All posts tagged Vespa 946
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.
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.
Special thanks to Claudio for sending this in.
It’s no secret we’re fans of Hell For Leather. Today HFL Ringmaster, Wes Siler, posted his list of “13 bikes that will make 2013 awesome“. I agree with most of his choices wholeheartedly, especially the new offerings from Honda. On his list of fun motorcycles is one scooter: the Vespa 946 Quarantasei.
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.
Online motorcycle magazine Hell for Leather provides some of the best motorcycle reporting you’ll find anywhere. Their perspective on the motorcycle industry is one I often look to for put my finger on the pulse of what’s going on in powersports