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For Its Electric Scooter Vespa’s Elettrica is the company’s electric scooter and recently it received an honorable mention in the 2020 Compasso d’Oro design awards. The prestigious awards started in 1954 and continue to be an important recognition for design projects that are Italian-made.  Only 18 products made the cut. The Vespa was the only …

Piaggio Gets Its Emissions Game On Aprilia and Vespa sell a lot of scooters, so the companies, which are both under the Piaggio umbrella, needed to keep up with emissions standards. Both Aprilia nad Vespa launched BS6-Compliant 125cc scooters to keep their vehicles out there as options for buyers. Between the two companies, three new …

A Scooter and Accessories Vespa and Christian Dior were founded in the same year. The two brands have become exceptionally important in their respective industries, and now they collaborated on the Vespa 946 Christian Dior scooter.  The Vespa 946 features a monohull construction with graphic lines that pay tribute to both brands’ rich histories. The …

Winning a Trademark Battle With a Chinese Scooter Company Vespa is one of the best-known vehicle manufacturers in the world. The company makes scooters and it works hard to keep its brand and its intellectual property safe. Piaggio recently announced it won a EUIPO decision in court against Motolux and Dayi Motor. The Chinese scooter …

Extensions Due to COVID-19 The COVID-9 pandemic has caused all sorts of problems worldwide, and Italy was particularly hit hard by the virus. Now things are slowly returning to normal, but there are still many things that will take some time. In the wake of all this, Piaggio Group—which owns brands like Piaggio, Vespa, and …

A Cleaner Elegante 150 in India Were you hoping to scoot around India’s roads on a Vespa Elegante 150 that’s BS6 compliant? Now you can. Vespa updated the scooter’s powertrain to make sure it complied with the latest update on emissions. This will help keep the ironically styled scooter on the road. The Elegante 150 …

Winners in My Book Even if They Don’t Win There’s something very interesting to me about taking machines designed for one thing and using them to do another. That’s why I love the idea of racing Vespa scooters 1,000 miles the length of the Baja Peninsula. Tutto Mondo Racing is doing just that. The Tutto …

Get the Scoot You Want When You Want It If you’ve always been a Vespa fan but didn’t want to go all the way down to the Vespa dealer to look at one and place your order, you now have the option of buying your scooter online. Vespa USA now allows online sales for all …

You Can Forget the Motorcycle Endorsement in Some States Most of the time, if you don’t have a motorcycle endorsement, you’re not allowed on anything with two wheels except a bicycle, but now Vespa will allow you to ride around in Italian style on its new line of 50cc scooters with a speed limiter installed …

A Detailed Look at the Iconic Brand If there’s one scooter I could have in my shed, it’d be a Vespa. The brand is iconic. It’s scooters retain their value better than any other vehicle on the road today, and while it would never replace my want or need for a legit motorcycle, I could …

The Scooters Retain Their Value Better Than Anything Else Can you think of a vehicle that would retain 72.1 percent of its value over three years of ownership? According to data from J.D. Power and Associates, Vespa scooters do just that. This year was the first year that J.D. Power tracked resale value and published …

Aprilia SRV, Moto Guzzi, Vespa and Piaggio November 14, 2011 – The Piaggio Group had an entire neighborhood full of display stands at the 2011 EICMA show. The brands include Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Gilera and Derbi. The SFKATAS (The Scooter Formerly Known As The Aprilia Scarabeo) is now its own brand also, simply …

More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. The event was held on September 22, 2002 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lots of great motorcycles and loads of fun! (Photos from the 2001 event) Click on a page …