The HP-Hrvatska Posta d.o.o doesn’t do things by halves, as the Croatian Post Office orders 250 Piaggio Liberty Delivery scooters. That means the service will now have a total of 1,100 Piaggio scooters in their fleet. Which is a pretty impressive number. And the Delivery model is specifically modified for carrying heavier loads. Even if the posties in Croatia will have to make do with the 50cc engined version.
It might not be the most glamorous transport. But it should work well. And it’s a core part of the Italian scooter firm’s business. Apparently they have already supplied postal services in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Slovenia and Hungary. And as a result, they’ve sold more than 46,000 Piaggio Liberty Delivery scooters across Europe.
The Piaggio Liberty 50 Delivery is functionally the same as the £2329 consumer model. Which means the single cylinder, 50cc i-get (Italian Green Experience Technology) engine has a three-valve timing system and 2.4kW or 3.2hp of power at 7,500rpm. And it has large diameter wheels (14″ rear and 16″ front). But the Delivery model also gets a reinforced frame and stronger forks to cope with heavier loads.
And the stronger frame makes sense when the Piaggio Liberty Delivery scooter can carry a maximum of 65kg with the combined front and rear racks. Plus accessories include a 35 or 40-litre Utility Bag, a 75-litre Top Box or an 85-litre Food Box.
Having not visited Croatia yet, I’m not sure how the postal service scooters cope with the mountain ranges across the country. If you’ve tackled hills across Europe on a 50cc scooter or moped, feel free to share your experience in the comments. But putting more postal workers on two wheels seems like a good idea. And the stronger frames might make it a good choice for moped racing, if nothing else.