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?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - By Stuart Barker MCN CON­TRIB­U­TOR

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.

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