2005 Vespa LX

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2005 Vespa LX before buying this Scooter bike. The 2005 LX is made in Italy. Vespa first introduced the LX model in 2005. With front Disc brakes that will securely stop this motorcycle on demand. ...     read more
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2005 Vespa LX

2005 Vespa LX 50

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Made in Italy since just after the World War II, the Piaggio company designed the Vespa scooter after the U.S.-produced Cushman scooters, which were plentiful in Italy. Piaggio was an aircraft company prior to the war, but due to the Allied war pacts made with Italy afterwards, they had to find another way to utilize their factory. With bombed-out roads and streets, the popular scooter was the perfect solution. Reaching near bankruptcy in 2003, a huge Euro infusion brought the company back from the brink, and they have has since become the fourth largest manufacturer of scooters in the world.

The LX is a 50 cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled scooter. With Keihen carburetion, running on premium fuel, it reaches speeds of up to 40 mph downhill, with one rider. Don't expect a lot from a 50 cc scooter, as they're not made for the expressways. Instead, look for this little scooter around town and on campus.

The instrumentation pod is a combination of analog and digital: the speedometer with trip and fuel level gauge is analog, and the clock is digital. It has a small dash storage compartment and lockable under-seat storage. Vespa offers an integrated rack, along with a shopping bag hook under the front faring. Perhaps the best option for those who need extra storage room would be to purchase the optional top box.

The seat is a standard two-up vinyl, but several choices are available. The exterior paint scheme decides the seat color, and if you don't like the plum/sand paint/seat combination, you can always pick up the black leather seat. One of the handy things on this scooter is the top case. It matches the bike color, but also has a passenger back rest available to go with it. Again, this isn't a passenger-friendly scooter: the more you load it up, the less power it has. Weighing in at 225 pounds and 69 inches long, this scooter can go pretty much anywhere you choose, as long as it doesn’t need to travel at speeds over 35 mph. At 29 inches wide, it’s a piece of cake to park the LX virtually anywhere. Tight parking and tiny lanes are where this scooter shines. In sum, the 2005 Vespa LX is the perfect choice for riding through a college campus or on busy city streets.

New For 2005
  • Introduction

2005 Vespa LX Specs

  • Model: LX 50
  • Engine Type: 4-stroke 49.4 cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 1.54 and 1.63
  • Compression ratio: 8.6:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: 4-stroke
  • Ignition: Electric / kick
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic 7.9 inch disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 4.3 inch drum
  • Suspension (Front): Link-rod
  • Suspension (Rear): Single-sided swing arm with single shock
  • Wheelbase: 50.4 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 225 pounds (dry)
  • Tires (Front): 110/70 R11
  • Tires (Rear): 120/70 R10

Accessories

  • Aurora Light Blue with Blue Seat
  • Chrome Kit
  • Daring Plum with Sand Seat
  • Diamond White with Black Seat
  • Dragon Red with Sand Seat
  • Electronic Alarm
  • Excalibur Gray with Black Seat
  • Footrest Mat
  • Graphite Black with Sand Seat
  • Leather Seat
  • Rear Rack
  • Top Case Backrest
  • Vespa MotorScooter Cover
  • Vespa Top Case
  • Windshield

Key Competitors For The 2005 Vespa LX

  • Piaggio 50
  • Aprilia SR50
  • Aprilia Sport City

Available LX Sub Models

2005 Vespa LX 50 Buyer's Guide 2005 Vespa LX 50
Bodystyle:
Scooter
HP/Torque:
4.2 / 2.6
2005 Vespa LX 150 Buyer's Guide 2005 Vespa LX 150
Bodystyle:
Scooter
HP/Torque:
11.7 / 8.5
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