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Vespa 946 Bellissima – The World’s Most Sophisticated Vespa Launches New Bellissima Collection

36 Vespa 946 Bellissima

Since its original launch in 2013, the Vespa 946 immediately became a worldwide object of desire and exclusivity. Vespa 946 was the worlds’ first Luxury scooter which combined premium materials with Italian artisan hand-made standards of manufacturing.

July 31, 2014. Vespa 946 Bellissima againredefines Luxury with attention to the highest standards in design, technical expertise and hand finished manufacturing.  Limited to only 100 units, Vespa 946 Bellissima offers exclusivity and distinction in the unique way that only Vespa can. 946 Bellissima is equipped with a new mono-seat to further accentuate the dynamic curvature of the steel body, an exclusive chrome plated rear rack, new paint finishing and rim colors, as well as new handlebar grip finishing. The 2014 946 Bellissima collection will be available in either Metallic Gray and Metallic Blue.

As a gift, those select few 946 Bellissima purchasers will receive a passenger seat kit, realized in the same precious materials to match the on-board mono-saddle to perfectly complement the Bellissima design and allow for the rare occasions when a passenger is rewarded with a ride on this precious machine.

The Vespa 946 distills the essence of the early 1946 Vespa designs and beautifully combines the best features of the long history of cherished Vespa models.


Tradition and innovation: Sheet steel body with aluminum parts: handlebar, saddle support, side panels, front mudguard, rear-mirror supports.

Maximum safety: 220 mm dual-disk brake, two-channel ABS braking, ASR electronic traction control. Large 12” wheels, modular aluminum alloy wheel rims.

Eco-sustainability and fuel economy: 150 cc 3V engine, electronic injection, best-in-class fuel consumption and emissions.

Technology and style: LED headlight with heat dissipation system, LED tail light and indicators, full LCD multifunction instrument panel.


Type Single cylinder 4 strokes with catalytic converter and electronic fuel injection
Displacement 155cc
Fuel system P.I. (Port Injected) injection
Timing system Single overhead camshaft – 3 valves (2 intake, 1 exhaust)
Cooling system Forced air
Gearbox CVT
Load bearing structure Metal body with welded reinforcements and aluminum elements
Front suspension Single link arm with coil spring and dual-action hydraulic shock absorber
Rear suspension Coil spring with adjustable preload, mono shock with progressive lever system
Breaking system ABS system, 2 channels, with ASR system
Front brake disk, 220 mm
Rear brake disk, 220 mm
Front tire 120/70 – 12”
Rear tire 130/70 – 12”
Fuel tank capacity 2.2 US gal (8,5 lt)
Emissions compliance EPA 40CFR86
Length 77.3 in (1.965 mm)
Width 28.7 in (730 mm)
Saddle height 31.6 in (805 mm)
Wheelbase 55.3 in (1.405 mm)
Max speed 57 mph (93 km/h)
Fuel consumption up to 117 mpg ( up to 50 km/l)

The 2014 Vespa 946 Bellissima is available August 2014, at an MSRP of $10,499.

Find out more about the 946 Bellissima, other Vespa model offerings, and test ride opportunities at:, and Vespa Americas Facebook pages


  1. Michael says:

    I was interested in the 946 when I first saw a picture on line last year. Then when I found out it was $10,000. I thought that was just too much. Last September I went to Italy for vacation and saw one at a dealers showroom. After I returned I ordered one. Picked it up in January and started riding it this Spring. I have to say I am really pleased with the bike and am glad I bought it. I changed out the ugly US spec turn signals for the Euro ones. Big improvement.

  2. paul says:

    Now that is a stylish way to hold up traffic.

  3. Don says:

    $10,499?!?!?!?!? For a scooter???

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