Unsurprisingly there’s a well-established Vespa dealer near to the factory. In addition to providing workshop facilities and a wide range of original spares Busdraghi Piaggio is also home to the limited edition Super Cau PX, an example of which is held at the museum.
Arguably Busdraghi produced the 70th Anniversary machine Piaggio should have created, a tribute to the legendary 1950s racer Giuseppe Cau. The edition of 99 machines sold instantly and already have a cult following on the continent. Giuseppe takes his endorsement of these specials seriously. At the time of my visit he rang the shop to make sure warranty work on one of the machines was being carried out promptly! www.busdraghipiaggio.it
The building also houses Piaggio’s Gilera collection.
Sump and exhaust guard. Tyres are 300x10 cross by Pirelli.
Massive air filter box and neat frame strengthening.