Vespa LX125 launched @ INR 66661. I so want to take the cool scoot to college

| April 12, 2012 | 16 Comments

 

We reported about Piaggio’s plans for India from the Auto Expo held in January this year. We also reported in detail about the manufacturer’s plans to introduce the LX125 scoot in the Indian market. Now, we are the first to bring to you the news that the Italian two wheeler manufacturer has launched the Vespa LX 125 scooter in country. This launch event took place in Mumbai today and following the event will be the inauguration of the Vespa plant in Baramati on 28th. The inauguration will take place in presence of Mr. Matteo Colaninno, Group President, Piaggio.  
Piaggio’s Indian operations will commence with a dealer network of 50 dealers across 35 cities and the manufactuer will also start Vespa clubs.The Vespa is the only scooter to use the single piece monocoque construction and the motor in LX125 has been especially tuned for Indian riding conditions. 


Vespa LX125 Specifications- 
Engine capacity- 124 cc 
Max Power-10.06 BHP @7500 RPM 
Max. Torque- 1.08 kgm@6000 RPM
Transmission- CVT
Expected fuel efficiency- 50 km/l
Weight- 114 kgs. 

The Vespa LX125 will be made available in 7 colours- red, silver, yellow, orange, blue, black and white and the new scooter has been positioned as a lifestyle vehicle. The sexy two wheeler is priced at INR 66,661/- in Maharashtra.

The only complaint we have is no option of a disc brake. 

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  1. Arnob Gupta says:

    70K on road for a gearless scoot. That too, with the looks of something made half a century ago. Somehow, I don't think this one will be giving Honda and TVS sleepless nights.

  2. Arnob Gupta says:

    70K on road for a gearless scoot. That too, with the looks of something made half a century ago. Somehow, I don't think this one will be giving Honda and TVS sleepless nights.

  3. Arnob Gupta says:

    70K on road for a gearless scoot. That too, with the looks of something made half a century ago. Somehow, I don't think this one will be giving Honda and TVS sleepless nights.

  4. The very reason it will sell is because it looks like it was made half a century ago. The vespa is like the Titanic. People will be ready to travel it anytime!

  5. The very reason it will sell is because it looks like it was made half a century ago. The vespa is like the Titanic. People will be ready to travel it anytime!

  6. The very reason it will sell is because it looks like it was made half a century ago. The vespa is like the Titanic. People will be ready to travel it anytime!

  7. Arnob Gupta says:

    Adoksh Shastry In that case it will sell only as a second vehicle to bullet owners. It would be interesting to see how many scoots are parked outside a college, and of those, how many belong to guys

  8. Arnob Gupta says:

    Adoksh Shastry In that case it will sell only as a second vehicle to bullet owners. It would be interesting to see how many scoots are parked outside a college, and of those, how many belong to guys

  9. Arnob Gupta says:

    Adoksh Shastry In that case it will sell only as a second vehicle to bullet owners. It would be interesting to see how many scoots are parked outside a college, and of those, how many belong to guys

  10. Arnob Gupta True..Like Piaggio is aiming it would be a lifestyle vehicle. I doubt if it would have a huge stake as a substitute to the Activa's and the Dio's. But it would be a vehicle that would be brought out of passion and love for either it's past or it's present glory.

  11. Arnob Gupta True..Like Piaggio is aiming it would be a lifestyle vehicle. I doubt if it would have a huge stake as a substitute to the Activa's and the Dio's. But it would be a vehicle that would be brought out of passion and love for either it's past or it's present glory.

  12. Arnob Gupta True..Like Piaggio is aiming it would be a lifestyle vehicle. I doubt if it would have a huge stake as a substitute to the Activa's and the Dio's. But it would be a vehicle that would be brought out of passion and love for either it's past or it's present glory.

  13. 70 k for this classic scooter ill rather import one from states with better engine and options I knw itll be very expensive but I guess itll be worht its money and guys don't just buy it yet cause there is a new sports model coming up in next 4 months wth disc breaks and everythng and porsche 911 type looking front mag and its confirmmed.

  14. 70 k for this classic scooter ill rather import one from states with better engine and options I knw itll be very expensive but I guess itll be worht its money and guys don't just buy it yet cause there is a new sports model coming up in next 4 months wth disc breaks and everythng and porsche 911 type looking front mag and its confirmmed.

  15. 70 k for this classic scooter ill rather import one from states with better engine and options I knw itll be very expensive but I guess itll be worht its money and guys don't just buy it yet cause there is a new sports model coming up in next 4 months wth disc breaks and everythng and porsche 911 type looking front mag and its confirmmed.

  16. Varun Jm says:

    70k on a scooter…..dead investment.

  17. Varun Jm says:

    70k on a scooter…..dead investment.

  18. Varun Jm says:

    70k on a scooter…..dead investment.

