Vespa (Piaggio) Models

December 26, 2019

updated 2020-02

Contents:
1. Piaggio
2. Piaggio-Vespa (USA mopeds 1968-1985)
3. Piaggio mopeds (worldwide 1967-1987)
4. Piaggio mopeds (worldwide 1988-2006)

 


1. Piaggio

Welcome Vespa scooters and mopeds were made in Italy by Piaggio. Vespa is a division of Piaggio, like Chevrolet is a division of General Motors. In the USA the bikes were branded as “Vespa” but in most countries they were called “Piaggio”. The brand name Vespa was used up to the 1980’s.   

Scooters and Mopeds: Piaggio made scooters from 1947 to present, and mopeds from 1967-2006. Only mopeds are covered here. Mopeds have a front engine and large thin tires. Scooters have a rear engine and small wide tires. 

2016 Piaggio P.1HH unmanned aircraft

History: Founded by Rinaldo Piaggio in 1884, Piaggio first made railroad locomotives. In WWI and WWII they made military aircraft. They still do make aircraft and many other machines. After WWII they transitioned to civilian necessities, like motor scooters. The first Piaggio Vespa scooters had front suspension made from a light airplane landing gear. The first scooter wheels were aircraft wheels and tires. The stamped sheet metal body-frame was an aircraft design. They were named Vespa, which means “wasp” in Italian, because the two-stroke engine sounded like a wasp. The superior designs made the products light, efficient, affordable, convenient and safe. Soon Vespa became a worldwide motor vehicle manufacturer. By the 1970’s the name Vespa became synonymous with motor-scooter, like Coke is with cola, or Kleenex is with facial tissue. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piaggio

From about 1968 to 1975 Vespa mopeds were imported to the US and distributed by Western Scooter Distributors, 1599 Custer St, San Francisco CA 94124.

From about 1976 to 1985 they were imported and distributed by Vespa of America Corporation, National Headquarters, 355 Valley Dr, Brisbane CA 94005.

 

Here are Myrons Mopeds old info sheet handouts. They were black and white copies on paper.

Info Vespa 1

Info Vespa 1

Info Vespa 3

Info Vespa 3

Info Vespa 2

Info Vespa 2

Info Vespa 4

Info Vespa 4

Info Vespa 5

Info Vespa 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2. Piaggio-Vespa (US mopeds 1968-1985)

Model Codes: “/B” in the model code means “with Blinkers” (turn signals and battery boxes). “E” means “Elastique” (front suspension), “N” means No front suspension. “V” means “Variatore” (variable speed transmission)

1968-71 Vespa Mopeds:

The beloved Vespa Ciao (pronounced “chow”) was first introduced to America by this ad from 1968. The model shown in this ad looks like a European model, with no brake light, no side reflectors and no electric horn. The ad says it is approved for highway use and comes in five colors. The C9N and C9E had 19 inch rims. The C7N and C7E had 17 inch rims.

1968 C9N1 USA model

1968 C9E1 IT model

1968-69 Models

C9N1 Ciao
C9E1 Ciao
C9V1 Ciao

 

 

 

 

1971 Vespa Ciao C7N1

1971 Vespa Ciao C7N1

1972 Vespa Ciao C7E1T

1970-71 Models

C7N1 Ciao Standard
C7E1 Ciao Special

These early US models did not have blinkers, but still had a battery. The battery box covers were dark grey.

 

1972-75 Vespa Mopeds:

1972 Vespa Ciao C7E1T

1974 Ciao C7E1T/B

1974 Ciao C7E1T

1972-75 Models

C7N1T Ciao Standard
C7E1T Ciao Special “SC”
C7E1T/B Ciao Supreme “SC”

 

 

 

New for 1972: The CEV (round) tail light that shines straight back, changed to the CEV 9350 type (oval with flat sides) that also shines to the sides, as required by new 1972 US safety standards for on-road motorcycles.

After 1971 the USA model codes had “T” added to the end. Model codes are the first part of the serial number, stamped into the frame.

Notice the 1972 C7E1T has a small square grey box on the frame directly under the nose of the solo seat. It covers a thick coil spring for the “swinging saddle” frame as they called it. Now look above at the 1971 C7E1. Not there. The mopeds with swinging saddle frames had a big SC sticker on the rear fender, than means “Super Confort”, Italian for Super Comfort. Just like the earlier models, the seat itself had a spring in it. So the SC Ciao had both a seat spring and a frame spring for the rear suspension. With swinging front and rear suspension it was more able to cross continents. 

In the 1972-75 Ciao parts catalog, there are three model types, C7N (model code C7N1T), C7ESC (model code C7E1T) and C7ESC with blinkers (C7E1T/B). These were all the same speed and power, 40 km/h (25 mph).

New for 1974: First documented human crossing of the United States coast to coast on a moped. Richard Hartnett rode a Vespa Ciao 2617 miles on just 16.5 gallons of gas, from Jacksonville FL to San Diego CA, in 11 days. Western Scooter Distributors honored him at a luncheon in San Francisco, in this early ad from Vespa of America Corp.

