Italian two-wheeler specialist Piaggio has confirmed bringing its chic Vespa 946 to India. The 946 is a premium, up market automatic scooter which makes a powerful lifestyle statement. This retro-futuristic scooter was first showcased at the 2012 EICMA show to rave reviews from all quarters before Piaggio commenced production.
The 946 is a handmade scooter where minute details like the stitching of the seat and leather palm grips are all hand finished, as is the final coat of polish. The 946 is a sleek looking scooter that houses a handlebar mounted headlight encased within minimal bodywork. The 946 front apron gets a small chromed grill with slender turn indicators on either side.
The handlebar is futuristically crafted and houses the scooter switchgear and rear view mirrors. For instruments the 946 uses a light blue backlit digital display. The seat is a floating single-piece tapered unit. At the rear the 946 uses a round taillight which is flush fitted with this scooter’s body, adding to its retro-futuristic appeal.
The rear of this scooter consists of a number of vents to aid this scooters air-cooled engine. The 946 has been given grey old-school pressed rims which go well with this scooter’s design philosophy. The Vespa 946 uses a Piaggio engineered 125cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder and air-cooled three valve engine.