During 68 years long career, Vespa has been produced in 13 countries and sold in about 20 million copies. Vespa story began as a cheap means of transport and time turned it into an icon of style.
After World War II, Italy lay in ruins. Most of the Italian industry worked for the army, and as the war ended, this market has virtually disappeared. Industrialist and aero engineer Enrico Piaggio had the idea of two-wheeled vehicle that supposed to be cheap and reliable. To create the first specimen of such a vehicle, the chosen one was Corradino D’Ascanio. When the prototype was completed, Piaggio was delighted. Due to design and the sound of its engine they named it Vespa, which means wasp in Italian.
After various tests and additional perfecting, Vespa has entered into production in 1946. Although the idea of a scooter was not new at the time, Vespa, thanks to its ingenious design, from the start managed to break away from the competition. Engine was hidden under the chassis reducing the possibility of soiling the driver with oil and dust. This way the “wasp” has become suitable and affordable for ladies also.
Popularity of the Vespa grew instantly and quickly outgrew the boundaries of Italy. Piaggio company began to export to many countries of Europe and the world. Its unique design and practicality were the winning combination. However, another factor significantly affected the popularity of the Vespa: Hollywood! Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn rode a Vespa in the film “Holiday in Rome” in 1953. Thousands of young people were willing to follow their example, just to ride and enjoy.
Although it has been more than seventy years since its inception, Vespa has survived. For all these years of service in cities from Los Angeles to Vladivostok, Vespa has gone through 20.000 mechanical changes, in 120 different models, that were sold in almost 20 million copies. Today it is one of the most popular scooters in the world, with an army of fans united in thousands of clubs worldwide.
Taking into account the immense popularity of the motorcycle and recognizable design, Piaggio has continued to produce Vespa preserving the characteristic appearance on the one hand, and on the other….by using advanced technology. Vespa “Primavera 50 2S” combines into a harmonious complex – safety of the cutting edge technology and classic design of the Vespa. Truly special style, for those who nostalgically recall the 70s, but do not give up the achievements of progress. Motorcycle suitable for fighting through dense city traffic. Primavera possesses fairly consistent and enough strength even for fighting through the above mentioned every day reality. Almost everything on this motorcycle comprises a touch of Italian style, while tasteful use of chrome by the manufacturer, returns us to the original philosophy of the Vespa. The thing that in any case stands out Vespa Primavera from all the other scooters is high mobility and resourcefulness in increasingly growing traffic jams. You are free to wear a suit with a tie on it, and very importantly, there is an increasing number of women who use this motorcycle to do small shopping tasks, as well as to go to work.
As the only flaw of this bike, experts specified the price. However, for all that it offers in terms of engine quality, installed components, it seems that the cost of this motorcycle is quite acceptable. Ultimately, it is VESPA.
Therefore, at the end of the story we are proud to present Vespa Primavera 50 2S. Produced in 2014. Through pictures and specifications, enjoy the offered model.
|Model||Piaggio Vespa Primavera 50 2T|
|Engine type||Single cylinder, two-stroke|
|Power||3,2 kW / 4.28 HP|
|Top speed||65 km/h|
|Bore x stroke||40 x 39,3 mm|
|Transmission type, final drive||Belt|
|Front brakes||Single disc|
|Rear brakes||Drum brakes|
|Weight incl. oil, gas, etc.||102 kg|