New for 1976: New US safety standards. Before 1976 there were no US safety standards specifically for mopeds. There were only motorcycle and bicycle safety standards. The brake levers did not need to have ball ends. The front brake on C7N was not a drum brake. But the 1972-75 bikes did already have USA-required brake light and side reflectors. The new US safety standards were like opening the flood gates, as the US became flooded with mopeds from Motobecane, Peugeot, Tomos, Batavus, Puch, Garelli and many more. Piaggio had already been selling mopeds for about eight years.

In the 1976-77 Ciao Bravo parts catalog, there are seven model types, C7N (C7N1T) 30mph, C7ESC (C7E1T) 20mph, C7ESC (C7E1T) 30mph, C7ESC (C7E1T/B) 30mph with blinkers, C7VSC (C7V3T) 30mph, EVL (EEV1T) 30mph, EVL (EEV1T/B) 30mph with blinkers. The 30mph versions actually went 24.9 mph, compliant with “under 25 mph” and “under 30 mph” US state laws. 24.9 is 40 km per hour, the legal limit in 1970’s Italy. 

1976-77 Vespa Mopeds:

Vespa Flyer 77 p1

1977 C7E1T, C7E1T/B, EEV1T/B

Vespa Flyer 77 p5

Vespa Flyer 1977

Vespa Flyer 77 p6

Vespa 1977

 

1976 Models

C7N1T Ciao Standard (30mph)
C7E1T Ciao Special “SC” (20 or 30)
C7E1T/B Ciao Supreme “SC” (30)

 

 

 

 

1977 Vespa EEV1T, C7V3T, EEV1T/B, C7E1T, C7E1T/B, C7N1T

 

1977 Models

C7N1T Ciao Standard
C7E1T Ciao Special “SC” (20 or 30)
C7E1T/B Ciao Supreme “SC”
C7V3T Ciao Super “SC”
EEV1T Bravo Deluxe
EEV1T/B Bravo Super Deluxe

 

 

Vespa Ciao

Ciao C7E1T/B

Ciao Specs

Ciao Specs

Vespa Bravo

Bravo EEV1T

Bravo Specs

Bravo Specs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Vespa 6

Vespa Mopeds Specifications

Info Vespa 7

Vespa Mopeds Speed Versions Info

Speed Versions: Other than a small sticker on the sub-frame that says “30”, “25,” or “20” it is not easy to tell what speed it is supposed to go. The lower speed bikes have smaller carbs, ports, exhausts, and lower gearing, and possibly other devices to be compliant with each state’s moped speed limit. This spreadsheet of part numbers and notes, condensed from the various Piaggio parts catalogs, explains the differences.

In the 1978-80 Ciao Bravo amendment 2, and the 1978-80 Grande parts catalog there are these 15 model types, plus blinker versions:
C7N (20, 25, 30mph) serial numbers from C7N1T-3516364
C7ESC (20, 25, 30mph) serial numbers from C7E1T-2351324

EVL-Ciao (20, 25, 30mph) serial numbers from C7V3T-6058864
EVL-Bravo (with plastic tank) serial #’s prior to EEV1T-6045501
048  Grande (20, 25, 30mph) serial numbers from 048-1001

 

1978-79 Vespa Mopeds

Vespa Folder left

Vespa 1978 left

Vespa 1978 right

Vespa 1978 right

Vespa Grande 1

1978 Grande 048

Vespa Grande 2

1978 Grande 048/B

Grande Specs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 Vespa Grande 048

1978 Vespa Ciao C7E1T-B

1978 Vespa Ciao C7N1T

1978 Models

C7N1T Ciao Standard
C7E1T Ciao Special “SC”
C7E1T/B Ciao Supreme “SC”
C7V3T Ciao Super “SC”
EEV1T Bravo Deluxe
EEV1T/B Bravo Super Deluxe
048 Grande Deluxe
048/B Grande Super Deluxe

New for 1978:
The Grande model was introduced to USA only. It is a two-person heavy duty design. It’s twin long tube gas tanks, which are part of the frame, are too long and thin to allow oil mixing in the bike’s tank. Instead the gas and oil must be pre-mixed in a gas can before adding to the bike’s tank.  

The turn-signals-with-battery versions of Ciao and Bravo have a new electrical wiring and components. Instead of an external ignition ground, where the ignition source coil powers the brake light, they have an internal ignition ground. The following components are different: wiring, brake light switches, tail light, aux. lights source coil. Now the engine never looses spark because of disconnected brake light wires.

The 1978-80 Bravo tail lamp is identical to the 1977 one, except that it does not have a secret brake light resistor inside. The 1978 with internal ignition ground does not need the resistor, but the 1977 with external ignition ground does. If you put a 1977 Bravo tail light on a 1978, the brake light will be dim. If you put a 1978 tail light on a 1977, the brake light will be super bright, and soon burn out causing loss of spark. Weird… 

1979 Vespa Grande 048

1979 Vespa Si SIV1T

1979 Models

C7N1T Ciao Standard
C7E1T Ciao Special “SC”
C7E1T/B Ciao Supreme “SC”
C7V3T Ciao Super “SC”
EEV1T Bravo Deluxe
EEV1T/B Bravo Super Deluxe
048 Grande
048/B Grande
048 Grande (with mag wheels)
048/B Grande (with mags)
SIV1T Si

New for 1979:
The new model “Si” was introduced. “Si” means “yes”. It was more modern, with monoshock rear suspension. The Si had 4-ray type “mag” wheels, cast aluminum, made by Piaggio.

