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Vespa’s Primavera Batik is a limited-edition model.
Vespa’s Primavera Batik is a limited-edition model. (Vespa/)

Primavera has always been the most accessible model of the Vespa range, a machine that Piaggio developed from a tiny 50cc two-stroke chassis by shoehorning in a 125cc two-stroke engine. It was 1968 and the Primavera was intended as a junior version aimed at the teenage market, offering a smart combination of agility, good performance, and versatility at an attractive price. Through its 56 years of a very successful life, Vespa’s Primavera has progressively grown into a versatile all-around performer.

The main steps to this were the slight dimensional growth that came with the renewed—and stronger—monocoque chassis and the adoption of a new generation of air-cooled SOHC three-valve four-stroke 125 and 150cc singles specifically conceived to grant the Primavera solid performance at a competitive price.

It’s not much of a surprise that Vespa Primavera is a great success today as it was 50-plus years ago, having grown into a comfortable, safe, and versatile runabout that is king in downtown traffic—particularly the 150cc version that makes very good use of its 12.8 hp and 9.5 lb.-ft. peak torque, thanks to the collaboration of a solid CVT transmission. Larger 12-inch cast-aluminum wheels and a 200mm front disc brake have added more stability, precise steering response, and safety.

Batik graphics adorn the limited-edition Primavera.
Batik graphics adorn the limited-edition Primavera. (Vespa/)

To refresh the look of Primavera, the Piaggio designers took inspiration from the Indonesian batik fabrics that were proclaimed World Heritage by UNESCO for their unique design and highly refined texture process in which traditional beeswax plays a fundamental role. The batik art began around the 12th century and was progressively developed in various codes, first starting as a precious ornament for the king and members of the royal family, acquiring strong symbolic value.

The batik art of threading and designing assumes various specifications. Parang Rusak was its highest expression and was reserved to the members of the royal family and to the highest nobility. Then came Sawat, a symbol of power; the Semen, which is inspired by symbols of cosmic energy; and Udan Liris, symbol of fertility.

A cappuccino brown seat with green stitching complements the batik graphics and pastel paint.
A cappuccino brown seat with green stitching complements the batik graphics and pastel paint. (Vespa/)

By decorating the special edition of Vespa Primavera with batik symbols, Piaggio’s designers intend to pay homage to the UNESCO-recognized Indonesian culture with a project that has multiple messages: of joy, prosperity, strength, longevity, respect for all cultures, and wisdom. The colorful textures enrich the front and the inside of the shield along with the floorboard and lower half of the sides, and are applied by water transfer technology. To complete the very attractive graphics, the seat comes in a light cappuccino brown with green stitching.

Piaggio has not not confirmed the additional price for the Batik model, which will be available for a limited but undisclosed time.

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35 minutes ago, Sir Fallsalot said:

What about this one then its for sale £6k what a bargain 

 
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Oh my lord ...pride month has been horrible for this forum...we've just lost another on...Fred !!  FFS !

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16 hours ago, Sir Fallsalot said:

What about this one then its for sale £6k what a bargain 

 
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Love that. It was such a silly time for bikes, they really made a scooter styled out of a jetski :classic_laugh:

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