In Czechoslovakia between 1957 and 1964, one scooter came to symbolise fun, freedom and adventure for young Czechs. The distinctively long torpedo shape, long seat and running boards of the Čezeta not only caught the eye, they made room for lovers riding pillion. Over 100,000 were quickly sold and many still survive today as a timeless celebration of beauty, individuality, and the pursuit of pleasure. No other motorcycle aroused the emotions quite like the Čezeta. Now, on the occasion of its 60th Anniversary, the legendary bike is back – this time as a luxury electric scooter.
The Type 506 luxury scooter
The beautifully-engineered next generation Čezeta retains the iconic 1950s design, simplified with clean lines for a more contemporary style. Developed and built entirely in the Czech Republic, it delivers a mighty 11kW output giving a top speed of 120km/h and 0-50 km/h in only 3.2 seconds. Other new and original technologies include the 2-way Sway throttle and the Dynamics torque selector, providing exceptional control in all riding conditions. In keeping with the simple and usable philosophy of the original Čezeta constructors, all functions of use and charging have been fully-automated to produce an effortlessly addictive motorcycle.
Limited Edition of 600 in 2017
Rarer than a Rolls-Royce, up to 600 Type 506s will be hand-built to order to customer specifications at the Čezeta Motors facility in Prostějov, eastern Czech Republic in 2017. Each will be marked to celebrate the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the first Čezeta, the Type 501.
From 2018, the company has plans to expand production and distribution of the 506 beyond Europe.
“We are the start of a revolution in motorcycle manufacturing,” said Neil Eamonn Smith, CEO of Čezeta Motors s.r.o. “Using a perfect combination of technology, craftsmanship and aesthetics, our goal is to become the world’s most desirable scooter.”
Čezeta – like no other
After 3 years in development, the new Čezeta Type 506 is being released for the 60th Anniversary of the start of this beautifully iconic series of bikes. The new 506 is full of new ideas that point to the future of Čezeta.
A range up to 150 km, extendable to 250 km*. Recharge from the comfort of home from any 110V-240V AC socket with powerful 1.8kW built-in charger.
Easy to control power
Whilst it is very fast, patented technology gives easy and precise control of the high torque making for a thrilling ride.
Čezeta is designed and manufactured in the Czech Republic using high quality materials with the aim of a lifetime of trouble-free fun.
*using the Čezeta touring trailer, to be introduced later in 2017
A design legend
Čezeta (pronounced Chuh-zeh-tuh) is the most iconic Czech motorcycle. A celebration of individuality, independence and the pursuit of pleasure since 1957, Čezeta remains the most chic companion on Prague’s city streets and parks. The Type 506 is made for their new adventures.
Creating new ways
The elegant new Type 506 retains the aerodynamic torpedo design of all Čezeta whilst making many substantial improvements to the ride. Most notably, the hot petrol engine is replaced with a much cooler 11kW electric motor giving emission-free high-performance fun.
Čezeta scooters are hand-made with love and patience at our factory in the Czech Republic using only high quality components and materials. The 60th-Anniversary Series have full EU road-registration.
Introducing the Čezeta Sway™ throttle
The unique 2-way Čezeta Sway™ throttle delivers exceptional control of the bike under braking, whilst the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) provides up to 15% free additional miles from the recuperative braking.
Introducing the Dynamics™ selector
The unique Čezeta Dynamics™ selector provides a choice of programmable performance options with different torque levels: full power, city and rain. There is also a reverse setting to make moving the Čezeta easy in any direction.
For the next generation of motorcycle riders, Čezeta Motors aims to build the world’s most desirable scooters using the perfect combination of technology, craftsmanship and aesthetics. The Type 506 electric is a beautifully sculpted high-performance sports machine that is thrilling to ride, yet simple to live with. A motorcycle like no other, for those that live a life less ordinary.
Source: press-kit Čezeta Motors