The Vespa 946 evokes in its very name the year the scooter was born, 1946. It is characterised, though, by lines that give a contemporary twist to the original style of this symbol of Italian elegance.
The Vespa 946 isn't merely self-celebration. It's a restatement of the spirit that animates and defines the creation of an excellence, a perfect osmosis between the future as imagined in 1946 and the one we envision today, in the very same works where the Vespa was born. Aesthetic perfection, technological innovation, energy efficiency and ecological sensibility give the 946 the value of an enthralling adventure.To guard against imitations we simply look beyond the prospects of tomorrow. The Vespa 946 has the ABS braking and ASR traction control systems. The single cylinder 125 cc 4-stroke engine meets needs that maybe haven't emerged yet and guarantees best-in-category performance. Electronic injection, 3 valve distribution, reduction of friction and improvement of fluid dynamics have substantially cut consumption and emissions.
June 2016 - The Piaggio Group and (RED) announce the start of a partnership in support of raising funds to finance programmes that battle against AIDS. Attending the event that launched collaboration between Piaggio and (RED) was also Bill Gates who, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is one of the main global protagonists in the battle for health and well being in developing countries. It will be Vespa, the most beloved and famous two-wheeler brand in the world, that develops a (RED) vehicle. From the sale of each unit, $150 (USD) will go toward supporting the activities of the Global Fund for the battle against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Two prestigious brands, recognised all over the world, combine forces in the battle for a world where no child will be born with the HIV virus.