Cezeta: The next generation

After a 50-year gap the iconic scooter is back in production, redesigned as a sleek, contemporary electric motorbike. The Type 506 Electric is a hand-built, electric sports scooter. Produced in Europe, it offers advanced technologies yet is said to be simple to drive and own.

According to the company, in Czechoslovakia between 1957 and 1964, one scooter came to symbolise fun, freedom and adventure for young Czechs. The long torpedo shape, seat and running boards of the Čezeta caught the eye and made room for a partner riding pillion too.

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More than 100,000 examples were sold and many still survive today. The next generation Čezeta retains the iconic 1950s design but simplified and with cleaner lines for a more contemporary style. Developed and built entirely in the Czech Republic, the scooter delivers 11kW output giving a suggested top speed of 80mph and 0-30mph in a fairly swift 3.2 seconds.

Other new and original technologies include the Dynamics torque selector, providing improved control in all riding conditions. Up to 600 Type 506s will be hand-built to individual 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. Pre-orders are being accepted now at www.cezeta.com

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