When Piaggio launched their 'Nuova Linea' of Vespa scooters in 1977 I wonder if anybody at the Italian factory in Pontedera ever considered that 40 years later we would finally say goodbye to it? I've had few myself over the years, 125, 150 and 200cc versions, ridden thousands of miles through numerous countries on them … Continue reading The Vespa P-range: One of the best?
It's Sunday morning, but we don't need an excuse to post this picture of a stunning Vespa Gran Sport, which can be found on display at at the Museo Piaggio in Pontedera, Italy. Behind this lovely scooter, on the wall is a photo of Enrico Piaggio himself, looking down on one of the most beautiful … Continue reading Vespa GS
Many scooterists consider the commercial vehicles produced by Innocenti and Piaggio (the same manufacturers as our beloved Lambretta and Vespa) to also have a certain appeal, even if they do feature more than the regulation two wheels! Both Piaggio and Innocenti produced 3-wheeled variants of their scooters for trade use. At first these were basically … Continue reading A 5-wheeled Vespa?