Vespa Scooters for sale

Vespa scooters were one of two designs that were apparently inspired by the WWII era Cushman series. After the war, there was a bit of a turnabout when Vespa began manufacturing their designs for Cushman.

It is an Italian line manufactured by Piaggio since 1946. Piaggio is the European market leader in the motorcycle industry. In terms of worldwide sales, they cannot compete with Asian manufacturers, but most people feel that the quality and design is superior.

The designs are well known for the pressed steel unibody that encloses the engine completely. The enclosed engine makes for a cleaner ride and is felt to improve the appearance of the scooter.


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Vespa V90. Freshley Refurbished. £4,000.00
This Scooter has the original UK log book ( registered early 1967 on an E Plate) showing the original engine and frame numbers which are still in the scooter. The Scooter has been fully refurbished by... Vespa Scooters for sale in Cornwall   Cornwall
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Vespa - GTS 250 £2,699.00
Mileage: 3535 Miles CC: 250cc Colour: RED Condition: As NEW Taxed Till: N/A N/A MOT Till: N/A N/A History: Full Service History Previous Owners: 1 AS NEW CONDITION VESPA 250 GTS,1 OW... Vespa Scooters for sale in Cheshire   Cheshire
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Vespa - GTS 300ie £3,299.00
Mileage: 3 Miles CC: 300cc Colour: WHITE Condition: As NEW Taxed Till: N/A N/A MOT Till: N/A N/A History: None Previous Owners: Pre-Reg Bike BRAND NEW PRE REGISTERED PIAGGIO VESPA GT... Vespa Scooters for sale in Cheshire   Cheshire
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Vespa - S 125 £2,495.00
Mileage: 3258 Miles CC: 125cc Colour: WHITE Condition: As NEW Taxed Till: N/A N/A MOT Till: N/A N/A History: Full Service History Previous Owners: 2 AS NEW CONDITION ITALIAN CLASSIC ... Vespa Scooters for sale in Cheshire   Cheshire
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Vespa ET4 £995.00
Price: £995 Year: 2002 Engine: 125cc Mileage: 18014 miles Vespa Scooters for sale in London   London
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VESPA 300cc £3,400.00
PIAGGIO VESPA 298cc, Automatic, 2009 09 Reg, 1100 km, White. Full Service History, Immobiliser, Fuel injected, Vespa top box. Ex demo. Amazing performance for a scooter!, Vespa Scooters for sale in London   London
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VESPA 'S' 125cc £2,495.00
PIAGGIO VESPA 125cc, Automatic, 2009 09 Reg, 1700 km, Black, 125 Learner Legal. Full Service History, Vespa top box. Ex Demo Bike in new condition. £2,495 ono Save over £550 on a new one!! Vespa Scooters for sale in London   London
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1972 Vespa 150 Sprint £2,395.00
Amazing bike in great condition for its age. Completely restored to new. Full matching vin and engine numbers. Is tax exempt. Has been imported from Bali. This is a must have for anyone serious a... Vespa Scooters for sale in London   London
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The front “fairing” provides wind protection and shields the feet which are placed on a flat floorboard. The open leg area allows for a more comfortable, upright riding position. Although this scooter design is commonplace today, there was nothing like it until 1946.

The original design came from Corradino DAscanio, an Italian aeronautics engineer responsible for the Agusta helicopter. DAscanio was the author of numerous scientific publications and a professor at the University of Pisa between 1937 and 1961, while he was still an employee of Piaggio.

DAscanio is said to have been disappointed that he was better known by the public for his association with Vespa scooters than he was for his helicopter and other aviation designs. The Italian government did recognize his achievements in aeronautics and awarded him the “Order of Merit of the Italian Republic”.

One of the more interesting models included the 150 TAP, which was modified by the French military to hold an anti-tank weapon. Another was the Torpedo with its 125 cc counter-opposing piston engine that set a world record. The average speed attained was 171 km/hour.

The popularity of Vespa scooters can be partially attributed to Hollywood. The 1952 film “Roman Holiday” showed Audrey Hepburn riding side saddle on Gregory Peck’s scooter as they rode through the streets of Rome. By the late 1950s, Marlon Brando, Dean Martin, John Wayne and Charlton Heston, as well as many other famous folks, were all Vespa-riders.

Although Piaggio has seen its share of ups and downs over the years, the company is now publicly traded on the major stock exchanges. Five models are currently in production and more are expected to be released in the future, including hybrid models.

The current drive to reduce emissions and conserve fuel is expected to push the sales of Vespa scooters higher than ever before.



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