Mon, 29 Sep 2014
Graham Coxon, British musician and lead guitarist for Blur, auctioning off seven of his personal motorcycles with proceeds benefitting NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity. See the full press release from Bonhams below. The motorcycles will be sold as part of Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale, an annual event taking place at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, held on 19th October 2014.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014
The stage is set for ”The Meet at ACM” motorcycle show this weekend in Tacoma, WA. While festivities will begin on Friday evening, America’s Car Museum (ACM) will host the third annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Organizers expect 450 vintage motorcycles and scooters from all over the nation to attend.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014
At almost $10,500, the Vespa 946 might be a pricey scooter, but boy is it good looking. Well, leave it to Vespa to up the purdy level even more with the 946 Bellissima. Limited to only 100 units, the Vespa 946 Bellissima offers exclusivity and distinction in unique Vespa fashion.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014
They came from 32 different countries, represented 310 clubs and formed a line 10 km long and they all had one thing in common: a love of Vespas. An estimated 10,000 Vespas scooted across the Italian province of Mantua for Vespa World Days 2014, a celebration of the iconic scooter brand. The Vespa parade traveled from the city of Mantua to San Benedetto Po for the second day of the festival.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
Piaggio announced new updates for the Vespa GTS, adding anti-lock brakes, a traction control system and its new Enahnced Sliding Suspension system, bringing the company’s latest scooter technologies to the largest, most powerful Vespa model. The new additions on the GTS should not be a surprise, as they have already been adopted by other new Vespa models such as the 946. Piaggio was the first company to introduce ABS and ASR traction control system for scooters, and the updated GTS will now receive the technology as a factory-installed option.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014
In 1966, Vespa’s latest model, the Super Sprint 90, combined a small, lightweight body, with a 125cc engine. At the time, it was Vespa’s premier sporty and athletic model. Today, Vespa is bringing the Sprint name back with two new models, the Sprint 125 and Sprint 50.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014
You can always tell you’re looking at a Vespa-issued press photo because it looks like it came from a fashion shoot rather than a media kit for a scooter. Just look at the images above from the official Vespa Primavera press kit. Of course, this is all part of Vespa’s brand identity, appealing to styish young urbanites more likely to read GQ than Motortrend.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014
The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reported a modest 1.4% growth in U.S. motorcycle and scooter sales in 2013, with consumers purchasing 465,783 vehicles. The sales data represents numbers from the MIC’s member brands which include BMW, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, the Piaggio Group (which includes Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa), Victory, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014
The long-awaited Vespa 946, inspired by Vespa’s last prototype, the MP6 of 1946, highlights its and parent company, Piaggio’s 2014 model lineup. Available in Montebianco White or Shiny Black, the 946 showcases elegant, modern lines while clearly paying homage to Vespa’s past. It will go on sale this year for $9946.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014
In motorcycling, like photography, the person behind the controls makes all the difference. This video is a clear example of this. Watch the Vespa rider hauling butt, dragging knee, and embarrassing his friend on the camera bike riding a supermoto.