History of vespa
History of vespa
The history of the vespa began more than a century ago, to be precise 1884. The Piaggio Company was founded in Genoa, Italy in 1884 by Rinaldo Piaggio. Rinaldo's business starts ship equipment. But at the end of the century, Piaggio also manufactures Rail Trains, Train Wagons, Body Trucks, Machines and Trains. In World War I, his company produced Aircraft and Ships. In 1917 Piaggio bought a new plant in Pisa and four years later Rinaldo took over a small factory in Pontedera in the Tuscany region of Italy. The Pontedera plant was the center for the production of the aircraft and its components (propellers, engines and aircraft). During World War II, the plant in Pontedera made the P108 for a two-passenger Aircraft engine and Bomb Version.
At the end of World War II, Piaggio factory was bombed by an allied plane. After the war, Enrico Piaggio took over Piaggio from his father (Rinaldo Piaggio). At that time the Italian economy was deteriorating, Enrico decided to design a cheap means of transportation. Enrico decided to focus his company's attention on the personal Mobility issues that the Italian people needed. Then join Corradino D'Ascanio, the talented aviation engineer who designed, drafted and flew his First Modern Piaggio Helicopter. D'Ascanio makes the design simple, economical, comfortable and elegant. D'Ascanio dreams of a new vehicle revolution. Taking pictures of aircraft technology, he imagined a vehicle built with a "Monocoque" or Unibody Steel Chassis. Front forks such as Tires landed an aircraft which is easy for tire replacement. The result is a design inspired from the aircraft which until now is different from other vehicles.
Then in 1945, the construction of an alternative was found. Originally indeed a motorcycle concept with a curved iron curves rounded like a tunnel. Surprisingly, it turns out the stater part is designed by using the components of the bomb and the wheels are taken from the fighter's wheel.
In order to optimize the form and safety of its users, the manufacturer, which at that time was still regarded as a '' pavement '' designed the foot cover board on the front. This project was directly led by Corradino d'Ascanio. Therefore, the patent was soon can they pocketed.
The result, came the first time motorcycle products with MP5 series. This vehicle is simple technology but has a very interesting shape, like a stinger (bee / wasp) because of the shape of the skeleton.
However, due to the surfboard's protective cover, a number of workers at the Piaggio factory even said it as Paperino motors. Please remember, Paperino is a cynical allusion to the character Donald Duck (duck). So, d'Ascanio also made sense to improve the model.
D'ascanio only takes a few days to re-concept the vehicle's design and its prototype is named MP6. When Enrico Piaggio saw the MP6 prototype, he accidentally exclaimed "Sambra Una Vespa" (looks like a Hornet). Finally from the call that accidentally, it was decided this vehicle called 'Vespa' (wasps in Indonesian). In April 1946, this MP6 prototype began mass production at the Piaggio plant in Pontedera, Italy.
By the end of 1949, it had been in production of 35,000 units and in 10 years had produced 1 million units and in the mid-1950s. During the 1960s and 1970s the Vespa became a symbol of the idea revolution of the time.
The next development, this product was in demand by the markets of France, England, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, and India - in addition to the domestic market these products sell like hotcakes. In addition, India also produces the same type and shape by taking the Bajaj engine. The types are Bajaj Deluxe and Bajaj Super. A number of parties then apply for a joint make Vespa. So in 1950 appeared Vespa 125 cc made in Germany.
At that time many other countries tried to make similar products, but apparently they were not able to compete with Piaggio. Among the competitors were Lambretta, Heinkel, Zundapp, and NSU. For the people of Indonesia, Lambretta and Zundapp products, was popular in the era of the 1960s.
Inquired have a search, fanatism of the Vespa was due to the basic characteristics of this motorcycle that is always maintained on each subsequent product. Even when they spelled out a '' revolution '' shape on a new product, the Vespa 150 GS, the uniqueness of the bahenol ass still inherent.
The 150 GS product - at that time known as Vespamore and almost always performing in every 1960s movie - is indeed the steering wheel and the floodlights begin to be made together. But, overall let alone the shape of his butt, is really still rounded. And the story continues today with the new generation Vespa model, presenting Vespa ET2, Vespa ET4, Vespa Granturismo and Vespa PX150. Vespa is not just a Scooter but one of the great Italian Icon.
History of Vespa in Indonesia
"Vespa fever" in the country is greatly influenced by "Vespa Congo". The Vespa was awarded by the Indonesian Government to the Indonesian Peacekeeping Force who served in the Congosaat.
According to some sources, after many Vespa Congo roam the streets, start Vespa became one of the two-wheeled vehicles in Indonesia. Local importers also support the development of Vespa in the country.
Until now have dozens of variants Vespa who stop by in Indonesia. From the oldest to the most recent in Indonesia. Until now Indonesia may still be called as Vespa paradise. The rise of Vespa exports, slightly reducing the Vespa population in Indonesia.