FAQ

01. GENERAL

FUEL

Piaggio, Vespa and Gilera scooters use unleaded petrol, with a minimum of 95-octane. For pre-1992 models we recommend that you consult the vehicle manual or consult your nearest dealer.

 
TECHNICAL AND SUPPORT INFORMATION​​​​​​​

All technical information can be found on our website in the section dedicated to each model. It is also available from our dealerships.

 
TECHNICAL MODIFICATIONS TO ENGINE OR PARTS​​​​​​​

The Piaggio company does not provide any information as to how you can modify any components of any of their scooters.We wish to advise our clients that any modifications made to vehicles manufactured by Piaggio could result in legal, insurance or administrative consequences. Furthermore, the Piaggio warranty becomes void if any modification is made to a Piaggio vehicle.

 
OWNER'S MANUALS​​​​​​​

These can be requested from dealers or downloaded from this link. For all other material, such as brochures and catalogues, please refer to our Publication Request Service.


PRODUCT NEWS​​​​​​​

All information regarding new products (models, versions, engine upgrades) will be released from Piaggio C.S.p.A. by means of press release, dealership communication, specialist magazines or in the News area of of our websites.

 
CVs​​​​​​​

If you are interested in working with us, please visit the "Careers" section of the website piaggiogroup.com

 
PRICE LISTS​​​​​​​

The Piaggio, Vespa and Gilera websites include an area where you can configure the vehicle you are interested in with dedicated accessories, disover the list price and request a personalised quote from a dealership. Any current offers can be found in the "Promotions" section.

 

PIAGGIO DEALERSHIPS​​​​​​​

In the Dealer Locator area of the website, you can find a list of dealerships in your area.

 

02. PRODUCTS​​​​​​​

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS​​​​​​​

The technical characteristics of each model currently on the market can be found on the page dedicated to that model.

 
SERVICING​​​​​​​

Services can be carried out by all Piaggio, Vespa and Gilera dealerships or by authorised service centres. The frequency can be found in the log book. Costs depend on the price of any parts and labour in the service centre used. Find your nearest service centre.

 
TECHNICAL CONFORMITY SHEET​​​​​​​

This document contains all the essential information relating to the vehicle (motor, chassis, etc) and must be presented during vehicle inspections. Attached to the certificate of origin,  it is a mandatory document and required for issuing a log book.  For vehicles manufactured before 1 January 2001 it substitutes the Certificate of Conformity.

 
DECLARATION​​​​​​​

The declaration certifies specific data (eg verification of motor number). It authorises an action such as, for example, the installation of different tyres than those originally provided and listed on the technical conformity sheet.

03. CONFORMITY/RATIFICATION

CONFORMITY​​​​​​​

Ratification is understood to mean the producer’s certification of conformity of vehicles (those able to be used for travel on public roads) to the manufacturing regulations set by the European Union.

  
EMISSION LIMITS​​​​​​​

The parameters for certification of conformity (European Directive 92/61) also include pollution emissions, both gas and noise, generally indicated by Euro 1/Euro 2 /Euro 3. These  parameters are becoming increasingly stringent for manufacturers.  As these are conformity limits, the European Directive does not in any way preclude the use of vehicles already in circulation.


04. ROADWORTHINESS FITNESS TEST AND LEGISLATION


REGULAR VEHICLE TESTING

As of 1 January 2001 it became necessary by law for motorcyles (defined as vehicles with licence plate) and motorised cycles (up to 50 cc) to undergo a periodic vehicle fitness test. For motorised bikes (up to 50 cc) the four-year fitness-testing period runs from the production date of the vehicle as stated in the log book. For motorcycles (over 50 cc) the four-year fitness-testing period runs from the date of registration of the vehicle as stated in the log book. For both motorcycles and motorised bikes, once the initial four-year period has passed, subsequent fitness tests must be carried out at intervals of two years. Note: Fitness tests must be carried out before the end of the month in which the current certification expires. For example, if your previous test was carried out 9 Janaury, you have until 31 January to renew it. Sanctions apply if these deadlines are not respected.

  
NEW LEGISLATION FOR 2-WHEEL VEHICLES​​​​​​​

We remind you that as of July 2002 if became mandatory to switch on your headlights when driving, even in the daytime. As of 1 October 2005 the obligation to obtain a certificate of aptitude for driving a moped was extended to all persons of full age who do not already hold a driving licence (EU). The certificate must be presented to the Department of Transport (or equivalent),together with a medical certificate which certifies that the holder is physically and psychologically fit to drive. The final requirement is a certificate or letter showing that the holder has attended a training course at a driving school.


VEHICLE FITNESS TESTS (AS CARRIED OUT IN ITALY)

1. Brake efficiency

2. Phonometic check (exhaust)

3. Photometric check (lights)

4. Maximum speed check (only for motorised bikes up to 50 cc)

5. Emissions

 

05. BECOME A DEALER​​​​​​​

If you are interested in becoming a dealer, please complete the form which you will find by clicking HERE