Vesper 98cc model by Giulio Iacchetti on Island Atelier

We often feature motor scooters here because Bermuda's one car per household policy puts a limit on the number of cars on the road. Because of this, there are a disproportionately large number of bikes and scooters on the island as compared to the rest of the world. The scooter is a popular, convenient and cost-effective mode of transportation on an island that is just 21 square miles. Gas-powered scooters can be noisy and polluting however, which is why we looked with interest at this prototype reinterpretation of the Vespa by Italian designer Giulio Iacchetti. 

Iacchetti has reimagined the classic 98cc model, the first scooter that was launched by the company in 1946, with an electric motor and stylish cantilevered seat. This model has been stripped back. With a slim body to allow greater manoeuvrability, any items that have been deemed superfluous or unnecessary by the designer have been removed. This minimalist version is free of its bulky and protruding lateral shells and even the brake levers have been streamlined and mounted in harmony with the handlebar. The controls, such as the speedometer, fuel gauge and lights are accessed through an app using a wireless connection. There is even a compartment dedicated to smartphone storage in the dashboard and your device can be charged using the scooter's electrical system.



Vesper 98cc model by Giulio Iacchetti on Island Atelier
Vesper 98cc model by Giulio Iacchetti on Island Atelier
Vesper 98cc model by Giulio Iacchetti on Island Atelier
Vesper 98cc model by Giulio Iacchetti on Island Atelier
Vesper 98cc model by Giulio Iacchetti on Island Atelier
Vesper 98cc model by Giulio Iacchetti on Island Atelier
Images | Giulio Iacchetti

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