The Vespa Scooter VBB model was made from 1960 – 1967 and has a rounded front headlight. The rear tail light is pointed on the top. The rear fender is rounded the crest is larger. The odometer is oval.



Vespa 150 VBA/VBB scooter got a completely new frame and engine note, this was the basis for almost all subsequent large frame Vespas. The new engine increased the reliability significantly, reduced fuel and oil consumption. The carburetor was moved from under the seat to the top of the engine and the chassis was slightly reduced and restyled. A closed control structure replaced the open steering of the models from the 1950s. The VBB replaced the VBA in 1960 and introduced a four-speed gearbox instead of three. Four gears were previously only reserved for more expensive models. Moreover, VBB decorations in the aluminum hoods and a flat section under the rear number plate to a post.


The VBA/VBB were the successor to the handlebar "widebody" Vespas and was the 150cc models. The "A" were the first ones produced and were then followed by the "B" models when the rear of the frame where license number place is, was flattened out. These scooters had a completely new body and motor design which was the basis for almost all following largeframe Vespas.


Compared with the piston ported handlebar motor, this was a rotary inducted design which increased reliability, fuel consumption and decreased oil consumption.
The VBA/VBB vespa 150 frame was significantly narrower, the legshield was more curved, body was made horizontally flat behind the seat.
All of the 150cc models used the beautiful "clamshell" speedometer.

The Vespa 150 is a robust scooter and capable of use on today's roads. It suffers from poor acceleration, especially on three speed models, but can reach 50 mph eventually. On the other hand, the 125's are a bit too slow to keep up with traffic

Vespa 150 - Series description

VL1T  1954-1955 (#1 series - MK1)

VL2T  1955-1956 (#1 series - MK1)

VL3T  1956-1957 (#2 series - MK2)

VB1T  1957-1958 (#2 series - MK2)

VBA1T  1958-1960 (#1 series - MK1)

VBB1T  1960-1962 (#2 series - MK2)

VBB2T  1962-1967 (#2 series - MK2)

Vespa 150 - Technical specification

Frame type Rim Gears speed km/h Specification

VL1T  1954-1955 (#1 series - MK1)

VL1M

wideframe 8" 3 gears 69 km/h

ENGINE: 2-stroke 145.6 cc Bore: 57mm. STROKE: 57 mm. POWER: 5.4 hp at 5000 rpm SAFC: 6,3:1 TRANSMISSION: 3 Speed, 3-disc clutch trimmed POWER: Ported the cylinder Piston, Dell'Orto TA 18 D with air filter WHEELS: 3.50 × 8 SUSPENSION: coil spring conical flexibility and variable hydraulic damper double Effective sull, coil spring coaxial biconical variable flexibility to the rear hydraulic shock BRAKES: Front Drum, Rear Drum ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: Joint 6v AC and DC 6V (6V battery - 7 Ah) AT external coil, alternator and rectifier 32 W LIGHT FRONT: diameter 105 light, lamp biluce 6V - 25/25W Position + lamp 6v - 3W) REAR LIGHT: 6v - 5W HORN: 6V - 10W COLOR: Gray (Max Meyer Code 15048M) RUST: Red Opaque Fund (Max Meyer Code 10055M) TANK: 6.25 liters, subject SPEED: 83 km / h

VL2T  1955-1956 (#1 series - MK1)

VL2M

wideframe 8" 3 gears 69 km/h

ENGINE: 2-stroke, 145.6 d.c. Bore: 57 mm. STROKE: 57 mm. POWER: 5.4 HP at 5000 rpm SAFC: 6,3:1 TRANSMISSION: 3 Speed, clutch friction plates 3 POWER: Ported Piston to cylinder, Dell'Orto TA 19 C with air filter WHEELS: 3.50 × 8 SUSPENSION: Helical conical spring with variable flexibility and shock absorbers on the front double-spring return, variable rate coil spring double cone coaxial hydraulic shock absorber on the rear Brakes: front drum, rear drum ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: mixed AC and DC 6v 6v (6V battery - 7 Ah), HT coil external 32 W alternator and rectifier LIGHT FRONT: Lighthouse diameter 105, filaments bulb 6v - 6v position lamp 25/25W + - 3W) REAR LIGHT: 6v - 5W HORN: 6V - 10W COLOUR: Grey (Max Meyer Code 15081M) RUST: Matte Red Background (Max Meyer Code 10055M) TANK: 6.25 liters, subject SPEED ': 82.9 km / h

VL3T  1956-1957 (#2 series - MK2)

