Vespa Small Frame - Identification

In 1963 Vespa introduced a new body style that started as a 50cc scooter but evolved into a 90cc model, 100cc model, and a 125cc model. The bike was physically smaller than the other Vespa models and had other differences as listed below:

  • The cowls are part of the main frame with a small door which hinges at the bottom to allow access to the engine side.
  • The engine has no selector box visible,
  • The carburetor is located underneath a storage area which is accessed by lifting the seat.


Small frame bikes consist (but are not limited to) of the following: