Traditional touch of Indonesia is also not left, shown with printing broklat themed color kebaya Indonesia serata mas nitabene and copper were found from Indonesian traditional equipment.
Selection Kakai-foot by using three pieces rim reinforcing Monoblok LUV scent itself especially coupled with the finishing of chrome coating.
The paraphernalia of the bolts and components supporting Detailing using 17k gold coating to strengthen Luxuriousnya theme.
The advantages of this motor is to use a water suspension … so that the height of the motor can be set independently either front maupunbelakang
water suspension using a technology which peneumatic high / low. empuknya hard suspension is governed by wind pressure, unlike the generally sockbreaker using a.
Suspension of work this way is the wind generated by the compressor is stored in the storage tube, and then channeled into the suspension by using an electronic valve or commonly called a solenoid. Solenoid valve is useful as a filler to remove the wind and the wind from the suspension.
If we talk about classical view, is certainly agree that changes in the motor Andika’s Vespa is worth thumbs up. This scooter characters have changed sebuat Like the classic motorcycle themed restaurant a true classic. It is said that this is because the owner was always dreaming of a nice classic look with all the accessories attached to the body of this Vespa. “Said the man who live south of Jakarta Kemang area of this.”
Vespa motor design was inspired many sectors. Starting from choosing colors, which uses color Candy Red Pearl was entrusted with the paint manufacturers Sikkens class. Disegi kelar Andika painter of hunting soon paraphernalia original Italian goods now supposedly he trinkets prices these accessories exorbitant price. Because it would not be surprised if the goods are rare accessories were found and only time there is hence expensive.
Design right and left side of the box this Vespa also gives comfort to her when she was ridding and kalu must aka kerjar time speeding. Understandably, these motors often touring far that body position should be protected by the side of the front deck and the left-right body on this bike. And briefly, when viewed in the light fist impression of classic Vespa is actually attached too tightly to this bike. With a plate made of cast iron round light brands were already menisyaratkan SIEM if this motor using a branded product (read: class).
Air Brush Classic Vespa Modification Spec detail :
Custom Body : N/A
Custom Duck Tail : N/A
Custom Rear Body : N/A
Body Paint : Red Pearl Candy (Sikkens)
Custom Paint Interior : Red Pearl Candy (Sikkens)
Custom Cutting Sticker & Stripping Varing : N/A
Seat : Original
Rear Hugger : N/A
Bore Up : N/A
Porting Polished : N/A
CVT : N/A
Muffler : Original
Air Filter : Original
Coil : N/A
Plugs : NGK
Cable Plugs : Original
Camshaft : Original
Carburator : Dell Orto
Filter Carburator : Dell Orto
Spuyer : Dell Orto
CDI : N/A
Piston : Original
Roller : N/A
Cover CVT : N/A
Cover Belt : N/A
Front Wheel : Original 10 inch
Rear Wheel : Original 10 inch
Front Tromol : Original
Rear Tromol : Original
Front Tyre : Original
Rear Tyre : Original
Front ShockBreaker : Original
Rear Shockbreaker : Original
Rear Per : Original
Brake Master : Original
Disc Plate : N/A
Front SpackBoard : Original
Rear SpackBoard : Original
Brake Handle : Original
Front Lamp : SIEM
Rear Lamp : SIEM
Lamp : Original
Hand Grip : Original
Fuel Indicator : N/A
Rear Bracket : N/A
Deck : Original
Steer : Original
Mirror : N/A
Front Carrier : N/A
Rear Carrier : N/A
Spidometer : Veglia Borletti
Rubber Set : Singapura
Horn : Original
Mudflap : Original
Flyscreen : N/A
Mudguard Chest (lapis emas 18 karat) : N/A
Tachometer : N/A
Front Sein : N/A
Rear Sein : N/A
Side Sein : N/A
Development of the automotive world increasingly wheel adds two-country motorcycle modification lively contest, is proven by the many variants of a modified motorcycle to competed in the event of Djarum Black MOTODIFY. Of the many new types of motor modified different one, the only Vespa lansiran lawas 78 years took part in the contest mat motor modifications MOTODIFY Djarum Black House Pontianak Convention Center (PCC), Pontianak, West Kalimantan (7 / 11) .
