Scooters are fun. It’s so cool to ride along the highway and feel the wind in your face. We all know that scooters are inexpensive little toys that help us get around without spending a lot on gas. However, there is one particular scooter that’s even more expensive than an expensive car! It’s the most expensive scooter today.
We all know that the Vespa has become sort of a luxury for scooter owners but the creators of the Vespa expanded on their design to create the Vespa SS90. With the Vespa SS90 Super Sprint, the designers hoped to elaborate even further on their original design, expecting the world to jump onto this newest invention. Unfortunately, that was a goal that it did not accomplish. However, this scooter did manage to do one thing – claim the title of the most expensive scooter in the world.
The Vespa was designed by Piaggio & Co. who, at the time, wanted to focus on personal travel needs. The scooter was thought to be the perfect answer to all the roads in post-war Italy that had been churned up and damaged after World War II. And because other motorcycles, such as the Cushman, had done so well, Piaggio & Co. wanted to create something that would make their own mark on the biking world.
The creators of the Vespa made sure to include many features that would make it more unique and more attractive to buyers. There was a shield in front that would keep the driver clean and dry, and there was a step-through put in right underneath the handlebars at the front. This was so that women wearing long skirts would also be able to enjoy a ride on this wonderful scooter. The transmission was built with an internal mesh system, so there was no need for exterior chains and it also had a front fork design, which made it easy to change the wheels on the scooter.
Even though Vespas were first created right after the second world war, the Vespa SS90 Super Sprint wasn’t designed until 1965. The newer features included things such as a narrower front end, a glove compartment, and a spare wheel incorporated into the step-through frame. Unfortunately, the Vespa SS90 Super Sprint didn’t do nearly as well as its predecessor and it was taken off the market in 1971. And even though the Vespa SS90 Super Sprint didn’t do all that well while it was still available, it still brings in a pretty penny today solely due to the rarity of the piece. Today a Vespa SS90 Super Sprint will cost you $7,000 if you wish to own this most expensive scooter.