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Vespa go back to the 1970s with retro scooter

Ben Purvis, 26 July 2007 17:36

Vespa is famous for its retro-style scooters – but rather than harking back to the 1950s or 1960s the new Vespa S reflects the firm’s 1970s machines. Both 50cc two-stroke and 125cc four-stroke versions are planned, featuring the same 70s-style, square-headlight looks. Just like the original Vespa 50 Special, the steel bodywork also provides the structure of the bike.

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Piaggio hybrid scooter

Ben Purvis, 26 July 2007 17:30

This is Piaggio’s HyS prototype – hybrid electric/petrol scooter which could see production in the very near future. The firm has already created prototypes of the machine, using the two-wheeled Vespa LX and Piaggio X8 as well as the three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 as the basis for the technology. Rather than packing two completely separate power plants – a petrol engine ...

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