Piaggio has finally unveiled the 2013 Vespa 946 at EICMA Show, a year after its original concept was introduceted to public. Mixing of both classic and futuristic, the sleek design of the new Vespa 946 scooter was inspired by the WWII-era Vespa MP6 prototype, the original Vespa prototype from 1946.
The 2013 Vespa 946 is powered by a new air-cooled 125cc four-stroke single engine that provides 11.7 hp at 8250 rpm and puts out a claimed 7.6 lb-ft of torque at 7000 rpm (increases maximum power by 7.1% and torque by 10.3% compared to previous 125cc engines). Furthermore, the Vespa 946 produces 30% less emissions than previous model.
The 2013 Vespa 946 comes with a lightweight, high-quality build that incorporates plenty of aluminum for reduced weight as well as improved fuel economy. Moreover, its horizontally-mounted rear shock absorber features four adjustable preload positions.
Other features include futuristic LED headlight and taillight, LCD display, 12-inch wheels, ABS and traction control.
Vespa 946’s release date and price has not been announced yet.