Vespa is an Italian luxury brand of scooters and mopeds manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. The Vespa has evolved from a single-model scooter model manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. From Pontedera, Italy, in full.
In light of the enormous increase in sales in the United States. In the USA, Vespa developed the GT, which is offered as a 200-cc and 125cc four-stroke variant in Europe. The company's goal was to manufacture the new Vespa in large quantities, and its extensive industrial experience resulted in an efficient Ford-style serial production line. The 98 cc closed two-stroke engine of the Vespa, mounted horizontally, acted directly on the rear drive wheel through a three-speed transmission.
The Vespa returned to the US market in 2001 with a new ET series in a more modern style, in two and four strokes of 50 cc and four stroke and 150 cc in four strokes. Vespa has been exhibited at the Guggenheim in New York, in Bilbao and in the Louvre, and has entered the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New Work. Among the hundred best DJs in the world, the famous Italian electronic music duo Mark and Kremont toured to promote the electric Vespa. The Miami Automobile Museum in North Miami, Florida, claims to have the largest collection of Vespa scooters with more than 400 items.
From the movies to everyday life, from the trip to work to a picnic with the bride, the Vespa has accompanied millions of Italians in their lives. To date, more than 16 million Vespa scooters have been manufactured in thirteen countries and have been sold all over the world. In the mid-1950s, Vespas were manufactured under license in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Spain; in the 1960s, production began in India, Brazil and Indonesia. The cultural use of the scooter as a recreational vehicle with subcultural followers in the U.S.
The U.S., Canada and parts of Europe and Japan have also contributed to the increase in the number of Vespa owners. In 1978, Vespa established a collaboration with TGB that, to a certain extent, continues to this day (specifically, with the production of transmissions CVT). Between 1956 and 1966, Vyatka manufactured and sold an unauthorized reverse-engineered version of the Vespa in the USSR. This revival of interest in antique scooters has also given rise to a scooter restoration industry, with many restored Vespas being exported from Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia to the rest of the world.
Vespa thrived until 1992, when Giovanni Alberto Agnelli became CEO, but Agnelli was already suffering from cancer and died in 1997. Between 1981 and 2001, despite the absence of domestic sales in the United States, Vespas continued to have a core group of enthusiasts who kept old scooters in circulation by rebuilding, restoring and adding engine parts that improved performance as factory parts wore out.