After a lot of speculations and waiting, the Piaggio Vespa scooter will be launched on the 26th of April 2012. The Piaggio Vespa has taken its own twist and turns since the unveiling at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012 sighting reasons to the delay in the setting up a viable dealership network.
Piaggio is all set to re-start the era of the Vespa with 50 dealers of the Vespa and is on the lookout for an expanded network all over the country in the months to come.The Piaggio Vespa will be launched in Mumbai, that will be followed by the inauguration of the Vespa plant in Baramati. Mr. Matteo Colaninno, Group President, Piaggio will be present on the occasion.
This time, the Piaggio Vespa will be aimed at pisitioning as a lifestyle product and hence Piaggio is not looking at high sales numbers mainly because the Vespa hold a sort of the uniqueness based on its styling that gives it a ‘retro’ look that Piaggio has managed which brings back olden memories from the 1970′s and 1980′s when the Vespa was used as a day-to-day commuter in India.
A range of accessories will be offered on the Piaggio Vespa LX125 for the riders to upgrade according to their taste. The Piaggio Vespa LX125 competes with the Suzuki Access 125 and upcoming Yamaha Ray scooter and is expected to be priced at a premium at an ex-showroom price of around Rs. 60,000/- for the Vespa which is close to Rs.15,000 more than the competitors.
The Piaggio Vespa LX125 will be available in 5 colours namely red, silver, yellow, orange and blue and will be offered in two variants (with disc brake and without disc brake).
Piaggio Vespa LX125 will be powered by a 124 cc petrol engine producing 10.26 BHP of peak power at 8250 RPM and 9.6 Nm of peak torque at 7250 RPM that is mated to an automatic CVT gearbox.
The Piaggio Vespa boats of an air-cooled engine that is expected to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of around 50 km/l which is due to the light weight of the scooter at 114kgs and fuel tank will store 8.5-litres while the front tyre is 110/70/11 and the rear tyre is 120/70/10.