Supertech HPE engine number
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Vespa Supertech
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
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Location: Australia
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:17 pm quote
I have a Supertech that I purchased Oct / 2019 in Australia. It's VIN is RP8M45715 with an M45MM engine. I am confused that nowhere on the internet can I find this engine listed, all the HPE engines are listed as MA36M. What is the difference between the M45MM and the MA36M - why the different number?

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2020 Vespa GTS Touring 300
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:47 pm quote
Probably the change is for a new Euro 5 model; as the engine system has been changed to meet the newer standards.

It's been hard to find anything out about them other than they have less power ... and it appears that is the model which is being shipped. Not the older 2019 HPE version.
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Vespa Supertech
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Location: Australia
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:12 pm quote
bosco12 wrote:
the older 2019 HPE version.
It's an Oct / 2019 bike (post updated).

Interestingly the only mention i can find via Google is shipping info for March 2020 of M45MM engines being shipped from Italy to Vietnam which is where my bike is assembled (hence the RP8M vin)
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Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:25 am quote
All of the HPE engines right from the start are euro 5 and all of them produce the same power output. I doubt the models sent to Australia are any different. Although there may have been some updates. That doesn't mean any major changes have happened. Vin and engine numbers often reflect many things. The fact you cannot find much in the way of reference to your engine number is not something to be concerned about. You can of course obtain any parts you need by quoting your engine number to your dealer should you need to do so. If after market suppliers don't list it go to the Vespa site. It won't be long before you find your engine number everywhere.
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Vespa Supertech
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Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:38 am quote
Stromrider wrote:
not something to be concerned about ... won't be long before you find your engine number everywhere.
it's been over 12 months.

i'm not concerned, just curious. I have already bought some after market things with no issues, I just choose MA36M or HPE on retailers websites.
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