Special Edition Vespa Celebrates Piaggio's 140th Anniversary

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Vespa 140th of PIaggio available for four days only

Piaggio is celebrating its 140th birthday with the release of a special edition Vespa that may prove to be the one of its most exclusive models ever. Based on the Vespa GTV, the Vespa 140th of Piaggio is limited to a maximum of 140 units, and will only be available for sale for four days, and only in select markets (those of us in North America are unfortunately out of luck).

The Vespa 140th of Piaggio is only available only from April 18 to 21, coinciding with the Vespa World Days 2024 Rally, either at the event itself or online at Vespa.com. Each scooter will bear a numbered celebratory plate on the rear shield.

The special edition model comes in Piaggio's signature colors: blue and light blue on a white body. The saddle is blue with double two-tone stitching, with a white cover to give it a sportier single-seater look. The same colors adorn the front shield, including the iconic "necktie" design, leading the eye down to the fender-mounted headlight. Completing the design are blue wheel with light blue inserts, the Vespa monogram logo and black finishes on the edges of the bodywork, mirrors, exhaust, and fold-away passenger footpegs.

As with the regular GTV model, the Vespa 140th of Piaggio is powered by the 300 HPE (High Perfomrance Engine) Single with four valves, claiming an output of 23.8 hp. ASR electronic traction control and anti-lock brakes come standard, as well as keyless ignition.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

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