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A Vespa is not just a scooter. It is one of the great icons of Italian style and elegance, and with more than 16 million units produced, is well known throughout the world. For more than 50 years, Vespa has fascinated millions of people and given the world an irreplaceable icon of Italian style and a means of personal transport that has become synonymous with freedom. It now falls under the umbrella of the Piaggio Group.

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2013 Vespa LX and S 125/150 3V Review

The iconic Vespa brand known the world over gets a new engine to power two of its most popular scooters, the S and the LX. A 125cc version will be sold in most world markets, but North America will receive only the 150cc models.

2009 Vespa GTS 300 Super

Price and style are two of the most popular reasons for buying anything, really. And when you can save on fuel costs while enjoying the wind in your face, it’s time to consider a Vespa.

Best of 2009 - Motorcycles of the Year

With so much high-quality product to choose from, culling the field down into our Best Of winners was an arduous task. But that didn't stop us from coming up with our favorite stuff from the class of '09!

2008 Vespa S 150 Review

There’s something about this tiny scooter that really sets it apart from the rest. Sure, it’s a Vespa so you’d expect it to be visually appealing, but this baby is different.

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  • This is What a Parade of 10,000 Vespas Look Like

    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 […] more
  • 2015 Vespa GTS Gets ABS and Traction Control

    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 […] more
  • Piaggio Reveals Business Plan for 2014-2017

    Facing a difficult European economy and a 13.7% decrease in net sales last year, the Piaggio Group announced a new business plan that will carry the company through 2017. The plan calls for the launch of 19 new models – 12 motorcycles and 7 scooters – over the next four years. Piaggio hopes this will […] more
  • What Does a Vespa Smell Like?

    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 […] more
  • Vespa 946 Highlights 2014 Piaggio/Vespa Model Range

    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. Coincidence? I think not. In […] more
  • Vespa Rider Dragging Knee Chasing A Supermoto Video

    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. The video takes place in Hungary at the Pannonia circuit, and not many details are […] more
  • Italian Authorities Seize Alleged Knockoffs from EICMA Show Again

    In what’s become somewhat of a dubious EICMA tradition, Italian authorities have seized scooters from various show exhibitors because their designs allegedly infringed on the designs of other manufacturers. Back in 2011, authorities seized a three-wheeled scooter called the Yiben YB 250 ZKT because it was deemed to resemble the Piaggio MP3. Last year, authorities […] more
  • EICMA 2013: Vespa Primavera Whats Old is New Again

    Vespa reached into its past, reviving a model named first used in 1968 for a brand new model unveiled at the 2013 EICMA show. The new 2014 Vespa Primavera will replace the current LX model, retaining some of its styling while adding some touches from the new 946. Follow the rest of our 2013 EICMA […] more
  • Piaggio Reports Q2 2013 Results

    The Piaggio Group reported a 12.1% decrease in net sales over the opening six months of 2013, the company’s worst first half showing since 2004. Net sales totaled 671.5 million euros (US$891.9 million) over the first six months, compared to 764.1 million euros reported in the same period of 2012. Piaggio still earned a net […] more
  • Viva La Two Strokes! Video

    Two stroke road bikes are a thing of the past, at least here in the states. It’s a shame, considering how unique they are to ride and work on. However, the absolute fandom surrounding two strokes is definitely alive and well in this country, as seen by a recent event at Deus Ex Machina in […] more
  • Vespalogy: An Animated Retrospective of Vespa Design Video

    The folks at French graphic design studio NOMOON are apparently big Vespa scooter fans. As famed Italian scooter brand celebrates 50th anniversary of its 50cc Vespina scooter, (and overall 67th anniversary), NOMOON produced an animated video featuring some Vespa designs from the company’s history, from the 1943 MP5 prototype to the futuristic Vespa 946. Many […] more
  • Top 10 Celebrity Vespa Riders

      Is there a cooler two-wheeled ride than a Vespa? Doubtful. Clearly, we’re just like celebrities, because the bold and the beautiful agree – as evidenced in the following gallery. Google “Celebrity Vespa,” and you’ll find seemingly thousands of pictures of famous people aboard the classic Italian scooters. In an effort to keep our Top […] more
  • Vespa 50cc Scooter Celebrates 50 Years

    Fifty years ago Corradino D’Ascanio penned his final design for Vespa, the Vespina (little Vespa) 50. The Vespa 50 was popular among the Italian youth market, spawning future generations of Vespa enthusiasts. To celebrate the anniversary of this influential scooter, Piaggio Americas is launching a five-week user-generated digital and social campaign highlighting the Vespa 50cc’s influence on the transportation and […] more
  • Vespa Now Accepting Online Pre-Orders for Vespa 946 in Select European Markets

    Vespa has relaunched its official website, Vespa.com, and will begin accepting bookings online for its new limited edition Vespa 946 scooter. Unfortunately, the online booking will only be available in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. That means those of us in North America will have to settle for waiting […] more
  • Three-Time World Champion Wayne Rainey Honored At Quail Motorcycle Gathering

    Saturday, May 4 marked the 5th annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, California. With such a diverse collection of historical, rare and outrageous motorcycles, the Quail is an event we thoroughly enjoyed attending last year. To commemorate the occasion, this year’s guest of honor was none other than three-time 500cc Grand Prix world champion, and […] more
  • Piaggio Reports Q1 2013 Results

    The Piaggio Group reported an 11.6% drop in net sales for the first quarter of 2013, the result of a struggling economy and unseasonably cold weather in Europe and a flatlining two-wheeler market in Vietnam. There was however some good news in North America, Vespa sales in India and a 27.8% increase in Moto Guzzi […] more
  • Happy 67th Birthday Vespa!

