Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Simson Schwalbe comeback
The Simson "Schwalbe", the pendant of the Italian Vespa of the former German Democratic Republic will have a comeback - not with it's 2-stroke engine but an electric motor. The electro moped, called "e-Schwalbe" will be launched on the market in summer 2011.
The original "Schwalbe" was built from 1964 - 1986 in Suhl, German Democratic Republic, and over 1 million mopeds were built. Waiting list for a "Schwalbe" was up to 5 years.
The beautiful "Schwalbe" has cult status in West and East Germany, where it is now as popular amongst enthusiasts as the VW Beetle and even more than the Piaggio Vespa