Vespa

Symbolising freedom on two wheels, the iconic Vespa scooter is still a hugely popular mode of transport for many enthusiasts the world over. Launched in 1946 by Italian engineering and aeronautical company Piaggio, the Vespa (‘wasp’ in Italian) scooter design was forward thinking and radical. A pressed steel ‘unibody’ construction with a 100cc 2-stroke engine driving the back wheel, small 8” wheels, a handlebar mounted gearchange and reasonable weather protection for the rider added up to a nimble, practical and economical machine that appealed to riders of both sexes, and from all walks of life. By the 1950’s and into the 1960’s the Vespa scooter continued to grow in mass appeal, and with sales booming, were being manufactured under licence in many parts of the world.

 

Vespa Scooters For Sale

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1981 Other Makes Vespa PX Beautiful 1981 Vespa PX 125

1981 Other Makes Vespa PX  Beautiful 1981 Vespa PX 125
Price:
$2,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 15h 30m
Seller: eBay

2005 Other Makes Vespa Vespa-2005-grandtourismo-200-xl-motor-scooter

2005 Other Makes Vespa  Vespa-2005-grandtourismo-200-xl-motor-scooter
Price:
$4,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
13d 1h 41m
Seller: eBay

1966 Other Makes vespa scooter motorcycles

1966 Other Makes vespa  scooter motorcycles
Price:
$5,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 8h 3m
Seller: eBay

2013 Other Makes LXV 150 2013 Vespa LXV 150 Used

2013 Other Makes LXV 150 2013 Vespa LXV 150 Used
Price:
$3,774.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
8d 5h 46m
Seller: eBay
 
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Whilst the basic design remained largely the same, development of the Vespa scooter continued throughout its lifespan. Smallframe Vespas featured engines up to 125cc, whilst largeframe versions included 125, 150, 160, 180 and 200cc engines, offering superior performance, better equipment and greater comfort. Current Vespa scooters offer modern standards of refinement and engine technology, but still retain much of the charm that first made them famous.

Produced in huge numbers, there are still many classic Vespa scooters for sale today, and a cheap Vespa can make a great restoration project for the enthusiastic scooterist.