Piaggio was the pioneer of premium scooters in India when it launched the Vespa in 2012. Now with the launch of 150cc scooters, it is pioneering the powerful scooter range. Vespa India has launched two new variants to the line-up, Vespa VXL and Vespa SXL. Both the variants will be available in 150cc and 125cc. Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero, the company’s global brand ambassador, unveiled the new scooters.
The Vespa VXL 150 and SXL 150 are priced at Rs 84,641, and Rs 88,696, respectively. The 125 versions can be bought for Rs 77,308 (VXL) and Rs 81,967 (SXL), all prices ex-showroom in Pune.
Vespa SXL 150 and VXL 150. Both are powered by 150cc 3-valvesingle-cylinder engines that produces 11.44bhp of power and 11.5Nm of torque. The 125cc is the same engine currently sold in India in other Vespa variants. The 125cc engine develops 10.5bhp of power and 10.6Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to CVT transmission.
The VXL and the SXL variants will also have built-in monocoque full-steel body construction. The new scooters are manufactured at the Baramati facility with 100 percent localisation. The new Vespa range comes with digital instrumentation, an 11-inch front alloy wheel, broader tubeless tyres at both ends, a front disc brake
Speaking at the launch, Stefano Pelle, Managing Director, Piaggio India, said: “We are very happy to introduce the new Vespa 150 cc powerful range in presence of our global brand ambassador, Allesandro Del Piero. Vespa and Allesandro Del Piero have a lot of things in common, and they both well represent the excellences of Italy. Two globally renowned Italian icons, two urban legends recognized for their successes and profound impact on public opinion, Vespa and Allesandro Del Piero show a very classy and dynamic elegance and a contagious spirit of freedom able to move people’s emotion, bodies, and beliefs.”
The Vespa SXL 150 and 125 are available in five colours: orange, matt black, white, matt red, and azure blue.
The Vespa VXL 150 and VXL 125, on the other hand, are available in six colours: yellow, white, red, matt black, green, and maze grey.
Both variants will look identical on the exterior with nothing to differentiate higher displacement model.