Launched in the 1950s, Čezeta picked up its styling from the fashionable space age look of the time. It's designer was Jaroslav František Koch - a renowned racer and engineer and something of a genius in Czechoslovak motorcycles. He called his first Čezeta scooter the 'Type 501' and it was hailed as an instant classic of the so-called 'Brussels' design movement. It's missile shape exuded sass and sex appeal and made it a massive hit. Over 120,000 were sold to fans from Cuba to Vietnam as the series developed into further models. If it was possible to capture all the excitement of Sputnik, Gagarin and all the modernist wonders of the post war period then this was it. Home in Prague, it got the nickname The Pig... that's not an insult, Czechs really love pigs.
The electric Čezeta 'Type 506', was launched in 2018 to mark the 60th anniversary of the brand with the help of Crowdfunding investors. It is the first EV to be built in the Czech Republic, and one of the first electric scooters to be built anywhere in Europe. The original design is so perfectly evolved that there are minimum changes from it. But underneath it is all new with electric power, new brakes and new suspension, all designed for more fun and easier use. Since the Type 506 was a special-limited edition of only 60 scooters, it is the world's rarest production electric scooter. Following on from this, an entirely new Type 507 is currently in development.
Jaroslav František Koch (Founder)
Neil Eamonn Smith (Current head of development)