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


Largest aerodynamic volume displacement scooter of the vintage series
The body size is the same as the 50S, but the headlight shell (around the handlebars) going around is large. When you compare the ignition key and the side box, the sport silencer, CDI ignition, and so on to the 100, the equipment has become luxurious.
It has become those of the making which also the brake drum does firmly. But method of being effective that much is not. The highest speed is approximately 90km/H there is a tolerably power. If 4 speed gearbox is used well, brisk running is possible.

However, because the big engine is mounted to the very limit of clearance of the cylinder head and the body, over a bumpy road there are times when the spark plug cap can be broken. Especially when carrying two riders.

The clutch is heavy because the spring has been strengthened, when you compare with the 100.
4 gears make sporty running possible, but when manner of change is designated as the rough, the amount which is power in the opposite direction being pain to be easy, shifting securely heart per seat is one is good.

Finally, If it is sportiness you seek, it probably is the ET3.

Front view

Rear view

Right side

Left side

Side locker




Ignition key

Steering lock

Front mudguard








Spark plug

Spare tyre

Kick starter

Petcock & choke

Bag holder

[ Specification ]
Type designation VMB1T
Full speed 90km/h
Engine 121.16cc bore 55mm stroke 51mm two-stroke rotary valve 3 transfer port
Starting system Kick starter
Ignition system CDI contactless type magnetic flywheel 6v/60W
Lubricating system Mixture
Fuel consumption 50km/l (CUNA)
Tank capacity 5.6l
Gear box 4 speed grip controls
Tire size 3.00x10 "
In total length / jet in full-width / 1,665mm/680mm/1,015mm
Wheel base 1,180mm
Weight 78kg
Price \405,000