Piaggio Set To Release 170mpg Plug-In Hybrid Scooters

/> Not only will Piaggio's new HyS scooters be environmentally friendly, but they'll boast 85% stronger acceleration too. The parallel hybrid engine is remarkably small, requiring no visual modifications to the Vespa LX, Piaggio X8 or MP3, while hugely improving the gas mileage of all three. Capable of recharging… » 8/02/07 11:45am 8/02/07 11:45am

Transformers Movie Update: Putz Around On A Vespa, Get A Free Ticket To…

It seems like everyone's trying to get in on the cross-branding action for the new upcoming Transformers movie, and the Piaggio, the maker of the Vespa death trap on wheels scooter is no exception. They've got a new promotion running starting tomorrow branding the Vespa as a "Transportation Transformer." For… » 6/13/07 8:00am 6/13/07 8:00am

Who Doesn't Love Hot '60s-Looking Italian Girls on Vespas?

The Motorpasions had this posted on their site and we fell in love with it. It doesn't matter that we no habla Espanol. Or for that matter, Eye-talian. Because Vespa is universal in any language, as are fresh-faced, sexy Sixties mod girls. The only downside to this absolutely exquisite piece of vintage Piaggio… » 6/16/06 5:30pm 6/16/06 5:30pm

Trike Psych!: Piaggio's Three-wheeled, Backwards Scooter

Italy's maker of all things small and puttery, Piaggio, has come up with a high-tech scooter with three wheels. But get that picture of grandma's Tri Rider out of your mind. This trike has two wheels in the front and one in the back, a setup it shares with a couple of late-model concept cars. The Piaggio MP3 — an… » 5/13/06 7:53pm 5/13/06 7:53pm