History

  • MP5 Paperino

    The idea to create a product for mass consumption at low cost have spurred the spirit of Enrico Piaggio to study and find solutions in order to remain able to continue production during the war. In a factory in the town of Biella, created the prototype motor scooter made ​​by Ir. Renzo Spolti with his staff. This scooter is named MP5 (Moto Piaggio 5), while the workers called "Donald Duck". Enrico Piaggio But apparently it does not like the prototype. That's why he entrusts Corradino D'Ascanio to reconsider and make something different and more advanced in terms of both technical and design. D'Ascanio did not make any changes to the scooter Donald Duck, but he created an entirely new vehicle, the Vespa!

    Before Vespa, a scooter that Donald Duck had produced about 100 pieces. Currently scooter was very popular and sought after by collectors around the world.

  • MP 6 Prototype

    In April 1946, the lightweight and versatile motorcycle is introduced for the first time to the public at a golf club in Rome. In the new Piaggio shield logo attached for the first time, replacing the aircraft symbol was there before. Magazine "Motorciclismo" and "La Moto" is a load of new scooter cover their magazine, and instantly creates a feeling of curiosity, surprise and even skepticism in the community. 50 pieces from the factory in Pontedera once offered at the official launch. Marketing Vespa, in the first months through Lancia car dealer network. In the first year has produced 2484 pieces. These early adventures of the most famous scooter in the world. Price of this model is £ 55,000, while the deluxe version sold for £ 66,000.

  • Vespa 98

    In the second series, Vespa 98 produced as many as 16,500 pieces. Seen a significant improvement over its predecessor, both in terms of aesthetic and technical-functional. The front no longer has opening doors and reduced in size in order replacement wheels easier. This is because during the period after the war, the condition of the road is very bad so it's easy tire leak. Starter lever has a more ergonomic shape making it easy to operate. In addition there are changes in the size and shape of the lights. Metallic silver color reminds us of the Piaggio aircraft. The magazines were published at the time reported that in order to have a Vespa 98, applicants have to wait (pivot) to eight months. Consequently emerging black market so Vespa sold double the official price, which is £ 55,000 for basic models, and £ 61,000 for the luxury model.

  • Vespa 98 Corsa

    The population of "swarm of silver" that filled the streets in Italy brings to mind the idea of ​​Enrico Piaggio to produce vehicles that are more aggressive, able to accelerate quickly and be out of character Vespa most champions. The result is a Vespa 98 that won the title of best in the Monte Mario hill climb in 1947 as ridden by Joseph Cautriumphs. Vespa 98 Corsa (circuit) designed to meet the need for speed in various competitions and represent the innovations and technologies that are implemented in each product Vespa. Body hand made to be implanted in the upper frame tube steel with mounting suspense dab on the right, drum brakes and rear air vents to cool the engine is the most advanced innovation at the time. Not to mention the 3-speed transmission system, switch on the handlebars up to 17 mm carburetors Garde laburan plus red, be highly imaginative, from the beginning of the birth of the "Bee" to date.

  • Vespa Circuito 125

    The population of "swarm of silver" that filled the streets in Italy brings to mind the idea of ​​Enrico Piaggio to produce vehicles that are more aggressive, able to accelerate quickly and be out of character Vespa most champions. The result is a Vespa 98 that won the title of best in the Monte Mario hill climb in 1947 as ridden by Joseph Cautriumphs. Vespa 98 Corsa (circuit) designed to meet the need for speed in various competitions and represent the innovations and technologies that are implemented in each product Vespa. Body hand made to be implanted in the upper frame tube steel with mounting suspense dab on the right, drum brakes and rear air vents to cool the engine is the most advanced innovation at the time. Not to mention the 3-speed transmission system, switch on the handlebars up to 17 mm carburetors Garde laburan plus red, be highly imaginative, from the beginning of the birth of the "Bee" to date.

  • Vespa Montlhery

    To promote the sporty image of Vespa, Piaggio ordered an expert team to focus on the recording of the record in order to perpetuate the tradition of excellence that has been achieved in the research of this company before the war. On April 7, 1950 in Montlhery circuit, France, in 10 hours of testing with three drivers who alternated, Vespa won the 17 world records. Included in the record time (an average of 134 km/h) of 100 miles, (an average of 129.7 km/h) of 500 miles, (an average of 123.9 km/h) of 1,000 km (on average 124.3 km/h) within 10 hours and a distance of 1049 km. With vehicles that are very similar to this (Vespa 125 'circuit' with alloy frame from 1949), the drivers Mazzoncini also obtained excellent results on the race circuit. Among these are the circuit class wins scooter in Genoa (Italy), which is a challenge between Vespa and Lambretta.

