The limited edition Vespa 946 with Ricorda Italiano collection accessories, is currently available from Autostrada for $12990, ride away. Autostrada is the Perth dealer for Piaggio Vespa
The Vespa 946 Ricorda Italiano is a true collectors model. With only 52 being released into Australia, this unique scooter pays tribute to the original Vespa MP6 prototype, released sixty-six years ago in 1946.
The 946 continues with the steel monocoque design which has been embellished with elements of aluminium alloy to produce a lighter weight frame and contribute to the aesthetics of the machine. The size of the 946 is between the traditional "small frame" Vespas (current LX and S series) and the "large frame" (represented by the GTS and GTV) and combines the benefits of both - the stability of the larger models with the reduced weight and steering angle of the smaller scooters making it exceptionally agile.
The suspension department is distinguished by the originality of the Vespa classic swing arm front suspension and a totally new concept for the rear wheel - a horizontally mounted gas unit with adjustable preload in four positions.
The 946 features distinctive full LED lights, an ABS double disc braking system controlled by an ECU with dedicated software and, for the first time on a Vespa, ASR traction control.
The heart of the Vespa 946 is an extremely modern engine featuring a 125 cc 4 stroke, 3-valve, air cooled engine with electronic fuel injection. The innovative 3-valve timing system which characterises the 946 engine optimises loading movements in the cylinder in terms of both flow and swirl, as well as placing the spark plug in an optimal position, improving the efficiency of the combustion process and at the same time ensuring optimum cooling of the internal parts of the head.