Vespa 180 Rally (1968-73)

The Vespa 180 Rally was produced from 1968 to 1973, with a total production of 26,405 units. It had a four-stroke, single-cylinder engine with a capacity of 180.1cc and a compression ratio of 8:1. The carburetor was a Dell’Orto SI 20/20 D, and it was air-cooled and forced with a fuel mixture of 1:50. The ignition system was contact breaker and coil, with 35W of power. The Vespa 180 Rally had a kick start and a 6V battery, and the clutch was wet and multiplate. The motorcycle had a maximum power of 7.6 kW and a transmission with four speeds, grip-shift, and constant mesh. The final drive was direct, and it had 125mm and 127mm drums for front and rear brakes, respectively. The wheels were cast with cooling fins, and the tires were 3.5 x 10 inches for both the front and back. The Vespa 180 Rally weighed 102 kg, had a fuel capacity of 8.2 L, and had an average fuel consumption of 2.7 L/100 km. Its top speed was 100 km/h. The motorcycle was available in orange, silver metallic, and yellow. The Vespa 180 Rally had a pressed sheet steel, streamlined monocoque structure as a frame, and the front and rear suspensions were helicoidal springs with hydraulic shock absorbers. It was 1770mm long, 670mm wide, and 1045mm tall, with a wheelbase of 1230mm.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Vespa 180 Rally

Year: 1968 – 73

Production: 26 405 units
Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder
Capacity: 180.1 cc / 11 cub in
Bore x Stroke: 63.5 x 57 mm
Compression: 8:1
Carburetor: Dell’Orto SI 20/20 D
Cooling: Air cooled, forced
Fuel Mixture: 1:50
Ignition: Contact breaker and coil, 35W
Starting: Kick start
Battery: 6V
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Max Power: 7.6 kW / 10.3 hp @ 5700 rpm
Transmission: 4 Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh
Gear Ratios: 1st 14.47 / 2nd 9.84 / 3rd 6.81 / 4th 5.08:1

Final Drive: Direct drive
Frame: Pressed sheet steel, streamlined monocoque structure
Front Suspension: Helicoidal springs and hydraulic shock absorber
Rear Suspension: Helicoidal springs and hydraulic shock absorber
Front Brakes: 125 mm drum
Rear Brakes: 127 mm drum
Wheels: Cast with cooling fins
Front Tyre: 3.5 x 10″
Rear Tyre: 3.5 x 10″
Dimensions: Length: 1770 mm / 70 in Width: 670 mm / 26 in Height: 1045 mm / 41 in
Wheelbase: 1230 mm / 48 in
Dry Weight: 102 kg / 225 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 8.2 L / 2.2 US gal
Consumption average: 2.7 L/100 km / 37 km/l / 87 US mpg
Top Speed: 100 km/h / 62 mph
Colours: Orange, Silver Metallic, Yellow
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