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On the internet, owning the domain for a household name is a powerful thing. Worldwide, there’s one undisputed synonym for “scooter” and that’s Vespa. While Piaggio Group owns several two-wheel subsidiaries and even sells a line of scooters under its own name, the Vespa brand is still the logical jumping off point for many beginning their web search into the world of scooters.
It’s hard to look deeper than the design of the Vespa 946 Quarantsei. Yet beneath that striking aesthetic and (relatively) exotic materials, the 946 features more technical innovation than Piaggio has put into a scooter in recent memory. Three things in particular make the 946 a technological leap forward: ABS, traction control, and Vespa’s new 3-valve engine.
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Dealer sources are telling ScooterFile that Piaggio corporate says dealers can expect the much anticipated Vespa 946 in US showrooms just in time for riding season 2014.
Vespa has introduced an official video for the 946.
The Vespa 946 is a bit of a unicorn. That is, it’s an example of something manufacturers almost never do. They almost never actually produce the wild concept vehicles they shop around at the industry shows. They almost never actually use the exotic materials making up the concept. Yet not only is Vespa putting the 946 Quarantsei into production, they’re doing it nearly without compromise or concession.