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All Makes | Piaggio Vespa
Piaggio Vespa
Founded:  1946
Headquarters:  Pontedera, Italy
Popular Model Families:  LX, LXV, GTS, GTV, PX

MrCycleParts has thousands of used Vespa motorcycle parts!

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Vespa is an Italian scooter owned by Piaggio. Following WWII, Italy’s aircraft industry was restricted and the Piaggio aircraft plant had been destroyed. Enrico Piaggio left the aircraft industry in 1944 to address Italy’s need for affordable transportation. He was inspired by the Cushman scooters from the US that the American troops used during the war. The original design of what would eventually be called the Vespa included a center section that had to be straddled. Enrico didn’t like this design, and hired aeronautical engineer Corrandino D’Ascanio to redesign it. He came up with the classic design, which Enrico called Vespa (Italian for “wasp”) because he said it looked like a wasp. The Vespa was patented in April of 1946 and it was approved the following December. By 1950, they had sold more than 60,000 Vespas. They got an even bigger sales boost from Hollywood when Vespas showed up in movies such as “Roman Holiday”. Vespa clubs started forming around the world and by 1955, they were being manufactured in German y, the UK, France, Belgium and Spain. Originally Vespas came in “largeframe” with sizes from 125cc to 200cc, and “smallframe” ranging from 50cc to 125cc. In 1959, Piaggio was bought by the Agnelli family, owners of Fiat and, in 1999, were sold to Morgan Grenfell Private Equity. Piaggio nearly went bankrupt in 2003, but were saved by an investment of 100 million euros.

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