News 2011 Benelli Velvet 150 Scooter | Preview

2011 Benelli Velvet 150 Scooter | Preview

Benelli Scooter

The Benelli Velvet 150, a scooter known for its classic Italian styling, returns for 2011 with many updates.

A majority of upgrades were done to the Benelli Velvet 150’s 4-stroke 151cc-engine, creating a more efficient scooter. The engine produces 11 horsepower and 10.6 Nm of torque. The Scooter’s powerplant is very economical and Euro-3 compliant.

Due to economical design of the engine, the Velvet 150 Scooter is ideal for use in both rural and urban areas.

As for the chassis, Benelli designed the Velvet 150 with solidity in mind, allowing for excellent handling, even on rough surfaces. The scooter is also designed with both front and rear disc brakes for ultimate stopping power.

Regarding size, Benelli says the compact and careful design provide a surprisingly lightweight to ensure agility in traffic. The spacious and comfortable double seat ensures great comfort to both rider and passenger in any situation.

The Velvet 150 is also equipped as standard with a color matched top case, which can swallow a full-face helmet with ease.

Benelli Velvet 150 Specs:

Engine and transmission

Engine type:

1 cylinders, 4-stroke, Single

Displacement: 152 cc (9.29 cubic inches)
Cooling system: Water cooled
Power: 11.15 HP (8.2 kW) @ 7500 rpm
Torque: 10.6 Nm (7.82 lb-ft) @ 6000 rpm
Throttle: Cable operated
Valve train: DOHC, variable
Valves per cylinder: 2
Fuel and ignition  
Sparks per cylinder: 1
Fuel supply system: Carburetor
Engine mounting: Transverse
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Gear box: Automatic

Wet, centrifugal clutch, cable operated

Final drive: Belt
Spark plug pipe type: NGK, CR8E
Motor oil: 15W/50
Starter: Electric


Physical measures  
Length: 75.2 inch
Wheel base: 55.1


Seat height:



Dry weight: 271.2 lbs

Chassis and suspension

Frame type: steel, Trellis frame
Suspension: Leading link
Brake: Single Disk, Ø8.66 inch
Tire: 120 / 70 R13
Tire pressure: 0.14 PSI
Suspension: twin shock, Swingarm
Brake: Disk, Ø8.66 inch
Tire: 130 / 70 R12
Tire pressure: 0.15 PSI


ABS available: No
Fuel capacity: 3.09 gals
Number of riders: 2 persons


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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