Up until 2000 brand new Vespa PKs were sold in Japan. 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 of this seems 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 - Vespa 50HP



This scooter is the last of the geared 50cc machines.
The crankcase is similar to the vintage series and the older PK models, but on the HP series the cylinder is aluminum.
The electrical system is 12v. The gearchange has the same rod system as the Cosa 2, and a similar clutch, which makes the clutch is very smooth.

The 50HP was a budget model, and a spare tyre was not provided, but can be bought separately.

Right Hand Side

Left Hand Side

Front view

Rear view


Gear change


Light Switch


Indicator & Horn

Front End

Front box

Foot brake


Tool box



Kick starter


[ Specification ]
Type designation V5N2T
Top speed 60km/h
Engine 49.77cc bore 38.4mm stroke 43mm two stroke rotary valve
Starting system Electric start and kick starter
Ignition system CDI contactless type flywheel magnetic 12v/80W
Battery for starting 1C$2v/5A
Lubricating system Mixture
Fuel consumption 55km/l (CUNA)
Tank capacity 5.8l
Gearbox 4 speed twist grip
Tyre size 3.00x10 "
Total length / full-width / total height 1,695mm/700mm/1,175mm
Weight 90kg
Price \285,000