Vespa seems to like to produce limited edition models, but this one is a bit hotter than many of the others – yep, there’s a dragon involved!

With the Chinese New Year on February 10 signalling the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, Italian scooter brand Vespa has made a limited edition version of the popular Vespa 946 with the mythical creature emblazoned across it, and there’s even a matching jacket to go with it too! There will be 1888 models produced, with three ‘flying’ their way down to NZ. 

Vespa Dragon

Powered by a 125cc, single cylinder, 3 valve, four-stroke, the nippy town commuter is certainly a statement, even featuring American varsity-style letting down the side, which tell of the dragon’s celebrated years on the lunar calendar. The scooter itself is thoroughly modern, with LED lighting, a full LCD muti-purpose dash, ABS braking and a steel monocoque frame with quality aluminium parts like the front mud guard, side panels and handlebars. 

“Hand-crafted in Italy and leveraging cutting-edge technology, the bold design of the Vespa 946 Dragon marks a coming together of cultures, innovation and sophistication,” explains Vespa in their release, “telegraphing a distinct sense of energy and power.” 

To commemorate the launch and pay homage to the Lunar New Year, Vespa is also releasing its inaugural fashion item. The exclusive Dragon Varsity Jacket celebrates the legendary status of the iconic scooter and reflects its signature combination of style and legacy.

vespa jacket

Drawing from the Vespa 946 Dragon’s design, the ribbed wool and nappa leather-sleeved varsity jacket features a dragon motif in emerald green alongside prints and embroideries on the left pocket and back panel. The jacket’s front panel features Vespa’s iconic V monogram accompanied by an ancient Chinese proverb.

The exclusive collection, crafted from high-end materials and featuring innovative and luxurious details, echoes the bold ethos so central to the Year of the Dragon.

So, if you fancy celebrating the Year of the Dragon in style and on two wheels, then head down to your local Vespa dealer and have a chat about securing one of these exclusive machines. 

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