Global two-wheeler manufacturer Piaggio on Thursday launched its Vespa scooter in India, priced at LX-125 Rs 66,000 (ex-showroom Mumbai). The company is looking to create a premium luxury space in scooter segment with Vespa.
This lack of stopping power however is not so much of a worry because the Vespa's 125cc mill is not in a hurry to go anywhere. The 125cc, three-valve engine makes 10.06PS and 10.6Nm. This means the Vespa is not ideal for power hungry, performance freaks. Then again, if you belong to that bracket, you wouldn't be looking at a Vespa anyway. However I did feel that a bit (just a bit) more punch would have made this scooter immensely more fun.
On the possibility of entering motorcycle segment, he said: "Piaggio has a range of products and brands from 50 cc scooters to 1,400 cc bikes and superbikes. Today we have just started the journey, we are committed to bring all the global brands that we have that will suit the market here."
This time its original form VESPA not LML
Engine: 4 stroke, 3 valve, single cylinder, air cooled
Displacement: 125 cc
Max power: 10.6 ps @ 7500 rpm
Max torque: 10.6 ps @6000 rpm
Transmission: continuous variable transmission
Ignition: Self and kick-start
Battery - 12V, 5Ah low maintenance
Headlamp - multi focal with 35 W halogen
Front - single arm with coil spring and dual effect shock absorber
Rear - coil spring and dual effect shock absorber
Frame - monocoque steel high rigidity structure
Dimension - 1770x690x1140 mm
Seat height - 770 mm
Tyre size - 90/100-10 53J
Fuel tank capacity - 8 litres
Available in 6 colours
Another interesting news :The company plans to expand the reach of Aprilia dealership as well to 5 locations by end of 2012.
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