The Čezeta Koch created is an iconic design over eastern Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cuba, it was the communist world's Vespa. Recognisable for its rocket look it captured the spirit of the 1950s space age just as American tailfins did in the west. Everything about his design exhibited modernist principles, the promise for young Czechoslovaks of a bright future after winning Expo 58. At home in Prague, this limousine of a scooter gave it its nickname: 'The Pig', being a fair comparison to Italy's diminutive Vespa or 'Wasp'.
Its looks charmed the world, over 120,000 have been sold, despite its price being twice that of average scooters. Many of these vintage bikes still exist as their build has proved that modernist promise of highly-skilled craftsmen unburdened by financial constraints putting quality above all else.
In 2013 Čezeta began a project to launch the first electric motorcycle scooter 'made to the best European quality'. After 4 years of development, the Type 506 was launched on the 60th Anniversary of the 1957 launch of the Type 501. It is the first electric vehicle ever to be manufactured in the Czech Republic and has full EU homologation (L3e-A1). Only 2,000 of this model will be made - the number being a symbol of the new century and new thinking - before the vintage design will be retired.
Already plans are in place to develop a new modernised vision of Čezeta as the Type 507, launching in 2021. However this develops, it will stay true to our ideals of unrivalled craftsmanship and bespoke manufacturing for those who value authenticity and rarity.
Jaroslav František Koch (Founder)
Neil Eamonn Smith (Current CEO)