The Čezeta started life in 1957 at the height of the space age. Communist Czechoslovakia was a world superpower in motorcycle production and here was an idealogical need to deliver something better than Vespa. The final design was a brave one, a radical rocket design from Jaroslav František Koch - motorcycle racer and engineer. He 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 the little Vespa, or Wasp.
Its looks charmed the world with over 120,000 being sold. Many vintage models are still in use today as proof of their legendary quality (just check #Cezeta on Instagram) and even today it's design still has the power to astound.
After over 50 years out of production, Neil Eamonn Smith developed and launched a new electric version Type 506 in 2018. It's one of the world's rarest custom electric motorcycles and with unparalleled performance. The announcement video online below states the company's new mission - Because good things should continue.
The Type 506 is the bestselling electric motorcycle in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the 50th one being delivered in Summer 2018. With the launch of HoppyGo's shared use service, it is now possible for your Type 506 to pay for itself.
Jaroslav František Koch (Founder)
Neil Eamonn Smith (Current CEO)