Mickey Mouse has typically been proven driving a pink convertible, however he is including a Vespa to the storage (in addition to a Hyundai Ioniq 5) to have fun Disney’s one hundredth birthday. The model launched a commemorative, Mickey Mouse-inspired Primavera that is due out throughout the nation later in 2023 with two obtainable engines.
The special-edition Primavera wears a black, yellow, and pink livery that echoes the favored rodent. He is not the oldest cartoon character within the Disney portfolio, he appeared in 1928 to exchange Oswald the Fortunate Rabbit, however he is probably the most recognizable of the bunch; a Dumbo-themed Vespa seemingly would not have been a lot enjoyable to take a look at. Vespa additionally added Mickey Mouse-shaped accents and an edition-specific seat.
Vespa will provide two variants of the commemorative Primavera, and neither receives mechanical adjustments. Energy for the entry-level mannequin comes from an air-cooled, 49-cc single-cylinder engine rated at three horsepower and a couple of.1 pound-feet of torque — the decimal is essential right here. When you might need a chainsaw with extra energy in your shed, the advantage of placing such a small engine in a comparatively gentle body is that the Primavera delivers round 94 mpg. If you’d like a number of extra horses in your cavalry, the following model up receives a 155-cc single-cylinder engine that develops 12.5 horsepower at a screaming 7,750 rpm and 9 pound-feet of torque whereas returning 87 mpg.
Vespa dealers in the USA and Canada will start receiving the Vespa Primavera Disney Mickey Mouse Version in August 2023. Pricing begins at $4,699 for the 50-cc mannequin and $6,049 for the 155-cc mannequin, although solely the previous might be distributed in Canada, the place it should value C$5,345. For context, the bottom 50-cc Primavera carries a base value of $4,399 whereas the 155-cc mannequin begins at $5,749. The cartoon-inspired mannequin carries a reasonably small premium, and Vespa is together with an identical helmet with each buy to sweeten the deal.
Whereas the commemorative Primavera is introduced as a limited-edition mannequin, Vespa hasn’t revealed what number of models it should construct.