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Eastern Europe's Scooter

Čezeta's history started in 1957 at the height of the space age when communist Czechoslovakia was the world's greatest motorcycle producer. It's radical rocket design comes from Jaroslav František Koch - motorcycle racer and engineer who designed the first Čezeta and called it the 'Type 501'.

The Čezeta the Koch created quickly became the iconic scooter design all over the communist world from Cuba to Vietnam. Recognisable for its chic aerodynamic look, it's style captured the excitement of Sputnik, Gagarin and all the starry wonders of the 1950s. Home in Prague, we gave it its nickname The Pig, a fair comprison to western Europe's little Vespa, or Wasp.

Its looks charmed the world with over 120,000 being sold. Many of these vintage bikes are still in use today as proof of their legendary build quality (check #Cezeta on Instagram).

In 2018, Čezeta launched one of Europe's first projects to build a hi-tec electric scooter (the announcement video Because good things should continue is shown below). After 5 years in development, production started and a first-series of 30 bikes were produced. From Spring 2019, a second-series of improved Čezeta are available to rent in Prague and at several dealerships around Europe.

Free for Life

Neil Eamonn Smith

"My reasons for restarting Čezeta after 60 years came exactly at the time I first saw one. It's one of those things that somehow forces you to smile because it's such a charming and quirky thing. That it's nicknamed 'the Pig' by Czechoslovaks makes it all the better :)

After one minute for the idea, it took another 10 people and 5 years to begin the business making the bikes. I'm very grateful to them, they did a great job, and the result is one of the best electric scooters in the world. I really couldn't have asked for more.

The Čezeta 506 is only the first step to our ultimate goal to provide 'sustainable fossil-free transport'. For cities and suburbs it would be a perfect clean air transport solution. We already know how to power the 506 entirely from solar panels and will be showing how it is possible at exhibitions in Europe in 2019. Contact us for details if you want to meet me at one.

Keep manufacturing local. Use sustainable technologies. Keep our bikes on the road as long as possible. This is what we aim to do. We hope you support us to be successful in delivering these promises."

Model History

The four manufactured models of Čezeta.

1957

501

The first model, an icon of the 'Brussels style' of the time.

1960

502

The second generation brought many new innovations, including a starter motor.

1962

505

The enduring Čezeta 'rickshaw' was a long-lasting curiosity for farm workers.

PROJECT

INNOVATION – ČEZETA MOTORS
S.R.O.(CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/17_109/0011087) is co-financed by the European Union.

The award to čezeta motors s.r.o. is for introducing product and manufacturing innovation in the town of Prostějov in the Olomouc region.