After 1979 all Grande models had Razze Incrociate “snowflake” mag wheels, made by Grimeca. The much stronger cast aluminum wheels resisted bending, and never had broken spokes.

 

1980 Grande 048/B

1980 Vespa Grande 048

1980 Vespa Si SIV1T

1980 Models

C7N1T Ciao Standard
C7E1T Ciao Special
C7E1T/B Ciao Supreme
C7V3T Ciao Super
EEV1T Bravo Deluxe
EEV1T/B Bravo Super Deluxe
048 Grande
048/B Grande
SIV1T Si

 

1982 Vespa Ciao PX

1980 Ciao PX

1980 Vespa Si

New for 1980-81: The Ciao C7E is modernized to the Ciao PX. The 1970’s Domino “chrome” controls become 1980’s Domino black type. The tail light became flat and tucked in under the luggage rack so it is less vulnerable to breakage. The headlight became grey plastic with a built-in switch, the light grey side covers became dark grey. 

The Ciao C7N and C7V are discontinued.

 

1981 Grande MX 068/B and 068

Grande MX controls

1981-83 Models

C7E2T Ciao PX
068 Grande MX (oil injection)
068/B Grande MX (oil inject.)
SIV1T Si (oil injection)

Unlike the Ciao PX, the Grande did not say MX anywhere on it. So the MX suffix became unused and forgotten.

 

1982 Grande MX 068/B

 

New for 1981:
– Oil injection, on the Grande and Si. No more mixing of 1 part oil and 50 parts gas.
– I
nternal ignition ground. No more loss of spark if the brake light wires are loose.
17-digit VIN number, no more Veglia speedometer, only CEV.
– N
o more “bullet” headlight on /B models, no more chrome, only black.
– N
ew black Bravo-type tail light, more black and less gray things, like cables.
– N
ew key switch, wiring and brake light switches on blinker /B models.

 

1984 Vespa Si SIV2T

1982 Vespa Si SIV1T

 

1984-85 Models

SIV1T Si (oil injection)
SIV2T Si (oil injection, CDI ignition)

 

 

 

The final years 1983-85:
In an effort to reduce air pollution, in 1983 the US Environmental Protection Agency made it illegal to sell new two-stroke street motorcycles over 50cc. The powerful 350 to 750cc Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki sport motorcycles that dominated US streets in the late 60’s and 70’s, all had to have 4-stroke engines. Mopeds and 50cc street motorcycles were exempt. 
Piaggio chose to abandon the US market, rather that change it’s two-stroke 100-200cc scooter engines to 4-stroke. 

Piaggio left the USA in the mid 1980’s. There were some 1984-85 Piaggio Si mopeds sold then, but no more classic two-stroke Vespa scooters after 1983. By 1983 sales of Vespa mopeds were low, thanks to low gas prices and low-cost mopeds and scooters from Honda and Yamaha. The Japanese scooters like Honda Elite 80 and Elite 125/150 had four-stroke engines, US compliant. By the end of the 1980’s well made Japanese 4-stroke scooters were common on US streets. 

For over 15 years the USA did not have any new Piaggio vehicle sales. Then in the early 2000’s Piaggio returned to the US with completely redesigned modern 4-stroke scooters, but no mopeds.   

 

 


3. Piaggio mopeds (worldwide 1967-1987)

Sources: Ciao data are from Tommaso Miccoli, Adopt a Ciao, https://adottaunciao.forumfree.it/

Speed Versions: All are 40 km/h (25 mph), except those that say “Mofa” are 25 km/h (16 mph).

Country Codes: Many other countries use the same versions as these.

Swiss
CH

Germany
DE

France
FR

F. Guiana
FG

Italy
IT

Mexico
MX

England
UK

America
US

 

 

 

 

 

1967 Piaggio Ciao C9N1

1967 – 1970 CIAO

C7N1 is Ciao, 17” rims, Normal fork,    type 1
C7E1 is Ciao, 17” rims, Elastic   fork,    type 1
C7V1 is Ciao, 17” rims, E fork, Variator type 1
C9N1 is Ciao, 19” rims, Normal fork,    type 1
C9E1 is Ciao, 19” rims, Elastic   fork,    type 1
C9V1 is Ciao, 19” rims, E fork, Variator type 1

The name “Ciao” means “Hello” in Italian. These early Ciao models have no steering lock. The fuel tap has reserve. Headlight is round and gray, like the side covers and the tool box. On the side covers Piaggio is in relief on the plastic. “Ciao” stickers on the tank in italics (blue for 17″ and red for 19″). Saddle with rigid plastic coating. E1 and V1 versions have a front fender mudflap. 32-spoke wheels. N1 versions with rigid fork have a front caliper brake. E1 versions with suspension fork have a front drum brake.

