Piaggio India Updates Its Scooter Lineup With ABS And CBS

Modified On Apr 22, 2020 By Alpesh Rajpurohit for Aprilia SR 160

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The updated scooters are priced at a slight premium over the older versions

  • Aprilia’s ABS-equipped scooters now command a premium of up to Rs 7,000 over the previous models. 
  • The CBS-equipped Vespas command a premium of around Rs 1,600 while the ABS-equipped Vespas cost Rs 7,000 more.
  • In the Aprilia range, the 125cc CBS scooters are now Rs 2,800 more expensive, while the 150cc ABS scooters are priced Rs 8,000 higher than their previous models.

Piaggio India has launched updated versions of the scooters it sells under the Aprilia and Vespa brand. The new scooters get safety features such as ABS and CBS and are priced at a slight premium over the older versions. While the Aprilia SR150 now starts from Rs 82,317, the Vespa 150 range now starts from Rs 1 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom).

The CBS-equipped 125cc scooters command a premium of Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000, while the ABS-equipped 150cc scooters are now dearer by Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,000. Speaking of the Vespa range, the base LX 125 scooter has been replaced with the ZX 125. The other 125cc scooters in Vespa’s lineup - the ZX 125, VLX 125 and SLX 125 - get combined braking system. The three 150cc Vespas - SLX 150, VLX 150 and VLX 150 Elegante - now comes with a single-channel ABS. The top-end 150cc scooters from Aprilia and Vespa now start from Rs 82,317 and Rs 1 lakh (both prices, are ex-showroom), respectively. Click here for a detailed price breakup of all the variants. 

Here’s the official press release from the company for more details:

Piaggio India introduces its Vespa and Aprilia scooters with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Combined Braking System (CBS) for safer riding experience

·         First & only scooter manufacturer in India to offer ABS technology.

·         Incorporates ABS in all 150cc variants & CBS system in all 125 cc variant scooters for Vespa and Aprilia

Mumbai, 08th April 2019: Piaggio India across their range of Vespa & Aprilia scooters have started offering ABS & CBS technology since the start of 2019, ahead of the ruling by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on safety norm. Piaggio India has successfully implemented Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Combined Braking System (CBS) on all products to ensure enhanced braking system for the best riding experience.

The anti-lock braking system ensures braking without slippage, provides rider a greater control of his vehicle by effectively enhancing the braking performance of the vehicle. Similarly CBS system provides proportional brake distribution between the front and rear wheels thereby increasing the stability of the vehicle.    

 Commenting on the introduction of new upgraded Vespa and Aprilia, Mr. Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO, Piaggio India said, “As a global brand, we are committed to the safety of our customers and delighted to comply with the changing safety norms from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. This move will improve the overall safety and riding standards of the two-wheeler industry. For us, our product portfolio was already ABS compliant last year, but we are launching them across the country now to fit the general demand.”

Mr Ashish Yakhmi, Head of Two-wheeler business added, “Our brands, Vespa & Aprilia have always stood for technological advancements, aligning our strategy of pursuing global innovations. Road safety is an important criteria for us hence, we are happy to offer India’s first scooter with ABS & CBS technology for the best riding experience & performance. This makes our products not only stylish and sporty but also equipped with the latest safety system to provide a unique riding experiences.”

 As part of their introductory offer, Piaggio India is providing lucrative offer on the ABS range of Vespa and Aprilia two-wheelers from April onwards. Under this offer, customers can enjoy PayTM benefits worth INR 6000.

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