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Why Mopeds Are Loved in Italy

Why Mopeds Are Loved in Italy

Why Italy is in love with their Vespa mopeds.

One of the most iconic modes of transport in Italy is the Vespa moped. Meaning ‘wasp’ in Italian, the Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in Pontedera, Italy in 1946 to a full line of scooters. After World War II, Italy had its aircraft industry seriously restricted in both capability and capacity, and with the disastrous state of the roads, meaning a lack of development of automobiles, the country was looking for a modern transport option which they were in urgent need of. This is where the Vespa came in.

January 17, 2017 | By More