Launched in 1957, it picked up its most obvious features 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 Czech motorcycles. He called his first Čezeta scooter the 'Type 501' and it was halied as an instant classic at a time when Prague was seen as a booming centre of post war design.
It's strangely charming looks made it a massive hit, and over 120,000 were sold to fans from Cuba to Vietnam as the series developed into further models. All captured the chic style and excitement of Sputnik, Gagarin and the modernist wonders of the 1950s. Home in Prague, it got the nickname The Pig... not an insult, we love pigs!
The latest scooter in the Čezeta series is the 'Type 506', which was developed by current CEO Neil Eamonn Smith and launched in 2018 . It honours the quirkiness of the original design whilst developing the bike's technology into electric power according to the requirements for sustainability. Only 50 examples are being handmade yearly, making it perhaps the world's rarest production motorcycle.
Čezeta plans to continue crafting extraordinary scooters for your enjoyment with a new-looking 'Type 507'planned for 2022 which will have local licence production for Čezeta's fans in Asia and the USA (check the 'invest' page of this website for more inoformation about our new share issue to fund these projects).
Jaroslav František Koch (Founder)
Neil Eamonn Smith (Current CEO)