VL3M

wideframe 8" 3 gears 69 km/h

engine: single cylinder, air cooled 2-stroke induction: piston ported bore: 57 mm stroke: 57 mm cubic capacity: 145.5 cc compression ration: 6.3: 1 bhp at rpm: 5.4 @ 5200 lubrication:5% transmission: 3 speed constant mesh 1st gear: 12.20: 1 2nd gear: 7.46: 1 3rd gear: 4.73: 1 clutch: wet - multiplate carburetor: Dell'Orto MA 19/C main jet: 75 pilot jet: 40 needle jet: 2.60 needle position: 3 throttle valve: No 50 ignition: contact breaker & coil ignition timing: 28 deg. BTDC breaker gap: 0.3 - 0.5 mm voltage: 6 Volt max stator output: 6v - 32w max speed: 43 mph

VB1T  1957-1958 (#2 series - MK2)

VB1M

wideframe 8" 3 gears 83 km/h

ENGINE: 2-stroke, 145.6 d.c. Bore: 57 mm. STROKE: 57 mm. POWER: 5.4 HP at 5000 rpm SAFC: 6,3:1 TRANSMISSION: 3 Speed, multi-plate clutch. POWER: Ported Piston to cylinder, Dell'Orto MA 19 D with air filter. WHEELS: 3.50 × 8 SUSPENSION: Helical conical spring with variable flexibility and shock absorbers on the front double-spring return, variable rate coil spring double cone coaxial hydraulic shock absorber on the rear Brakes: front drum, rear drum ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: mixed AC and DC 6v 6v (6V - 4 Ah), HT coil external 32 W alternator and rectifier. LIGHT FRONT: Lighthouse diameter 115, filaments bulb 6v - 6v position lamp 25/25W + - 1.5 W REAR LIGHT: 6v - 3W HORN: 6V - 10W COLOR: Blue Metallic Grey (Max Meyer Code 15028M) RUST: Matte Red Background (Max Meyer Code 10.055M) TANK: 8.2 liters, subject SPEED ': 82.9 km / h

VBA1T  1958-1960 (#1 series - MK1)

VBA1M

largeframe 8" 3 gears 85 km/h

ENGINE: 2-stroke, 145.5 d.c. Bore: 57 mm. STROKE: 57 mm. POWER: 5.5 HP at 5000 rpm. SAFC: 6,5:1 TRANSMISSION: 3 Speed, multi-plate clutch. POWER: Distribution rotary valve with admission on the shoulder of the shaft, Dell'Orto SI 20/17 A (Dell'Orto SI 20/17 B of the engine number 97500) housed in the airbox, the percentage of oil in the mixture falls 2% with the new power system. WHEELS: 3.50 × 8 SUSPENSION: Helical conical spring with variable flexibility and shock absorbers on the front double-spring return, variable rate coil spring double cone coaxial hydraulic shock absorber on the rear. Brakes: front drum, rear drum. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: mixed AC and DC 6v 6v (6V battery - 7 Ah), HT coil external 35 W alternator and rectifier fuse 8A. LIGHT FRONT: Lighthouse diameter 115, filaments bulb 6v - 6v position lamp 25/25W + - 3W REAR LIGHT: license plate light bulb 6v - 6v brake light + 3W - 10W LIGHT ODOMETER: 6v - 0.6 W FRAME COLOR: Blue Metallic (Max Meyer Code 15067M) COVER COLOR: Aluminium (Code Max Meyer 1.268.0983) RUST: Hazel (Max Meyer Code 3000M) TANK: 7.7 liters, subject SPEED ': 85 Km / h

VBB1T  1960-1962 (#2 series - MK2)

VBB1M

largeframe 8" 4 gears 87 km/h

ENGINE: 2-stroke, 145.5 cc. Bore: 57 mm. STROKE: 57 mm. POWER: 5.5 HP at 5000 rpm SAFC: 6,5:1 TRANSMISSION: 4-speed, multi-plate clutch. POWER: Distribution rotary valve with admission on the shoulder of the shaft, Dell'Orto SI 20/17 C (from chassis 31001 incorporates the starter) stayed in the airbox, the percentage of oil in the mixture falls to 2% with the new system supply. WHEELS: 3.50 × 8 SUSPENSION: Helical conical spring with variable flexibility and shock absorbers on the front double-spring return, variable rate coil spring double cone coaxial hydraulic shock absorber on the rear. Brakes: front drum, rear drum. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: mixed AC and DC 6v 6v, HT coil external fuse 8Ah rectifier 35 W, Battery 6v - 7Ah. LIGHT FRONT: Lighthouse diameter 115, filaments bulb 6v - 6v position lamp 25/25W + - 3W REAR LIGHT: license plate light bulb 6v - 6v brake light + 3W - 10W LIGHT ODOMETER: 6v - 0.6 W FRAME COLOR: Blue Metallic (Code Max Meyer 1.268.0890) COVER COLOR: Aluminium (Code Max Meyer 1.268.0983) RUST: Hazel (Max Meyer Code 3000M) TANK: 7.7 liters, with reservations. SPEED ': 87 Km / h engine: single cylinder, air cooled 2-stroke induction: disc valve bore: 57 mm stroke: 57 mm cubic capacity: 145.5 cc compression ration: 6.5: 1 bhp at rpm: 5.5 @ 5000 lubrication:2% transmission: 4 speed constant mesh primary drive: 22/67 1st gear: 13.35: 1 2nd gear: 9.32: 1 3rd gear: 6.64: 1 4th gear: 4.73: 1 clutch: wet - multiplate main jet: 100 slow running jet: 42 diffuser: BE/1 main air bleed: 185 throttle valve: No 7.0 ignition: contact breaker & coil ignition timing: 28 deg. BTDC breaker gap: 0.3 - 0.5 mm voltage: 6 volt max stator output: 6v - 35w wheels: 8" wheel hubs: cast w/cooling fins tires:3.00 x 8

