Vespa is a scooter and the company behind it, Piaggio, have been doing it for over seven decades. All’s good up till now, but have it ever occur to you, what if the Italian company dabbles in motorcycles making, you know, like say, a chopper, a sports bike, or even a dirt bike? At this point, you may be wondering. What the hell is the difference between a scooter and a motorcycle anyways? Well, get ready for Scooter 101. There are a few distinct differences between the two. First, motorcycle has the gas tank in front of the seat while the engine, typically attached to the frame, is right below it (the seat). Plus, motorcycle usually have larger wheels and as far as power plant is concerned, a scooter’s motor is more often than not, integrated with the rear suspension.
Capacity-wise, scooter is usually no more than 100cc while bikes has pretty much no limits starting from 150cc. So, there you have it, the differences on top of the obvious visual cues. Now that we have clear the air, it is time to take a look at the what ifs. Specifically, what if Piaggio actually makes motorcycles? Well, imagine no more cos’ one Harley Davidson seller has commissioned a visual of Vespa as motorcycles. Take a look below and tell us what you think of a Vespa variety as a chopper, sport bike, a touring bike, an off-road dirt bike, a cafe racer, and a Light Cycle.
All images courtesy of Jennings Harley Davidson.
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