The name of a scooter. This brand was first invented in 1946 by Enrico Piaggio in Italy, the founder of Piaggio, a scooter manufacturer. Despite what many people tell you, Vespa itself is not a company on it's own.
Vespa is known all over the world for it's commitment to quality and good handling during operation. Vespas along with the Lambretta
are favorites among the British mod crowd in Britian. It's biggest distinction from other scooters made by mainstream companies is that every model before the ET2 has styled a fetching retro look.
Vespa could be classified as a subculture or even as a selective lifestyle due to the affection this scooter recieves from scooter enthusiasts. Many people spend years modifying their scooters...(and despite what other people say Vespas are not slow, most of them have the same average speed as other scooter brands).
One of Vespa's first slogans is "La Dolce Vita"-"The Sweet Life".
I rode home on my Vespa and I ran over a few squirrels on the way.