Vespa 946

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Exclusive: Hands-on with the 2014 Vespa Primavera

The Primavera is the first new model from Vespa post-946 and the family resemblance is obvious. The sculpted rear end shape, the details in the horn cast, and the bike’s overall stance are as iconically Vespa as they’ve ever been, but with its 946-inspired lines the new Primavera looks decidedly more modern than the bike it’s replacing: the long-suffering but very popular Vespa LX-150.

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2014 Piaggio Fly 150 3V

Piaggio Group Worldwide Profits Plunged in 2013

It’s no secret that the automotive and powersports sectors have been hit especially hard during The Great Recession of the past few years, but it’s not always easy to get a full picture of just how hard they’ve been hit. Well Yahoo! Autos is reporting that Piaggio’s 2013 financials show a 57% decline in profits over the year before. That drop in profit is driven by a number of factors, but most significantly by a lack of sales and fluctuations in worldwide currency values.

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Opinion: Will the Vespa Sprint Hurt 946 Sales?

Earlier this week, we posted a story about all the juicy Vespa gossip we’ve been hearing in the past few months. Much of that was officially confirmed just a few days later with the Italian debut of the new Vespa Sprint. While in one sense the Sprint is simply an update to the Vespa S in the same way the Primavera is an update to the LX-150, both updates can’t be looked at without considering one other key model: the Vespa 946.

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Vespa 946

The Piaggio / Vespa Rumor Roundup

After many years of model stability, Vespa is shaking things up in their lineup. With the 946 now in showrooms, the question is, what next? Our sources say there’s a lot of interesting things in the works.

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This Week in Scooters

This Week in Scooters: Feb 2-8, 2014

With snow falling on us here in Chicago as I type this, it’s felt like a very indoor week here at ScooterFile. Yet for all the cold weather blah, this week saw some of the most fun content we’ve ever shared.

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