See the Vespa 946 in action in the Vespa 946 Scooter Review photo gallery. Read the full first ride assessment in the Vespa 946 Scooter Review.
- The 946 is a looker, with beautiful curves and shapes to feast your eye on.
- I kept thinking how great it would be if this beautiful bike had the 300 GTS motor so it could have as much go as show.
- Comfort is good, and long-distance comfort is adequate, but the 946 isn't a bike for the long haul, with an observed top speed of around 60 mph.
- There's no underseat storage on the 946, but so what. One word, darling: Gucci.
- The two-piston front caliper is equipped with steel-braided brake line and two-channel ABS.
- The Vespa 946, a thing of beauty.
- Vespa spared no expense on the 946.
- The curves are swoopy and sexy, and there are so many little vintage details you could spend all day gazing at them.
- Vespa pretty much pulled out all the stops when it came to the 946, putting style and the display of technology at the front of the bus.
- The 946 is all about show.
- Riding the 946 around is smooth, pleasant and I never really needed more performance, even on the several trips I made around the Bay Area on fast-moving Interstates.
- Riding the 946 is relaxing, the motor-scooter equivalent of a nice warm bath. Acceleration is stately by middleweight scooter standards, but still brisk enough to keep up with modern city traffic.
- Cornering clearance is pretty good on the 946, though it's no sportbike.
- The 946 is heavy – really heavy – but like all Vespas, it's nicely engineered and balanced, with humane steering geometry so it doesn't feel unstable or weird.
- With a 2.2-gallon tank, you can ride for a week for the price of a super burrito, or a month for the cost of an extra-large pizza with three toppings.