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Designed for Effortless Enjoyment

Effortless enjoyment, this has been the Čezeta philosophy for over 60 years. It comes from the person who created the first scooter to bear the Čezeta name: Jaroslav František Koch. He was an adventurer, a motorcycle racer, and a supreme engineer. From this experience came his first Čezeta, which he called the 'Type 501'.

His Čezeta is instantly recognisable; his use of aerodynamic streamlining captured the spirit of the 1950s 'space age' and conjured up dreams of riding a rocket to the stars. Everything about the design was revolutionary to meet it's aim to be simple, practical and comfortable for two riders. For Czechoslovaks, the distinctive rounded front instantly inspired the bike's enduring nickname of 'The Pig'.

Its unconventional looks charmed the world, and his Čezeta was sold in thousands all over the Communist world during the 1950s and 1960s. Being deemed too technologically advanced to export to the western world they remained rare in other countries outside the Soviet bloc. Many thousands of these fans around the world still ride their vintage Čezeta as a testament to its legendary build-quality.

Today Čezeta operates as a custom motorcycle manufacturer in the famous 'Wikov' factory in Prostějov. This was once the factory where 'the Rolls Royce of Czechoslovakia' was produced in the 1930s and is a fitting home for production of the current Čezeta - the 'Type 506'. This is produced to order in extremely limited numbers to give each owner the pleasure of knowing that they own something truly special (only 300 will be made in 2019). In every way, this embodies JF Koch's underlying principles of developing revolutionary solutions aimed to make a motorcycle that is a joy to ride and effortless to own.

What inspires us

Neil Eamonn Smith

"The fun part of Čezeta is to make something that is really a joy. Everyone who works for the company feels the same way about it.. we all love making this famous scooter and have respected all its great history by applying Čezeta's original principles of simplicity and ease of use to make the new electric 506.

The hard work has been having to make thousands of decisions, many of them were wrong. It's the price we pay for being one of the first companies in Europe to manufacture road-legal electric motorcycles. The result has been worth it though because the many unique innovations in the Type 506 - like our recuperation throttle - all go to make it one of the best electric scooters in the world :)

To those who own one of these beautiful Čezeta: have fun with it. I wish you many enjoyable adventures."