Piaggio Ciao, 1972, Italy
Produced for over 40 years in countless specimens, the Piaggio Ciao is a truly iconic moped.
Characterized by a truly simple powerplant, the Ciao is powered by a small 2-stroke 50cc engine and the steel frame hides the fuel tank and recalls the lines of ladies bicycles.
One of its strength is certainly the low weight, that translates into a great fuel economy of 50 km per liter, allowing the Ciao to travel for 140 kilometers with fuel tank of 2% oil-gas mixture, and the ease of maintenance.
It could also be used as a true bicycle by disconnecting the transmission via a button on the rear hub.