The Čezeta Koch created became an icon of motorcycle design, instantly recognisable for its extreme aerodynamic streamlining that captured the spirit of the 1950s 'space age'. Everything about his design exhibited revolutionary thinking to fulfill the promise of a convenient and easy to use motorcycle. For Czechoslovaks, the distinctive rounded front instantly inspired the bike's affectionate nickname of 'The Pig', in other countries it became known as 'the Torpedo' or 'the Rocket'. Its unconventional looks charmed the world and over 100,000 Čezeta were sold until mass production ended in the mid-1960s.
Today Čezeta continues as a pioneering 'electric-only' motorcycle manufacturer, based in the historical Wikov factory in Prostějov and with a sales office in the centre of Prague. The latest Čezeta model - the 'Type 506 - was launched in 2018 and holds an important place in history as the first road legal electric vehicle to be manufactured in the Czech Republic. In every way, it embodies Koch's founding principles of applying revolutionary solutions aimed to make a motorcycle that is both a joy to ride and effortless to own.
Jaroslav František Koch (Founder)
Neil Eamonn Smith (Current CEO)