Vespa who fell in the category Entertainment On Bike This has changed in some parts but not much change the look of the original. Zul Eko Purwanto is usually called Eko, the owner of Vespa memodif not as extreme as possible so that the smell is very strong originality, which differ only visible vespa body longer because jointed plate with 30cm long. Not only was the fuel tank was removed and a custom made tank with a new holder. This type of motor scooter looks much nicer in blue disekujur body. Scooter that comes from Italy is becoming more fashionable with the installed set of audio and sound system with car batteries dole.
Although classified as a motor lawas, Vespa is still relying on the original part, it looks at the legs and the machine. On the front foot is not going change, forks and braking systems and tromolnya still original. Meanwhile, the rear legs only to adopt the brand suspension Kayaba and other parts are still original. Engine block and piston still wearing the standard Vespa, the exhaust gas channel was still maintaining its authenticity. For ignition, siempunya just replaced with a magnetic CDI excel.
His name is incomplete motor contest it does not use a variation of accessories. Part of the victim is a variation that uses a foothold Suzuki Satria foot step. Stang also changed by using a custom handlebar and gas using gas cartridges brand spontaneous Daytona, headlights custom Congo adopted. What is unique is the scooter that uses boncenger bench acrylic materials that are decorated skull underneath.
Under the sheet metal, there were some minor mechanical differences, as the Douglas company bought most of its outsourced components from British manufactures instead of Italian ones. Lucas electrical systems, Amal carburetors instead of the otherwise ubiquitous Dell’Ortos, British-made seats and tires were among the differences. But essentially, Douglas was building Vespa scooters.
The Douglas scooters caught on, and soon many thousands of them were running around England. Douglas followed Piaggio in upgrading the models through the years. Unlike Piaggio, Douglas changed its model numbers each year, so that a VS2 built in the 1956 model year became a VS3 the following year, and so forth. That was Douglas’s designation for the Vespa 150 GS. After building more than 1125,000 scooters, Douglas quit making them in 1964, but continued importing them from Italy for many years thereafter.
During the 1960s, scooter mania exploded in England, where Vespa motor scooters were embraced by stylish young Mods. Their Carnaby Street image and intelligent playfulness on carefully customized scooters clashed with the blue-collar Rockers on British Triumph, BSA, and Norton motorcycles. Rod Stewart, the Dave Clark Five, and of course, The Who, were Adherents of the Mod’s musical, artistic, and cultural style. The trendy Who movie, Quadrophenia, present a look at the violent encounters between the Mods and the Rockers. Decades later, The Who’s music remains part of Vespa pop culture, with stylish young people still encountering resistance, tough now from Americas on big Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
THE NEW BREED OF SCOOTER
By the 1960s, vespa scooters had been given more horsepower, a rear suspension, better brakes, better electrics, and more streamlined shapes. The 150 GS model of 1955 began the classic era, setting the stylistic current and engine design that would carry Vespa scooters for more than two decades. A smaller, entry-level model, now called the small frame, was powered by a 50-cc engine that took advantage of laws in some European countries that allowed younger drivers to pilot mopeds with engine displacements of 50-cc or less. In France, redundant pedals were added to qualify it as a moped. Later, a 90-cc and a 125-cc version were added to the line of inexpennsive small frame.
Piaggio continued its line of success through the 1970s, developing motor scooters that were faster, sleeker, and more efficient, while staying true to the original design and intent. The 200 Rally became the hot scooter on the street, boasting 12 horsepower, a top speed exceeding 60 miles per hour and, according to the factory, the ability to go to long-distance touring without fear of breakdown. The 200 Rally also was the first Vespa model with oil injection, freeing riders from having to mix lubricating oil with the gasoline. Oil-injected scooters were largely a U.S. phenomenon, the Europeans preferring to premix their own.
