Vespa Launches The 946 Bellissima

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At almost $10,500, the Vespa 946 might be a pricey scooter, but boy is it good looking. Well, leave it to Vespa to up the purdy level even more with the 946 Bellissima. Limited to only 100 units, the Vespa 946 Bellissima offers exclusivity and distinction in unique Vespa fashion. The 946 Bellissima is equipped with a new mono-seat to further accentuate the dynamic curvature of the steel body, an exclusive chrome plated rear rack, new paint finishing and rim colors, as well as new handlebar grip finishing. The 2014 946 Bellissima collection will be available in either Metallic Gray and Metallic Blue.

As a gift, those select few 946 Bellissima purchasers will receive a passenger seat kit, made from the same precious materials to match the on-board mono-saddle to perfectly complement the Bellissima design and allow for the rare occasions when a passenger is rewarded with a ride on this precious machine.

VESPA 946 – TECHNICALLY SPEAKING
Tradition and innovation: Sheet steel body with aluminum parts: handlebar, saddle support, side panels, front mudguard, rear-mirror supports.

Maximum safety: 220 mm dual-disk brake, two-channel ABS braking, ASR electronic traction control. Large 12” wheels, modular aluminum alloy wheel rims.

Eco-sustainability and fuel economy: 150 cc 3V engine, electronic injection, best-in-class fuel consumption and emissions.

Technology and style: LED headlight with heat dissipation system, LED tail light and indicators, full LCD multifunction instrument panel.

VESPA 946 – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

Type

Single cylinder 4 strokes with catalytic converter and electronic fuel injection

Displacement

155cc

Fuel system

P.I. (Port Injected) injection

Timing system

Single overhead camshaft – 3 valves (2 intake, 1 exhaust)

Cooling system

Forced air

Gearbox

CVT

VEHICLE

Load bearing structure

Metal body with welded reinforcements and aluminum elements

Front suspension

Single link arm with coil spring and dual-action hydraulic shock absorber

Rear suspension

Coil spring with adjustable preload, mono shock with progressive lever system

Breaking system

ABS system, 2 channels, with ASR system

Front brake

disk, 220 mm

Rear brake

disk, 220 mm

Front tire

120/70 – 12”

Rear tire

130/70 – 12”

Fuel tank capacity

2.2 US gal (8,5 lt)

Emissions compliance

EPA 40CFR86

Length

77.3 in (1.965 mm)

Width

28.7 in (730 mm)

Saddle height

31.6 in (805 mm)

Wheelbase

55.3 in (1.405 mm)

Max speed

57 mph (93 km/h)

Fuel consumption

up to 117 mpg ( up to 50 km/l)

Find out more about the 946 Bellissima, other Vespa model offerings, and test ride opportunities at: VespaUSA.com, and the Vespa Americas Facebook page.

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