1968 Ciao C9E1
C9E1T89296

1968 Ciao C9E1

1967 CN,CE,CV 001001 – 012692 qty 11692 ∅28 gas cap
1968 CN,CE,CV 012693 – 145013 qt 132321 ∅28 gas cap
1969 CN,CE,CV 145014 – 154099 qty 09086 ∅28 gas cap
1969 CN,CE,CV 154100 – 226098 qty 71999 ∅32 gas cap

1970 CN,CE,CV 226099 – 236283 qty 10185 ∅32 gas cap

 

 

 


1969 Piaggio Ciao Special C7V1T

1969 – 1970 CIAO SPECIAL

The Piaggio C7E1 and C7V1 mopeds starting from 800.001 have more refined finishes and richer features. They have a rectangular headlight, steering lock, a stainless steel gas tank, a padded saddle, Pirelli 2.00-17 whitewall tires and a chrome muffler. The V handlebar has a Piaggio hexagonal emblem. The headlight, side covers and gas cap are ivory. The grips and tool box are black.

’69 Ciao Special
C7E1T801652

An “S” sticker is below the rear light.

1969 C7E1T 800001 – 841911
1969 C7V1T 800001 – 841911  qty 41911
1970 C7E1T 841912 – 842252 
1970 C7V1T 841912 – 842252  qty    340

 

 

 


1970 Piaggio Ciao Lusso C7V1T

1970-1972 CIAO LUSSO (Luxury)

The Piaggio C7E1 and C7V1 mopeds starting from 2000001 are called Ciao Lusso.

This model has a steering lock, painted fenders from 2,034,980, or stainless after that, stainless steel gas tank, padded saddle, and Pirelli 2.00-17 whitewall tires. A rubber mud flap is on the front fender. The handlebar is shaped like ox horns. New lighting equipment is introduced (CEV) in black. The headlight houses the horn and an optional speedometer. The grips, the tank cap and the plastic sides are also black. The headlight switch is mounted on the throttle control. The decompression lever is shorter than previous models.

 

 

1970 Ciao Lusso
C7V1T2026689

1970 Ciao Lusso
C7E1T2017647

 

1970 C7E1T 2000001 – 2033641
1970 C7V1T 2000001 – 2033641  qty 33641
1971 C7E1T 2033642 – 2035855 
1971 C7V1T 2033642 – 2035855  qty   2213
1972 C7E1T 2035856 – 2037126 

1972 C7V1T 2035856 – 2037126  qty   1270

 

 


1972 Piaggio Ciao R C7E1T

1970-1972 CIAO R (Renovated)

The model “R” stands for Rinnovato (Renovated). The headlight remains rectangular (except very first models), gray in color, but mounted a little higher. The gas tank is not stainless steel. No steering lock. The 2.00-17 (or 2.00-19) tires and muffler are black. The horn button is placed under the throttle control. The front mudguard is shortened and the rods screwed to the suspension screws. The side covers are gray, identical to those of the first series Ciao, but from frame 1.187.290 – on, they are ivory, with a ivory headlight. The hexagonal Piaggio emblem that was on the handlebars is moved to where the fork lock was, on the front of the frame. The handlebar is V-shaped. The decompressor lever is shortened. The left bearing flange of the rear wheel is modified to facilitate the change of the inner tube and mounted smooth channel rims. Both wheels still have 32 spokes. An “R” sticker is below the rear light.

000     prefix          frame numbers       tires   qty made  countries
1970 CN,CE,CV 1000001 – 1077490  17 or 19   77490 any
1971 C7V2 000 1154454 – 0000000  17 or 19   00000 any

1971 CN,CE,CV 1077491 – 1193581  17 or 19 116091 any
1972 CN,CE,CV 1193582 – 1246520  17 or 19   52938 any
========= new numbering begins =========

1972-00 C9E1T  1250001 – 1250151  2.00-19  00000 any
1972-00 C9V1T  1250001 – 1250326  2.00-19  00000 any
1972-00 C7N1T  1250001 – 1252482  2.00-17  00000 any
1972-00 C7V2T  1250001 – 1253659  2.00-17  00000 any except CH, FR
1972-00 C7E1T  1250001 – 1289475  2.00-17  39475 any
1972-00 M7N1T  1500001 – 1500352  2.00-17  00352 DE Mofa 
1972-00 C7V1T  1800001 – 0000000  2.00-17  00000 CH, FR
1972-00 M7E1T  1800001 – 1805701  2.00-17  05701 DE Mofa


1972 Ciao SC

1971-1972 CIAO SUPER CONFORT (Super Comfort)

The Super Confort has a swinging-suspension seat. The support tube is painted in silver gray. Initially, this model is identical to the last Ciao Lusso, with painted fenders, but differs in the saddle with the elastic support and the all black tires. In the course of production, the headlight changed from CEV, like on the Ciao Lusso, to the traditional SIEM black with the horn underneath. Both wheels still have 32 spokes. An “SC” sticker is below the rear light.

