Piaggio Group was founded in 1884 and initially involved in the release of ships, aircraft and industrial equipment. World fame came to the company in 1946 in connection with the release of the legendary motorbike/scooter scooters Vespa. In the 1960s, there was a buying of motorcycles Silera producer. As a result Piaggio managed to extend range of mopeds with 50 cc engine. Company had always kept pace with the times, updating and modernizing time the range of motorcycles with the requirements of modern times. At present Piaggio is Europe's largest scooter and motorcycle manufacturer, which counts around forty percent shares.
In 1999, a major German bank Deutsche Bank acquired a majority of Piaggio. Piaggio model range now includes motorbike, scooters and motorcycles with engines from 50 to 800 cubic centimeters. Scooter Zip, since its introduction in 1992, had been sold throughout Europe in the amount of 190 thousand copies. Piaggio Zip 50 represents the “youngest brother” in the model row. Despite the angelic look of Piaggio Zip its engine is enough powerful. The same HiPer 2 is set on Vespa ET-2. Scooter is clearly and without failure gaining maximal speed of 70 km/h. Brakes of the vehicle are at a level. 180-mm front disc brake is responsible for this. The front wheel is installed in a telescopic fork and can be equipped with a drum or disc front brake. For those who are seriously concerned about the environment, in 1994, was released version of Zip & Zip-the world's first scooter with a serial hybrid. Besides the usual 50-cc engine, it is equipped with an electric power of 650 watts.
The electric power allows traveling at speeds up to 26 km/h. Ease of maintenance reaches thanks to a special hatch in the trunk. Removing it, mechanic could carry out most repairs in the heart of the machine. Economic, urban scooter Piaggio Zip 50 gets fun during the driving and become your trusted friend in the daily struggle with urban traffic jams. Model scooter Piaggio ZIP 4T/Zip SP is the logical continuation of the popular line of light city scooter ZIP, but has at the same time by the new 4-stroke 50 cc engine Piaggio Hi-PER4.