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Vespa Polini special

25 April, 2020
Catching up on a couple of things from the EICMA show, here is a lovely Vespa Polini special edition. This Vespa 53 Special has been built down to the very last detail, with Polini exhaust, Mikuni carburettor, and special finishing…

2011 EICMA: Vespa Quarantasei

23 April, 2020
Quarantasei means ‘46′ in Italian, but Valentino Rossi has nothing to do with it. Vespa Quarantasei is named after the year 1946, when the first ever prototype of the world-famous Italian scooter - called MP6 - was made. Just to…

Vespa stunts: pics and video from Nicola Campobbasso

23 April, 2020
The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour finished last Saturday in Rome and the Italians pulled Nicola Campobbasso out of their bag of tricks for the day. Nicola is also known as the ‘impennatore’ or ‘wheeler’ in the sense of one-wheel…

Yellow Vespa sidecar at Vinitaly wine fair

22 April, 2020
While at Vinitaly to go exploring the world of Italian wine, I came across this vintage style Vespa with a sidecar as a promo piece for white wines from Friuli. With a topless woman clutching a bottle, and saying “the…

Vintage Vespa in carbon: Nerocarbonio Vespa

21 April, 2020
After having looked at the lovely Bimota DB7 Nerocarbonio at Milan’s Design Week, on display was also a Nerocarbonio Vespa in carbon fibre. The vintage Vespa GS has been completely restored with carbon, which you can see in the photo…

Michael Jackson vs Mr. Bean on a Vespa

21 April, 2020
This cute little animation video should brighten up your Friday morning, with the one and only Mr. Bean who gives up his British Leyland Mini to ride a vintage Vespa scooter to take on Michael Jackson and match his dance…

Vespa Servizio Vespa clothing range

20 April, 2020
The new Vespa clothing line for summer has been released in the legendary “Vespa Servizio” line with hooded pullovers and logos. The Vespa Servizio logo was originally used out the front of official service providers for repairs and maintenance.The new…

Vespa GTS 125 Super preview pics

20 April, 2020
These are the first pics released by Piaggio of the splendid new Vespa GTS 125 Super, which inherits the same elegant and aggressive style from the Vespa 300 Super. The new GTS 125 is designed to reflect and continue the…

Vespa LX 3V and Vespa S 3V 2012

19 April, 2020
Since the birth of the very first model - patented in 1946 by the legendary Corradino D’Ascanio - the mother of all Italian scooters has been fascinating plenty of fans the world over with his unique style and the reliability…

Vespa Venice by Luca Moretto

17 April, 2020
Venetian artist Luca Moretto prepared this special 1967 Vespa 50 N dubbed ‘Vespa Venice’ for last year’s 54th edition of the Venice Biennale.Now this Vespa will be displayed at the Piaggio Museum at Pontedera from July 2012 until the end…

Milan on a Vespa: your favourite riding moments

14 April, 2020
If you’re interested in trying a classic motorcycle itinerary in Italy, you can go just about anywhere as long as it’s on a Vespa. I had a little ride in Milan on a Vespa the other day (full story on…

A quick test run of the Vespa GTS 300 Super

8 April, 2020
After giving you the preview this morning, we came back from the presentation in Milan of the new Vespa GTS 300 Super and after scoring ourselves a little test - or better a quick spin. And we can safely say…

2011 Vespa World Days

8 April, 2020
The 2011 Vespa World Days event will take place north of Oslo, at Gjøvik, in about a week’s time and it seems like this meet only gets bigger every year. With registration still open, so far we can expect thousands…

Special Edition Fred Perry Vespa

7 April, 2020
The Fred Perry fashion brand is collaborating with Piaggio on a limited edition run of Vespa scooters bearing the famous laurel leaf logo and Fred Perry detailing. Piaggio will be producing only 100 of these special Vespa’s for Perry’s centennial…

Josh Hayes leads in warm-up practice at Valencia

6 April, 2020
Wet, cold and windy and this was the weather this morning at the Ricardo Tormo circuit at Valencia for MotoGP’s warm-up practice and the surprise of the morning was that AMA Superbike champion Josh Hayes who is riding for injured…

Lambretta vs Vespa – the rivalry continues (w/video)

4 April, 2020
Scooter marques Vespa and Lambretta have been virtually tied together for over a half a century and so has the marketing rivalry between two iconic Italian scooters, and playing on this rivalry is this latest commercial that an ad agency…

Piaggio Group at 2010 EICMA: Aprilia Tuono V4R and more

1 April, 2020
The Piaggio Group will be bringing some new models to the 2010 EICMA although unfortunately we don’t expect anything that will knock our socks off quite like the Moto Guzzi concepts last year. In any case, we’ll get to see…

New Vespa LX Touring 125 and 150 ie

31 March, 2020
Vespa has recently released another version from its LX scooter range, the Vespa LX Touring. It’s another indication of how popular this range of Vespa scooters has become, with more comfort and modern technology, but a dose of Vespa elegance…

Everyone Loves a Vespa

28 March, 2020
This humorous commercial incorporates the idea that everyone can love a Vespa scooter, even the stereotype of the hard riding, beer drinking Harley Davidson rider that can leave his main squeeze and appreciate the classical and timeless beauty of a…

MotoGP Sepang 2 – Final Day Rider Quotes

27 March, 2020
With four days of pre-season testing at Sepang already over, MotoGP will be heading to Qatar on March 18-19 for the final two days of tests, before the new season kicks off at Losail for the night race that takes…
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