Ignition SIP PERFORMANCE for Vespa 125 V15 -33/VM/VN/ACMA/150 VB1/VGL1 /VL

Created by Ralf Jodl at 10:08 on August 22, 2019

Contact breaker ignitions are usually prone to failure, of limited suitability for tuning and a major risk factor on long rides. Which is why they are often times replaced with electronic ignitions. 

To do so, fans of the Vespa 125 V15-33/VM/VN/ACMA/150 VB1/VGL1 /VL had only two options so far: They could either use a qualitatively arguable BAJAJ ignition, or go for the top quality but very expensive VESPATRONIC. 

SIP have managed to gain the assistance of a major European producer, VAPE, to manufacture these high-end ignition systems for our beloved Vespas. The materials, production and construction of the SIP PERFORMANCE ignition systems are of the highest quality. The laser-cut logo is a good indication of the overall clean and efficient manufacture of the components of this kit.

Technical specifications : 

  • A relatively high 110W power is available from tick-over for greatly improved lighting.
  • Can also power additional electrical components such as a fuel pump, lambda sensor heating, USB power-port etc.
  • Precisely balanced flywheel due to its one-piece construction.
  • Plug & Play installation without a strobe-lamp due to precise ignition point markings.
  • Perfectly arranged rotational mass, improved throttle-response.
  • Ideal cooling performance, identical with original straight-finned type.
  • Twelve-finned, CNC machined fanwheel.
  • RPM linked variable ignition point (SIP PERFORMANCE 'Sport' version).
  • Complete delivery includes : CDI, Fly/fanwheel, rectifier (DC), regulator (AC).
  • Single woodruff key slot on crankshaft mounting of the flywheel, avoiding incorrect set up.
  • High end materials, precise production and laser-cut log

The CDI module is available as a 'Road' version with a static ignition point, similar to the original item, or a 'Sport' version that includes a variable ignition point which advances at low revs. This increases the available torque - especially at the lower end - and the ignition point is then gradually retarded as the rpm rises into the power-band. This also helps reduce the combustion temperature while simultaneously providing an increased rev-range. 

Here you can order the Ignition SIP Performance for Vespa 125 V15 -33/VM/VN/ACMA/150 VB1/VGL1 /VL 

We recomend to use the SIP Crank / SIP Performance Crankshaft.

Ralf Jodl
Ralf Jodl

Ralf is managing director and co-founder of SIP Scootershop. He has been riding Vespa since 1990 and even today the working day starts best for him when he rides to the SIP headquarters in Landsberg on his Rally 200. Otherwise he owns a 180 SS, a 160 GS and a VM2 fenderlight Vespa.