This Vespa Quarantasei Concept has been unveiled at 2011 EICMA. Designed by the Vespa Pontedera Style Center, the Quarantasei (means 46 in Italian, it refers to the year in which the first Vespa was manufactured) is inspired by the 1945 MP6 prototype.
Combining a classic and futuristic design, this sleek retro-styled scooters comes with hanging seat, the front and rear lights use LEDs and aluminum body. The Vespa Quarantasei is powered by an extremely modern engine- a new fuel-injected 125cc four-stroke, three-valve air-cooled engine with electronic injection- developed by Piaggio. The innovative engine’s three-valve timing optimizes the load motion in the cylinder as well as optimal positioning of the spark plug, increasing combustion performance and offer optimum cooling of the components inside the head.
According to Piaggio, the 125cc engine can produces a maximum output of 11.7 hp at 8250 rpm and maximum torque of 10.3 Nm at 7,000 rpm, while the 150cc version putting down 13.0 hp at 8000 rpm and torque of 9.3 at 6500 rpm.