Cezeta goes electric

A COLD WAR ERA scooter has been reborn with a new electric powerplant.

The curious-looking Cezeta debuted in 1957 with a long front section terminating in a low headlight.

The Cezeta looked like nothing else on earth and was affectionately dubbed “The Pig”. It stayed in production for seven years and 120,000 were built. The 175cc scooter was also built under licence in New Zealand.

In early 2012, the rights to the Cezeta name and design were purchased by Prague-based British expatriate, Neil Eamonn Smith. Smith set up Cezeta Motors in 2013 to begin the production of a new generation of scooters under the Cezeta name and the first of this new generation has debuted as the electrically powered hand-built Type 506 after a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Read more in the August 2019 issue of CBG – on sale now!

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