Vespa launches 946 Christian Dior magnificence

ICONS of style and fashion, Dior and Vespa have collaborated to create an exclusive scooter. The Vespa 946 Christian Dior is being touted as a future collectable thanks to its extremely limited availability, and will retail in Australia for $36,000 ride away.

Both brands were founded in the same year (1946), and the Italian brand and Parisian fashion house share the desire to inspire an innovative, bright, and creative vision of the world, this time, in collaboration.

From this passionate team effort, the Vespa 946 Christian Dior was born, creating the most exclusive Vespa model to date. First offered in 2012, the new variant is strictly limited to 946 examples (hence the name).

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On the Vespa 946 Christian Dior, the body – strictly in steel, enhanced by aluminium parts including the mudguard and side covers, “wears” an elegant cream white with dedicated graphics. Even the tiniest details reflect the commitment to excellence by the two brands.

Testament to this is the numerous gold-coloured satin-finished parts, including the rear luggage rack, the circular aesthetic elements under the seat, the bag hook, the aluminium mirror brackets, the hand grip ends, and profile that runs along the perimeter of the shield.

Vespa 946 Christian Dior
Vespa 946 Christian Dior

The “neck-tie” decorations, and the edges and hubs of the aluminium alloy wheel rims also feature the same finish. The Vespa 946 Christian Dior distils and condenses within itself the best of Italian craftsmanship and technology, as well as the best of French fashion.

The bold and extremely elegant solution of the suspended seat, which leaves the back of the Vespa 946 completely naked, is enhanced by the saddle support covered with the iconic Dior Oblique pattern, designed by Marc Bohan in 1967.

The seating area of the saddle, on the other hand, is covered in dark blue leather, as are the hand stitched grips. Each highly valuable Vespa 946 Christian Dior unit is accompanied by a welcome kit that includes a book which details the bike, its use and maintenance.

The kit also contains a chromium-plated aluminium cover that’s sure to enhance the area where the seat attaches to the body – something that has always been one of Vespa 946’s characteristic traits. It will be installed on the Vespa when the customer takes delivery.

For further information on this rare and collectable Vespa, please contact your local Vespa dealer.

Vespa 946 Christian Dior
Vespa 946 Christian Dior
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.


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