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Vespa Celebrates 70 Years of History

Original Vespa poster from 1946. (Photo: Piaggio)

On April 23, 1946, the first official Vespa patent was filed by parent company Piaggio, and now 70 years later Vespa celebrates 18 million units sold and a place in the hearts of scooter lovers worldwide. Rinaldo Piaggio founded the company that bears his name in Genoa, in 1884. After producing airplanes and aeronautical parts during World Wars I and ...

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Piaggio Group Americas Introduces Three New Models, Four New Prototypes to North American Market


Italian manufacturer Piaggio Group, represented in the U.S. by its subsidiary Piaggio Group Americas, gave North American dealers a clear vision of plans for global and market growth during the company’s 2012 dealer meeting in Hollywood, Florida. Led by Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO Roberto Colaninno and Piaggio Group Americas President and CEO Miguel Martinez, as well as Piaggio Group ...

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2008 Piaggio MP3 500 Road Test

2008 Piaggio MP3 500

If Batman owned a scooter the Piaggio MP3 500 would be it. In the immortal words of Robin, the Gotham-city hero’s sidekick, “Holy mechanical marvel, Batman!” And that it is, with its three wheels and parallelogram steering and suspension components that allow the MP3 to lean up to 40 degrees. Its appearance would suit the Caped Crusader, too–rugged- and futuristic-looking, ...

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