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Lunar Missile

Čezeta (pronounced Chuh-zeh-tuh) was conceived in 1950's Czechoslovakia as the Communist world's eccentric interpretation of the scooter phenomenon. Just for fun, they made it look like a spaceship.

Launched in 1957, 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 have gone 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, we Czechs really love pigs.

The latest Čezeta is the 'Type 506', which was developed and launched in 2018 . It has minimum changes from the original design, only it's now using electric power for more fun and easier use. The first-series Type 506 is a special-limited edition of 60 bikes, making it perhaps the world's rarest electric scooter.

The next 'second-series' of the Čezeta Type 506 is planned for 2021.

I Love Pigs too

Neil Eamonn Smith

"Moving from Britain to the Czech Republic I still remember seeing it for the first time in Prague. What the f*ck is that? I thought. It's really a strange and wonderful missile on wheels. If you believe it is possible to be seduced by a scooter then this was The One. I had to have it.

Then some kind of obsession took over me and eventually I somehow ended up making Čezeta again as a sort of business making gadgets as works of art. For thousands of Čezeta owners around the world, I wish you fun rides and lots of conversations with strangers explaining what the f*ck it is."

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.

AWARDS

INNOVATION – ČEZETA MOTORS
S.R.O. from the European Union and Czech Ministry of Industry.

The award to čezeta motors s.r.o. is for introducing product and manufacturing innovation.

MOTORCYCLE OF THE YEAR – TYPE 506
S.R.O. Czech Republic.

The award to čezeta motors s.r.o. for best scooter in 2019.