  • Vespa Siluro

    In 1951, Vespa's most prestigious record of "speed skiing" on February 9, between 10 and 11 miles highway Roma-Ostia. Vespa engine with two opposing pistons (power of 17.2 hp and 9500 rpm), which was designed by Corradino D'Ascanio and vehicle testers Mazzoncini Dino, a record-breaking "speed skiing" and recorded a time of 21:04 seconds, with an average of 171.1 km / hour. The machine has two crankshafts that are connected to gears that separated the two pre-press room with two carburetors, piston controlled intake and exhaust side magnet piston is controlled by the charter (31 767 Piaggio picture). Cooling liquid is on the left.

  • Vespa 125 U

    Vespa produced only 7000 pieces. U Vespa scooter is one of the most sought after by collectors. Created in 1953 as an economic model. The letter "U" stands for utilitaria (versatile), because this model is designed to rival the Lambretta. The price is set at 110 dollars. For the first time Vespa made ​​in the Italian market have lights on the handlebars and not on the front mudguard.

  • Vespa 150 side car

    SIDECAR Vespa was made between 1948-early 1949, in the midst of the success achieved by the new 125 engine. Vespa models made ​​after thorough research. This scooter has a single sidecar powered coil spring, making it more stable and comfortable for long trips. At the end of 1954, Piaggio launched the first Vespa 150 cylinders are also designed for side car with the advanced aerodynamic lines and elegance. Side carnya made ​​of steel, manually installed and connected to the Vespa through a tube which is the unique solution of Piaggio. In addition, the gear boxnya also changed to facilitate current through the bumpy road. Performance gets a lot of praise, even on snowy terrain and steep slopes though. The model combines comfort side car through the addition of luggage in the back windshield and rear, as well as the security and practicality of a guarantee of the name 'Vespa'.

  • Vespa 150

    In the '50s, the French defense ministry gives a task to the licensee Piaggio in France (ACMA) to create a vehicle for military use. The result is a very special Vespa, which produced about 600 pieces from year 1956 to 1959 at the factory owned by the ACMA in Fourchambault, France. Vespa TAP used in the Foreign Legion and the Parachute Corps, can be lowered by parachute and is equipped with a 75mm gun (without recoil), 6 ammunition, two cans of fuel and a small wagon. Produced in two camouflage colors namely green and sand colors. Despite weighing 115 kg, Vespa TAP performance is not reduced. Even he could reach speeds 66km/jam, in the range of 200km when used in very exceptional and unusual.

  • Vespa 400

    When Vespa reached the peak of its power, Piaggio decided to come into the four-wheel vehicle sector. The goal, also wanted to produce a vehicle that is cheap and can be used widely. This time, again Corradino D'Ascanio who acted as a designer. He made a small Vespa 409. This car is rear engined 2-stroke made ​​in 2 versions. Launched in 1957, Piaggio produces 30,000 units in its licensee in France (ACMA). In 1959 took part in the Rally of Monte Carlo. With a 2-stroke engine, 394cc, two seats and accessories "Spartan", Vespa 400 is a versatile automobile pioneer who eventually stormed the streets of Europe in the 60s.

  • Vespa 125 (VNA2)

    Vespa 125 that came out in 1958 and produced in two variants of gray and beige marks the presence of an era. This is the first Vespa has a chassis produced from a combination of two sheets of zinc. This frame type has many advantages in terms of productivity and industry. From that moment onwards, the use of frames is applied to all models. New features in 1958 Vespa 125 other controls are hidden inside the handlebars which is also made of two sheets of zinc were printed. This is the most elegant solution to the current applied to the 150cc models. But the handlebars are made with die-casting foundry techniques. The new design for the engine is also more compact, with a crossbeam that is embedded in carternya. A new Vespa with a mix of 5%.

  • Vespa 150 GS VS5

    This is the best expression of the Vespa 150 Gran Sport is legendary, both in terms of frame and engine. Vespa 150 GS VS5 was produced in 1955 with VS1 models that have external control cables have not been incorporated into the handlebars, with die-casting foundry (a solution that was implemented in VS2). Compared with the previous version, this model is equipped with a speedometer that typical fan and a chrome tail lights and brake lights are integrated. In this new design, there is also crestina the front mudguard, significant improvement was also seen in the drum brake system types of auto vents. At the head of the engine fitted with high turbulence. Vespa 150 GS VS5 holds the record of the number of units that have been produced between the years 1958-1961 Vespa is up to 80,000 units.

  • Vespa 150

    Vespa is an evolution of the Vespa 150 (VBA) and was introduced in 1958 with a few changes. The color is similar to the previous model, the metallic blue. Sampinya pockets equipped with 2 marks from aluminum. Was larger taillights and made entirely of chrome. This model gained success because of the elegance and functionality since its first appearance in the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960.

