The name Piaggio is synonymous with scooters thanks in no small way to Enrico Piaggio, who saw an opportunity and seized it by producing a low-cost, two-wheeled motorised mode of transport designed to help get Italy back to work after WW2. Having recruited engineer Corradino D’Ascanio, who was more at home designing aeroplanes, they produced the first mass-market scooter, the Vespa, in 1946. What helped to make the scooter so unique was the front wheel that looked more like the nose wheel on an aeroplane, and the leg shields that protected riders from rain and dirt, two features that are still easily identifiable on scooters under this brand today.
Light and easy to handle, with room for a passenger on the back plus storage compartments, the scooters were popular with both men and women and over one million were sold in the first decade of production. The scooters were cheap to run and before long the distinctive buzz of the 50cc engines could be heard in towns and cities all over Italy, spreading out over time to other European countries. Ownership of Piaggio has changed a number of times over the decades, but the brand has never lost its iconic status. Piaggio has continued to innovate, producing the first ever hybrid scooter for instance, and remains one of the leading producers of scooters in the world.
Available in 50cc, 125cc, 300cc, 300-400cc electronic injection, and 500cc variants, Piaggio produce a wide range of scooters that are aimed at urban riders as well as tourers. Equipped with a number of features as standard, including the latest technology, the Piaggio brand is still much sought after by scooter fans of all ages. The highly appealing and distinctive styling, combined with excellent performance, fuel economy, practicality, and comfort, is what made Piaggio scooter’s name, and are characteristics of the modern brand.
We won’t try and tell you which Piaggio model to choose, but we can help with another important decision, and that’s finding affordable Piaggio insurance. We specialise in scooter insurance and have access to a network of leading underwriters, so you are assured of finding the most competitively priced insurance with the type of cover to meets your needs. We don’t try and push you towards a preferred insurer, and all quotes are completely impartial. As the owner of a Piaggio, you want to know that if anything does happen to your scooter, you’ll be fully insured for damages, including in some instances, the cost of replacing your Piaggio. We understand how important it is to have the right policy in place and as the UK’s top scooter insurance comparison site, we’ve helped thousands of customers find competitively priced Piaggio insurance.
When you apply online for an insurance quote, you’ll be asked to select from one of three types of policy. The policies range in price and also in what is and isn’t covered under the terms and conditions. It’s always better to base your decision on what you consider is important to insure rather than simply choosing the cheapest type of cover. Here are the three types of policy and a brief description of what they do.
Thanks to our network of top providers across the UK, you’ll be able to compare what each insurer offers at a glance, including any special offers for riders with zero no claims’ bonus, discounted policies for riders aged 35 or over, and/or reduced premiums for those who do relatively low annual mileage. Looking for the type of insurance cover that is right for you can be pretty time consuming if you do it yourself, but with Scoot Scoot, you only have to fill in one online form and we’ll do all the searching on your behalf. Once you’ve submitted your application, you won’t have long to wait to retrieve your free, no-obligation insurance quotes, but please be sure to answer all the questions truthfully as failure to do so could invalidate any claims you do make in future.
We’ve streamlined out application process to make it as simple as possible and a quick and efficient way of sourcing a great deal on scooter insurance. We’re also scooter fans, so we look forward to helping you find the type of policy that meets your specific needs, whether this is your first scooter or you already own a Piaggio and want to see if you can get a better deal than your present cover provides. Just tell us the type of insurance cover you need and we’ll take it from there. If you’d prefer one of the team at Scoot Scoot to help you, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0844 409 7862 or request a call back and we’ll get in touch.
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