Armani And Piaggio Team Up For Special Vespa 946
Taken from a Piaggio/Vespa press release:
To mark the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Giorgio Armani, and the 130th birthday of the Piaggio Group in 2015, Emporio Armani has designed a special version of the Vespa 946. In keeping with Armani’s signature subdued color palette, the 946 features a special combination of greys with subtle hints of green visible only under certain light conditions.
According to Vespa’s press release, the metal parts, produced using galvanic treatments, have a satin finish, and create an opaque effect in line with the finishing touches of the body. The words ‘Emporio Armani’ appear on the side, while the iconic eagle logo of the brand sits above the headlight.
The Vespa 946 Emporio Armani is about technology as well as style. Its aluminium cylinder blocks, brown-leather finishes, luxury accessories, electronic riding controls (which also interface with the latest smartphones) complement the four-stroke electronic injection engine. The 220mm double disc brake, two-channel ABS braking system and large 12 inch wheels help ensure maximum safety on the road.
Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.
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