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    Vespa is all set to re-enter the Indian market for the third time but this time it plans to offer the Indians iconic value. A Vespa is a Vespa, not a scooter, says Ravi Chopra, Piaggio India Chairman and Managing Director. The company is planning to introduce gearless scooters suited for women as well. It has recently received approval for Euro 45m loan from World Bank arm that it will utilise to manufacture scooters, LCVs and eco-friendly two-wheelers in Vietnam and India. The ladies sit this way, Colaninno said, demonstrating how women in India typically ride side-saddle on the back of a scooter to accommodate their floor-length saris. He also called the new model as Indian Vespa.



    Initially Piaggio will launch a 125cc single cylinder 4-stroke scooter with electronic injection. It will have a fuel tank capacity of 8.5L and will have automatic transmission. The new product will be manufactured at its Baramati plant and will be commercially available in the Indian market by 2012.

    The company's chairman Roberto Colaninno said a Vespa scooter will cost about US$800 (Rs 32,000) to produce in India, and has high hopes that with traffic growing the way it is, scooters will be the way to go and Vespa will be able to compete on price with Asian brands like Honda, Yamaha and Bajaj.

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    A Vespa for me is the classic shaped one, hope they bring it here!
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    I don't think the pictures above are of Vespa's. They look some antiquated chinese knock offs. Maybe Cartrade used the pictures for reference only.

    I am so waiting for Vespa's to come in. A black retro one with a cream seat for me please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluevolt View Post
    I don't think the pictures above are of Vespa's. They look some antiquated chinese knock offs. Maybe Cartrade used the pictures for reference only.

    I am so waiting for Vespa's to come in. A black retro one with a cream seat for me please!
    well i guess you are right
    for me the price looks mouth watering. But i doubt if they will price it that low. But unfortunately this scooter would be comercially available by 2012 only
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    Those two images doesn't looks Vespa to me. And 32K is too hard ro believe, most probably it will play as a niche scooter brand unless they make some India specific models.
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    Initially Piaggio will launch a 125cc single cylinder 4-stroke scooter with electronic injection. It will have a fuel tank capacity of 8.5L and will have automatic transmission
    Except the 125CC, all other technology sounds interesting; wish they'd increased their CC's & priced around 45K+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post
    Except the 125CC, all other technology sounds interesting; wish they'd increased their CC's & priced around 45K+.
    the automatic scooters are already "badnaam" for getting a very low mileage & by the time this scooter launches i.e. 2012 the fuel prices would be touching a new heights so even the 125cc's are to high for me from the fuel efficiency perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madhav krishna View Post
    i.e. 2012 the fuel prices would be touching a new heights so even the 125cc's are to high for me from the fuel efficiency perspective.
    I expect a good job from FI; Frankly I'm tired of hearing the "mileage kya hai", atleast that doesn't work with me. I only wish for some good powerful & comfortable scooters for touring.
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    Those scooters sure dont look like Vespas.
    Vespas to me are the rounded classic ones (Like the ones Sunny photographed in Italy).
    If those scoots are brought to India. I will buy myself one for sure, even if they say its for women.
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    Hope they bring in the VESPA RALLY 180/CLASSIC 150.
    I know, am just dreaming
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