Remember Roman Holiday? Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn riding shotgun around 1950’s Rome on a Vespa?
The classic Italian scooter was (and still is) an Italian two-wheeled icon.
The coveted Vespa 50 still reaps fans all over the world. But take the pink Scarabeo portrayed here. Is it not simply magnifico? The Scarabeo (made by a subsidiary of Piaggio, which fabricates Vespas) is generally acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful motorinos around, while the Vespa is THE classic scooter. Vespa means “wasp,” while scarabeo–buzzes along in an insect word play–meaning, “beetle.”
The Scarabeo is a powerful, and yet safer scooter: the larger wheels make it more stable on the road over potholes or severely cracked Italian road surfaces. I have not seen many pink ones around, and judging by that knock-off LV trunk, I’d say this is one classy custom job.
Can you just imagine the Belle that rides this beauty?