Source: website Čezeta | Inspired by the space-age, Čezeta’s history started in 1957 at the time of post-war optimism when Czechoslovakia was the world’s greatest motorcycle producer. It’s radically unique design comes from Jaroslav František Koch – motorcycle racer and engineer who designed the first Čezeta called the Type 501.

On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary, Čezeta launches a new electric scooter in a limited-series of 2,000.

The Čezeta Koch was an iconic design over eastern Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cuba, it was the communist world’s Vespa. Recognisable for its rocket look it captured the spirit of the 1950’s space age just as American tailfins did in the west. Everything about his design exhibited modernist principles, the promise for young Czechoslovaks of a bright future after winning Expo 58. At home in Prague, this limousine of a scooter gave it its nickname: ‘The Pig’, being a fair comparison to Italy’s diminutive Vespa or ‘Wasp’.

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Type 506

Based on the iconic space-age Čezeta design, but now with sporting cutting-edge electric scooter technologies, the Type 506 is the definition of exceptional. Over 2 metres, and with abundant silent power from the world’s most powerful hub motor, this is the pinnacle of hand-made motorcycle manufacturing.

Electric Motorcycles News - Cezeta Type 506

Electric Motorcycles News - Cezeta Type 506

“My reason for the 506 is to experiment with the fine line between tradition and those original modernist ideas about high quality and technological development. These ideas help us create what we want to be the world’s most desirable scooter, refined to its simplest, most exquisite form.”  Neil Eamonn Smith

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Range

A 6kWh Panasonic® Lithium battery pack gives a TUV-certified range among the best in the world for an electric scooter. A powerful on-board 1.8kW universal charger (110V-240V) allows a quick top up anywhere there is a household socket. All operations are protected by Čezeta’s computer systems for maximum convenience and safety.

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Sports performance

The 11kW custom hub motor delivers the torque of a sports bike making the 506 amongst the fastest scooters in the world. Our unique ‘sway’ throttle, profile selector and outstanding braking systems ensure the ride is perfectly blended into one seamless confidence-inspiring experience.

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Built The Čezeta Way

Designed, manufactured and assembled in-house to the finest standards of workmanship and quality. Completed using high-quality European components from Sevcon, Rizoma and Beringer. Čezeta’s legendary reputation for build quality means every 506 should last a lifetime.

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Attention to detail

The 506’s instrumentation is simple yet classy. Produced by legendary UK manufacturer ‘Smiths’ and reminiscent of the original 1950s Čezeta dials, the two bespoke gauges measure speed, trip and battery power and are in classic white decal, finished with chromed bezels.

Electric Motorcycles News - Cezeta Type 506

Every Čezeta is bespoke made to order at our factory in the Czech Republic using our own manufacturing facilities, together with the highest quality components from European manufacturers such as Rizoma, Beringer, Michelin, Smiths and Sevcon. We do not use low-price components for the simple reason that we are not trying to offer the lowest price. Our goal is always is to craft a unique three-dimensional work of art, tailored just for you.

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More info: https://cezeta.com/

Guy Salens

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