000    prefix        frame numbers       tires   qty made   countries
1971 C7E, C7V 2050001 – 2081965  2.00-17  31965 any
1971 C7V3 C7  2072104 – 0000000  2.00-17  00000 any
1972 C7E, C7V 2081966 – 2096414  2.00-17  14449 any
========= new numbering begins =========
1972 0 C7V3T  2100001 – 2106107  2.00-17  00000 any  except CH, DE
1972 0 C7E1T  2100001 – 2113370  2.00-17  13370 any
1972 0 C7V1T  2800001 – 2800007  2.00-17  00007 any  only CH, DE

 


1972 Piaggio Ciao Arcobaleno C7E1T

1972-1974 CIAO ARCOBALENO (Rainbow)

These came in white, lime, yellow, orange, red, brown, violet, and blue. They still had the same side panels, gas cap and headlight, but of a lighter gray color compared to previous versions (first series and R). On the gas tank, the font of the “Ciao” logo changed. The C7E for CH have E1K stamped engines like the BRAVO. The plastic side panels have a slightly different shape. Between the steering tube and the upper part of the tank a bag holder hook appears. The front wheel now has 28 spokes and the rear has 36.

0000-00  prefix       frame numbers      tires   qty made   countries
1972-73 C7N1T  3500001 – 3505081  2.00-17  05081 any
1974-00 C7N1T  3505082 – 3507691  2.00-17  02609 any
1972-00 C7E1T  1850001 – 1860053  2.00-17  10053 any
1973-00 C7E1T  1860054 – 1926483  2.00-17  66429 any
1974-00 C7E1T  1926484 – 0000000  2.00-17  00000 any
1972-73 C7V1T  5000001 – 5000675  2.00-17  00675 only CH, FR, DE
1974-00 C7V1T  5000676 – 0000000  2.00-17  00000 only CH, FR
1972-00 C7V2T  5500001 – 5501166  2.00-17  01166 any except CH, FR, DE
1973-00 C7V2T  5501167 – 5505947  2.00-17  04781 any except CH, FR, DE
1974-00 C7V2T  5505948 – 5512763  2.00-17  06815 any except CH
1973-73 M7N1T 3000001 – 3000600  2.00-17  00600 DE Mofa
1974-00 M7N1T 3000601 – 3000952  2.00-17  00352 DE Mofa
1972-73 M7E1T 4000001 – 4010050  2.00-17  10050 DE Mofa
1974-00 M7E1T 4010051 – 4018434  2.00-17  08384 DE Mofa

 


1974 Piaggio Ciao SC Arcobaleno C7E1T

1972-1974 CIAO ARCOBALENO SUPER CONFORT

These came in white, lime, yellow, orange, red, brown, violet, and blue. The Ciao Super Confort Arcobaleno has light gray side panels, fuel cap and headlight, unlike the previous version (Super Confort first series), which had dark gray. Only the dark gray plastic lid covering the spring under the saddle remains. On the tank the font of the “Ciao” logo changed, and comes retained the central chromed profile. The side panels have a slightly different shape, with plastic fasteners. Between the steering tube and the upper part of the tank a bag holder hook appears. The front wheel now has 28 spokes and the rear has 36. An “SC” sticker is below the rear light.

0000-00  prefix       frame numbers      tires   qty made   countries
1972-00 C7E1T  2150001 – 2154061  2.00-17  04061 any
1973-00 C7E1T  2154062 – 2174799  2.00-17  20738 any
1974-00 C7E1T  2174800 – 2207512  2.00-17  32712 any
1972-74 C7V1T  2800007 – 2800603  2.00-17  00597 only CH, DE
1972-00 C7V3T  2500001 – 2500973  2.00-17  00973 any except CH, DE
1973-00 C7V3T  2500974 – 2509074  2.00-17  08101 any except CH, DE
1974-00 C7V3T  2509075 – 2521618  2.00-17  12544 any except CH, DE
1972-00 M7E1T  6000001 – 6000199  2.00-17  00199 DE Mofa
1973-00 M7E1T  6000200 – 6005749  2.00-17  05550 DE Mofa
1974-00 M7E1T  6005750 – 6011253  2.00-17  05504 DE Mofa

 


1979 Piaggio Ciao R2 C7E1T

1974-1981 CIAO R2

The model “Erre 2” or “R2”, replaces the models “R” and “Arcobaleno”.

It has a new headlight designed for mounting the speedometer, equal in shape to that of the Ciao Super Confort Arcobaleno, but made of gray plastic metallic. Since 1978 the writing on the tank has changed: the script “Ciao” is moved to the sides, while the tank says Piaggio in capital letters. New side panels. The grips return to black and the handlebars a U. The front fender is shorter with a small mud flap and the lower struts are eliminated. The ends of the brake levers now have a ball. The ignition coil is fixed on the frame by the part of the chain?

 

1978 Ciao R2
C7N1T3519545

0000  prefix       frame numbers        tires   qty made   countries
1974 C7N1T 03507801 – 03507801  2.00-17  00000 any
1975 C7N1T 03507801 – 03511875  2.00-17  04075 US, others
1976 C7N1T 03511876 – 03513107  2.00-17  01232 US, others
1977 C7N1T 03513108 – 03516363  2.00-17  03256 US, IT, others
1978 C7N1T 03516364 – 03521929  2.00-17  05566 US, IT, others
1979 C7N1T 03521930 – 03522841  2.00-17  00912 US, IT, others
1980 C7N1T 03522842 – 03522942  2.00-17  00101 any except IT
1981 C7N1T 03522943 – 03523341  2.00-17  00398 any except IT

