The phenomenon of Retro-Fitting – or electrify a vintage model – it is still infrequent in Italy, but Alex came up with an idea that could change things: the RETROKIT dedicated to all Vespa with small body both 50 both 125.
Designed to be easily installed without disruption, the retrokit is a full-featured powertrain: removable battery, removable battery charger, electric motor and control unit.
The whole is easily mounted in 3 hours of workshop without going to intervene on the frame of the Vespa. And, obviously, is approved therefore it allows to circulate on the road after re-registration of the Vespa as an electric model.
I met Alex, who is from Rimini, in the Auto D workshop in Milan, one of the first centers authorized for installation, where he was to take some advertising photos of his kit and I had the opportunity to try both the version 50 is there 125 in a private area. I can testify that it works and great too! Responds to throttle progressively giving a good torque and a fluidity that the original two-stroke could not even dream of.
Certo, he is a false author if you like and the purist has the right to be indignant. But in your opinion it is not better to leave the original two-stroke to show off in the living room and use the electrified version in the city, more practical and clean?
For more information and to book the kit: www.retrokit.it