The Piaggio company, nestled in the Tuscan countryside between Florence and Pisa, first invented scooters in 1946 when it produced the first ever Vespa. Today, Piaggio continues to produce scooters under three main brands: the classic Vespa, the sporty Gilera and the contemporary Piaggio.
In Australia, the Piaggio brand offers an extensive range of quality Italian scooters from 50cc to 500cc. Piaggio is the choice for discerning commuters who insist on a modern design with the quality that can only come from 60 years experience as a specialised scooter company.
The Piaggio group continues to grow in size, and now incorporates a number of other well-known scooter and motorcycling brands. These include Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Laverda, as well as Spanish brand Derbi. The benefit to the consumer is the sharing of expertise and technology between the different brands, but with each bringing the history and specialisations for which they are most well known to the party. The Piaggio group is now the fourth larges manufacturer of motorbikes and scooters in the world.