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Key Specs of SXL 125
Vespa SXL 125 Highlights
The Vespa Racing Sixties has been launched in the country at Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom Pune) for the 125cc variant. This makes it around Rs 6,000 more expensive than the Vespa SXL 125, on which it is based. In July, the 2020 facelifted iteration of the Vespa SXL 125 BS6 was launched in India after the commencement of its pre-bookings earlier that month. The Vespa SXL 125 BS6 facelift is priced at Rs 1,14,204 (ex-showroom Pune). You can read more in our launch report here.
Vespa SXL 125 Price:
The Vespa SXL 125 costs Rs 1,14,204 (ex-showroom Pune). In comparison, the previous-generation BS6-compliant version was priced at Rs Rs 1,12,049, which is Rs 2,155 less than the newly-launched scooter. Like the Vespa VXL 125, this scooter is also available in six colours. The scooter is also available in a sportier variant, called the Vespa Racing Sixties. It costs Rs 1.20 lakh, which is about Rs 6,000 more than the standard variant.
Vespa SXL 125 Features:
The facelifted 2020 Vespa SXL 125 BS6 features a full-LED headlamp with DRL. The SXL range’s design is characterised by the square headlamp and rear view mirrors. The LED headlamp is more efficient than a conventional halogen bulb and also makes the scooter look a bit more modern. Other additions in the 2020 iteration include an underseat storage lamp and a USB port for extra practicality. The semi-digital instrument cluster displays the fuel level, speed, time, odometer and trip meter readings, apart from the tell-tale lights. The Racing Sixties variant gets a unique 1960s inspired livery with a gold pinstripe, and a windscreen for extra sportiness.
Vespa SXL 125 Engine:
The Vespa SXL 125 employs a 124.45cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected 3-valve SOHC engine. It produces 9.92PS at 7500rpm and 9.60Nm at 5500rpm. The engine is mated to a CVT gearbox.
Vespa SXL 125 Suspension & Brakes:
The 2020 Vespa SXL 125 uses the same ‘aircraft-derived’ bottom link front suspension. The rear gets a 4-step preload-adjustable shock absorber, a new addition in the 2020 version. A 200mm disc up front and a 141mm drum at the rear with CBS as standard handle the braking responsibilities. The scooter gets a rather generous 7.4-litre fuel tank too.
Vespa SXL 125 Rivals
The Vespa SXL 125 primarily goes up against the Suzuki Burgman Street, Honda Grazia 125, Hero Maestro Edge and Yamaha Ray ZR 125 Street Rally Edition in the 125cc segment. However, in its price bracket, you can get the Bajaj Pulsar 180F, Suzuki Gixxer and Honda X-Blade.
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Vespa SXL 125 Price
The price of Vespa SXL 125 starts at Rs. 1,14,204 and goes upto Rs. 1,15,484. Vespa SXL 125 is offered in 3 variants - SXL 125 Racing Sixties, SXL 125 FL CBS BS6 and the top variant SXL 125 BS6 which comes at a price tag of Rs. 1,15,484.
SXL 125 Price List (Variants)
|SXL 125 Racing Sixties||Rs.1,14,204|
|SXL 125 FL CBS BS6124.45 cc||Rs.1,15,204|
|SXL 125 BS6124.45 cc||Rs.1,15,484|
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SXL 125 Expert Review
Having the authentic retro look from the ’70s, the SXL 125 sports a monocoque body and aircraft derived suspension setup. The SXL 125 is not only exclusive in its own range of VXL 125 and the Notte 125 scooters but also the most premium scooter in its entire segment in India. This premium scooter is costly and has a heavy price tag of 90,410 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This makes it the costliest scooter in its segment and way ahead of its competitors like the Burgman Street 125, TVS Ntorq 125, Suzuki Access 125, and Honda Grazia. For an additional six grand, you will also get a Connectivity module. The module connects to any android or iOS smartphone via the Connectivity app which allows you to track your ride statistics as well as help out in sending a distress signal that will send to emergency contacts.
Design and Features
With an ageless retro design style, the SXL 125 is not only beautiful but looks classic as well. This premium scooter receives a lot of chrome treatment on its bodywork. The headlight rims, the rear hand grabs, the mirrors, muffler plate, the piping on the front apron and the footboard are all done in chrome. To enhance the look further even the engine gets the chrome treatment and an engraved Vespa branding as well. The front looks similar to the VXL 125 but is modern thanks to the square headlamp on the SXL 125. The body of this premium scooter is completely made out of steel that adds durability to it. On the rear, you again get chrome elements and a tail lamp with the clear lens indicators that look beautiful. There is plenty of under-seat storage that can easily swallow a half face helmet without any fuss. There is an open compartment on the front that can come in handy to store small things. SXL 125 has a semi-digital instrument console with the digital readouts including an odometer, fuel gauge and a clock. The speedometer is shown on the traditional analogue instrument cluster instead. The scooter is available in six premium colours of White, Orange, Matt Rosso Dragon, Azzure Blue, Matt Yellow and Matt Black.
Engine and Performance
Premium Vespa SXL 125 is powered by the 125cc air-cooled, single cylinder, 3-valve, 4-stroke, with overhead cam and roller rocker arm engine. It is the same one used on the VXL 125 as well. It produces 10.5PS of max power at 7500rpm and a peak torque of 9.9 Nm at 6250rpm. The SXL 125 is one of the most powerful scooters currently available in India in its segment with its best in class power and torque. With map sensing and variable spark timing management system, the engine is not only refined but also gives an amazing fuel efficiency of 45kmpl. Power from the engine to the wheels is delivered via a smooth continuous variable transmission. The maximum speed that this scooter can achieve is 90kmph. At 7 litres, the scooter has an amazing fuel tank capacity.
Braking and Handling
Riding on the SXL 125 is very comfortable as it has a wide and long seat. These plush seats add to comfort by providing a relaxed riding posture. Hence riding long distance on this scooter is very easy and less tiring. Also adding to the ride quality is the solid metal body, that provides stability to the SXL 125 even on high speeds. The suspension is very unique as it gets an aircraft derived single suspension on the front that has an anti-dive system. On the rear, the scooter gets a dual effect hydraulic shock absorber which is very supple. Exclusivity is kept in mind as the SXL 125 comes with a 200mm ventilated front disc brake while the rear gets a very capable 140mm drum unit. Premium looking 5 spoke alloy wheels ride on the 11-inch 110-70 section tubeless tyre on the front and a 10-inch 120-70 section tubeless tyre at the rear. These fat tyres not only look good but also provide a good amount of traction as well.
Safety and Features
Vespa SXL 125 being the most premium in the entire scooter range in its segment in India offers a good amount of safety features. Using the disc brake at the front end in the SXL 125 not only adds safety to the rider but also to the pillion as well. Tubeless tyres, not only provide enough grip but also are puncture resistance as well. With the AHO feature in its headlamp, the headlight always stays on to make the scooter visible and making the rider safe in any weather conditions. The scooter even gets a neat hook below the handle to carry your shopping or grocery bags very easily and comfortably.
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SXL 125 Price In India
|Chennai||Rs. 1.15 Lakh|
|Pune||Rs. 1.12 - 1.14 Lakh|
|Delhi||Rs. 1.14 - 1.15 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 1.12 Lakh|
|Bangalore||Rs. 1.15 Lakh|
|Mumbai||Rs. 1.13 Lakh|
|Kolkata||Rs. 1.20 Lakh|