooter Guide

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The ET series of scooters was launched in Europe in 50 years after the first were sold. The ET series of scooters was significant, as it was Vespa’s awaited attempt to move 2-… engines. The ET chassis was first to be capable of accommodating 2-… (ET2) and 4-… named ET4) engines and in from 50cc to 150cc.

this new generation of scooter of meeting stringent emissions Vespa returned to the USA market in 2001 after an 18 year Vespa brought two versions of ET scooter to the USA market. They the ET2 50 (2-…, 50cc) and the more ET4 150 (4-…, 151cc).

Both of scooters shared the same suspension, wheels, brakes and All that was different was the motor. scooters were sold until they were for 2006 with the new LX generation .

The ET was the first major new design Vespa since the PX design of the 70’s. As such, it was a significant for Vespa. The PX generation was the most generation of Vespa’s, so the highly ET series was a very different for this Italian firm.

Reaction to the ET series was mixed, some people enjoying the look while other time fans found it to be too of a departure from the Vespa

Design Convenience

Unequivocally, new generation of Vespa scooters set the bar for features in a scooter. The ET scooters a neat microchip key to deter real chrome accents and a disc brake. It is great to see the that Vespa puts their scooters.

Unlike a lot of companies, Vespa isn’t with bringing their to market as low cost as possible.

One point of the ET scooters is their storage space. These have both a generous and a large storage space the seat that can hold a face helmet. By using two areas and the grocery

bag hook on the of the seat, you can really haul a lot of

Brakes / Suspension / Handling

Braking is also strong in scooters thanks to the front brake. Front disc are pretty standard on many scooters but you don’t see too many with a front disc — especially not in 1996 these scooters were The rear brake is a drum which works fine.

On the these scooters are a bit clumsy to at low speeds because of their weights and higher seats. The downside of these scooters is their one piece steel is very expensive to repair if you get a in it. Unlike other scooters, you replace the body panels so any or scratches will need to be repaired.

To many enthusiasts metal body is a strong point and it does have a quality feel to it, so a certain off exists.


In the performance the ET scooters performed well. The ET2 50 was peppy and could easily 40 mph (65km/hr), even with a The larger 151cc ET4 was capable of 60mph which makes it for venturing out of town.

The 4-… engine found in the American market ET 150 scooters was a engine that differed the older 4-… design in ET4 150’s elsewhere prior to The LEADER powered ET4 150 posted better fuel numbers the earlier ET4’s, with milage in the 60-65mpg range. were good numbers for its while newer fuel 150’s can achieve about higher.

This LEADER is the same motor as Vespa to use in their LX 150 and S 150, so performance is In addition to the LX and S 150 models, the LEADER was widely used in other products in the years since Piaggio Fly 150.

Aprilia 150 ). As such, both OEM and aftermarket availability is excellent.

The smaller ET 50 Piaggio’s Hi-PER2 2-… Top speed was limited to 43mph, high 40’s being after derestriction and higher being available using parts. This peppy was commonly used by the Piaggio so a virtually identical motor can be in scooters such as the Piaggio 50.

The trade off for the peppy 2-… is the lower gas milage. The ET2 50 uses at a rate normal for a 2-… 50 at 60-70 mpg.


ET series of scooters are great If you can afford the price, they are scooters to own because they do their value well and is top notch. If you’re more sensitive, check out the offerings Yamaha.

Kymco and Honda. scooters do not offer all the features of a but they are nice scooters get better milage and are lower

When the ET scooters were introduced, no one else was selling styled scooters in North Yamaha and Honda did respond though, with Honda’s being added for 2002. began selling their the 50 and 125 in 2003 and 2004 respectively.

In the since, a lot has changed and now Vespa new models in this category, Honda, Yamaha and several makers ( Kymco. SYM et al) continue to the lower priced end of Vespa’s

OWNER REVIEWS (3) — the Vespa ET 50 / 150 Owner Reviews — Add a Review of Your ET 50 / 150


— Underseat

— Vespa quality

Anti-theft microchip key

— milage

— Heavy to steel frame)

— seat height


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Key Specs:

* ET2 50 Engine: Single 49.4 cc, 2 … Piaggio with two way catalytic converter

* ET4 150 — Single cylinder, 4 …, SOHC, 2-valve, air Piaggio LEADER

* Bore 40mm x 39.3mm (ET2 62.6 x 48.6mm (ET4

* Power: 5.1hp (ET2 11.3hp (ET4 150)

* ratio: 10.3: 1 (ET2 10.1 (ET4 150)

* Electronic capacitive (CDI), advance 17

* Starter: Electric and starter

* Lubrication: Automatic mixer

* Forced Air

* Transmission: CVT automatic, server

* Clutch: Automatic dry type

* Frame: Pressed frame, welded support

* Front suspension: Oscillating coil spring, dual hydraulic single shock

* suspension: Coil spring, effect hydraulic single absorber

* Front brake: steel, 200 mm disk

* Rear 110mm drum

* Front Pressed … cast alloy, 2.50-10

* Rear Pressed … cast alloy, 3.00 — 10

* tire: Tubeless 100/80-10

* tire: Tubeless 120/70-10

* 69.3” / 1760 mm

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