Piaggio has launched the funky vespa brand in India. Vespa is like an i-phone. People buying the bike don’t really think about the ROI, instead they focus only on the rich and premium feel it offers.
This brand completely rocked the Indian two-wheeler market because of its retro looking yet modern design language. The Italian brand offers some of the most powerful scooters in India. Continue reading to know more about the most famous models.
Vespa SXL 150 is available in 3 variants ranging from 85,960 to 1.04 lakhs ex showroom. The priciest one gets an Anti-lock Braking system. This scooter is powered by a 150-cc engine which makes 11.06 PS at 7000 rpm. It comes with tubeless tires as standard fitment and is now available in 3 color options on the characteristic metallic body. The ARAI claimed mileage is of 45 kmpl. This vespa gets a semi digital speedometer and contoured seats.
The rectangular headlights and the rear-view mirrors differentiate this bike from the other vespa variants. The scooter now comes with a wise “Vespa Connectivity App” which allows you to monitor service history, parking location etc from your smartphone. Moreover, the panic alert feature helps the user to reach out to the emergency contacts in case of one. The Vespa SXL 150 rides on 110/70-11 front and 120/70-10 rear tires. You also get a completely detachable boot.
The footboard of this vehicle is large, and the seating position is very comfortable even for long drives. There are storage spaces below the handle bars to keep your phone or a water bottle. This vespa is an absolute breeze to drive. There is no shortage of power in any situation. The design language, quality of materials used on this one is very standard. Some very common practicality features like the remote fuel lid opener, USB charging are given a miss.
The Vespa Notte 125 is available in 1 variant and only 1 color and is priced at 73,573 INR. It comes with a 125-cc engine which makes 10.5 PS of power at 7500 rpm. These figures claim that this is the most powerful scooter in this segment.
The claimed average fuel efficiency is 60 kmpl. Piaggio has included the combined braking system in this model. The bike looks superb and the chrome plated name tag looks sharp on the matte black body color. It gets an analogue instrument cluster with no digital gauges. Looks of this scooter are premium. This one being the most affordable vespa, losses out on some key features like the 5 spoke wheels bigger tires, digital gauges etc. It scores great on practicality.
The bike can easily accommodate the average sized vespa helmet, there is a glove box below the handle bars wherein you can store your papers. The ride quality is confident, stress free upto 80 kmph above which vibrations increase and the small wheels don’t offer you the confidence to further speed up. The braking power is decent enough for any urban drive. However, you may end up locking the wheels if you push the paddle very hard as there is no ABS. The front discs are a huge miss which are offered by all of its rivals.
This is a 150-cc scooter priced in between 81,490 to 1.0 lakh INR. The bike is available in 3 variants and 4 colors. The ARAI claimed mileage is 45 kmpl but in urban driving conditions you hardly get 35 kmpl which is very low for a scooter. The 154.8 cc engine makes 11.06 PS at 7000 rpm. It comes with front disc and rear drum brakes.
The Vespa VXL is based on a Monocoque steel body construction which is the most durable of the lot. It sits on 11-inche front and 10- inch rear tubeless tires. Unfortunately, even at this price point, there are no LED headlights or tail lamps. The ride quality on this vespa is a bit on the firmer side. Throttle response is very linear, and the bike has a good mid-range. Just like other models, ride quality is a bit on the firmer side, which is good for long drives.
This 125-cc scooter comes in 2 variants and 5 color options to choose from. The pricier variant gets a combined braking system. The engine produces 10.06 PS at 7500 rpm and gives an average fuel efficiency of 45 kmpl. The bike comes with front disc and rear drum brakes. The claimed fuel economy is 45 kmpl and the top speed is 90 kmph.
This vespa is also based on the monocoque steel body construction. It has a dual effect hydraulic shock absorber. The bike sits on 11-inch front and 10-inch rear tubeless tires. An 8-liter fuel tank capacity gives it a sufficient range. No LED treatment is on offer for the headlamps and tail lamps.
It comes with 2 years or 24,000 kilometers company warranty. There are many good touches like the rubber treatment on the floor board, retractable luggage hook and the smart glove box. The ride is comfortable, and the bike feels confident around the curves.
This 150-cc bike is available in 2 variants. It’s the costliest scooter in India. A smoked fly screen and split leather seats are major points of visual distinction. The pricier variant gets an ABS. The 154.8-cc engine makes 11.6 PS of power at 7000 rpm. A max torque of 11.5 Nm is available at 5500 rpm. Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes offer a decent stopping power to this vehicle. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency is of 45 kmpl.
The elegante gets a telescopic front suspension which improves the ride quality. It sits on 11-inch front and 10-inches rear tires. It comes with a standard warranty of 24,000 kilometers. It gets the Vespa Connectivity App through which you can monitor things like parking location and service indicators. The scooter is based on a monocoque chassis.
The company claims that the headlights of the scooter are unbreakable. As the storage bin of this vehicle is detachable, the servicing of the engine becomes very easy. There is a small opening below the front seats from where you can service the carburetor.
This vespa is available in only one model at a price of approximately 76,273. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency is 60 kmpl. The company has recently added the combined braking system in this two-wheeler. The bike makes 10.5 PS at 7500 RPM. The engine is 4-stroke and 3-valved air cooled one and the max torque available is 10.6 Nm at 6000 rpm.
The front disc brakes are given a miss and both the wheels are equipped with drum brakes. The top speed of this bike is 90 kmph and its based on a monocoque body. The bike sits on 10-inch tires both at the front and at the rear. The fuel tank capacity is of 7 liters.
The Vespa SXL 125 is available in two models and four colors. The SXL CBS gets a combined braking system and comes at a premium of 2,200 to 3,700 INR. The 125-cc engine makes 10.06 PS at 7500 rpm. The price range of this scooter is from 91,220 to 93,192 INR. The engine makes 10.06 PS at 7500 RPM. The claimed average fuel economy is 45 kmpl and the top speed is 90 kmph.
The bike sits on 11-inch front and 10-inch rear tires. It comes with LED tail lamps but sadly there are no DRL’s or LED headlamps on offer. The quality of materials used feels good and this is a show of simplicity and sophistication rather than a funky appeal.
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