Looking for info for the 2008 Dakar Vespa

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Lostrivergoat, May 28, 2012.

  1. Lostrivergoat

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    Someone sent me a pic of the Gauloises 2008 Dakar Vespa. Any info would be great. like is that a small frame? what size engine? what size wheels?
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  3. seraph

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    Apparently it was built for the '08 Dakar by a fellow named Alexandro Ganzetti, and it is based on a smallframe Vespa.

    I found a bit about it here which sites this page (in French) as a source, which has it's own source links on the bottom including this one (in Italian. If you're using Google Chrome as a web browser it can translate all of those automatically, otherwise Google can.

    From what I can gather from the crappy machine translation it's a modified Polini 130cc, maybe with a 24mm carb, with it's air intake mounted upside down to keep dust from building up. And a custom 25 liter tank. The seat looks like something off the shelf from SIP.

    It never competed since '08 Dakar didn't happen and was auctioned off.
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  4. Lostrivergoat

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    Thanks that is most of what I needed. Looks like a fun Vespa.
    Thanks
    LRG
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