Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy, to a full line of scooters and one of seven companies today owned by Piaggio.
From the very first 98cc model in 1946 to the 2003 Granturismo and the Vespa S in 2007, Piaggio has produced over 144 models, versions and variants of the Vespa (marked by different chassis codes): 144 models that trace the technical evolution of the world's most famous scooter.
By the time the Vespa ET4 was launched in 1996, over 20,000 modifications had been made to the original 1946 product and over 1,500 parts replaced.
There is no lack of authentic technical records in the Vespa's history, each of which renews the tradition of innovation that has marked the evolution of the world's best-selling motor scooter.
The Vespa is not just about a scooter, it is a lifestyle and a cultural icon.