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 - 50s -


The smallest aerodynamic volume displacement scooter of the vintage series.
Grip change 4 speed gearbox, mixture oil supply and kick start.
Popularity is high as the vintage series which it can ride with the field attaching. The highest speed is approximately 65km/H, but acceleration is sharp with is inexpressible. To run with briskness, considerable technique is needed. Though, if it runs at a trot, it is rather pleasant in that appearance.

It is to be able to say commonly to the vintage series, but unless maintenance of the wires is properly done, it is difficult to ride rather. Especially, the clutch wire is easy to be cut off if the hand is not being inserted with while it is the new model scooter, is heavy and very.

However, if maintenance it is done thoroughly, in the point, durability as for the domestic scooter it does not reach to either the foot.

Front view

Rear view

Left side

Right side


Grip change



Foot brake

Spare tyre

Steering lock


Tool box




Front end

Kick starter

Inside of engine

Turn indicator


[ Specification ]
Type designation V5SA1T
Full speed 60km/h
Engine 49.77cc bore 38.4mm stroke 43mm two-stroke rotary valve
Starting system Kick starter
Ignition system Flywheel magnetic 6v/40W
Lubricating system Mixture
Fuel consumption 55km/l (CUNA)
Tank capacity 5.6l
Gear box 4 speed grip controls
Tire size 3.00x10 "
Total length / full-width / total height 1,655mm/670mm/1,015mm
Wheel base 1,180mm
Weight 73kg
Price \325,000