Vespa (‘wasp’ in Italian) is an iconic brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio and remains unrivalled on style and elegance.
Piaggio, established in 1884, was originally involved in ship fitting, train engine construction and the building of civil and military aircraft engines.
Piaggio’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, Gilera, Derbi and, of course, Vespa brands.
The Vespa scooter was launched in 1946 and became popular with young Italians because of its step-through design; completely enclosed engine mechanism; flat floorboard for foot protection; and prominent front fairing for wind protection. All of which are said to enable young Italians to remain looking stylish while zooming around town!
Over 60 years on, it is still hailed as the symbol of Italian style and some 16 million units have been sold to date. Compare insurance quotes with The Bike Insurer to find a great insurance deal whatever Vespa model you own, including:
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