  • Vespa Dali

    This Vespa possible until now considered the most beautiful in the world. In the summer of 1962 in Cadaquez, two students, namely Santiago Guillen and Antonio Veciana, on scooter, to meet with the master of surrealism, Salvador Dali. As written media moment "Dali did not feel pride over large reputation as an artist. He graced Vespa body in a strange way. He Dab signature and write the name of his wife, who has always been a source of inspiration; Gala. " Having launched in early summer of 1999 in Girona, Spain on the show 'Eurovespa' scooter models honored as exhibited in 'The Art of Motorcycle'. Then donated to the Museum by Giovanni Alberto Agnelli Piaggio.

  • Vespa 50

    The Vespa enjoyed growing popularity among young people. The practical scooter fit financially and visually their lifestyle. To this target group to make an attractive offer that brought the Piaggio Vespa 50 with the analogously translated slogan "Young, modern and without a license" on the market. For these Vespa could be driven without number plates and driving by young people aged 14 and over. The Vespa 50 was the last scooter designed by Corradino D'Ascanio and is still a milestone in the history of Vespa represents From 1964 to date, more than three million scooters produced with 50 cc.

  • Prototype Vespa Militer

    As with other motorcycle manufacturer, Piaggio is also conducting a study to create a military vehicle in the '50s. The model that came out in 1964 is derived from the Vespa 50 with changes to the frame to reduce its size. Because of that pipe steering column and wheels can be quickly removed and set on the left pocket. Vespa type remained in prototype form after several negotiations between Piaggio and the Department of Defense.

  • Vespa 90 Super Sprint

    It is no doubt, Super Sprint 90 has the original design with a solid outline. This model produced by Piaggio in 1966 as it has kecepatn, spring / release a very strong and admirable steering. Equipped with reduced size windshield and luggage box in between the seat and the handlebars. Spare wheel, like the Vespa GS 1955, tucked away in the middle of feet. Along with the success of the Vespa 90 SS, 50cc Piaggio also makes versions that are sold in overseas markets, particularly in Switzerland and Germany. Model 90 SS, like the Vespa 50, including models of the most sought after collectors because of its value like gems suitable for their collection.

  • Vespa 125 Primavera

    Right from the start was the type 125 VMA1 derived Vespa 125 "Primavera" successful. With its nimble handling and powerful engine, the Vespa Primavera went straight in the 1960s in the heart of the scooter fans. Because the Primavera should inspire young people, Piaggio developed for the launch of the slogan "Con Vespa si può" (with Vespa, anything is possible). This should be addressed 16-year-old who loved the sport and wanted to spend their free time with friends without getting stuck on the way to the meeting point in the traffic. A special feature of this scooter represents the longer chassis, the front passenger admitted more space.

  • Vespa 180 Rally

    After the success of the Vespa Super Sport 180 Piaggio developed a significantly improved 180 with a completely new engine and chassis modernized. There were also visual touch-ups to the handlebar and seat. Of the Vespa Rally 180 1968 to 1973 26 000 units have been produced, and today it is one of the most successful models of Vespa history.

  • Vespa 50 Special

    In the age of global protests in 1969 brought Piaggio Vespa 50 Special for young people on the market. Externally, this model differed from the handlebars, headlight and tail light of the standard version. In the same year was also the Vespa 50 Elestart her debut. The appearance of the scooter was the same but the Elestart version had an electric starter on board - a novelty at that time. Between 1969 and 1973 Piaggio accompanied the success of the 50 models with the slogan: "Chi Vespa mangia le mele".

  • Vespa 125 T5 Pole Position

    A new name and a new style that is also owned by Vespa 125 Pole Position, which came out in 1985. The line shape is more daring. Spoiler, windshield and digital tachometer meningkatkat sporti.Untuk character models, Piaggio difficult challenge of having to compete with Japanese products. T5 is equipped with new engines provide 5 pouring so that its performance is better than the other models Vespa the same cylinder. This model is synonymous with speed and big name Formula 1, and Nelson Piquet is a special witness.

  • Vespa ET2/ET4

    On the 50th Anniversary of the brand entered this elegantly drawn and still recognizable at first glance as a Vespa models on stage. The chic look put advanced chassis and engine technology. Of the new Vespa-generation, three different models were available: the Vespa ET4 with environmentally friendly 125cc four-stroke engine, the Vespa ET2 with a modernized, reliable two-stroke engine and the Vespa ET2 Injection, the first two-wheeler with direct injection. This mixture preparation helped Piaggio named FAST (Fully Atomized Stratified Turbulence). With it, the driver could save up to 30 percent gasoline and reduce emissions by up to 70 percent.