The Čezeta Koch created is an iconice design through eastern Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cuba. Recognisable for its rocket streamlining that captured the spirit of the 1950s space age, everything about his design exhibited modernist principles, the promise for young Czechoslovaks at the time of winning the prestigious Expo 58. At home in Prague, the big bike gave it its luxurious nickname: 'The Pig', being a fair comparison to Italy's diminutive Vespa or 'Wasp'.
Its looks charmed the world, over 120,000 were sold, even despite its price being twice that of a Vespa. Many still exist as their build has proved to fulfil the modernist promise of quality above all else.
With the Type 506, Čezeta relaunched as one of Europe's first electric motorcycle business. It has a place in history as the first production electric vehicle to be manufactured in the Czech Republic. It has EU homologation and the 300 bikes planned for 2019 are planned to export in Western Europe. A maximum of 2, 000 of this type will be manufactured in the three years from 2018 to 2021, after which the design will be retired and replaced with a modernised Type 507.
Jaroslav František Koch (Founder)
Neil Eamonn Smith (Current CEO)