The ET2 was introduced by Vespa in 1996.
The ET2 uses an air-cooled 2-stroke engine produced by Piaggio. The ET2 features front and rear 10 inch wheels in conjunction with a front hydraulic disc brake and rear cable-operated drum brake. In 2005 the LX50 was introduced to replace the ET2. The LX50 still features an air-cooled 50cc 2-stroke engine produced by Piaggio. Styling of the LX50 remained much the same as the ET2 but with some minor visual changes. The LX50 features an 11 inch front wheel and 10 inch rear wheel in conjunction with a front hydraulic disc brake and rear cable-operated drum brake. The name LX is derived from the Roman numerals for the number 60 and 2006 saw the 60th anniversary for Vespa.