Vespa 180 SS (1964-68)

Make Model: Vespa 180 Super Sport


Year: 1964 – 68
Production: 35 699 units
Engine: Two stroke, single cylinder
Capacity: 181.2 cc / 11.1 cub in
Bore x Stroke: 62 x 60 mm
Compression: 7.7:1
Carburetor: Dell’Orto SI 27/23
Cooling: Air cooled, forced
Fuel Mixture: 1:50
Ignition: Contact breaker and coil, 35W
Starting: Kick start
Battery: 6V
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Max Power: 7.4 kW / 10 hp
Transmission: 4 Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh
Gear Ratios: 1st 14.47 / 2nd 10.09 / 3rd 7.48 / 4th 5.71:1
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: Cast with cooling fins
Front Tyre: 3.5 x 10″
Rear Tyre: 3.5 x 10″
Dimensions: Length: 1770 mm / 70 in Width: 670 mm / 26 in Height: 1045 mm / 41 in
Wheelbase: 1230 mm / 48 in
Ground Clearance: 220 mm / 8.7 in
Turning Circle: 1400 mm / 55 in
Dry Weight: 116 kg / 256 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 9 L / 2.4 US gal
Consumption average: 2.5 L/100 km / 40 km/l / 95 US mpg
Top Speed: 105 km/h / 65 mph
Colours: Blue, Red, White
Sources: Wikipedia, Scooterhelp.com, Scooterlounge.com

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