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A Design Legend

Čezeta (pronounced Chuh-zeh-tuh) is the iconic Czechoslovak motorcycle of the 1950s. It's often quoted as being the most beautiful example of mid-century modernist automotive design.

Čezeta started life in 1957, it's radical rocket design reflecting the start of the 'space age'. At the time, communist Czechoslovakia was one of the world's centres of motorcycle manufacturing and its launch was intended to show off to the world its engineering excellence. The final design was a brave one, a radical design by Jaroslav František Koch - a renowed motorcycle racer and engineer. He called it the 'Type 501'.

It was a massive hit wherever it was sold, over 120,000 were sold from Cuba to Vietnam. Recognisable for its chic look, it captured the excitement of Sputnik, Gagarin and all the starry wonders of the 1950s. Home in Prague, it got the nickname The Pig, from its chubby nose. Notably, many of these classic vintage models are still in use today as proof of their legendary quality - to see some, check #Cezeta on Instagram (feed below).

Čezeta launched the latest 'Type 506' in 2018. These are now hand built with only 50 being made available annually. As such, it's one of the world's rarest production motorcycles. And being the Czech Republic's first electric vehicle, it is also a priceless piece of our country's motorcycling history.

Throughout Čezeta's history, its scooters have always pointed to different - and often extraordinary - solutions. Owners around the world enjoy the extravagant design and supreme quality they offer. As a result, Čezeta remains the definitive premium motorcycle company, crafting the world's finest scooters for your enjoyment.

Can you live eco and still have fun? Yes!

Neil Eamonn Smith

"The legacy of J.F. Koch was all about the radical innovations he introduced in order to create the world's finest scooter. And no doubt he made it - the cool Čezeta torpedo design says everything about the fresh thinking of the post-war times in which it was created. Now I feel with the current debate about the world's environment, it's time again for some of the same innovative thinking. That's why we only use fossil-free technology, and why we've invested in building an infrastructure of locally-made high-quality production rather than having our Čezeta built cheaply in China.

The best thing about all this is that we really don't need to talk doom and gloom climate change to scare customers to buy a Čezeta :) Here's something that is beautiful to admire, great fun to ride and all for a price that reflects its quality and rewards our workers fairly. We're certainly not doing this just to make a ton of money because we value many other things - like the pleasure it gives our owners or that we are making a contribution to preserving the world's environment. In my humble opinion, this is what people want and it is the only way to run a sustainable business in the 21st century. Our promo video below says everything about our mission - Because good things should continue... "

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.