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TRENDS

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July 2015

2, 3 or 4?

 
 trendy scooter

Scooters are so much more than a means of transport – they’re a lifestyle. But it can be a dilemma deciding... how many wheels!

 

Vespa 946
Emporio Armani
2015 marks 130 years of the Piaggio group and the 40th anniversary of Giorgio Armani’s fashion house. A perfect opportunity to launch a couture version of a scooter already considered rather special: the Vespa 946.
The couturier has also designed the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani capsule collection of jacket, gloves, helmet etc.
www.armani.com

 

Yamaha

Tricity
Ce scooter répond parfaitement à un usage urbain en associant maniabilité, stabilité et facilité de prise en main. Tout en courbes, il affiche une jolie ligne élancée et élégante, de l’avant à l’arrière, avec un échappement discret. On apprécie l’avant bien dessiné, souligné par un phare et une série de LEDs surplombée d’une jolie bulle.
Perfectly suited to urban use, this stable, nippy, easy-to-ride three-wheeler flaunts enticingly elegant, curvy streamlining from front to rear, with a discreet exhaust. Particularly fetching is the nicely conceived front with feature headlight and set of LEDs, topped by a cute bubble screen.

www.yamaha-motor.eu

 

Quadro 4
This compact, agile, relatively light four-wheeler is aimed at urban riders who want safety and great design but appreciate excitement and performance too. Intended for a diverse clientele – men and women, youngsters and adults, new and experienced riders –, it requires only a car licence.
royalmotofrance.com