Specs & Upgrades

Technical specifications of the Vespa PX 200E “Sahara Special”:

Engine: single cylinder, air cooled 2-stroke
Bore x Stroke: 66.5 x 57 mm
Displacement: 198 cc
Piston: Grand Sport with min. 18% silicon content.

Exhaust: SIP Road, modified OEM exhaust
Compression ratio: 9.8: 1
Max. power: 13bhp/6000rpm @ rear wheel,  (~17bhp @ crankshaft)
Lubrication: Automatic oil injection
Cooling: Forced air

Transmission: 4 speed constant mesh
Clutch: wet – multiplate
Carburettor: Dell’Orto SI 24/24 E (24mm venturi)
Ignition/timing: Electronic / 23BTDC

Oil tank: 1.3 liters
Fuel tank: 8 liters included 2 in reserve
Aux. fuel tanks: 22 liters

Fuel consumption:
@ constant 95 km/h: 4.5 liters / 100 km
@ constant 70 km/h: 3.3 liters / 100 km

Max speed: 110 Km/h

Acceleration 0-80 km/h: 12s
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: ~30s
Climbing Gradient: 24%

Electrical system:
Stator: 12 volt / 90W
Battery: 9Ah SIP maintenance free

Lights: 35W/35W main headlight with auxillary 35W high beam

Wheels: 10″
Tyres: Schwalbe Weatherman 3.50 x 10″ 59P, TL, reinforced

Suspension: Single-arm front & rear suspension with SIP Performance hydraulic shock absorbers featuring adjustable rebound and spring preload

Total dry weight: 108 kg
Permitted total weight: 310 kg
Wheel base: 1235 mm
Handlebars width: 695 mm

Total length: 1760 mm
Max heigth: 1110 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 225 mm
Carrying capacity: 1 person and 130 liters of luggage in glovebox and additional topbox

 Various upgrades and modifications:

  • Left: 60L heavy duty Zarges in aluminium. Right: 100L Correos-style box (Spanish postal option)
  • 100L Correos seat, rack and top box (Magnus and Adrien). The rack was elongated by 2 cm to give more space for the rider. In addition the rack was strengthened by two cross members between the rack and the licence plate mount. The correos top box has added 12V cigarette adapters for charging three gizmos
  • Correos seat and custom welded heavy duty (heavy!) steel rack with 60L detachable Zarges case (Joachim)
  • Volt meter (Magnus)
  • Cylinder head temperature gauge (Joachim)
  • GPS tracker (Adrien)
  • GPS Navigation (Joachim)
  • CB Radio (Magnus)
  • Various camera mounts
  • Sat phone (Adrien)
  • Walkie talkies (2)
  • Bike to bike bluetooth intercom w/VOX operation
  • Road book holder
  • Flyscreen
  • 35 W Auxilary lighting
  • 35 W headlight upgrade with plastic lens
  • Headlight and blinker lattice
  • SIP Road exhaust
  • SIP Performance shock absorbers with adjustable preload and rebound control
  • Grand Sport piston with minimum 18% silicon content
  • Extra underseat air filter.
  • Second spare wheel (each scooter carries two spare wheels)
  • 12V Cigarette lighter socket in glove box (Joachim)
  • Sheep skin seat cover
  • Front rack
  • Fasteners for 10L jerry can on floorboard
  • Fasteners for 2L MSR-bottles underneath Correos top box
  • Cup holder
  • Sheep skin mudflap

Packed and ready for the desert

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