This scooter has a new 150cc engine. I acquired this scooter last year from a friend who rebuilds Vespas as a hobby. When my friend rebuilds these scooters, safety of the rider is one of his primary concerns. It has been setting in my garage most of the time ever since. I rode it maybe two times around Madison. It has less than 50 miles since the new 150cc engine, new cables, new wiring harness, new brakes, and more. It starts, idles, runs, handles, and stops very well. It has a lot of power with the 150ccengine! I start it in my garage about every couple of weeks. I have decided I do not need it and am going to let it go. It rides better than it did in 1959.