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Pegaso 48 Sport 1956


Engine: Single cylinder 4-stroke OHV

Bore & stroke: 38 x 44 mm

Compression ratio: 8.0:1

Engine Capacity: 48cc

Maximum power: 2.4 HP @ 5200 rpm

Valves per cylinder: 2

Carburettor: Dell'Orto

Cooling system: Air cooled

Electric system: Complete electrical system with double light, light and acoustic warning

Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump

Transmission: Gear primary, chain final

Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disk

Gearbox: 3-Speed gearbox with handlebar control

Starter: Kick-starter

Throttle: Cable operated

Frame type: Pressed steel

Front Suspension: Telescopic fork and shock absorbers

Rear Suspension: Swingarm with hydraulic shock absorbers

Front Brake: Drum

Rear Brake: Drum

Front tyre: 2.00 x 18 in.

Rear tyre: 2.00 x 18 in.

Seat: Dual seat

Fuel tank capacity: 10 litres

Fuel consumption: 1 litre per 65 km

Top speed: 70 km/h (44 mph)

Source: Hessink's NL