Piaggio Ape




Piaggio Ape

Year of production 1948 - ...

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Category: Commercial / trucks

The Piaggio Ape ([ˈpjaddʒo ˈaːpe]ah-pay;[not in citation given]Italian for bee), sometimes referred to as Ape Piaggio, Apecar, Ape Car or just Ape, is a three-wheeled light commercial vehicle produced since 1948 by Piaggio.

The vehicles come in various configurations such as vans and pickups for load carrying (popular with postal administration in some countries) and an autorickshaw for human transportation (Tukxi). More recently Piaggio have made lifestyle models such as the Ape Cross Country and the Ape Web aimed at the young. The Ape is also commonly used as a promotion tool. Advertising hoardings are mounted in the load bay. The Ape's unusual looks can help draw attention to a brand or business.

The Ape is still not an uncommon sight in Italy where its compact size allows it to negotiate narrow city streets and park virtually anywhere. In small southern villages, it is also often seen at the roadside where the load area is used as an impromptu market stall by farmers.

Most Apes are produced in India by Piaggio India, and a similar vehicle is manufactured by Bajaj Auto. In India the Ape is most commonly found in the form of an autorickshaw. A relatively small number of Apes is still made in Italy. On October 16, 2013, Piaggio announced that the production of Ape would be completely shut down in Italy and entirely moved to India.

Nowadays two model ranges are offered: the "Ape 50" with a 49.8 cc petrol engine and the larger "Ape TM" which comes available with a 218 cc petrol engine or a 422 cc diesel engine. The "Ape 50" can carry 175 to 205 kg (386 to 452 lb) while the "TM" and "Classic" can carry 700 to 805 kg (1,543 to 1,775 lb) (depending on version and engine). Fuel consumption for the current Ape 50 model is about 30 km/l (85 mpg-imp; 71 mpg-US) A limited edition named the Calessino was made available: this had retro styling and came in an autorickshaw body. The bodywork was close to the Ape of the 1950s and 1960s and was designed to evoke memories of the era of dramatic economic growth in Italy known as Miracolo Economico.

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Ape TM ape owners manual.pdf English 1.28 MB 160
Ape piaggio ape owners manual french.pdf French 19.5 MB 68

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Ape TM 2012 ape workshop manual benzina.pdf English 2.92 MB 144
Ape TM 2009 ape parts manual 2009 on.pdf English 4.02 MB 90
Ape piaggio ape parts manual.pdf English 9.25 MB 86
Ape piaggio ape modification manual.pdf English 4.75 MB 40
Ape piaggio ape workshop manual italian.pdf Italian 35.5 MB 66
Ape piaggio ape workshop manual spanish.pdf Spanish 4.37 MB 23

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Ape Calessino ape passenger parts catalog.pdf English 2.27 MB 85

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1985 Piaggio Ape TM

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Performance 1.1 kW (1 PS) . Max speed 50 km/h. Weight 270 kg. Fuel gasoline. 4-speed Manual transmission. Engine 498 ccm (30 cui), TL4T.

Ape 50 TM valník o obsahu 50 ccm z roku 1985 né zrovna krasavec ale právě renovuji do původního stavu.

2017 Piaggio Ape xtra LD

Max speed 50 km/h. Fuel diesel. 5-speed Manual transmission.

2015 Piaggio Ape 50

Fuel gasoline. 4-speed Manual transmission.

2007 Piaggio Ape Calessino

Fuel diesel. 4-speed Manual transmission. Engine 200 ccm (12 cui), 1-cylinder, 3-valves.

2004 Piaggio Ape 50

Fuel gasoline. 4-speed Manual transmission. Engine 50 ccm (3 cui).

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