Vespa PX 200
Last drinks for classic Vespa PX.
In 1977, Piaggio launched the Vespa PX scooter, which immediately developed a fanatical following as a symbol of Italian style throughout the world. Today, the air-cooled two-stroke PX remains a cult figure, with the 150cc version still the biggest selling Vespa in history.
In Australia, the PX200 has always been the dominant player, but 31 years of history is now drawing to a close with the last container recently arriving from Italy. In other words, it's now last drinks for the classic Vespa with its handlebar-controlled four-speed transmission and a design that has never gone out of style.
The PX has certainly evolved over time, but it has retained a core set of 'selling' points: a unique design, practicality and ease of use, a pressed steel monocoque frame, space for a spare wheel, and competitive pricing. And the engine is indestructible, amply demonstrated by two PX200s reaching the finish line of the 1980 Paris-Dakar Rally, the toughest off-road event in the world.
The electric and kick start PX200 retails for $5990 (plus ORC), and comes with a two-year unlimited-kilometre warranty. Contact your local Piaggio dealer for more information - but hurry as word gets out that an icon is saying goodbye.
Piaggio Australia - www.piaggio.com.au/
PX 200 - www.piaggio.com.au/Products/PX200.html
The Piaggio company, nestled in the Tuscan countryside between Florence and Pisa, first invented scooters in 1946 when it produced the first-ever Vespa and helped liberate a war-torn Italy. Vespa remains the iconic scooter brand with its unique metal-bodied design. Today, Piaggio continues to produce scooters under the classic Vespa brand, the sporty Gilera brand and the contemporary Piaggio brand. In Australia, PS Importers is the sole importer of this iconic and popular range
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in "Roman Holiday" were only the first of a long series of international actors and actresses to be seen on the world's most famous scooter. In photo shoots, films and on the set, the Vespa has been a "travel companion" for names like Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress, Geraldine Chaplin, Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield, Virna Lisi, Milla Jovovich, Marcello Mastroianni, Charlton Heston, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nanni Moretti, Sting, Antonio Banderas, Matt Damon, Gérard Depardieu, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson.