The Vespa scooters get only cosmetic changes with the latest update that add some freshness to the retro styled two-wheelers while power comes from a new 150cc motor.
Adding some novelty to its niche set of retro-styled scooters, Piaggio India has launched the updated Vespa scooters in the country for model year 2015 with prices starting at Rs. 84,641/- (ex-showroom, Pune). The updated scooters christened as the Vespa SXL 150 and VXL 150 have been launched in the presence of the Italian automaker’s new global brand ambassador and football player, Alessandro Del Piero, who football fanatics will remember to be a part of the Delhi Dynamos Football Club in the 2014 Indian Super League.
The latest update brings a slew of cosmetic changes to the two scooters along with the new 150cc models. The 2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL and VXL get a redesigned front apron in-line with the international markets, a chrome bezel around the headlight cluster on both the models, new turn indicator design, forged levers, new horn case, steel grab rail for the pillion rider, revised tail light and an updated instrument cluster with a digital display. You also get new wider tyres on the scooters with a revised front suspension setup, while the front disc brakes have been retained. Lastly, denoting the new models are the the new ‘SXL’ and ‘VXL’ badges placed above the tail light.
Completing the list of cosmetic changes on the 2015 Piaggio Vespa scooters are the new colour options including the candy blue colour on the SXL and the metallic grey colour on the VXL. The existing colour options are also on offer. In terms of power, the 125cc scooters continue to use the single-cylinder air-cooled engine tuned to produce 10 BHP of power and 10.6 Nm of torque, paired to a CVT automatic transmission. The new 150cc engine produces 11.6 PS of maximum power at 7000 RPM with 11.5 Nm of peak torque at 5500 RPM.
2015 Vespa VXL & SXL Price (ex-showroom, Pune) –
* Vespa VXL 150 – Rs. 84,641/-
* Vespa SXL 150 – Rs. 88,696/-
* Vespa VXL 125 – Rs. 77,308/-
* Vespa SXL 125 – Rs. 81,967/-