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Since we broke the pricing on the upcoming Vespa 946, the seemingly stratospheric price has been the main part of the conversation. At $9,946 USD, the 946 is a 125cc scooter in the same price range as 650cc maxi-scooters like the Suzuki Burgman or the BMW C-series scooters. It’s been tough for a lot of scooter fans to make the connection between a small (if remarkable) scooter and such a big price tag.
For many, their romantic attachment to scooters is tied directly to the root of that very word: Rome. Traveling Italy by scooter is something many scooter fans dream of doing, and thanks to a myriad of tour companies, is something pretty accessible to anyone with the time and the money. For those on the fence, here’s a video tour of what it’s like to see Rome from the back of a scooter.
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.
Today we celebrate the birthday of romantic scooting’s first lady, Audrey Hepburn. Were Audrey as immortal in body as she is in memory, she’d be 76 years-old today. Her Academy Award Winning performance in Roman Holiday will likely forever be a part of scooter culture, just like the Mods, The Who and the very name of Vespa.
Special thanks to Claudio for sending this in.
The most buzzed-about scooter of the decade, the striking retrofuturistic Vespa 946, has had many guessing as to how much such a machine will cost. In its most recent sales …