Piaggio Group is the author of some exclusive motorcycles and mopeds, such as Vespa, Derbi, Scarabeo etc.
When you look for iconic transports that stand on two wheels, one of the first recommendations is Vespa scooter. Produced in 1946 in Italy, bringing a timely success, with its 98 model, Piaggio Vespa was not too expensive and had quite an improved agility on the road, more and more people tried to own it. Seemed like the extremely beautiful design couldn’t be repeated in another model, that’s what makes this scooter a special transport. Lately the brand presented its elettrica model which doubles the appearance of Vespas legendary creations, embraced by a fancy style. But other outlets have their special places in the row of models, such as Sprint, Primavera and Six Days.
Piaggio Group has the Culture-uniting Function in its 60+ Year History
By the start of the 1950s, Piaggio Group’s Vespa had managed to become unisocial, and it was the favorite means of transportation for different layers of society. Bringing a Fresh Approach to the culture of the mid 20th century, It was highly adaptive on different roads.It projected italian-style into worldwide trends and joined together continents under the light of evolution – both social and economic. Within its fanciness there was so much elegance!
By the end of the 20th century, the innovative move in the creation of electric scooters, Vespa adapted automatic transmission. The 50-year old prototype, now called ET 50, was on display in 1996.
Looking forward to the next anniversary, GTV models of 60-year celebration included chrome handlebars, newly applied headlight and most importantly – it could fit two persons on the seats.
Donation trend starts with 2013s new model – 946. With each sold model , $150 goes to the fight against AIDS in Africa. It is sent to the Global Fund.
Since the beginning of its Vespa production, Piaggio Group has managed to sell over 19 million examples of the most appreciated scooter. Even though over time it has changed a bit, still the originality is there in its skeleton. Seems like this scooter will go quite a long way and will welcome future generations with the same enthusiasm, whether it be an eco-centric folk, or a luxury loving one. The brand surely won’t back up, though there is little to no rivalry between the vehicles of the future and this – you just know, it will shine everywhere.
Manufacturing trends haven’t changed in appearance – You can buy both small models or larger models of Vespa. Bet there is not much difference in the pricing too. One thing that stands out in Piaggio Vespa scooter is its entertaining number plate, that reminds of the old days when the vehicle used to finish first in the competitions, such as the off road and on road Six Days Race. If the size matters for you then It is important to mention that 10-inch wheels have been replaced by 11-inch tyres.
While designing the suspension, the company relies on 1946 origin and hasn’t changed, staying loyal to the stylistic details of Piaggio Group. But as with a lot of vehicles the future is all electric, with improved technology and lots of functionalities injected in this concept of stylishness.The latest example, as mentioned before is Vespa Elettrica. This one does not have any emissions and can travel with maximum speeds between 30 and 45 miles an hour. Battery capacity of 86Ah and voltage of 48V provide its smooth performance. With its energy recovery system, Vespa’s battery can survive a thousand charging cycles.