WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE SCOOTER
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the most expensive scooter in the world?
Scooters can be wonderful little
toys for those who like the feel of a motorcycle underneath them but don’t need
the full horsepower of a bike, and who also like the feel of things that are a
bit more compact. There was one scooter however that looked to transform the
world of travel and give those who didn’t want to drive a motorcycle another
option. That scooter was, and still is, known as the Vespa. But the creators of
the Vespa eventually expanded on their design to create the Vespa SS90. With the
Vespa SS90 Super Sprint, the designers hoped to elaborate even further on their
original design, expecting the world to jump onto this newest invention.
Unfortunately, that was a goal that it did not accomplish. However, this scooter
did manage to do one thing – claim the title of the most expensive scooter in
the world. And if you’ve thought this entire time that we were talking about the
famous Vespa, you’d be right!
The Vespa was designed by Piaggio & Co., who at the time, wanted to get away
from manufacturing aeronautics and focus on personal travel needs. The scooter
was thought to be the perfect answer to all the roads in post-war Italy that had
been churned up and damaged after World War II. And because other motorcycles,
such as the Cushman, had done so well, Piaggio & Co. wanted to create something
that would make their own mark on the biking world.
The creators of the Vespa made sure to include many features that would make it
more unique and more attractive to buyers. There was a shield in front that
would keep the driver clean and dry, and there was a step-through put in right
underneath the handlebars at the front. This was so that women wearing long
skirts would also be able to enjoy a ride on this wonderful scooter. The
transmission was built with an internal mesh system, so there was no need for
exterior chains and it also had a front fork design, which made it easy to
change the wheels on the scooter.
Even though Vespas were first created right after the second world war, the
Vespa SS90 Super Sprint wasn’t designed until 1965. The newer features included
things such as a narrower front end, a glove compartment, and a spare wheel
incorporated into the step-through frame. Unfortunately, the Vespa SS90 Super
Sprint didn’t do nearly as well as its predecessor and it was taken off the
market in 1971. And even though the Vespa SS90 Super Sprint didn’t do all that
well while it was still available, it still brings in a pretty penny today
solely due to the rarity of the piece. Today a Vespa SS90 Super Sprint will cost
you $7,000 if you wish to own one. But, you do have to find one first!
The Vespa SS90 Super Sprint