Though the competition was heavy with motorcycles, nine of these scooters, called Vespa Sei Giorni scooters to celebrate the race, claimed gold medals.
The Sei Giorni was basically a Vespa 125 modified by Vespa with a larger and more performance-minded parts such as a bigger carb, bodywork, windscreen and fuel tank.
Only 300 Sei Giorni scooters were produced in 1951, making them highly collectable. For those who can’t have an original, though, the Italian scooter company has designed the next best thing – the limited-edition 2018 Vespa Sei Giorni.
The 2018 scooter, based on the top-selling Vespa GTS, features a 300cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine that produces 21 horsepower @ 7750 rpm and 16 ft/lbs of torque @ 5000 rpm.
The Sei Giorni is the most technically advanced Vespa ever due to a host of electronics, including ABS, LED daytime running lights, and a USB port located inside the glovebox.
The original 1951 model with was different with it’s larger fuel tank, streamlined leg shield and the larger right side cowl that contains the larger carburetor. These vehicles were painted in a lightweight matte green with black and white number plates.
The styling is characterized by the exposed handlebar, a styling element of the 1950’s; circle instrumentation with white gauge background; single-seat look saddle; black parts, including the wheels and exhaust; and a number plate. Each model will also receive a “Special Edition” plate.
Many accessories are available for the Sei Giorni, including:
- Windscreen wide enough to cover the rider’s hands
- Vespa Multimedia Platform (hooks scooter to smartphone)
- Thermal Leg Cover
- Anti-Theft System
- Front and Rear Luggage Racks