March 8, 2016: The 2016 edition of Indian Auto Expo witnessed the showcase of Vespa 946 and the news, making rounds over the internet is that this retro-styled scooter will soon hit the Indian roads. Along with this, the company is planning to bring the GTS 300 to the country. Currently, Vespa line-up includes three variants - Piaggio Vespa SXL, VXL and a limited edition, Vespa Elegante. Vespa Elegante gets its power from the 125cc, three-valve, four-stroke engine that generates 9.76bhp of power and 10.6Nm of torque. The scooter features attractive paintwork, split dual seats and the Elegante badging.
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Piaggio Vespa can be truly said the second name for retro styled scooters available across the globe. The company has re-entered into the Indian market few years back after it discontinued from India long ago due to two-stroke engine issues. Presently, the manufacturer offers its refreshing range of automatic scooters in the country that scores high on both, visuals as well as mechanicals to feast its buyers. However, due to a higher price of its products, the company is still struggling to see an eye-soothing sales report from the Indian buyers.
The retro scooter gets its life from a 125cc, three-valve, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that comes mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The mill churns out a net power of 9.76bhp at 7,500rpm along with a maximum torque of 10.6Nm at 6,000rpm. It has been assisted with MAP sensing and variable spark timing management system that ensures a crisp and undelayed throttle response. With this hardware in stock, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 60kmph in 8.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 100kmph. Piaggio Vespa runs on 90/100-10 53J tyres and comes equipped with 200mm ventilated disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear. The suspension tasks are handled by Aircraft derived single side arm with anti-dive characteristics upfront and Dual-effect hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear.
The scooter has been given a stylish and retro look that has been made possible due to ultimate craftsmanship. The front profile gets a stylish rounded headlamp with a neatly finished front apron. A considerable amount of chrome has been used in various parts like rear view mirrors, grab rail and some portions of side panels. The machine gets a well-padded split seating that looks magnificent and offers an optimum comfort to the rider and pillion. The rear end of the scooter sports a robust tail lamp with stunning clear lens blinkers. The body dimensions of the scooter are 1,770mm x 690mm x 1,140mm (LxWxH) that gives it a good on-road presence. A wheelbase of 1,290mm with a minimum ground clearance of 155mm promises commendable handling and stability. Piaggio Vespa has a 7 liter fuel tank that gives a good range without refuelling.
Piaggio Vespa Elegante has a classy appearance from every angle. It comes with a majestic front profile that incorporates a stylish rounded headlamp section with clear lens indicators intelligently embedded in the apron. The chromed rear view mirrors do add a lot of character and appeal to the vehicle. Being in limited numbers, the scooter has been painted with two refreshing colours, which are Metallic Brown and Pearl White. Furthermore, it sports fascinating dual seats in brown and red colours for the metallic brown and pearl white shades respectively. Coming to the rear, the scooter has a chromed rear body grab rail that further enhances the overall styling. The tail end receives a sporty tail light integrated with clear lens turning blinkers.
The scooter has overall body dimensions of 1,770mm x 690mm x 1,140mm (LxWxH) and has a wheelbase of 1,290mm. A minimum ground clearance of 155mm offers a good stability around the corners. The vehicle has been assisted with a 7 liter fuel tank and weighs 114kgs. The instrument cluster is easy to read and informative that comprises of an analogue speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge.
Piaggio Vespa is powered by a 125cc, 3-valve, four-stroke, air-cooled, petrol engine that comes coupled with an automatic transmission. It generates a maximum power of 9.76bhp at 7,500rpm along with a peak torque of 10.6Nm at 6,000rpm. With the super refined engine in stock, the scooter sprints from 0 to 60kmph in 8.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 100kmph.
The scooter runs on 90/100-10 53J grippy tyres that are mounted over stylish 3-spoke, satin finish alloy wheels. The suspension duties are carried out impressively by Aircraft derived single side arm with anti-dive characteristics upfront and Dual-effect hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. Piaggio Vespa comes to a standstill with the help of 200mm ventilated disc brake equipped at the front and 140mm drum brake at the rear.
Piaggio Vespa comes with a powerful multi reflector 12V-35/35W headlight that delivers a steady beam of light to illuminate even the darkest of roads. Furthermore, the fierce stopping power is provided by a 200mm ventilated disc equipped with the front tyre. The elegant and stylish chromed rear view mirrors enhances the overall appeal and keeps the rider aware of his surroundings. The maintenance free battery cuts down on maintenance costs and saves a lot of money. The above mentioned features make Vespa a trustworthy and reliable 125cc offering in the vast Indian scooter market.
Stunning Body Design and Retro Appeal
Front Disc Brake
Lightweight and Easy to Ride
Lacks Digital Instrumentation
Too Pricey in the scooter segment
Should have more safety and convenience features
I saw the scooter and liked it very much. When I enquired about it, I was shocked to know that the scooter is this much expensive. I felt this shock two times in two days. First, I got to know that the top end variant of Maruti S Cross is costing Rs. 16 lac, after that, heard about overpriced Vespa. I hope there will be some cost cutting later on, as the scooter is not worth its price. One can think of buyi...
I purchased Vespa yesterday after hearing a lot of good things about it. The scooter is so smooth that sometimes you do not feel that its ignition is on when standing on a traffic signal. It is also well balanced and offers smooth running. Over these benefits, it is putting out a great mileage of 50 to 55 kmpl, I hope that the mileage will increase after its first service. The all new scooter reached to the...
Vespa is the non-geared two-wheeler from Piaggio. It is the only scooter in the country with retro looks and is being liked by most of the people. I bought my Vespa Elegante last month. I thought it would be powerful but it is not. It generates a maximum power output of around 10 bhp. But Vespa is stable, well-balanced and offers smooth running even on speeds over 70 kmph. It is a bit costly and goes to Rs....
i took test drive piaggio vespa lx 125 in ahmedabadits design good and comfort for drive but its rate in ahmedabad is 78000rs on road price and thats a main problem in ahmedabadso many two wheelers are available in 50000rs price range so i think vespa company should have to take some serious decision in his this new product...
Well this is the scooter i was waiting fori remember my father use to drive vespa in my childhood days and now i will driveBelieve me i have sold my 7 months old activa for this scooterthe time i saw it in auto expo i am desperate for this scootervespa i am waiting for your launch...
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