P 200

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If you are in the market for a scooter, the Vespa P 200 is a good choice. It is a well designed "classic" scooter with power to spare. The P 200E was the electronic start version and after 1983 was known as the PX 200.



Overall Length: 1760 mm (69.3 in)
Overall Width: 695 mm (27.3 in)
Overall Height: 1110 mm (43.7 in)
Wheelbase: 123 5mm (48.7 in)
Ground Clearance: 225 mm (8.9 in)
Dry Weight: 108 kg (238 lb)
Chassis No. Prefix: VSX 1 T
Engine No. Prefix: VSE 1 M
Typical Speeds:
Top: 120 kph (75 mph)
Cruise: 104 kph (65 mph)

Engine & Transmission Specs


Type: Single cylinder fan-cooled two stroke
Bore: 66.5 mm (2.618 in)
Stroke: 57.0 mm (2.240 in)
Displacement: 197.97cc (12.080 cu in.)
Compression: 9.8:1


Type: Cast Aluminum Alloy

Cylinder Barrel

Type: Cast Iron
Bore Sizes: 66.5 mm (2.618 in)
1st Oversize: 66.7 mm (2.626 in)
2nd Oversize: 66.9 mm (2.634 in)
3rd Oversize: 67.1 mm (2.642 in)


Standard Diamter: 66.292 mm (2.6099 in)
Oversizes: 3, in 0.2 mm (0.0079 in increments)
Ring free end gap: 0.025-0.040 mm (0.010-0.016 in)

Crankshaft Assembly

Max. Runout-
At mainshaft ends: 0.03mm (0.0012 in)
At flywheel faces: 0.02mm (0.0079 in)


Type: Wet, Multiplate
No. of Friction Plates: 3
No. of Plain Plates: 2


Type: 4 speed constant mesh
1st Gear: 14.47:1
2nd Gear: 10.28:1
3rd Gear: 7.31:1
4th Gear: 5.36:1

Fuel System & Lubrication


Dell'Orto SI24/24E (older models may have an SI20/20D)
Venturi Size: 24 mm (0.95 in)


Main: 116
Diffuser: BE3
Atomizer: 60
Idle SS: 160
Starter Jet: 60

Air Filter

Type: Pleated Fabric and Gauze



Type: Premix or Injection
Pre-Mix Oil Ratio: 50:1 (2%)
Two Stroke Oil: Good Quality [ash free] 2 Stroke Oil (Synthetic or Natural)


Oil Grade: (Non-Detergent) SAE 30 motor oil
Capacity: approx. 250mL or 8.5oz -- Holding the bike straight up and down, the oil will drip from the filler hole when full.

Physical Fuel Line Length

length: 2 feet

Wheels Brakes and Tires


Type: Pressed steel split rims, spare wheel available as option. Wheels are interchangeable
Size: 2.10 X 10


Type: Internal expanding drum brakes, single leading shoe (SLS) type, front and rear.


Size: 3.50 X 10, front and rear
Pressure (for factory tires)
Front: 17.6 psi (1.23 kg/cm2)
Rear (up to 180 pound load): 25.8 psi (1.8 kg/cm2)
Rear (over 180 pound load): 36.7 psi (2.58 kg/cm2)

Electrical System

System Type

12VAC with electronic AC regulation
Some bikes are fitted with batteries for DOT safety equipment such as Turn Signals, Horn, Tail and Brake Lights.

Alternator: Ducati "Star" configuration @ 12 Volts
Regulator: Electronic AC type
Horn: Electromagnetic, 12VAC for non battery bikes
Electromagnetic or Resonant Disc, 12VDC for battery bikes

12 Volt Bulbs

Headlamp: 25/25W (some bikes may have a sealed beam. Replace with equivalent)
Tail Lamp: 5W/10W combination lamp
Stop Lamp: 5W/10W combination lamp
Speedometer Lamp: (no. 1816) 12 Volt 3W bulb. (Canadian Tire No. 20-3064-2)
Warning Lamps: 2W

Spark Plug

Normal Conditions: NGK B7ES or equivalent
Highway Conditions: NGK B8ES or equivalent


Type: 12V 9 Amp Hours (Ah)
Specific Gravity: 1.260 to 1.280
Chemical Makeup: Lead Acid


Type: 8 amp (european style)

CDI Unit

Type: Proprietary Sealed 'black box' Unit
Spark Plug interconnection: Silicone coated Oxygen Free Cable (18 Guage inner)
Almost any car spark plug wire will work as long as the wire length is correct.

Torque Wrench Settings

Standard Settings


5mm bolt or nut: 0.45-0.6 kgf m (3.5-4.5 lbf ft)
6mm bolt or nut: 0.8-1.2 kgf m (6-9 lbf ft)
8mm bolt or nut: 1.8-2.5 kgf m (13-18 lbf ft)
10mm bolt or nut: 3.0-4.0 kgf m (22-29 lbf ft)
12mm bolt or nut: 5.0-6.0 kgf m (36-43 lbf ft)


5mm screw: 0.35-0.5 kgf m (2.5-3.6 lbf ft)
6mm screw: 0.7-1.1 kgf m (5-8 lbf ft)


6mm flange bolt: 1.0-1.4 kgf m (7-10 lbf ft)
8mm flange bolt: 2.4-3.0 kgf m (17-22 lbf ft)
10mm flange bolt: 3.0-4.0 kgf m (22-29 lbf ft)

Engine & Tranny Settings

Stator Screws: 0.3-0.4 kgf m (2.17-2.89 lbf ft)
Kickstart Lever Nut: 2.3-2.6 kgf m (16.64-18.81 lbf ft)
Coil Pickup mounting screws: 0.2-0.25 kgf m (1.45-1.81 lbf ft)
Clutch Center Nut: 4.0-4.5 kgf m (28.93-32.55 lbf ft)
Input Shat Nut: 3.5-3.5 kgf m (21.70-25.32 lbf ft)
Rotor Nut: 6.0-6.5 kgf m (43.40-47.01 lbf ft)
Carb Sleeve Nuts: 1.6-2.0 kgf m (11.57-14.47 lbf ft)
Clutch Cover Bolts: 0.6-0.8 kgf m (4.34-5.79 lbf ft)
Cylinder Head Nuts: 1.7-2.2 kgf m (12.30-15.91 lbf ft)
Exhaust Pipe Stub: 7.5-8.0 kgf m (54.25-57.86 lbf ft)

Frame & Suspension Settings

Suspension unit mounting plate nuts: 2.0-2.7 kgf m (14.5-19.5 lbf ft)
Suspension unit to mounting plate nut: 3.0-4.0 kgf m (21.7-28.9 lbf ft)
Suspension unit lower mounting nuts: 2.0-2.7 kgf m (14.5-19.5 lbf ft)
Steering head adjuster (preload): 0.6-0.7 kgf m (4.34-5.06 lbf ft)
Steering head locknut: 5.0-6.0 kgf m (36.2-43.4 lbf ft)
Handlebar pinch bolt: 3.0-4.4 kgf m (21.7-28.9 lbf ft)
Rear suspension unit lower mounting bolt: 1.3-2.3 kgf m (9.4-16.6 lbf ft)
Engine unit pivot unit: 6.1-7.5 kgf m (44.1-54.3 lbf ft)
Front wheel hub nut: 7.0-10.0 kgf m (43.4-72.3 lbf ft)
Rear wheel hub nut: 7.5-9.0 kgf m (54.3-65.1 lbf ft)
Wheel mounting nuts: 2.0-2.7 kgf m (14.5-19.5 lbf ft)

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