The bigger, faster P-series bikes made their appearance in 1978, with shaper styling that looked more modern at the time, but seen from today’s vantage, losing the rounded classic look that made the earlier scooters so appealing. But while Vespa scooters had reached a stage of development where they were more practical, more comfortable, and more reliable, they also were coming up hard against U.S. environmental concerns. The two-cycle engine, long a hallmark of Vespa design, could not be refined enough to suit clean air regulations.
Faced with the environmental pressure and overwhelming competition from Japan, Piaggio pulled out of the U.S. marked in 1986. But still a strong demand drove production of motorscooterd, including Piaggio’s subsequent model, the Cosa, in Europe and Asia. In India, a Vespa plant still turns out scooters, affordable and suitable for crowded urban and rural roads. City street throughout Southeast Asia also are packed with Vespa scooters. In trendy, affluent Japan, classic Vespa models have become a fashionable accessory for stylish young people.
And in Italy, the Vespa motor scooter continues its reign as an urban icon, buzzing through narrow Roman streets, still remembered and revered as the invention that helped bring Italy back from the ruins of war and economic collapse, still emblematic of the Continental lifestyle, and still the same basic design rolled out in 1946.
The prototype was introduced to the world in 1946 in the posh surroundings of the Rome Golf Club before a gathering of Italian leaders and aristocracy. Quickly, it was hailed as Italy’s first post-war innovation and recognize for its practically and usefulness. And for the first time in many years of militaristic oppression, the scooter represented something that was fun and uplifting, just as it is today.
The first run of Vespa scooter was examined and tested by skeptical journalists, who were soon won over by the scooter’s surprising attributes, despite their early negative reactions. Most impressive, the press decided, were the handling, the performance from the two-cycle engine, the ease of operation, and the fact that anyone wearing a skirt or a nice pair of dress pants could ride in comfort and arrive at his or her destination without mussed clothes.
Yes, it was immediately obvious that here was a two-wheeled vehicle that could be used by woman as practically as men. Besides its light and easy operation, the motor scooter offered its unique protective apron and floor, step-through entry, and a seat that allowed the rider to sit upright as in a chair, rather than having to straddle it like a motorcycle—a highly unladylike position in 1940s Italy, especially while wearing a dress.
Bolstered by the favorable reception, Piaggio immediately had 100 scooters made in a preliminary run. A deal was forget with Lancia, a prestigious make of automobile, to sell the first batch in its dealerships. The 100 were soon gone, and a production run of 2,500 scooters was undertaken. In all, 2,181 were sold in 1946, 10,535 in 1947, and nearly 20,000 in 1948.
Still, some critics panned the scooters as being unsafe, or noisy, or just not up to snuff. Motorcyclists and the motorcycle industry were harsh in their criticism, stating that the Vespa 8-inch wheels were dangerously unstable, that the scooter was too slow and didn’t handle well. They said was impractical for anything more than short jaunts around urban areas.
But many others loved the Vespa scooter and all that it represented. It was innovative, it was stylish, and it was affordable, all the things that poor and war-weary Italians were longing for. Piaggio weathered all complaints, confident that its new motor scooter would take the world by storm. Which it did.
Italian women were greatly affected by this new mode of transportation, giving them a taste of freedom and mobility they’d never had before. The Vespa scooter’s sophisticated, feminine form was quickly viewed as the stylish and cosmopolitan way for women to travel and be seen traveling on Roman roads. And for young men, the motor scooter became a means of both attracting young women and spiriting them away for a more private rendezvous. As they buzzed about those drab post-war city streets and country roads, the whimsically modern shape of the scooter must have seemed like bright spots of joy.
The early scooters, with their rigid rear suspensions, fender-mounted headlights, exposed engine covers and bicycle-style handlebars, are today know mainly as “rod models” because of the complex system of solid control rods that actuated the gear change. While rod bikes have plenty of appear today because of their novelty, at the time, the changeover to flexible cable in 1951 was greatly appreciated by contemporary riders. Still, 65,000 of the last run of rod-model scooters were sold during 1950.
