Piaggio’s (Vespa) Cosa – the scooter for the 90s that slowly faded away…

The Cosa from Piaggio, the scooter of the 90s, launched in the 80s. Exclusive to the brand new edition 40 of ScooterNova magazine, we explore how this scooter came into being, the background, the design and designer, the name, the launch and the use of the Vespa badge.

It was the Milan Motorcycle Show in 1987 that the public were first introduced to the new Cosa scooter, albeit at a distance.

The First Ride

This coincided with some British dealers being invited out to the Piaggio factory in Pontedera to see the new Cosa for the first time, and as part of this exclusive magazine article ScooterNova speaks with the first British man to ride one at the factory.

We also discuss what it was like to ride (yes, we’ve owned a couple ourselves), its modern features, flaws, the potential of what could have been and why this scooter was eventually consigned to history.
Read the story, only in ScooterNova magazine, out now and available from all good scooter shops and selected independent retailers,  or buy online for home delivery by clicking here.
And if you had or have a Cosa, tell us about yours in the comments below.

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