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Vespa 1946 2021 primavera et3 ricambi moto blu azzurro verde rosso bianco italia piaggio ape oltre 75 anni di vespa VESPA GRIGIO VERDE ROSSO GIALLO VESPA MITO SELLA LUNGA SELLA CORTA FANALE TONDO FANALE QUADRATO  B 01 vespa mp6 prototipo 1945 B 02 vespa mp6 prototipo 1945 B 1946 vespa 98 B 1949 vespa 125 B 1951 vespa 125 roman holiday  B 1953 vespa 125u B 1955 vespa 125 sidecar B 1955 vespa gs 150 B 1956 vespa 150 B 1958 vespa 125 vna2 B 1959 vespa gs 150 B 1960 vespa 150 vbb B 1962 vespa gs 160 B 1963 vespa 50 B 1963 vespa gl 150 B 1964 vespa 180 supersport B 1965 vespa 150 super B 1966vvespa 90 ss B 1968 vespa 125 primavera B 1968 vespa 180 rally B 1968 vespa gtr 125 B 1969 vespa 50 special B 1969 vespa 150 sprint veloce B 1975 vespa ts 125 B 1976 vespa 125 primavera et3 B 1976 vespa rally 200 B 1978 vespa 50elestart mu027 B 1978 vespa 100 sport B 1978 vespa px 125 B 1982 vespa pk 125 B 1983 vespa pk 50 B 1985 vespa pk 125 s automatica elestart B 1985 vespa t5 B 1991 vespa 50 special

The models that made history

The Vespa was born from Enrico Piaggio's determination to create a low-cost and widely consumed product. As the end of the war approached, Enrico studied every solution to restart production in his factories, starting with the one in Biella, where a "motorscooter" was created based on the model of small motorcycles for paratroopers.

The prototype, signed MP5, was called "Donald Duck" due to its strange shape: but Enrico didn't like it, who commissioned Corradino D'Ascanio to review the project. The aeronautical designer did not like the motorcycle as he considered it an uncomfortable, bulky vehicle, with tires that were too difficult to change in the event of a puncture and dirt, especially due to the transmission chain. The engineer found all the necessary solutions by drawing on his aeronautical experience. To eliminate the chain he imagined a vehicle with a load-bearing body, with direct drive; to make riding easier he positioned the gear shift on the handlebars; to facilitate the replacement of the wheels he devised not a fork but a support arm similar to aircraft trolleys. And finally he designed a bodywork capable of protecting the driver, preventing him from getting dirty or messing up his clothing: decades before the spread of ergonomic studies, the Vespa driving position was designed to be comfortably and safely seated, rather than dangerously balanced on a motorcycle with high wheels. From D'Ascanio's new project a vehicle was born that no longer had anything to do with the "Donald Duck": an absolutely original and revolutionary solution compared to all other examples of two-wheeled motorized locomotion. With the help of Mario D'Este, his trusted designer, Corradino D'Ascanio only needed a few days to develop his idea and prepare the first project of the Vespa, produced in Pontedera in April 1946. The name of the The vehicle was coined by Enrico Piaggio himself who, in front of the MP6 prototype, with its very wide central part to accommodate the driver and its narrow "waist", exclaimed: "It looks like a Vespa!".




Are you a mechanic or a simple enthusiast? Do you want to refurbish your Vespa from when you were a kid? Do you want to fix it up as a gift to your children? Fix it with us!

At Salti, thanks to the acquisition of the Sacchetti company, a historic motorcycle spare parts warehouse present in Parma since 1918, you can find all the spare parts and the necessary experience to help you refurbish your Vespa. With the catalogs of the time together with new databases foe spare parts we are able to help you with the retoration from A to Z, managing to supply both electrical and mechanical spare parts. For the most demanding customers we have the possibility, thanks to collaborations with the most important national partners, to also have expansion and modification kits such as mufflers, pistons, disc brakes and much more!

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