Piaggio has introduced a number of new vehicles in the Indian market, including the launch of the updated BS6-compliant Vespa SXL and VXL scooter range. The two new scooters are available in both 125cc and 150cc variants.
The four new scooters from Vespa: SXL 125, SXL 150, VXL 125 and VXL 150 are offered with a starting price of Rs 1.10 lakh for the SXL 125 model and go up all the way to Rs 1.26 lakh for the top-spec VXL 150. The SXL 150 and the VXL 125 is priced at R 1.22 lakh and Rs 1.13 lakh, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).
Bookings for the new BS6-compliant scooters were available online a few weeks ahead of its launch. Customers can further book the scooters at any of the company’s official dealerships across India as well. However, Piaggio is offering customers who book their scooters online, benefits of up to Rs 2000. Deliveries of the new BS6-compliant scooters are said to begin shortly.
All four Vespa scooters come packed with a host of features and equipment. Some of these include crystal illumination LED headlamps with integrated DRLS and high-beam, LED boot light, USB mobile charging port, full steel body and many others.
The Vespa SXL 125 & VXL 125 scooters are powered by a 124.45cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. It produces 9.7bhp at 7500rpm and 9.60Nm of peak torque at 5500rpm. Similarly, the Vespa SXL 150 and VXL 150 are powered by a 149cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. It produces 10.30bhp at 7600rpm and 10.6Nm of peak torque at 5500rpm.
All four scooters carry forward the same suspension setup. This includes a single sidearm suspension setup for the front and dual shock-absorbers at the rear. Braking is handled by a single 200mm disc at the front, supported by either single-channel ABS or a combi-braking system.
The Vespa SXL and VXL range of scooters are the brand’s premium models in the Indian market. Both scooter ranges are available in both 125cc and 150cc variants in the country. The Vespa SXL and VXL rival the likes of the Suzuki Access 125 and Suzuki Burgman Street 125 in the segment.