Toothed v.s. Non-Toothed Belt

Chris Harrington /

Is there any advantage to using a toothed belt over a non-toothed belt on a Vespa Grande? The toothed version is about $16 at Graingers and a non-toothed belt is about $8 at Westlake. I want to replace my 30 year old Pirelli original and would be grateful for any input.

Re: Toothed v.s. Non-Toothed Belt

The toothed belts seem to wear out quicker.

Sometimes the cheaper belts are softer and grip better, at the expense of wear.

Re: Toothed v.s. Non-Toothed Belt

I'm wondering if the stock belt was cogged (toothed) or not. From what I've heard they will handle more torque, however you don't have a whole lot with 50cc's.

I know on lawn mowers they are a big no no, but I've seen lots of mopeds with them. If the standard belt has worked well so far take the cheap route and the reliable one.

Re: Toothed v.s. Non-Toothed Belt

Chris Harrington /

Thanks for the good advice. Anyone else?

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