“Italy was devastated after World War II, with little surplus cash and a desperate need for transportation.” Enter the Vespa– 16 million!
From a fun write-up on the history of the Vespa by Ronnie Schreiber.
Did you know that Vespa:
- Incorporated a few elements from airplane design, especially the wheels.
- Incorporated the step-through design from ladies’ bicycles.
- Distinguished itself from motorcycles: cleaner to ride, no chain, and all controls on handlebar.