The earliest models had no provision to cool the engine, despite its confined location. In 1948, the air-cooled engine was kept from overheating by cleverly incorporating a fan attached to the flywheel that forced air over the cylinder’s cooling fins, a design that remains to this day.
And so began Vespa motorscooter’s rapid rise in popularity that very quickly encompassed the entire world, eventually being produced in 13 different nations and totaling more than 15 million scooters sold in more than 50 years of production. Piaggio’s Scooters are still being made in plants in Italy, Germany, France, Japan, India, and other Asian nations. The Asian scooters being built today are not very different from the Vespa models made during the 1970s.
Piaggio’s only serious competition arose in 1947, when the Innocenti corporation began producing its Lambretta, outwardly similar but fundamentally different from the Vespa design. Where the Vespa scooter had a stressed-steel structure, Lambretta used a backbone frame. The suspension, drivelines, and most other details were also different. Most significantly, it was the Vespa design that became the archetypal scooter, identified as such around the world, while Lambretta always ran a distant second, until its last scooter in 1971.
Though updated many times over the years, the shape of every Vespa scooter is basically the same, from its contoured steel apron to its low, rounded-off rear. The steady progression of change in the details and mechanical parts endow every Vespa model with its own character, its own style, and its own personality. Naturally, some models have become more desirable than others, capturing a certain stylistic era or performance edge that sets its apart. Some have a stronger personality than others.
Like the VW Beetle, every Vespa scooter is a classic, its basic style staying the same but with the mechanical and stylistic details ever changing. And like the Beetle, it’s easy for many people to see all the Vespa models as looking the same. But when one starts looking more closely at the details, the various change made throughout the years, such as subtle contour changes in body style, taillights and trim, become easy to identify. Plus models come in various size and engine displacement, from the small-frame bikes with engine size ranging from 50-cc to 125-cc, to the bigger body with engine going up to the powerful 200-cc models.
One thing that has stayed the same is the one-cylinder, two-cycle engine that is the heart of every Vespa scooter. The first models were powered by a 98-cc two-cycle engine, rated at 3.3 horse-power, mounted horizontally, and acting directly on the drive wheel via a three-speed transmission. Although the engine changed over the years, the design stayed basically the same. Simple to maintain or repair, each two-stroke engine produces a surprising amount of power and torque for its size, allowing most of urban traffic. The bigger displacement models are able to go cross country touring in comfort.
The engine and transmission are durable and reliable. The Piaggio corporation had so much faith in the durability of Vespa transmissions that, during the 1960s, it provided all its scooters with a lifetime transmission warranty. But the two-stroke engine were also the downfall of the Vespa scooter in the United States, where pollution concerns created emissions standards that the engine could never pass. Piaggio temporarily suspended roles of scooters in the U.S. market in 1986, steering its production to other parts of the world.
The Vespa motor scooter is emblematic of all that is romantic and carefree about the Continental lifestyle, a virtual symbol of Italy, and a stylistic icon readily connected with youth and adventure. For many parts of the world, Vespa scooter are also a workhorse of basic transportation, a ubiquitous urban presence in European and Asian nation – the buzzing of motor scooter is still heard throughout ancient alleys and wide boulevard. With more than 15 million sold in a half-century of production, Vespa models are far and away the best-selling motor scooter of all time.
For Italians, the Vespa scooter has a broader meaning, symbolic of their country’s reemergence as a major industrial power from the shambles of World War II. It shows how a complex economic problem can be reduced to the elegant simplicity of a motor scooter. And Vespa designs serve to demonstrate the Italian sense of style and innovation.
From its roots of providing basic transportation and the bare beginnings of economic survival for the people of Italy devastated by World War II, to its role as treed-setting fashion accessory during the turbulent 1960s, the Vespa motor scooter has retained its general design and overall mission. The style and culture fit in well with today’s youth, who appreciate the retro charm and post-industrial. Old scooters fauns parked in garages and basements are being resurrected, restored, and ridden by a new generation.
