On offer: this engine casing for Vespa smallframe is very high in demand

We were lucky to coincidentally get hold of a few of these legendary LML SE engine casings.

Available in two versions: with e-start preparation and without e-start.

Much bigger transfer ports by standard

The LML SE engine casing is actually comparable to the engine casing of a Vespa PK125XL2. With only one difference: the transfer ports are much bigger than in the Piaggio engine casing.

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Replacement or perfect base for tuning

Easily spotted: Both ducts at the sides offer plenty of space for further amendments, which makes it easier to fit strong racing cylinders.

We demonstrated this with a Parmakit SP09:

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You can see that there is space for further amendments of the cylinder base: Parmakit-base gaskets on the LML SE – smallframe.

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You will only have to invest a little time to perfectly fit such a cylinder to the transfer ports – unlike with a popular engine casing by Piaggio.

3-stud intake

The SE engine casing has 3 intake studs.

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The sealing surface of the rotary valve with its 42mm length is rather large, which makes the engine casing an interesting option as rotary valve for performance oriented engine concepts.

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Stable bearing seats – allow better crankshafts

You will find the bearing seat and the oil sump for the NBI needle bearing on the ignition side, as usual for PK XL 125. So you can directly use a stable PK-ETS crankshaft with 25mm bearing seat.

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The engine casings were developed for the gear selector fork of a XL2 with “one cable system”.

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You would like to fit the casing in a Vespa with the usual 2-gear change cable system? You will need a conversion set.
Thanks to its precise machine production in small batches, shifting gears is more precise, which is the big advantage of this solution. The choice of high quality material additionally prevents wear.

SE125 engine casing by LML India. The engine casing of the Indian LML Sensation 125 is a 99% true copy of the casing in a Vespa PK125 XL2. New Piaggio engine casings made in Italy haven’t been available for years. An engine casing by LML therefore is a very good alternative.
The casings are NOS-products, sometimes rust film on metal parts.

PK125 XL2 / PK125 ETS

The engine casing can be used as a 1:1 replacement for PK125 XL2 and PK125 ETS.
Delivered with an adaptor to attach gear change cables.


  • Type of engine casing: PK125 XL2
  • Type of crankshaft: PK 125XL2/ PK125 ETS (24/25mm cone)
  • Bearing seat ignition side: Ø=38mm (PX needle bearing)
  • Type of gear change cable: 1 rigid cable as for PK XL2
  • Intake: long rotary valve surface (42mm)
  • Intake: 3-stud
  • Transfer port: bigger than in serial production

Fitting smallframe crankshafts

Rotary valve

These crankshafts fit (rotary valve, from 125cc):

Reed valve

Crankshafts for engines with reed intake and higher engine displacement:


Bearing sets and gaskets

A fitting ball bearing set comes with flywheel side NBI bearing.

Oil seals and gasket sets are also the same as for the Piaggio ETS version.


Gearbox oil for Vespa

SAE30 – gearbox oil for Vespa engines
BGM PRO STREET gearbox oil SAE30* – API GL3
traditional monograde oil as stipulated by Piaggio for all classic Vespas. Perfectly covers all ordinary load conditions and is ideal for any engine, be it mass produced or high end tuning.

  • Mildly alloyed, perfect fit for oil bath clutches
  • Lubricant film with good adherence, pressure resistant
  • Excellent oxidation stability
  • Anti-wear

Getriebeöl Vespa

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  • 100 % Polyamid black
  • Black PU-coating
  • EN388, Cat. 4 abrasion resistance
  • EN388, Cat. 1 cut resistance
  • EN388, Cat. 3 tear propagation load
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