Vespa 160 GS (1962-64)

Make Model: Vespa 160 GS


Year: 1962 – 64
Production: 59 999 units
Engine: Two stroke, single cylinder
Capacity: 145.5 cc / 8.9 cub in
Bore x Stroke: 57 x 57 mm
Compression: 7.4:1
Carburetor: Dell’Orto SI 27/23
Cooling: Air cooled, forced
Fuel Mixture: 1:50
Ignition: Flywheel and magneto with 35W output
Starting: Kick start
Battery: 6V
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Max Power: 5.9 kW / 8 hp @ 6500 rpm
Transmission: 4 Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh
Gear Ratios: 1st 14.47 / 2nd 10.28 / 3rd 7.61 / 4th 5.84:1
Final Drive: Direct drive
Frame: Pressed sheet steel, streamlined monocoque structure
Front Suspension: Single unit front damper and spring
Rear Suspension: Coil spring with damper
Front Brakes: 125 mm drum

Rear Brakes: 127 mm drum
Wheels: Interchangeable
Front Tyre: 3.5 x 10″
Rear Tyre: 3.5 x 10″
Dimensions: Length: 1795 mm / 71 in Width: 710 mm / 28 in Height: 1045 mm / 41 in
Wheelbase: 1220 mm / 48 in
Ground Clearance: 220 mm / 8.7 in
Turning Circle: 1400 mm / 55 in
Dry Weight: 110 kg / 243 lbs (incl. spare wheel)
Fuel Capacity: 7.5 L / 2.0 US gal
Consumption average: 2.1 L/100 km / 48 km/l / 112 US mpg
Acceleration: 0 – 75 km/h / 47 mph: 17.5 sec
Top Speed: 100 km/h / 62 mph
Colours: Blue, Blue/Green, Silver, White
Sources: Wikipedia, Scooterhelp.com, Scooterlounge.com


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