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Vespa LXV
Overview

Vespa introduced a trio of scooters to commemorate their 60th anniversary in 2006 (though these were unavailable in the US until '07): The GTS-based GTV and GT60, and the LX-based LXV. The LXV was the first expansion of the Vespa LX.

Like the LX, the LXV is available in a 150cc version in North America and a 125cc elsewhere. A 50cc is available in Europe.
Comparison with LX

The primary differences between the LXV and LX are all in styling and pricing. Mechanically, the scooters are identical with their LX counterparts.

The LXV has a deconstructed headset with a "naked" headlight, chrome-plated analog instrument cluster, and a short flyscreen. It has a vintage-style split brown leather seat and comes with a folding rear rack.
Colors
The LXV was originally available in Avio Grey, since discontinued. Portofino Green, Siena Ivory (discontinued), Navy (non-US), and Espresso Brown versions have since been introduced. The color schemes have paralleled those for the GTV.
Official Specifications

MODEL LX50 LX150 LX125
CHASSIS
FRAME TYPE Load-bearing steel chassis with welded structural supports
ENGINE
TYPE Single cylinder, four-stroke catalytic Hi-PER4 Single cylinder, four-stroke catalytic LEADER Single cylinder, four-stroke catalytic LEADER
CYLINDER CAPACITY 49.4cc 150cc 124cc
BORE X STROKE 1.54" x 1.63" (39 mm x 41.8 mm) 2.46" x 1.91" (62.8 mm x 48.6 mm) 2.2" x 1.9" or (57.0 x 48.6 mm)
MAX POWER AT SHAFT 3.1 kW at 8,750 rpm 8.7 kW at 7,750 rpm (11.7 CV) 7.65 kW at 8250 RPM 8.7 kW at 7,750 rpm (11.7 CV)
MAX TORQUE 3.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm 11.5 Nm at 6,000 rpm 9.60 Nm (1.0 kgf-m or 7.1 ft.lbs) at 6000 RPM
MAX SPEED 39 mph (62 km/h) 59 mph (95 km/h) 56.5 mph (91 km/h)
FUEL/TANK CAPACITY Unleaded 91 min octane / 2.3 gallons (8.6 liters)
GAS MILEAGE 70-80 mpg** 72 mpg** (unspecified)
DISTRIBUTION Cam head single shaft-SOHC (2 valves)
COOLING SYSTEM Ram air with sound proof cover Ram air with sound proof cover and integrated SAS (Secondary Air System) Ram air with sound proof cover and integrated SAS (Secondary Air System)
LUBRICATION Wet sump, 850cc capacity; chain-driven lobe pump; intake and delivery filters Wet sump, 1,000cc capacity; chain-driven lobe pump; intake and delivery filters
IGNITION Electric and kick start
GEARS CVT transformer with torque slave
CLUTCH Automatic dry centrifuge with damper buffers
TYPE APPROVAL EPA and CARB EURO 3
WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS
SEAT HEIGHT 30.5" (775 mm) 29.1338 or (740 mm)
DRY WEIGHT 225 lbs (102 kg) 250.8 lbs or (114 kg) Unladen Mass
LENGTH/WIDTH/WHEELBASE 69.1" (1,755 mm) / 29.1" (740 mm) / 50.4" (1,280 mm)
WHEELS AND TIRES
FRONT TIRE/REAR TIRE Tubeless 110/70-11"/ Tubeless 120/70-10"
SUSPENSIONS AND BRAKES
FRONT SUSPENSION Single arm with helical spring and dual effect hydraulic single shock absorber
REAR SUSPENSION Coil spring and dual effect single shock absorber
FRONT BRAKE 7.87" (200 mm) steel disc with hydraulic command
REAR BRAKE 4.33" (110 mm) drum with mechanical command

Maintenance, Modifications and Other info
Tutorials, technical information and other info is in the article for the Vespa LX. Any items specific to the LXVs will be added here.
Last Updated Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:47 pm
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