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Simon Patterson  says:

Vespa announce 'retro-futurist' 946

Italian scooter legends Piaggio have unveiled their latest offering from Vespa - the rather beautiful special edition 946, in both 125cc and 150cc versions The bike will use the firm's three-valve air-cooled engine, and is claimed to make 11.7bhp for the 125cc, with the 150cc making 13. The new engine is claimed to be ultra-modern, and features electronic fuel injection and...

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Titosfuneral

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Titosfuneral says:

"we wanted it to be beautiful" umm...... "We have designed and concieved this for what Vespa could be in the future. There's absolutely no compromise in terms of shape or technology." umm... it's a scooter. Of course it's compromised.

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

Only 13bhp and a learner cant ride it. Looks ok mind, for a scooter.

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

How much...?

Rumour has it this sexy wee beastie will cost €8000 on the continent.

That's six and a half thousand proper British pounds.

Vespa nutters will queue up to buy it and some of them might even stray out onto the roads rather than sitting in big open plan designer living rooms.

Quite why a learner can't ride one is a mystery...?

 

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Piglet2010 says:

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One of the best features of a small scooter is having a huge under-seat storage compartment – so a fail for the Vespa 946.

Honda Elite/Lead 110: sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/301451_2367381675446_1868113074_n.jpg

As to the learner issue, it is based solely on displacement and takes no account of power or weight. Silly really, when a learner can be on an Aprilia RS125, but not a Honda PCX150 or a Suzuki TU250X, both of which are more mild than the little Aprilia 2-smoke screamer.
 

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preunit

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preunit says:

Why does the seat and engine cowl

look like the easter bunny?........................or is that just me :blink:

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steady2wheels

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wow i see what you mean, yeah that is a bunny, not sure if it is specifically the easter variety of bunny or not mind

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snev

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snev says:

whoops....

Sorry I didn't mean to look ... I pressed the wrong button... honest!

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snev

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snev says:

Having said that...

Preunit ... it looks to me a bit like, the new film "Alien Meets Easter Bunny".

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

@ snev

"Sorry I didn't mean to look ... I pressed the wrong button... honest! "

 

Yep, don’t want your Honda Melody to think you are looking at other scooters.

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billysollocks

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Hmm. I've heard of "sit up and beg" riding positions, this looks more like "sitting on the bog". Ugly little spud, is it not?

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