Up until 2000 brand new Vespa 50s, 100 and 125ET3 models were sold in Japan as the Vintage Series. The sole distributor was Narikawa. These guides were produced in Japanese by Motorino Del Vento, a Japanese dealer. I have copied them onto my own server rather than directly linked to them because they use javascript pop-ups which defeat Babelfish, and with the demise of the models, will soon be unavailable on the original site. So I have done the hard work of translating every single page for you. Where I could figure out what Babelfish was on about I put some proper English instead of the straight translation. However you will find some items which seem to make no sense at all. They didn't make any sense to me either, so I left the original Babelfish translation in there. If some kind hearted Japanese/English speaking person would like to provide proper translations from the Original site I would be eternally grateful. You'd get a credit too.

Purchase guide


Engine sound of 100
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Other than the engine displacement and 3 speed gearbox this is almost identical to the 50s It retains the steel wheels and the headset with the small round speedo.
The extra displacement makes for a good deal more performance. It's not eactly sporty, but neither is it ridiculously slow. It's also a more practical machine to ride with a pillion passenger.

The top speed approximately 80km/h.
The three speed gearbox can be a disadvantage, but it makes finding the gears easier - especially neutral. In town driving it is quite acceptable.

The right side

The left side

Rear view

Front view


Gear change



Foot brake

Spare tyre

Steering lock


Tool box

Exhaust Silencer

Front End

Kick starter


Petrol Tap

Tail lamp

Direction Indicator

Centre stand

Engine (Clutch Side)

Engine (Flywheel Side)

Gearchange Selector servicing

[ Specification ]
Type designation V9B1T
Full speed 80km/h
Engine 96.12cc bore 49mm stroke 51mm two-stroke rotary valve
Starting system Kick starter
Ignition system Flywheel magnetic 6v/40W
Lubricating system Mixture
Fuel consumption 47km/l (CUNA)
Tank capacity 5.6l
Gear box 3 speed gear change
Tyre size 3.00x10 "
Total length / full-width / total height 1,665mm/670mm/1,015mm
Wheel base 1,180mm
Weight 73kg
Price \345,000