Vespa is popular because of its retro styling. Its design was inspired by the original Vespa MP6 prototype – this was what the very first Vespa scooter, made in 1946, was based on.
The body of the Vespa 946 is a single steel and (for the first time) aluminium component, making it more lightweight. This in turns means it’s more nimble on the tar, and even lighter on fuel. Lovingly detailed, this icon of Italian style features a very distinctive LED headlamp and the saddle is made of a waterproof material. Old-school on the outside, the inside of the 946 is all modern performance. The single cylinder 125cc, four-stroke, three-valve engine is air-cooled and has electronic injection.
We’re crazy about the accessories that come with the 946, especially the handmade helmet bag that matches the saddle of your Vespa (or also comes in genuine leather), and fixes onto the back rack of the scooter. You can also have a smartphone cradle attached to the handlebars.
The new 946 makes the most of its vintage good looks.
R129 950, www.vespa.co.za