Vespa looks good for 70!
Vespa are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year, and with over 18 million scoots sold since 1946, they must be doing something right. So what makes them so great?
The stylish Italian scooter brand is still going strong after 70 years and is famous for mobilising the Mods, being used as a blank canvas by Salvador Dali and being the vehcile of choice for hundreds of A-list celebs. Join us as we delve into a rich and intrigiuing history of the world’s most iconic scooter builders.
To this day a scooter is about the easiest, cheapest, and most convenient mode of powered transport there is, certainly for town riding. You can nip through the tightest of gaps in traffic, park them in the smallest of spaces, they’re mega efficient on fuel, boast decent storage space so you can leave your helmet with the bike, they’re clean (because the Vespa bodywork encloses all the dirty stuff) and they’re the easiest things in the world to ride; no gears, no clutch, just twist and go. Oh, and they’re fun, too.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first Vespa 98cc rolling off the production line – and here are 10 more things you should know about the world’s most famous scooter brand.