Vespa 946 Update
As scooter news goes, this is about as big as it gets for 2013.
From the very first showing of the 946 concept we knew Vespa had created something very special. From key design elements to the materials used in construction, the 946 makes a statement in luxury. Italian style, Vespa history and hints towards the future all rolled into one model.
So what's new, what do we now know about the 946. We now know that importers and distributors from around the globe are needing to submit quantities for a "one off" production run. We now know that the 946 will be hand built on a dedicated production line in Pontedera. We also know that production line will be closed down after building has finished. We know that Europe will get a 125 cc version and Australia will be lucky enough to get a 150 cc version. We're also now pretty clear on the price, $12,990 ride away in Australia. Production for Europe (125 cc) will begin in the last quarter of 2013. Production for markets like Australia (150 cc), will begin in early 2014.
Let's look at some of the key features of the 946.
Knowing the 946 has the 150 cc 3V engine, this takes care of the performance side of things. Maintenance schedules will also reflects those on the current LX 150 3V - 10,000 km's.
Truly stunning hand crafted body
- One piece metal frame
- Additional alloy components - handlebar cover, saddle support, side panels and front mudguard.
- ABS and traction control
- 12 inch wheels
- Dual disc brakes
- 150 cc 3V engine
- LED headlight
- LCD dashboard
The 946 isn't being called a limited edition, though once world orders and demand has been filled, that will be it, the 946 will never be built again.
If you are one of the many people who've been waiting to put your name on a 946, now is the time. Dealers around Australia are needing to submit forecasts and that will allow the importer to place orders back to the factory. It's now time to commit to what is one of the most unique scooters ever created.
See your local Piaggio/Vespa dealer today. See a list of Scootersales.com.au Piaggio/Vespa dealers.
Official Piaggio World Release
Vespa 946 Video
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