1976 Ciao R2
C7E1T 1611894

1974 C7E1T 01517801 – 01524763  2.00-17  06963 US, others
1975 C7E1T 01524764 – 01591680  2.00-17  66917 US, others
1976 C7E1T 01591681 – 01626915  2.00-17  35235 US, others
1977 C7E1T 01626916 – 01674862  2.00-17  47947 US, others
1978 C7E1T 01674863 – 01717453  2.00-17  42591 US, others
1979 C7E1T 01717454 – 01745063  2.00-17  27610 US, others
1980 C7E1T 01745064 – 01757842  2.00-17  12779 any except IT
1974 C7V2T 05513201 – 05513940  2.00-17  00740 any except CH, FR, DE
1975 C7V2T 05513941 – 05522313  2.00-17  08373 only IT
1976 C7V2T 05522314 – 05528226  2.00-17  05913 only IT
1977 C7V2T 05528227 – 05537113  2.00-17  08887 only IT
1978 C7V2T 05537114 – 05547749  2.00-17  10636 only IT
1979 C7V2T 05547750 – 05554773  2.00-17  07023 only IT
1974 M7N1T 03000953 – 03000977  2.00-17  00024 DE Mofa
1974 M7E1T 04018435 – 04020506  2.00-17  02071 DE Mofa
1975 M7E1T 04020507 – 04027984  2.00-17  07477 DE Mofa
1976 M7E1T 04027985 – 04028435  2.00-17  00450 DE Mofa
1976 M7N2T 00001101 – 00000000  2.25-16  00000 DE Mofa
1976 M7E2T 00001101 – 00006841  2.25-16  05741 DE Mofa
1977 M7E2T 00006842 – 00010466  2.25-16  03625 DE Mofa
1978 M7E2T 00010467 – 00013093  2.25-16  02627 DE Mofa
1979 M7E2T 00013094 – 00014792  2.25-16  01699 DE Mofa
1980 M7E2T 00014793 – 00016140  2.25-16  01347 DE Mofa or J 2.00-19 ?
1976 CFN1T  00001101 – 00003351  2.00-17  02251 FR       Motore F1M
1977 CFN1T  00003352 – 00005352  2.00-17  02001 FR, FG Motore F1M
1978 CFN1T  00005353 – 00005652  2.00-17  00300 FR, FG Motore F1M
1979 CFN1T  00005653 – 00006651  2.00-17  00999 FR, FG Motore F1M
1980 CFN1T  00006652 – 00009053  2.00-17  03002 FR, FG Motore F1M
1976 CFE1T  00001101 – 00022851  2.00-17  21751 FR       Motore F1M
1977-78E1T  00022852 – 00036553  2.00-17  13701 FR, FG Motore F1M
1979 CFE1T  00036554 – 00040111  2.00-17  03558 FR, FG Motore F1M
1980 CFE1T  00040112 – 00042054  2.00-17  01942 FR, FG Motore F1M
1976 CFC1T  00001101 – 00003891  2.00-17  02791 FR       Motore L1M
1977 CFC1T  00003892 – 00000000  2.00-17  00000 FR       Motore L1M

 


1978 Piaggio Ciao SC R2 C7V3T

1974-1984 CIAO SUPER CONFORT R2

The model “Super Confort R2”, replaces the model “Super Confort Arcobaleno”. It is the same as R2 except for the elastic swinging saddle. It has a new headlight designed for mounting the speedometer, equal in shape to that of the Ciao Super Confort Arcobaleno, but made of gray plastic metallic. Since 1978 the writing on the tank has changed: the script “Ciao” is moved to the sides, while the tank says Piaggio in capital letters. New side panels. The grips return to black and the handlebars a U. The front fender is shorter with a small mud flap and the lower struts are eliminated. The ends of the brake levers now have a ball. The ignition coil is fixed on the frame by the part of the chain? An “SC” sticker is below the rear light.

 

1977 Ciao SC R2
C7E1T2307672

 

 

0000  prefix       frame numbers       tires      qty made   countries
1974 C7E1T 02208301 – 02210072  2.00-17  01772 US, any 
1975 C7E1T 02210073 – 02241753  2.00-17  31681 US, any
1976 C7E1T 02241754 – 02285916  2.00-17  44163 US, any
1977 C7E1T 02285917 – 02351323  2.00-17  65407 US, any
1978 C7E1T 02351324 – 02435566  2.00-17  84242 US, any
1979 C7E1T 02435567 – 02509842  2.00-17  74275 US, any except IT
1980 C7E1T 02509843 – 02514472  2.00-17  04629 US, any except IT
1981 C7E1T 02514473 – 02514923  2.00-17  00451 any except IT

1974 C7V1T 02800604 – 02801300  2.00-17  00697 only CH,DE,FR
1975 C7V1T 02801301 – 02801910  2.00-17  00610 only CH,DE,FR

1978 Ciao SC R2
C7E1T2382244

Other markings are
an approval number
IGM 5321 OM
Ispettorato
Generale
Motorizzazione

