Maxi Scooter

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To understand maxi scooters we to go all the way back to WWII when an American company, produced scooters for the US and British armies. The goes that one of these dropped by the RAF over Italy for Partisans fighting the German powers and fell into the of Enrico Piaggio. Between and 1945 he produced what eventually become Vespa in the two MP5 and MP6 (Moto Piaggio #5 and 6).

In 1946 the Vespa came into use and the 98 hit the market. They were an success but it wasn’t until the romantic comedy Roman hit the silver screens that really became an international with the iconic 1949 125 seen in the film.

1944 MP5 “Paperino” inspired by the Cushman dropped by the RAF for Italian Partisans WWII . 1945 Vespa MP6 the prototype. 1946 Vespa 98, the Vespa for sale featuring a two-… engine

1946 Vespa 98

1949 125 as featured in Roman Holiday

the fact that Vespa make Maxi scooters were the first scooters to be with Grand Touring on a scale with its 125 and 150cc Throughout the 60’s and 70’s fought the Rockers on the beaches of and Vespa’s and other makes of were their chosen Both Harley-Davidson and Triumph produced scooters in their without ever reaching the of Piaggio.

No, Vespa doesn’t Maxi Scooters but one more than all the others. You can find Vespa at the Piaggio Museum in

Words: Tor Sagen Photo: Matteo Cavadini, Daniel And Tor Sagen

When Maxi hit

Small capacity scooters like hot cakes and Piaggio and scooter manufacturers were very good times 1999 when the Italian law was passed (it went into in 2000) Until then you ride around Rome a crash helmet if your had less than 125cc.I’ve worn one before, and I think it is unnecessary, Luca Raetano, as he pulled off the helmet he bought on It’s uncomfortable and hot.

Now, summer is coming, and it be completely unbearable. New York wrote in April 2000. To rider’s choosing their instead of scooters the Maxi with large underseat and good wind protection was with Suzuki becoming the manufacturer to benefit with its AN400 Burgman.

The Maxi and scooter was aimed squarely at the young professionals that around cities like and Paris in their business wanting to save time in traffic. I tested the Suzuki Burgman for the first time in in Oslo and found it incredibly as I was just such a professional at the time. I never could get to ride a motorcycle in a business so it was liberating to be able to do so without like an ….

After the Burgman Honda, and Yamaha followed suit super sized Silver X9 and Tmax among others. The scooter was finally established as a segment in the motorcycling industry.

In my career I then concentrated on motorcycles again until when I tested Honda’s and newly launched SH300i and 250 respectively. Both are big wheeled level models to the Maxi segment with medium single cylinder four-… perfect for city usage. these around London and I very nearly bought one

They are fast enough for the commute and super flexible in and for picking up a bag of shopping from the

In 2009 I had the ultimate scootering testing the new Piaggio Beverly 300 and Carnaby Cruiser 300 in Rome. with enough power a single cylinder four to both commute from out of and for ultra fast progress stale big city traffic. like these equals me time if you’re a big city

Aprilia also got involved the motorcycle/scooter hybrid Mana with a fully automatic taken from the 2008 GP800. This was an attempt to customers from the maxi market into motorcycling but it quite worked out so far and in 2012 launched its SRV850 Hayabusa of which it hopes will better than both the and the failed Gilera GP800 it has replaced.

The Aprilia SRV850 is taking scootering to its absolute with motorcycle like from a large V-twin fitted with traction The Piaggio X10 500 Executive have taken the electronics to extremes an incredible onboard computer using your own iPhone. is also the year when BMW entered the maxi scooter with big touring bike such as heated seats and adjustable wind screen and 60+ storage space in the C 650 GT with a powerful twin engine.

I think it’s safe to that Maxi Scootering is in a healthy state at the moment.

scooters – A brief history

1936 Cushman Motor

1944 Vespa MP5 “Paperino” by the Cushman airborne dropped by the RAF for Partisans during WWII

Vespa MP6 the second prototype

Vespa 98, the first Vespa for featuring a 98cc two-…

1952 The 1949 Vespa 125 was in Roman Holiday featuring Hepburn and Gregory Peck

’s and 70 ’s Mod’s were seen on all over Britain and the RAF Roundel their chosen symbol.

Honda CN250 Helix

Piaggio Hexagon 250 (the of the X10 series)

1999 Suzuki became the first really displacement scooter and some argue the first real scooter or luxury scooter

2001 Honda Silver 600 and Yamaha Tmax 500

2008 GP800 the first 850cc scooter

2009 Aprilia GT, the world’s first Grand scooter/motorcycle hybrid. Not strictly as a scooter though.

2012 SRV850 the world’s first and capacity maxi high scooter and BMW enters the Maxi market with its C 600 Sport and C 650 GT


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