Vespa Primavera is 50 years old

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Happy Birthday Vespa Primavera

The Scooter Center celebrated its 2017th birthday in 25. This year the Vespa Primavera (PV) is celebrating its 50th birthday, to us it seems like it was yesterday ...

50 years of “Primavera”

Every Vespisti should have made a pilgrimage to the Vespa plant in Pontedera in Tuscany once in their life. There are impressive vehicles from the Vespa Museum model history to admire.

The coming weekend (April 21/22, 2018) is worth a visit twice: Piaggio is celebrating the 50th birthday of Primavera with the Vespa Color Days!
At the event you can, for example, admire all the models from history, visit the factory and take a guided test drive through Tuscany with the 2018 anniversary model - Vespa Primavera 50th Anniversary.

50 years of Vespa Primavera Vespa Color Days

Vespa Color Days

  • free factory tour (only with registration)
  • free museem
  • the Vespa village is in Piazza dei Martiri.
    • Presentation and market
    • Vespa On Tour test drive
    • Big Vespa party on Saturday evening
  • Guided tour / test drive §0 minutes Tuscany (only with registration)
  • ...

All information and registration here.

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Vespa Primavera 1968 VMA2T

Vespa PV 125 Primavera 1968

The first Vespa Primavera came on the market in 1968.

Light and fresh lines, brilliant performance, simplicity and sheer driving pleasure: Vespa Primavera comes like a breath of fresh air into a world that is hungry for change. It became one of the most durable and popular models in Vespa history. Its agile handling and its speed, together with its elegance and lightness, which the girls loved, contributed to its extraordinary sales success.

Piaggio's model of success was launched in 1967 as a facelift of the Vespa 125 Nuova presented and developed into the most successful Vespa model with over 240.000 units built in the 14-year construction period. Compared to the Vespa 125 Nuova, the frame of the Vespa 125 Primavera is slightly longer, but the leg shield and the footplate are slightly narrower. It also has a luggage compartment in the left side cheek. The hexagonal Piaggio emblem is emblazoned above the cascade and the lettering “125 primavera” is located above the rear light. A total of three series were produced, the first with the rear light of the Vespa 90 SS and an italic “Vespa” lettering on the leg shield, the second from 1973 with a modern, straight lettering on the front and the third series from 1976 parallel to the Vespa 125 Primavera ET3. Production ended in 1982. A 121 cm³ engine with 5,6 hp provided the motorization. Originally there were two colors, Biancospino (hawthorn white) with a black bench and later also Marrone metallizzato (brown metallic) with a cream-colored bench.

Here you can find all parts for the Primavera VMA2T

Vespa Primavera ET3 1976 VMB1T

Vespa Primavera ET3 1976

Vespa Primavera remained on the market for 15 years and in 1976 it became the Version Primavera ET3 (VMB1T) introduced.

The Vespa 125 Primavera ET3 expanded the very popular in 1976 Vespa 125 Primavera, which was sold on, and visually hardly differs from this one. The name was derived from the newly introduced electronic ignition and the third transfer channel (ET3 stands for Elettronica 3 Traversi), the visible distinguishing feature was the new exhaust, which was led around the engine in a banana shape (“ET3 banana”). All of these measures also resulted in a slightly higher engine output. The Vespa 125 Primavera ET3 was delivered in numerous colors. In 1983 production ended after 144.000 vehicles had been built.

(ET3 stands for Elettronica 3 Traversi) where E stands for electronic ignition and T3 for three transfer channels (Travasi 3). So the Primavera ET3 is a model that is characterized by a

  • electronic ignition, the three overcurrent channels channels in the cylinder,
  • a new and longer silencer from the 90s SS
  • and the ignition key on the handlebar.

All of this led to an even higher performance and confirms the legendary sportiness of the Primavera.

Here you can find all parts for the Primavera ET3

Vespa Modern Primavera 2013

Vespa Modern Primavera 125 2013

As a modern vespa model, there is the great return of the Vespa Primavera in 2013:

  • Vespa Primavera 50 2T / ZAPC53200
  • Vespa Primavera 50 4T4V / ZAPC53100
  • Vespa Primavera 125 3V / ZAPM81100
  • Vespa Primavera 150 3V / ZAPM81200

Young, innovative, technologically groundbreaking, agile and dynamic and with a view to protecting the environment. So the Primavera comes back on stage as the protagonist of her time and inherits all the freshness and joie de vivre that go along with the story of a model that is cult in the Vespa family tree.

The Modern Vespa Primavera is available in brown, red, blue, black and white.

You can find great accessories, spare and tuning parts in our Vespa Primavera shop, choose your model:

Vespa Primavera 50 ° Anniversario

Vespa Primavera 50th Anniversary

Half a century after the birth of the first Vespa Primavera, Piaggio is celebrating this anniversary with a special model. The birthday Primavera is designed to do justice to the original model by appropriating the technical and stylistic values ​​that were the success of the first Primavera and reinterpreting them with all the cutting-edge technology that characterizes the modern Vespa.

The anniversary model is available in 50cc 4-stroke and 125cc Cubic capacity with i-get engines. In the color light blue with coordinated seats and the gray finish of the five-spoke wheels.

We already have the right parts for the latest Vespa Primavera:

You can find parts for your Vespa Primavera in our Vespa shop.


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