1974 C7V3T 02522001 – 02522834  2.00-17  00834 US, any except CH,DE,FR
1975 C7V3T 02522835 – 02534457  2.00-17  11622 US, any except CH,DE,FR
1976 C7V3T 02534458 – 02544119  2.00-17  09662 US, any except DE
1977 C7V3T 02544120 – 02562479  2.00-17  18359 US, any except DE
1978 C7V3T 02562480 – 02583484  2.00-17  21005 US, any except DE
1979 C7V3T 02583485 – 02603220  2.00-17  19736 US, any except IT, DE
1980 C7V3T 02603221 – 02611558  2.00-17  08337 US, any except IT, DE
1981 C7V3T 02611559 – 02623630  2.00-17  12072 any except IT, DE
1982 C7V3T 02623631 – 02634832  2.25-16  11202 MX
1983 C7V3T 02634833 – 02635384  2.25-16  00552 MX
1984 C7V3T 02635384 – 00000000  2.25-16  00000 MX
1976 C6V1T 00001101 – 00001475  2.25-16  00375 DE
1977 C6V1T 00001476 – 00002001  2.25-16  00526 DE
1978 C6V1T 00002002 – 00002300  2.25-16  00299 DE
1979 C6V1T 00002301 – 00002677  2.25-16  00077 DE
1980 C6V1T 00002678 – 00002928  2.25-16  00250 DE
1981 C6V1T 00002929 – 00002938  2.25-16  00010 DE
1974 M7E1T 06011254 – 06011353  2.00-17  00100 DE Mofa
1975 M7E1T 06011354 – 06018512  2.00-17  07159 DE Mofa
1976 M7E1T 06018513 – 06019417  2.00-17  00905 DE Mofa
1976 M7E2T 01000101 – 01005056  2.25-16  04956 DE Mofa
1977 M7E2T 01005857 – 01012023  2.25-16  06167 DE Mofa
1978 M7E2T 01012024 – 01016910  2.25-16  04886 DE Mofa
1979 M7E2T 01016911 – 01024595  2.25-16  07685 DE Mofa
1980 M7E2T 01024396 – 01029915  2.25-16  05520 DE Mofa
1981 M7E2T 01029916 – 00000000  2.25-16  00000 DE Mofa
1977 CFE1T00001001 – 00004500  2.00-17  03500 FG      F1M motor
1978 CFE1T  00206202 – 00219859  2.00-17  13658 FR, FG F1M motor
1979 CFE1T  00219860 – 00242727  2.00-17  22867 FR, FG F1M motor
1980 CFE1T  00242728 – 00251227  2.00-17  08500 FR, FG F1M motor
1981 CFE1T  00251228 – 00253678  2.00-17  02451 FR, FG F1M motor

 


1980 Piaggio Ciao P C7E2T

1979-1987 CIAO P, PV

In 1979 the Piaggio Ciao benefits from a profound update. The front suspension arms are longer for more travel. The Domino 1970’s gray controls with chrome steel levers change to Domino 1980’s black with black plastic levers. The headlight, footrest, side panels and tail light change to a modern design made of gray plastic. The tail light moves from the fender to the back of the luggage rack. The saddle becomes completely smooth, with two longitudinal ribs. Classic bicycle pedals give way to black rubber blocks with Piaggio coat of arms printed in relief. The muffler also changes shape: the diameter is major and its ends are flat instead rounded. The Ciao P (rigid seat) and the Ciao PV (rigid seat and variator) do not have a steering lock.

0000  prefix       frame numbers        tires   qty made   countries
1979 C7E2T 00001101 – 00004243  2.00-17  03143 any
1980 C7E2T 00004244 – 00039471  2.00-17  35228 any
1981 C7E2T 00039472 – 00070445  2.00-17  30974 any
1982 C7E2T 00070446 – 00085021  2.00-17  14576 any
1983 C7E2T 00085022 – 00101647  2.00-17  16626 any
1984 C7E2T 00101648 – 00117772  2.00-17  16125 any
1985 C7E2T 00117773 – 00131711  2.00-17  13938 any
1986 C7E2T 00131712 – 00140731  2.00-17  09019 any
1987 C7E2T 00140732 –  00000000 2.00-17  00000 any

1981 Ciao PV
C7V4T20796

1979 C7V4T 00001101 – 00002626  2.00-17  01526 any
1980 C7V4T 00002627 – 00016606  2.00-17  13950 any
1981 C7V4T 00016607 – 00028915  2.00-17  12309 any
1982 C7V4T 00028916 – 00032950  2.00-17  04035 any
1983 C7V4T 00032951 – 00040536  2.00-17  07585 any
1984 C7V4T 00040537 – 00045437  2.00-17  04901 any
1985 C7V4T 00045438 – 00050113  2.00-17  04766 any
1986 C7V4T 00050114 – 00050435  2.00-17  00321 any
1987 C7V4T 00050436 –  00000000 2.00-17  00000 any
1979 C6E1T 00001101 – 00002937  2.25-16  01837 any
1980 C6E1T 00002938 – 00003300  2.25-16  00363 any
1981 C6E1T 00003301 – 00004700  2.25-16  01400 any
1985 C6E1T 00006001 – 00010958  2.25-16  04958 any special version
1980 M7E3T 00001101 – 00001204  2.25-16  00104 any Mofa
1981 M7E3T 00001205 – 00001728  2.25-16  00524 any Mofa
1982 M7E3T 00001729 – 00002128  2.25-16  00400 any Mofa
1983 M7E3T 00002129 – 00003138  2.25-16  01010 any Mofa
1984 M7E3T 00003139 – 00003768  2.25-16  00630 any Mofa
1985 M7E3T 00003769 – 00004228  2.25-16  00460 all Mofa
1986 M7E3T 00004229 – 00004503  2.25-16  00275 any Mofa
1987 M7E3T 00004504 – 00000000  2.25-16  00000 any Mofa
1981 CFE2T  00001101 – 00001451  2.00-17  00351 FR
1982 CFE2T 00001452 – 00003524  2.00-17  02073 FR
1983 CFE2T 00003525 – 00004552  2.00-17  01028 FR
1984 CFE2T 00004552 – 00004552  2.00-17  00000 FR
1985 CFE2T 00004553 – 00005962  2.00-17  01410 FR
1986 CFE2T 00005963 – 00007292  2.00-17  01329 FR
1987 CFE2T 00007293 – 00000000  2.00-17  00000 FR

