This is the vehicle that has mobilised Italy for the last 60 years, it’s built by scooter giant, Piaggio and uses a 50cc, four speed two stroke scooter engine (which is taken from the ancient Vespa 50). The Ape is something you can’t miss when you visit Italy; you’ll see farmers in them, kids, gran’s, aunties and uncles. You’ll also inevitably end up stuck behind one as they struggle up the hills laden down with fruit and veg. Ape’s have also been tuned and raced in Italy for the last 60 year’s and now they’re heading to a track in the UK for the first ever ‘Piaggio Ape World Championship’ race series.
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