Vespa and Sean Wotherspoon host a unique launch event in Milan

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Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means ‘wasp’ in Italian. The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy to a full line of scooters and one of seven companies today owned by Piaggio. Vespa scooters have been known for their painted, pressed steel unibody which combines, in a unified structural unit, a complete cowling for the engine (enclosing the engine mechanism and concealing dirt or grease), a flat floorboard (providing foot protection), and a prominent front fairing (providing wind protection).

The biggest sales promo ever was Hollywood. In 1952, Audrey Hepburn side-saddled Gregory Peck’s Vespa in the feature film ‘Roman Holiday’ for a ride through Rome, resulting in over 100,000 sales.

Vespa scooters have become an iconic symbol of classic and modern Italy. The heritage scooter brand has been refining its creations for over 70 years and in its lifetime it has produced more than 18 million scooters. To amplify its most recent collaboration with streetwear aficionado and Round Two founder Sean Wotherspoon, Vespa will host a special launch event coinciding with the EICMA international fair.

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Details of the collaboration are restricted, but it’s rumoured to involve a capsule collection and a limited edition Vespa Primavera scooter. True to Wotherspoons’ style, fans should expect a vividly colorful design, offering a bold reinterpretation of the classic scooter model.

The capsule collection will be officially unveiled by Vespa and Sean Wotherspoon himself at the launch event taking place at the Motoplex Milano City Lounge on November 5. Guests will be able to pick up signed T-shirts from the collection, retailing at €40, and meet the designer himself.

Find out more information on the event’s Facebook page. Come into the beautiful world of Vespa.

 

 

 

Stylish and environmentally friendly: Vespa Elettrica

In the big city we prefer to move on two wheels. Not because this is the most luxurious mode of transport, but because it is very convenient. The speed with which you get from A to B is many times higher than covering the same distance in your car. To be able to do it in a very stylish and environmentally conscious way, Vespa has given us a new alternative to today’s scooters. The Vespa Elettrica is the environmentally conscious alternative to the traditional scooter.

The Vespa as we all know it has been around for quite some time. For no less than 70 years, Vespa has managed to build a product that is leading and has a very charming appearance. In 2018, things will finally change – Vespa is also moving with the times.

The Vespa as we all know it has been around for quite some time. For no less than 70 years, Vespa has managed to build a product that is leading and has a very charming appearance. In 2018, things will finally change – Vespa is also moving with the times.

The Vespa Elettrica is a contemporary icon and is synonymous with advanced connectivity and driving pleasure in silence. For personalization, eco-friendliness and elegance.

The Elettrica comes in a ‘Space-age-chrome-and-blue’ livery. Something that gives the scooter a futuristic look and makes it clear that we are dealing with an electric vehicle – hence the blue accents.

The most striking detail on this scooter is the digital dashboard with 4.3 inch TFT color screen on the handlebar. It shows the ride parameters and provides ride statistics to help you improve your driving style. The Vespa Mia system developed by the Piaggio Group guarantees full connectivity between the vehicle and the smartphone.

Thanks to Bluetooth communication and a special app, the display becomes an extension of the smartphone, which you can use safely without taking your hands off the wheel: you can answer phone calls, view message notifications, activate voice commands and manage music. The app will also save the vehicle’s parameters and last position.

This scooter offers excellent throttle response, an easy and enjoyable ride and up to 100 km of continuous range thanks to a lithium-ion battery and a system that recovers kinetic energy during deceleration. The beating heart of the Vespa Elettrica is a silent, technologically advanced power unit.

The scooter is powered by a 4kW power unit and according to Vespa, this makes the scooter faster than traditional 50cc scooters. Something we can safely believe given the electric drive (which ensures that all power is immediately available). When using the normal wall socket, the scooter would be fully charged in four hours.

It is said that the battery is not removable, so you must have a driveway, storage room, shed or garage (box) with a socket. Or recharge at friends. Surely that cannot be the intention with a vehicle that you mainly use in the city, where many people live in an apartment.

A hybrid version will also be produced. This Elettrica X will be able to cover 200 kilometers and is partly powered by a combustion engine. The scooter will be expected early next on the road. As far as prices are concerned, nothing is known yet.

Vespa offers many options for personalization. And we are not used to anything different from Vespa, the design is absolutely unique and refined. Complete the Elettrica look with matching accessories, such as helmets, backpacks and glasses.

Vespa offers many options for personalization. And we are not used to anything different from Vespa, the design is absolutely unique and refined. Complete the Elettrica look with matching accessories, such as helmets, backpacks and glasses.

Kom in de schitterende wereld van Vespa.

The Vespa: A Book for the Symbol of the Dolce Vita

 

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A princess subjected to suffocating protocol, Audrey Hepburn had not a minute of free time during her ‘Roman Holiday’. Guided by the charm of a young journalist, she finally took advantage of a moment to escape, criss-crossing the town on a little Vespa 125, before her condition caught up to her… Born after the tragic 40s, the Vespa incarnates the renewal of Italy, home of the arts and fine engineering.

When you think of sun-soaked Italy, this image may come to mind: in unspeakable tumult, an elegant Italian slips in between cars, horn jammed and helmet casually hanging off the shoulder. The Vespa has become a myth, a phenomenon, and a way of life that’s intimately tied to the urban world.

The ‘Wasp’ marks a true turning point in the history of two-wheelers through its comfort, its modern design, and especially its retro glamorous aspect. It’s a true fashion icon doubled up as a tool of mobility where the 60s in London, the air of Saint Germain, the heat of Ibiza, and a nonchalant Dolce Vita all come together. Timeless, it’s been adopted by generation after generation as a symbol of liberty and emancipation.

An emblem of a happier era, this unique moped incarnates the symbol of friendship and liberty. Valerio Boni, sports journalist specialized in motorcycles and two-wheelers, and Azura Della Penna, Italian fashion and society journalist, have joined forces to release a new book that renders homage to this iconic object.

Come into the beautiful world of Vespa.