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A brief history of Piaggio scooters.

Like many other motorcycle manufacturers, Piaggio’s biking heritage came from a man with a post-war vision to create inexpensive vehicles for the masses. Although founded in 1884 by Rinaldo Piaggio, the company initially produced trains and, during World War I, bomber aircrafts.

However, with the factory completely demolished by bombing, the state of the country’s roads and the poor economy, Rinaldo’s son, Enrico Piaggio, was the man with the vision to drive the business forward by creating a modern and affordable form of transport.

Enrico approached aeronautical engineer Corradino D’Ascanio to create a vehicle that would be simple, robust and affordable. It had to be easy to operate for both men and women and have capacity for a passenger. The result was the iconic, original Vespa scooter, launched in 1946, complete with shields to ensure that riders’ clothes did not get dirty! Within ten years, more than 1 million Vespa scooters were sold.

In 1959, the Agnelli family – owners of car maker Fiat SpA – acquired Piaggio. Under this ownership, Vespa continued to thrive until 1992. Seven years later, in 1999, Piaggio was taken over again, this time by a private equity firm, but hopes for a sale were dashed and by the end of 2002, company debts totalled 577 million euros. However, Roberto Colaninno believed that despite the financial turmoil, the Piaggio brand was still strong. In 2003, he invested 100 million euros for one third of Piaggio and the opportunity to run it.

The factory was redesigned using Japanese principles to install assembly line production, staff morale was given a boost and productivity increased. The changes made way for new innovations and in 2004, Piaggio scooters introduced two world firsts: a hybrid scooter and a three-wheeled tilting scooter – helping to re-establish Piaggio as a European market leader. Piaggio is now the fourth largest producer of scooters and motorcycles in the world.

Piaggio’s range of scooters


Piaggio provides a brace of scooters in the entry-level capacity range, with different styling to suit different tastes. Both are affordable means of transport for nipping around the city or short distance commutes to work and college – the Zip proving a modern sporty style while the Liberty a more upright traditional scooter form. The Primavera and Sprint scooters from Vespa are the perfect introduction to the Vespa brand with all the style and details of the bigger models but with all the benefits of a 50cc moped.


For those wanting a bit more power than a 50cc can offer, there are plenty of 125cc models in the Piaggio range. Excellent fuel economy is a benefit of the Liberty and Medley scooters in this range. The Vespa GTS, GTS Super, Sprint and Primavera models are also available as 125cc models and offer the same traditional Vespa styling as the smaller models. For the ultimate Vespa – and for those with extremely deep pockets – the 946 is the pinnacle of design and form.


Electronic injection, enhanced braking and added extras including a charging socket for sat nav make the Beverley range of Piaggio scooters attractive for those who require a little extra performance capacity or comfortable two-up scooter riding. For Vespa lovers, the GTS, GTS Super and the GTV provide the classic Vespa styling with a superb 300cc High Power engine giving these models the performance to match its good looks.


The MP3 is the only scooter on the market with two-wheel tilting front suspension technology, teamed with a third rear wheel for enhanced grip, safety and stability. It can be ridden on a standard car driving licence, making it easier than ever to reap the benefits. There are different engine capacities to suit your needs, from 125cc to 300cc and 500cc – providing options for short city rides or longer distance commutes. All of the machines are equipped with storage and passenger capabilities.

Electric Scooters

With increasing emphasis on reducing emissions, electric scooters make the perfect solution for urban riders. The Piaggio 1 is, as the name suggests, Piaggio’s first electrically powered scooter and, which a range of engines, provides a great alternative to internal combustion engined models. If the looks of the Piaggio 1 are not quite your ‘demitasse of espresso’ then the Vespa Elettrica might suit you better. Available in 45mph or 70mph versions, there’s bound to be one to meet your needs.

Moto Guzzi Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi have a range of motorcycles of differing styles, but all united by their engine configuration – the transversely mounted V-Twin. From the low-slung bobber styling of the V9, the café racer styled V7 to the sports adventure bikes - the V85 TT and the new V100 and Stelvio, Moto Guzzi are a brand that on the up and their bikes are increasing in popularity.

Why choose a Piaggio scooter/moped?

Rising fuel costs and the ailing economy are all reasons for us to review our everyday costs for areas to cut back. Piaggio scooters and mopeds provide an affordable solution to daily commuting and everyday transport needs.

The added benefit is that the introduction of the innovative three-wheeled MP3 range, means that you can use and obtain scooter insurance for a Piaggio MP3 on a standard car driving licence, making it easier than ever to cut daily costs quickly.

Piaggio mopeds also provide a viable form of transport for those not yet old enough to hold a car licence, but desperate for the freedom and independence that a scooter can provide. A 170-strong UK dealer network also means that servicing and assistance is easy to access for peace of mind.

How Bennetts provide insurance to Piaggio scooter/moped owners

We understand that as a Piaggio scooter owner, one of the key elements for your scooter insurance is affordability. As a motorcycle insurance specialist, we have access to a panel of insurers to provide our best value Piaggio moped insurance possible – helping to ensure that the daily commute remains affordable.

How to get a quote for your Piaggio scooter/moped

Getting an insurance quote from Bennetts is even easier than learning to ride your Piaggio scooter or moped. We search our panel of insurers to find you our best price for the cover you need.

Whether you’re looking for comprehensive, third party fire and theft or third party-only Piaggio moped insurance, simply complete our online form for an insurance quote or call our dedicated UK-based call centre on 0344 412 2171.

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