    April 26, 2013, marks the 67th anniversary of the day Enrico Piaggio went to Italy’s Central Patents Office and filed his plans for “a motor cycle with a rational complex of organs and elements with body combined with the mudguards and bonnet covering all the mechanical parts” which later became the iconic Vespa scooter. Piaggio […] more
  • Piaggio Reports 2012 Sales Results

    The Piaggio Group reported a 7.3% decrease in net sales and a 9.0% decrease in net profit for 2012, thanks in large part to a sharp decline in demand in Europe including an all-time low for motorcycle sales in Italy. Piaggio reported net sales of 1.406 billion euros (US$1.842 billion) in 2012, down from 1.516 […] more
  • Piaggio Slashes Vespa LX125 Prices in India to Bolster Slow Sales

    Piaggio launched its Vespa scooter brand at last January’s Indian Auto Expo to much fanfare but sales have fallen short of expectations. The Vespa LX125 launched in Indian showrooms in April as the first new Vespa scooter offered in the country in 13 years, but Piaggio has only sold about 25,000 units. That might seem […] more
  • Top 10 Motorcycle News Stories of 2012

    As we count down the days until 2013, it’s time for a look back at the year that was in motorcycles. Here now, is our top ten motorcycle news stories of 2012. Check back for three separate lists, our top off-beat motorcycle news stories of the year, ten news stories to look forward to next […] more
  • Piaggio Secures €60 Million Loan to Fund Research and Development

    The Piaggio Group announced it has secured a €60 million (US$77.6 million) financing deal with the European Investment Bank to fund the development of new products. The seven-year loan will fund research and development projects at Piaggio’s Italian facilities. The loan is in addition to investments Piaggio already budgeted for the period from 2013 to […] more
  • Alleged Vespa Knockoffs Seized at 2012 EICMA Show

    Italian law enforcement agents seized six scooter models from the 2012 EICMA show in Milan, Italy, after receiving complaints they were counterfeits of Vespa scooters. The six scooters were seized by the Guardia di Finanza, a law enforcement agency operating under Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance whose responsibilities range from combating smuggling and financial […] more
  • EICMA 2012: Vespa 946 Unveiled at Milan Show

    We got a peak at the new Vespa 946 late last week but Piaggio has now released more pictures and information on the bold new scooter. Presented at the 2012 EICMA Show a year after its original concept was unveiled. The new Vespa 946 is a mix of both the past and the future. It […] more
  • 2013 Vespa 946 Revealed Ahead of 2012 EICMA Show

    Piaggio surprised many at last year’s EICMA show with its Vespa Quarantasei concept, blending the company’s iconic styling with a futuristic new look. Judging by the feedback we’ve seen in our coverage of the Quarantasei – since renamed the Vespa 946 – scooter fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the final production version of […] more
  • Piaggio Reports Q3 2012 Results

    The Piaggio Group reported a 9.1% decrease in net sales over the first nine months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, thanks in large part to a strong decline in the European market for two-wheelers. According to Piaggio‘s third quarter 2012 report, the Italian manufacturer recorded 706.3 million euros (US$913.8 million) in […] more
  • Piaggio Announces American 2013 Vespa Lineup

    Piaggio Group Americas announced its 2013 Vespa scooter lineup including a pair of new special edition models and the recently revised LX and S models. Our European correspondent Tor Sagen already reviewed the 2013 Vespa LX and S scooters, reviewing the 125cc and 150cc versions. U.S. consumers will have the option of 50cc and 125cc […] more
  • Piaggio Reports Q2 2012 Results

    The Piaggio Group reported a 4.8% drop in motorcycle and scooter sales over the first half of 2012 thanks to the continuing struggles of the European economy. The Piaggio Group includes the brands Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa. According to the company’s second quarter report, the Piaggio Group sold 216,700 motorcycles and scooters in the […] more
  • Vespa Announces Bejeweled Swarovski Elements Crystal Helmets

    Vespa announced a new line of scooter helmets decorated with crystals by Swarowski Elements. The new line is comprised of two helmets, the Mont Blanc white visored GTS Crystal, pictured above, and the Etna brown Softouch Crystal. Both helmets are decorated with crystal elements in a wave-inspired pattern, with some arranged to form Vespa logos, […] more
  • Vespa Photo Contest Will Award Winner A New Vespa LX 50 Scooter

    Do you have a dream destination of where you’d like to scoot around on a Vespa? Enter the “Where Would You Vespa?” photo contest to tell the Italian scooter company about your ideal scootering locale.  The shutterbug that receives the most votes by the end of the contest will win the grand prize, a Vespa […] more
  • 2012 Vespa LX and S get New 3-Valve Engines

    The Piaggio Group announced the 2012 Vespa LX and Vespa S scooters will come equipped with the company’s next-generation three-valve engine. The new “3V” engine, available in 125 and 150 iterations, was first introduced in the Vespa 946 concept at the 2011 EICMA show in Milan. The air-cooled fuel-injected four-stroke Single-cylinder engine was designed at […] more