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Piaggio To Start Vespa Sales In March

Piaggio Vespa Showroom India

Piaggio unveiled the Vespa range for the second time at the 2012 Auto Expo. The Italian automaker had showcased the Vespa for the very first time at the 2011 Autocar Performance Show in Mumbai. Piaggio will be launching the Vespa in March 2012 and has started putting together a dealership network for the vintage scooter. The very first of these showrooms is Millennium Drive, which is located at Wakdewadi in Pune. This showroom was earlier a Mahindra 2-wheelers showroom and has Honda Motorcycle, Tata Motors showrooms in the same line. On the same road is Yamaha, Hero MotoCorp and TVS showrooms, while on the opposite side of the road there is a BMW Motorrad showroom, with a Jaguar Land Rover showroom coming up soon!

Coming the Piaggio Vespa, we inquired at the dealership about the launch of these scooters and were told that a formal launch will take place sometime in early March and the scooters are all set to reach the showroom in the first week. Prices will be announced at the same time and is expected to be around Rs. 60,000/-. Piaggio is positioning the Vespa as a lifestyle product and thus the showroom will initially sell only Vespa scooters. There will be no Aprilia superbikes on display at these showrooms.

The first Vespa scooter to be offered in India will be the Vespa LX125, which is an automatic scooter powered by a 125 cc, 4-stroke engine producing 10.7 BHP of power and 9.6 Nm of torque. The Vespa LX125 will be offered with a front disc brake. The scooter is being manufactured at Piaggio’s new facility in Baramati in Maharashtra and can churn out 1.5 lakh scooter per annum. Piaggio also showcased a range of Vespa branded accessories at the 2012 Auto Expo. These will be available at the dealerships as well and include helmets, caps, jackets, t-shirts, bags, jackets and watches. Will you buy a Vespa?

Piaggio Vespa Millenium Drive

Piaggio Vespa Pune Showroom

Piaggio Millenium Drive Dealership

The below pictures are from the Piaggio’s stand at the 2012 Auto Expo.

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  • Akhil February 15, 2012, 10:10 pm

    Fas change the 107bhp to 10.7bhp ;)

    • Faisal February 20, 2012, 1:37 am

      Thanks Akhil, it has been done.

  • vivek February 15, 2012, 10:12 pm

    i saw today swish 125 from suzuki soft launched in bangalore , saw some female driving with new number plate

    • Faisal February 20, 2012, 1:37 am

      Vivek, it was launched at the 2012 Auto Expo as prices were revealed that time itself. Deliveries only started recently.

  • shravan February 20, 2012, 10:37 pm

    Give begging bowl to HMSI soon to go bankrupt

  • nasir al mamun February 27, 2012, 4:06 pm

    we r lot of people in bangladesh want piaggio vaspa lx lx 125.pls help us

  • Lajith March 1, 2012, 11:46 pm

    I need to buy vespa…when it will be available in kera?

  • Lajith March 8, 2012, 7:08 pm

    When it will available in kerala?

    • Faisal March 9, 2012, 1:14 am

      Lajith, April 2012.

  • Ajay March 11, 2012, 11:45 am

    Early March, Huh we are already in Mid March Now,i think they will launch it only after budget is announced, I was longing to buy one, Unfortunately had to settle down with other brand, I am Sorry Piaggio Vespa.

    • Faisal March 14, 2012, 12:14 am

      Ajay, delayed yet again. Just checked Piaggio showroom, work has completed on the boards.

  • Mushfique November 15, 2012, 3:26 pm

    We are from Dhaka, Bangladesh. We it will be availabel here in Bangladesh.

    • Faisal Khan November 17, 2012, 2:16 am

      Mushfique, difficult to say.

      • amir February 14, 2014, 5:32 pm

        how about now? it’s been 1+ year :)

        • Faisal Khan February 14, 2014, 7:18 pm

          Not yet, no news from Piaggio India about exports to Dhaka.

  • Maksud August 23, 2013, 2:40 pm

    I really want to buy this new piaggio vespa in Dhaka .. Can someone help?


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