Special Edition Vespa Launched to Celebrate 140 Years of Piaggio

Vespa has launched a new special edition scooter to celebrate the 140th anniversary of its parent company, Piaggio

Vespa Piaggio 140

Piaggio was established 140 years ago in 1884, and to celebrate the occasion the Italian group has called on its subsidiary, Vespa, to make a special edition scooter.

In a nod to the passage of time, only 140 models of the scooter will be built, making this the most exclusive Vespa ever made. Further, it will only be available for order between 18-21 April, the same dates as the upcoming Vespa World Days 2024 rally.

The scooter is created on the base of the Vespa GTV, meaning the 300 HPE single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, electronically injected motor is at the heart of it, producing 24bhp to make it the highest performance engine ever mounted on a Vespa.

Although the GTV maintains a classic shape, it features a digital dash, keyless start, traction control, ABS, and connectivity via Vespa MIA.

Onto the GTV base Vespa has placed a white-and-blue paint job to make this 140th anniversary special for Piaggio, mirroring Piaggio’s own corporate colours. The colours of the bodywork are continued onto the seat and wheels, while the exhaust, and passenger footpegs are finished in black.

Finally, each unit is marked by a “a numbered celebratory plate located on the rear shield,” Vespa says, which is “also enhanced with the 140-years logo.”

Vespa hasn’t published the price of the Piaggio 140th anniversary GTV, but with only 140 being made it’s hard to imagine it being particularly close to the £6,750 of the standard edition.

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