CIAO P, PV Ecology System
1986 C7E3T 00001001 – 00004741  2.00-17  03741 any
1987 C7E3T 00004742 – 00000000  2.00-17  00000 any
1986 C7V5T 00001001 – 00004135  2.00-17  03135 any
1987 C7V5T 00004136 – 00000000  2.00-17  00000 any

 

 


1982 Piaggio Ciao PX C7E2T

1979-1987 CIAO PX, PXV

The Ciao PX and PXV were the same as the P and PV, except they have a swinging suspension seat and a steering lock. The “X” designation is what was formerly called “SC Super Confort”.

1979 C7E2T 0001101 – 0016525  2.00-17  15425 any
1980 C7E2T 0016526 – 0131585  2.00-17115060 US, any
1981 C7E2T 0131586 – 0223139  2.00-17  91554 US, any
1982 C7E2T 0223140 – 0286266  2.00-17  63127 US, any
1983 C7E2T 0286267 – 0361095  2.00-17  74829 US, any
1984 C7E2T 0361096 – 0415572  2.00-17  54477 any
1985 C7E2T 0415573 – 0476873  2.00-17  61301 any
1986 C7E2T 0476874 – 0491438  2.00-17  14565 any
1987 C7E2T 0491439 – 0000000  2.00-17  00000 any
1979 C7V4T 0001101 – 0004226  2.00-17  03126 any
1980 C7V4T 0004227 – 0027131  2.00-17  22905 any
1981 C7V4T 0027132 – 0048810  2.00-17  21679 any
1982 C7V4T 0048811 – 0064822  2.00-17  16012 any
1983 C7V4T 0064823 – 0082143  2.00-17  17321 any
1984 C7V4T 0082144 – 0093722  2.00-17  11579 any
1985 C7V4T 0093723 – 0105152  2.00-17  11430 any
1986 C7V4T 0105153 – 0106627  2.00-17  01474 any
1987 C7V4T 1006628 – 0000002.00-17  00000 any
1980 M7E3T 1000101 – 1000250  2.25-16  00150 any Mofa
1981 M7E3T 1000251 – 1003251  2.25-16  03001 any Mofa
1982 M7E3T 1003252 – 1007752  2.25-16  04501 any Mofa
1983 M7E3T 1007753 – 1014020  2.25-16  06268 any Mofa
1984 M7E3T 1014021 – 1021238  2.25-16  07218 any Mofa
1985 M7E3T 1021239 – 1026273  2.25-16  05035 any Mofa
1986 M7E3T 1026274 – 1031943  2.25-16  05670 any Mofa
1987 M7E3T 1031944 – 0000002.25-16  00000 any Mofa
1980 C6V2T 0001101 – 0001124  2.25-16  00024 any
1981 C6V2T 0001125 – 0001251  2.25-16  00027 any
1982 C6V2T 0001252 – 0001350  2.25-16  00099 any
1983 C6V2T 0001351 – 0001476  2.25-16  00126 any
1984 C6V2T 0001477 – 0001576  2.25-16  00100 any
1985 C6V2T 0001577 – 0001679  2.25-16  00103 any
1981 CFE2T 1000101 – 1005616  2.00-17  05516 FR
1982 CFE2T 1005617 – 1024440  2.00-17  18824 FR
1983 CFE2T 1024441 – 1039240  2.00-17  14800 FR
1984 CFE2T 1039241 – 1049320  2.00-17  10080 FR
1985 CFE2T 1049321 – 1057130  2.00-17  07810 FR
1986 CFE2T 1057131 – 1070046  2.00-17  12916 FR
1987 CFE2T 1070047 – 0000002.00-17  00000 FR

CIAO PX-PXV-Ecology System
1986 C7E3T 1000001 – 1029751 2.00-17  29751 any
1987 C7E3T 1029752 –  000000  2.00-17  00000 any
1986 C7V5T 1000001 – 1007050 2.00-17  07050 any
1987 C7V5T 1007051 –  000000  2.00-17  00000 any

 

 

 

 


4. Piaggio mopeds (worldwide 1988-2006)

 

1994 Piaggio Ciao PX

Here is the Piaggio Ciao 1998-2005 Parts Catalog pdf:

 

 

 

 

 

1998 Ciao M7E3T

 

 

 

 

 

2000 Ciao ad