Vespa Celebrates 75th Birthday

The Vespa, one of the most iconic motorcycles in history, is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Since the first motorbike left the northern Italian production site in Pontedera, Italy over 19million scooters have been sold, almost 2 million in the past decade alone.

Over the years, the Vespa has become a symbol of freedom and culture for millions of people. Sold in 83 countries on all continents, it is a global brand that represents Italian technology.

For its 75th birthday Vespa has announced the production of a special anniversary series.

1964 Vespa
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  • anniversary = birthday
  • announce = to officially say something
  • decade = ten years
  • global brand = an object that people know all over the world
  • iconic = famous and admired