Piaggio, the company that developed and produces the Vespa scooter, goes back more that a century, founded in Genoa by Rinaldo Piaggio in 1884 as Societa Anonima Piaggio. Originally dedicated to producing woodworking machinery, the company was soon engaged in building railroad cars for the booming rail industry. Latter, the company built commercial vehicles, automobiles, and boats. During World War I, Piaggio began to take part in the fledgling aviation industry by making airplane parts in 1914, and the following year, entire airplane. Piaggio’s innovative bent soon emerged as he developed such advances as as pressurized cabins and retractable landing gear. An aviation engine designed by Piaggio set 20 word records during the 1920s.
In 1938, Rinaldo Piaggio died, leaving the company’s two factories in Tuscany to Enrico Piaggio, 33, and his younger brother, Armando, 31. The timing for two young industrialist to take over their father’s business couldn’t have been worse, as fascist dictator Benito Mussolini had cemented his power in Italy and was poised to enter a pact for world conquest with Germany’s Nazi leader, Adolph Hitler.
During the war, the factories cranked out aircraft for the Axis war effort, developing several fighters and Italy’s only heavy bomber. Naturally, the factories became prime targets for Allied bombing raids. They were hit again and again, and at war’s end, the factory lay in ruins, and more than 10,000 Piaggio employees were out of work. But then, much of Italy was a shambles, all its industries bombed and destroyed, its people poverty stricken and demoralized. Under terms of the Allied peace agreement, Piaggio was banned from producing aircraft, which left Enrico Piaggio, who by then had taken over the business, casting about for a new product once he had rebuilt a factory in which to produce it.
Necessity, The Mother of Vespa
Transportation was a struggle in post-war Italy. Automobiles were expensive and in extremely short supply, even if people could find enough gasoline to run them. Most of Italy’s workforce depended on a scant number of bicycles to fulfill modest transportation needs. Piaggio, with his background in transportation, saw the need of the people and a way to get his factories humming again with a product that would be relatively easy to produce and allowed under terms of the peace agreement. And as it turned out, it was a product that would boost the morale of a defeated nation. Soon, he was devising a new kind of basic vehicle so innovative that it would forge his mark on the second half of the twentieth century.
Piaggio didn’t invent the motor scooter. It had been tried before, but without much real success. The earlier scooter were mired in bicycle and motorcycle technology, failing to move beyond the tried and true, and turned out to be heavy, clumsy, and slow. Piaggio’s vision of a scooter was absolutely unique, more like a two-wheeled auto-mobile than a bicycle—a clean, comfortable vehicle that a could be driven by anyone with ease.
Piaggio had observed a failed effort by the Italian army to provide small scooters for paratroopers. Called the Aeromoto, it was produced by the Turin company, Societa Volugrafo, and design to be parachuted out of airplanes along with the soldiers, who would use them to buzz their way over to the battle front more quickly. Perhaps a good idea, but the Aeromoto was so poorly designed, underpowered, and unstable that the plan was quickly abandoned, along with the scooters.
In 1945, two of piaggio’s design engineers, Vittorio Casini and Renzo Spolti, produced a scooter based on a small motorcycle being built at his Biella plant. They had taken an earlier scooter design, the peculiar SIMAT designed by Vittorio Belmondo in the late 1930s, and built on the basic idea. What they produced was an ungainly contraption, nicknamed Paparino, the Italian derivative of Donald Duck, which mockingly reflected its odd, ducklike shape. Piaggio himself described it as “a horrible-looking thing,” and it was soundly ridiculed by the press and public.
But from those humble efforts, Piaggio saw the spark of genius. Paparino had fired his emplotees back to work and Italy back on wheels. Piaggio wanted to build a new kind of scooter that would be inexpensive, economical, light-weigh and maneuverable, and able to be ridden comfortably by women as well as men. He wanted the rider of his scooter to be shielded from dirt, pudled, and the bike’s mechanical parts, the same as a person driving a car. And he wanted it to be the soul of simplicity, easy to build, easy to understand, and easy to repair.
To help realize his vision, Piaggio in 1945 enlisted the help of his head designer, engineer Corradino D’Ascanio, the inventor of the helicopter, who took his vast knowledge of automobile and aircraft design and narrowed its complexities down to the most basic of terms.
