Vespa Elettrica electric scooter

Vespa debuts Elettrica electric scooter

The best thing about the Vespa Elettrica electric scooter is that it is almost a complete mirror of the iconic petrol-powered retro model. And, of course, just like the standard Vespa, it is twist-and-go-throttle so there is one less hurdle among scooter riders crossing over from an internal combustion model to an electric. Vespa Elettrica …

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Lambretta V prices

Lambretta announces scooter prices

Italian scooter brand Lambretta returns to Australia soon with six models that undercut the prices of countryman Vespa. They will come in 50cc, 125cc or 169cc models in V and V Special variants differentiated by the front guard. Lambretta V has a conventional “flex” front guard that moves with the steering like most scooters.  V …

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Motogiro

Italian bike fans celebrate 10th Motogiro

The 10th annual national Motogiro cross-country rally for small-capacity Italian-made bikes and scooters is on this August with a special anniversary dinner and display. The organisers are Italian bike collectors Pete Morrow and Trevor Fryer who live in South East Queensland and use the beautiful region to stage their annual event. They started the untimed …

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Vespa unveils Sei Giorni special edition motorcycle sales elettrica

Vespa unveils Sei Giorni special edition

Vespa has released a limited-edition Vespa 300 Sei Giorni to honour the model built for the 1951 Sei Giorni Internazionale di Varese regularity competition. It is based on the GTS 300 Super Sport, but adds black highlights, a special edition serial numbered plate, dual-coloured saddle with piping and contrast stitching, exposed metal pipe and a …

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2017 Vespa GTS 150 with stop-start technology

Vespa adds stop-start tech to save fuel

The new Vespa GTS scooter range includes stop-start technology to switch off the engine when stationary and automatically restart when the brake is released. Stop-start technology has been used in many cars for several years now and was introduced by Honda on the PCX 125 scooter in 2010. Yamaha has added it to their Janus 125 …

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World’s oldest, Roman Holiday Vespa sells

The world’s oldest Vespa that was also used in the classic 1953 film, Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, has sold at auction for more than a quarter million dollars. There were 21 bids for the working scooter which was hand-crafted in 1946. It was estimated to sell for up to €300,000 ($US324,492, …

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Around the world on a Vespa scooter

Around the world on a Vespa scooter

While many riders wish they could ride around the world on a motorcycle, there are few that would consider doing it two-up on a Vespa scooter! But that’s exactly what Greek couple Alexandra and Stergios are doing on their Around the World on a Vespa trip. Since 2013, their laden 2003-model PX200 Vespa scooter has …

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Vespa 946 Red

Vespa goes red for charity and electric

The Piaggio Group has announced its intention to go electric and charitable with the Vespa Elettrica project and the 2017 Red Vespa 946 to fight diseases in Africa. The Elettrica has been unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, but at the moment it’s only a concept. It follows their plug-in hybrid Piaggio MP3 …

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Vespa celebrates 70 years in style

Vespa has added style, chrome and a leather bag on three new model variants to celebrate 70 years of the Iconic Italian scooter manufacturer. The Settantesimo range feature a special “chromatic azzuro 70 traditional colour scheme and a dark brown seat with beige piping. The seat is embossed with a Vespa Settantesimo logo. They also have …

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Vespa GTS 300 Super FL scooter

Vespa goes hi-tech with rider aids

The popular Vespa GTS 300 Super FL has joined scooter brands such as Aprilia, BMW and Piaggio with hi-tech rider aids. Vespa is one of the brands under the Piaggio umbrella, along with Aprilia, Scarabeo, Derbi, Gilera and Moto Guzzi. The Vespa GTS 300 Super FL benefits from that association with technologies such as ABS, …

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