Vespa motor scooter:

Vespa motor scooter: "One motor, two wheels and two hearts"

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It was the first successful scooter in the world. The Vespa scooter was first launched in April 1946. It is produced by the concern Piaggio and was considered the ancestor of the European design school of motor scooters.

Vespa was designed by aviation engineer Corradino De Ascanio, commissioned by Enrique Piaggio. It was created from scratch without looking at traditional motorcycles. At the core there were other, aviation, principles: the combination of functions and the rejection of everything superfluous.

A characteristic feature of this model is a frameless construction. The role of the frame was played by a bearing body, the simple stamped panels of which were connected by spot welding.

Italian industrial designer Giulio Yacchetti managed to rethink the cult vehicle, turning it into a concept with an electric motor.

For many years, the Vespa models became cumbersome, but Yakketti's solution allowed to remove the side panels and make the scooter more compact. This brought him back to those times when the scooter was universally used in the films of Italian neo-realists.

Giulio Yacchetti managed to present an interesting version of the classic Italian scooter. He was inspired by Vespa 98, released in 1946, which was created after the Second World War as an affordable vehicle.
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