vespa 46 shown at EICMA 2011 vespa 46 shown at EICMA 2011
nov 11, 2011

vespa 46 shown at EICMA 2011

‘vespa 46’ at this year’s EICMA milan

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iconic italian motor-scooter company piaggio has showcased the new ‘vespa 46’ at the EICMA 2011 milan.
a modern version of the MP6 prototype, which was released in 1946, the vehicle combines the classic form
of the iconic scooter with a softened futuristic silhouette. also updated is the engine which has reduced
consumption and exhaust emission while lowering the noise level.

the scooter is available in both 125 and 155 cc versions, the first with a power of 8.7 kW at 8,250 rpm and the latter 9.7 kW at 8,000 rpm. the front and rear lights use LEDs, while the body is made of aluminum.  piaggio as also developed a three-valve air cooled engine which it has designed especially for this model.  it will be on sale before the end of 2012.

 

side view 

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view from front 

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detail of front and headlight 

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detail of handlebars 

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front tire 

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tail-end detail 

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‘vespa 46’ on display at EICMA milan

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  • Very hot, love the old school look and the dynamic shape seen from the side, lovely.

    What? says:
  • the right continuity.
    Piaggio rules!

    Diego says:
  • Very beautiful. I want one!

    andres says:
  • whats wrong with the current/recent Vespas that necessitate a design change? they are fine. if it aint broke dont fix it!

    charles says:
  • yeah the side is cool – the seat is awesome but im loyal to the original .

    Sara Makki says:
  • a cross between the first ever vespa and TRON .looks great, id have one if it was priced right, which it wont be so i wont have one and ill stick to my 76 lambretta for now eh !!

    swizz says:
  • WTF? Only available with combustion engines?

    Simon90 says:

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