Piaggio Press Release: Piaggio and Vespa scooters get great gas mileage, with some models getting upwards of 113 mpg. Now through June 30, 2013 customers purchasing a new or unused MY12 Piaggio Typhoon 125, FLY 150, Vespa S 150, LX 150 or LXV 150 will receive a free $250 gas card as part of the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
This letter is a little late in coming, like eight years late, but since lately there has been a discussion of adventure riders “posing,” I’d like to introduce a fellow we met on the homeward bound leg of our great Alaska adventure in 2004. We had ridden from Michigan on our BMWs, me on my [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
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Large press conferences from Honda and Ducati held right before EICMA 2012 may have stolen a bit of the thunder from Milan’s annual motorcycle show, but we still came away impressed with the variety of significant new bikes on display. Although finding the 10 motorcycles that we’d most like to ride in 2013 certainly qualifies [...]Read Full Post | Comments(13)
Less than a week before the start of EICMA 2012, Cycle World has obtained photos and information regarding the Piaggio Group’s four scheduled introductions: the Moto Guzzi California 1400, the Vespa 946, the Aprilia Caponord and a refreshed Aprilia RSV4, in R ABS and Factory ABS forms. Moto Guzzi California 1400 Judging by this picture [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
EICMA: Here Come The Italians! Aprilia, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta and Vespa set the stage for next week’s big motorcycle show in Milan.
Do you remember the gorgeous Vespa Quarantasei concept that Piaggio unveiled last year at EICMA? Well, this year, Piaggio will reveal the fully homologated production model. This machine alone will make the show worth attending for many scooter fans because the Quarantasei may well be one of the most alluring small-wheelers ever designed, no matter [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Piaggio is placing a heavy bet on India. It has just completed a new manufacturing plant in Baramati specifically dedicated to producing its new Vespa LX 125 scooter. Covering an area of more than 1.6 million square feet, the factory is capable of producing 300,000 units annually. Given the positive response of the local market, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Will The Motorcycle Of The Future Come From Pasadena? Italian motorcycle designer Miguel Galluzzi talks two-wheel transportation.
Piaggio is the Italian aircraft manufacturer that brought 16 million Vespa scooters into the world starting in 1946. Scooters were inexpensive, easy to use and seen as cute and chic. Today, Piaggio also owns Aprilia and Moto Guzzi, and in 2011, it delivered 100,000 two-wheelers of all kinds. Because it intends to remain in business [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Quarantasei means 46 in Italian, and if the name of this sleek new scooter were written numerically, someone might be led to believe that Piaggio was trying to snatch legendary MotoGP racer Valentino Rossi away from Ducati. Not so! Here, “Quarantasei” refers to the birth year of the greatest scooter of all time: the Vespa. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Vespa LX 150 i.e.: $4599 When it comes to iconic design, the Vespa scooter instantly comes to mind. So, anyone looking for a classically styled Italian original will be happy to know they can get their hands on one for less than 5 Grand. The 150’s fuel-injected engine only has to move 243 pounds of [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
While browsing the new-model listings in this Buyer’s Guide, some of you may experience a severe case of sticker shock. The symptoms could include uncontrolled outrage, repeated shouting of off-color expletives and a sudden need to reach back and make sure your wallet is secure. This is what often happens when people discover that among [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)