Vespa — Vespa Scooters

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Vespa S 125


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The Vespa scooter has sold on every continent in the produced in 13 countries, sold in and more than 16 million been produced to date.

The Vespa’s were designed by engineer and inventor Corradino with the first machines offered to the public in 1946; the had been registered with the of Industry and Commerce in Florence, earlier that year.


The name Vespa was coined by Piaggio, who, when at a drawing of the MP6 prototype, declared it looked like a wasp in Italian, or Portuguese, translates to or hornet).

The whole concept for the scooter had tried during the Second War when paratroopers needed a vehicle after landing. But the machines could be produced in any Allied bombers bombers the factory to the ground.

The original company was founded by Rinaldo at the young age of 20 years. Early focused on vans, trams, bodies, luxury coaches, carriages and eventually, airplanes and

From 1500-hp aero to 2-… engines of 98-cc a little over 3-hp is a big but the introduction of scooters to a world by motorcycles was a big leap too.


The design concepts from Corradino’s aeronautical extended to the front forks and location which resemble fitted to many aircraft. also wanted to keep the relatively clean and dry and therefore he leg shields into his design.

it has been reported that D’Ascanio did not like motorcycles. His therefore, was based to a large on his aeronautical experience and can be seen in aspects of the early scooters. For the chassis and body were a one unit much like the concept of an aircraft where such as wings are attached.

Vespa S 125
Vespa S 125

In the case of the scooter, the sheet chassis has various panels

Although updated many the original design concept is throughout the history of the Vespa Engine sizes have a number of times, notably the 1948 125 and the GS 150 of 1955. Two main can be seen throughout the Vespa the PX (large body) and the PK (small

The PX was introduced in 1977 and is still today.

Scooters for the Mod’s

The of the little Italian machines is a in producing a vehicle that the wanted, or needed. Whether it was for a machine or as a style statement, as when the Mod’s in England them during 60s and 70s. the has proven to be very popular.

Today, interest in small motorcycles is high. They are and relatively easy to work on. And as an investment the owner is unlikely to any huge profits, they can at enjoy riding them and part of the ever growing bike collectors/owner’s scene. money back after a few of use is possible with regular keeping the bike in good

Classic scooter restoration is popular too.

Vespa S 125
Vespa S 125
Vespa S 125
Vespa S 125
Vespa S 125
Vespa S 125

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