Over the years, Piaggio has become firmly established as a respected bike manufacturer, here’s how they started out:
Established in 1884 by Rinaldo Piaggio and originally based in Pontedera, Italy, the company was managed by the Piaggio family until 1999. During its long history, Piaggio has been involved in ship fitting, train engine construction and the building of civil and military aircraft engines.
The company’s recent history is linked to light transportation and today it is the world’s fourth largest manufacturer of scooters, motorcycles and mopeds sold under the Piaggio, Vespa, Gilera and Derbi brands.
Piaggio is undoubtedly best known for its iconic Vespa scooter, which was launched in 1946. Over 60 years on, the Vespa is still hailed as the symbol of Italian style with some 16 million units having been sold to date.
The Piaggio brand encompasses a large range of scooters, from the hugely popular Fly 150 to the meatier 500cc X9 model and the innovative MP3 three-wheeled scooter. Compare insurance quotes with The Bike Insurer to find a great insurance deal whatever your Piaggio Scooter model, including:
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