• 2019 (Vespa 946) RED

    The (Vespa 946) RED comes from the 2017 line of the classic Vespa 946, the most exclusive and luxurious model of Vespa.
  • A unique build sets it apart from the rest of the pack. It pairs a rather distinct overall look with a level of monochromatic treatment that just isn't seen every day.
  • Design elements and inspiration dates back to the MP6 prototype to give the (Vespa 946) RED deep developmental roots while maintaining an anti-conformity attitude.
  • The front end leads the way with the usual “tie” detail complete with a cyclops headlight and handlebar fairing.
  • The rear end is very distinctive with its special two-up seat and chrome rear luggage rack.
  • A pedestal lofts the sculpted seat ahead and above the rear side-panels that run with a unique shape paying homage to the original “Wasp.”
  • Full LED projectors and indicator lights, and a full LCD instrument panel launch the tech wizardry right up front.
  • Steel sheet-metal makes up the stressed-skin monocoque structure with aluminum components and chrome bits to wrap up the metallurgy.
  • A set of 12-inch, cast-aluminum rims round out the rolling chassis with red paint to match the rest of the ride.
  • Hydraulic brakes and 220 mm discs provide the braking power front and rear, and ABS comes with the stock equipment package.
  • A trailing-link front suspension arrangement floats the front end for a connection to the classic aircraft landing gear-type suspension long used on Vespas.
  • A chrome cargo hook provides a place to hang a bag for some 'tween-feet storage to supplement the rack out back.
  • Power comes from a 155 cc, air-cooled, four-stroke thumper that puts out 11.6 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 8.4 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm.
  • Piaggio's ASR feature delivers its traction-control functionality to keep the rear contact patch planted and match the safety of the anti-lock brakes.
  • It runs the typical continuously-variable transmission and centrifugal clutch for twist-and-go operation.
  • Electronic fuel injection keeps fuel consumption down with an impressive 141 mpg rating.
  • Top speed is 59.7 mph. That's more than enough for around-town commuting.
  • The (Vespa 846) RED meets or exceeds Euro 3 emission standards.
  • A three-valve head provides increased volumetric efficiency with a single over-head cam timing a pair of intake poppets with a single exhaust valve.
  • MSRP holds steady at $10,499.
  • As this is a special (RED) product, a total of $150 from each sale will be donated to the Global Fund to fight AIDS along with tuberculosis and mosquito flu (malaria).

The Purest And Most Modern Expression Of Style

A collaborative effort between Piaggio Group and (RED) brings us the (Vespa 946) RED. Previewed at a Global Fund event in 2016, the (Vespa 946) RED is in the final design process for release in Europe, Asia, and North America. Coming to the U.S. with a 155 cc engine and an electronics suite not normally seen on a scooter, this most exclusive Vespa model is the only product in the automotive world to have been chosen by (RED) to contribute funds for the fight against AIDS.

  • 2019 (Vespa 946) RED
  • Year:
    2019
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    single cylinder
  • Displacement:
    155 cc
  • Top Speed:
    59.7 mph
  • Price:
    10499
  • Price:

(Vespa 946) RED Design

2019 (Vespa 946) RED
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The (Vespa 946) RED comes from the 2017 line of the classic Vespa 946,
the most exclusive and luxurious model of Vespa.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852499
A unique build sets it apart from the rest of the pack.
It pairs a rather distinct overall look with a level of monochromatic treatment that just isn’t seen every day.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852471
Design elements and inspiration dates back to the MP6 prototype
to give the (Vespa 946) RED deep developmental roots while maintaining an anti-conformity attitude.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852501
As this is a special (RED) product, a total of $150 from each sale will be donated to the Global Fund
to fight AIDS along with tuberculosis and mosquito flu (malaria).
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852475
The rear end is very distinctive with its special two-up seat and chrome rear luggage rack.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852460
A pedestal lofts the sculpted seat ahead and above the rear side-panels that run with a unique shape paying homage to the original “Wasp.”
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852528
Full LED projectors and indicator lights, and a full LCD instrument panel launch the tech wizardry right up front.

(Vespa 946) RED Chassis

2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852509
Steel sheet-metal makes up the stressed-skin monocoque structure
with aluminum components and chrome bits to wrap up the metallurgy.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852503
A set of 12-inch, cast-aluminum rims round out the rolling chassis with red paint to match the rest of the ride.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852517
Hydraulic brakes and 220 mm discs provide the braking power front and rear,
and ABS comes with the stock equipment package.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852483
A trailing-link front suspension arrangement floats the front end for a connection to the classic aircraft landing gear-type suspension long used on Vespas.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852484
A chrome cargo hook provides a place to hang a bag for some ’tween-feet storage to supplement the rack out back.

(Vespa 946) RED Drivetrain

2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852470
Power comes from a 155 cc, air-cooled, four-stroke thumper
that puts out 11.6 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 8.4 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852485
Piaggio’s ASR feature delivers its traction-control functionality to keep the rear contact patch planted
and match the safety of the anti-lock brakes.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852463
It runs the typical continuously-variable transmission and centrifugal clutch for twist-and-go operation.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852534
Electronic fuel injection keeps fuel consumption down with an impressive 141 mpg rating.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852455
Top speed is 59.7 mph.
That’s more than enough for around-town commuting.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852506
The (Vespa 846) RED meets or exceeds Euro 3 emission standards.
2019 (Vespa 946) RED
- image 852505
A three-valve head provides increased volumetric efficiency
with a single over-head cam timing a pair of intake poppets with a single exhaust valve.

(Vespa 946) RED Pricing

2019 (Vespa 946) RED
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MSRP holds steady at $10,499.

He Said

My husband and fellow motorcycle writer, TJ Hinton, says, “As a humanist, I love it when a big-name company uses its platform to raise money for a worthy cause, and the (Vespa 946) RED fits the bill quite nicely. Sure, the idea behind this model makes it special, but the overall design really drives that point home with the unique rear-end details that clearly set it apart from the rest of the current lineup.”

She Said

“I think we can all agree that AIDS is bad. The Piaggio Group is on-board with that sentiment as evidenced by its (Vespa 946) RED meant to help the global fight against this still-deadly disease. Piaggio donates $150 to the Global Fund to fight AIDS with (RED) for every (RED) Vespa sold, and it is joined in the fight by other world-famous marques such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Apple, American Express, and Starbucks. A full line of swag backs up the (Vespa 946) RED so you can get t-shirts, grocery totes, sweatshirts, and caps to proudly display your support for this noble cause to the world.”

(Vespa 946) RED Specifications

Displacement: 155 cc
Width: 28.7 in
Wheelbase: 77.4 in
Length: 55.3 in
Seat Height: 31.7 in
Fuel Capacity: 2.2 Gal
Fuel Economy: 59.7 mph
Color: Red
Price: $10,499

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