D’Ascanio disliked traditional motorcycles and felt that they had more defects than attributes—uncomfortable seating position, exposure to puddles and road debris, dangerous drive chain, and difficulty in repairing flat tires, among other faults. So he set out to create something that would take Paparino a giant step further along, and well away from motorcycle technology. A major part of D’Ascanio’s innovative work came from his understanding of stressed-skin body-work, used extensively in aircraft, in which the body serves double duty as an outside frame, eliminating any sort of separate supporting structure. Today, we know this as monocoque, or unibody, design, with essentially every passenger vehicle based on the concept. But in 1945, it was radical thinking.
In just three months, D’Ascanio delivered his assignment. When the engineer returned with his take on scooter design, Piaggio was impressed with the result. D’Ascanio’s scooter was smooth and aerodynamic, with an overall shape that looked strikingly modern. As Piaggio looked at the scooter’s narrow waist and wide, rounded rear aspect, and heard the buzzing of the little 98-cc engine, he remarked, “Semba una vespa,” which in Italian meant, “It seems like a wasp.” Of course, “Vespa” is the name that stuck, and remains still, all around the globe.
It became the prototype Vespa motor scooter. It was constructed without a supporting frame, instead using a sheet-metal fuselage. It has a broad shield to deflect splashes and debris from the rider, who sat upright gripping wide handlebars. The front fork was substituted with a one-sided wheel assembly and suspension much like the tail-dragger wheel of an airplane. A drive chain or drive shaft was unnecessary because the unitized engine and drive train were hidden within the bodywork of the scooter, shielding the rider from grease, dirt, and oil. D’Ascanio had taken elements of motorcycles, bicycles, automobiles, and aircraft to create something new altogether.
One obvious advantage over the motorcycle was the ease of repairing a flat tire. When motorcycle riders suffer a flat, they are stuck with the daunting job of dismantling the tire and tube from the wheel—which is difficult to remove from the bike—patching the tube and putting it all back together. It’s a dirty job that requires tools and skill. But with the Vespa design, both the front and rear wheels are identical, mounted on one-sided stub axles that allow them to be removed easily and replaced with a spare, which is carried on the back of the scooter or, in later years, behind the legshield or under the left cowl.
One of the most enduring scenes in cinema is in the classic film Roman Holiday. The film starred the immortal and ever beautiful Audrey Hepburn (Oh how I love her!) and the talented Gregory Peck. Hepburn played a princess who was visiting Rome for a state visit. Tired of her strictly regimented life, she escaped the confines of her embassy, disguised herself as a commoner and began touring the streets of Rome. There she met Gregory Peck who played an American correspondent in Italy. The movie was basically a sight-seeing tour of the streets and Rome, but it is very memorable because they both toured the scenic spots in a Vespa scooter.
This singular scene catapulted the Vespa as a cultural icon. Though the movie was not really what you call a happy ending for they both did not end up with each other (oops sorry for ruining the plot to those who have not seen it), generations of girls dream of becoming Audrey Hepburn being swept away by their own Gregory Peck driving into the sunset in their very own Vespa.
Vespa scooters have their cult following. Like the Volkswagen or the Mini Cooper, Vespas are liked because of their unique (some consider cute as the more appropriate description) design. Vespa’s design was derived from wasps hence the name. As a matter of fact, wasp if translated into Italian is called vespa. The Vespa was first made after world war two and since then its design saw little deviations. Scooters are perfect for the old narrow and cobbled Roman streets. It reflects the olden times when people are gentler, the days seemed slower and the air was full of romanticism. From those famed cobbled streets Vespa spread throughout the world. Perhaps because this little mode of transportation is perfect for weaving in and out in today’s heavily congested roads or perhaps Italians are really talented designers of vehicles. (I am sure most of you will agree with me on this point. I have yet to meet somebody who finds the highly desirable and exotic Ferrari sports cars as ugly.)
Ever since I had seen a Vespa in Roman Holiday, I always wanted to buy one for myself.