VBB2T  1962-1967 (#2 series - MK2)

VBB2M

largeframe 8" 4 gears 87 km/h

ENGINE: 2-stroke, 145.5 cc. Bore: 57 mm. STROKE: 57 mm. POWER: 5.5 HP at 5000 rpm. SAFC: 6,5:1 TRANSMISSION: 4-speed, multi-plate clutch. POWER: Distribution rotary valve with admission on the shoulder of the shaft, Dell'Orto SI 20/17 C (from chassis 31001 SI 20/17 D) stayed in the airbox, the percentage of oil in the mixture falls to 2% due to new feeding system. WHEELS: 3.50 × 8 SUSPENSION: Helical conical spring with variable flexibility and shock absorbers on the front double-spring return, variable rate coil spring double cone coaxial hydraulic shock absorber on the rear. Brakes: front drum, rear drum. ELECTRICAL: AC 6V, HT coil external. LIGHT FRONT: Lighthouse diameter 115, filaments bulb 6v - 6v position lamp 25/25W + - 5W REAR LIGHT: license plate light bulb 6v - 6v brake light + 5W - 10W LIGHT ODOMETER: 6v - 0.6 W FRAME COLOR: Medium Blue (Code Max Meyer 1.298.7213) COVER COLOR: Aluminium (Code Max Meyer 1.268.0983) RUST: Hazel (Max Meyer Code 3000M) TANK: 7.7 liters, with reservations. SPEED ': 87 Km / h engine: single cylinder, air cooled 2-stroke barrel: 2 transfer ports induction: disc valve bore: 57 mm stroke: 57 mm cubic capacity: 145.5 cc compression ration: 6.5: 1 bhp at rpm: 5.5 @ 5000 lubrication:2% transmission: 4 speed constant mesh primary drive: 22/67 1st gear: 13.35: 1 2nd gear: 9.32: 1 3rd gear: 6.64: 1 4th gear: 4.73: 1 clutch: wet - multiplate carburetor: Dell'Orto SI 20/17C main jet: 100 slow running jet: 42 diffuser: BE/1 main air bleed: 185 throttle valve: No 7.0 ignition: contact breaker & coil ignition timing: 28 deg. BTDC breaker gap: 0.3 - 0.5 mm voltage: 6 volt max stator output: 6v - 50w wheels: 8" wheel hubs: cast w/cooling fins tires:3.00 x 8

Vespa 150 color (colour)

Early VBA's were a minty green color, while all later ones were painted red with white wheels

Vespa 150 - VIN numbers; VIN serial numbers; Chassis number

  VIN prefix Year VIN Chassis Number Vespas made  
VL1T #1 series - MK1
VL1T1954 1001 - 81737 172
VL1T1955 8174 - 170008 826
VL2T #1 series - MK1
VL2T1955 17001 - 6497047 969
VL2T1956 64971 - 9310128 130
VL3T #2 series - MK2
VL3T1956 93102 - 13069337 591
VL3T1957 130694 - 1327372 043
VB1T #2 series - MK2
VB1T1957 1001 - 5537554 374
VB1T1958 55376 - 9970044 324
VBA1T #1 series - MK1
VBA1T1958 1001 - 1651515 514
VBA1T1959 16516 - 8851972 003
VBA1T1960 88520 - 12504036 520
VBB1T #2 series - MK2
VBB1T1960 1001 - 1607015 069
VBB1T1961 16071 - 9668380 612 Aluminum trim on the side cowls appeared after serial # 71001 (1961) | Before serial number 31001 the choke was engaged by a small adjustable flap at the carb box intake (Dell'Orto SI 20/17B). After 31001 the carb box had the flap removed and the choke was made integral to the carburetor itself (Dell'Orto SI 20/17C).
VBB1T1962 96684 - 14600049 316
VBB2T #2 series - MK2
VBB2T1962 146001 - 1557129 711
VBB2T1963 155713 - 19823242 519
VBB2T1964 198233 - 24075742 524
VBB2T1965 240758 - 27326032 502
VBB2T1966 273261 - 2799486 687
VBB2T1967 279949 - 280148199

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