BACK FROM THE FUTURE!
The essentially of the design endows even the most impersonal function with style and individuality. The Vespa 946 is a pure expression of a style synonymous, in the minds of millions of travellers and devotees, with freedom of movement and expression. A far-sighted projection of sustainable mobility, whose form and substance crystallize the fundamental aesthetic and dynamic values of the history of the two-wheeler.
With its retro design, relaxed riding position and lively engine, the Vespa 946 is a fairly practical scooter that is perfectly suited for the requirements of the city traffic.
At the heart of the Vespa 946 sits a 155 cc, single cylinder 4 stroke engine with catalytic converter and electronic fuel injection. It is mated to an automatic CVT transmission and delivers a maximum speed of 93 Km/H. The unit is fueled by a 2.2 Gallons (8.5 Liters) fuel tank and delivers an efficiency of up to 50 Km / L.
The scooter’s stopping power is handled by 220 mm dual-disk brakes which are paired with a two-channel ABS.
Other features worthy of being mentioned include ASR electronic traction control, a full LCD multifunction instrument panel, 12 inch wheels and LED headlights and taillights.
Real luxury is realizing a more ambitious and fascinating dream every day. Today the Vespa 946 re-affirms its legend. It enhances the classical values of tradition: the shape of the handlebar, the proportions of the fairing, the plunging curves of the saddle all come from the earliest drawings. Every detail reflects a choice and a reference to Italian-style production. A craftsman’s approach in a futuristic dimension.
• Tradition and innovation: Sheet steel body with aluminium parts: handlebar, saddle support, side panels, front mudguard, rear-mirror supports.
• Maximum safety: 220 mm dual-disk brake, two-channel ABS braking, ASR electronic traction control. Large 12″ wheels, modular aluminium alloy wheel rims.
• Eco-sustainability and fuel economy: 125 cc 3V engine, electronic injection, best-in-class fuel consumption and emissions.
• Technology and style: LED headlight with heat dissipation system, LED tail light and indicators, full LCD multifunction instrument panel.
The front suspension of the Vespa 946 employs the traditional wishbone suspension arm, a distinguishing feature of the Vespa from the very first model, while an innovative solution has been developed for the rear. For the first time in the history of this scooter, the rear suspension consists of a gas-filled shock absorber with five-position adjustable preloading, mounted horizontally with a sophisticated progressive rebound system. This made it possible to achieve the pure, ethereal look of the Vespa 946 rear.
The lights are another distinguishing feature of the Vespa 946. The headlamp uses full LED technology and is fitted with a heat dissipation system. The tail light and the smart blinker lights – recessed into the body so as not to spoil the line of the scooter – are also full LED, as is the technologically stylish multifunctional instrument panel.
The saddle, on an aluminium support, is a remarkable example of design, gracefully enhancing the overall look of the Vespa 946, while delivering maximum functionality. Attached to the body by means of a cast aluminium support, the saddle, which also accommodates a passenger, is handmade in a high-quality pre-waterproofed fabric.
The Vespa 946 offers the innovative ASR electronic traction control system to prevent the rear wheel from sliding due to loss of traction. An exclusive technological advance of the Piaggio Group, implemented for the first on the Vespa.
|Engine||Single cylinder 4 stroke, with catalytic converter and eletronic fuel injection, Single overhead camshaft – 3 valve (2 intake, 1 exhaust)|
|Cylinder capacity||155 cc|
|Max speed||57 mph (93 km/h)|
|Tank capacity||2.2 gallons (8.5 liters)|
|MPG||up to 117 mpg (up to 50 km / l)|
|Transmission||Automatic “twist and go” CVT|
|Front suspension||Single link arm with coil spring and dual-action hydraulic shock absorber|
|Rear suspension||Coil spring with adjustable preload, mono shock with progressive lever system|
|Front brake||Disk, 220 mm + ABS – ASR|
|Rear brake||Disk, 220 mm + ABS – ASR|
|Seat height||31.6 in (805 mm)|
|Emissions approval||EPA and CARB|