Piaggio Vespa S is now available in India at a price tag of Rs. 74,414 (Ex. showroom Pune). The company will officially launch the product on 4th March 2014. So far Piaggio is selling Vespa LX125 and VX models in India. Vespa S becomes third scooter on display in Piaggio Vespa showrooms across India.
Vespa S is available in white, orange, red and matt black colour. When everybody is claiming that Vespa S is officially launched, team AutoColumn had a word with Vespa spokesperson and confirmed that the scooter is not launched yet. Piaggio has dispatched a lot of Vespa S to all its dealers across Maharashtra with a price range.
The scooter is available with same 125cc engine that produces 10 bhp and 10.6 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT transmission and its mounted on monocoque steel body construction, a unique feature of the Vespa range of scooters. Vespa S will have only one major change in terms of looks, the square headlight and a new console. A bit of chrome on body and more masculine looks through square mirrors are other few add-ons than Vespa LX and VX variants. Apart from these changes, the scooter gets 200mm disc brakes and tubeless tires from MRF.
India is a big automotive market and its not hard to convince anyone about business opportunities in India. Half of the youth in India prefer scooters rather than motorcycles. Other players like Honda, Suzuki, TVS are targeting this segment by introducing products at a very competitive price range whereas Italian brand Vespa is positioning itself at niche products. These scooters have been bought mostly by the younger generation of buyers due to the unique styling, which is retro-modern. LX and VX variants of Vespa are more feminine with curves all around, Vespa this time is targeting men with Vespa S variant with bold colours.
We will soon update you about the official launch of the product, but everything about Vespa S is already revealed and scooters are already on display in most of the Vespa showrooms. Will you buy this scooter for a price tag of Rs. 74,414 ?
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