  19. Way too high and this way it will end up just a luxury product.. I too like it, but I doubt I would ever be gettin one paying 70k.. But I am sure it will do decent numbers, nothing to challenge Honda atleast, even TVS and Suzuki's products are good as well as priced less when compared to this..

  20. Way too high and this way it will end up just a luxury product.. I too like it, but I doubt I would ever be gettin one paying 70k.. But I am sure it will do decent numbers, nothing to challenge Honda atleast, even TVS and Suzuki's products are good as well as priced less when compared to this..

  21. Way too high and this way it will end up just a luxury product.. I too like it, but I doubt I would ever be gettin one paying 70k.. But I am sure it will do decent numbers, nothing to challenge Honda atleast, even TVS and Suzuki's products are good as well as priced less when compared to this..

  22. Ruby Bhatnagar says:

    First of all keep in mind that it is for Females and not for us. We buy RE 500, R15's, CBR 250 or Ninja's costing more than One lac and never look for lower segment. So if Vespa has come up with a classy looking quality product, just 25k more than ordinary, why everyone is raising eyebrows? Don't you want to buy this premium scooter for your wife or your sister? I will definitely go for it!

  23. Ruby Bhatnagar says:

    First of all keep in mind that it is for Females and not for us. We buy RE 500, R15's, CBR 250 or Ninja's costing more than One lac and never look for lower segment. So if Vespa has come up with a classy looking quality product, just 25k more than ordinary, why everyone is raising eyebrows? Don't you want to buy this premium scooter for your wife or your sister? I will definitely go for it!

  24. Ruby Bhatnagar says:

    First of all keep in mind that it is for Females and not for us. We buy RE 500, R15's, CBR 250 or Ninja's costing more than One lac and never look for lower segment. So if Vespa has come up with a classy looking quality product, just 25k more than ordinary, why everyone is raising eyebrows? Don't you want to buy this premium scooter for your wife or your sister? I will definitely go for it!

  25. Ruby Bhatnagar says:

    ask ur wife or sister…ur opinion not required….

  26. Ruby Bhatnagar says:

    ask ur wife or sister…ur opinion not required….

  27. Ruby Bhatnagar says:

    ask ur wife or sister…ur opinion not required….

  28. I'm sure some foolish people going to buy these :P

  29. I'm sure some foolish people going to buy these :P

  30. I'm sure some foolish people going to buy these :P

  31. well have you test driven this what they call is premium scooterr ?? if not then let me tell you how it rides cause i have driven one and m sorry to say its rubbish
    why is it rubbish there are lot of resons for its rubbishness starting with tyres which are puny they look lost in the wheel archers engines to powerfull brakes are tiny well when i say tiny they are allmost size of pepsi cola bottle tops seats way to flat that means even if ur wife or gf was riding it she wld be very uncomfortable in it or rather she wld have a very harsh ride and this scooter favours the same suspension set up as seen on old scooters bajaj chetak and all and let me also ask u one good question has dt suspension set upever worked on indian roads noop is d answer u looking for the dealership they have in bhandup mumbai was kind enough to give me ina ride the only kind thing i hav to say about tht scooter is riding position its quite good apartfrom thtat i cannot imagine any other pont of view weere it looks appealing and you are talking about 25000 rs more well wt kit extra does it havce for tht money is it practicle enough ?? noop its isnt does it hve a disc break noo it dosnet does it has a good switch gear quality noop and there a thing while riding tht scooter i had this very big problems with switch gears even at autoexpo the switch gear quality was rubiish well it wasnt even finishsd nicely and even through my ride of scooter tht switches kept on hanging up for no reason first it selected right indicator then it decided to stay there and nt come out of it whenit came out of it it never got back in to select other indicater and breaks OMG they dont break that efficiently . so MR RBK NET where is your 25K wrth and if ur spending 70k on a scooter work hard and get a RE 350 STNDRD cause even they have raised a bar on quality aas a result they are being exported to US and CANADA and so on and roughly for same price you wld get a nice hero impulse whats problme with that ?? or if u only want a scooter to lug ur weight and load around whats the matter with honda aviator ?? it costs 62 k and has combi breaking telescopic forks suspension and does also have a disc break and is readily available and it wont depreciate as this VESPA and wld give a good resale after lets say 6 months or so

  32. well have you test driven this what they call is premium scooterr ?? if not then let me tell you how it rides cause i have driven one and m sorry to say its rubbish
    why is it rubbish there are lot of resons for its rubbishness starting with tyres which are puny they look lost in the wheel archers engines to powerfull brakes are tiny well when i say tiny they are allmost size of pepsi cola bottle tops seats way to flat that means even if ur wife or gf was riding it she wld be very uncomfortable in it or rather she wld have a very harsh ride and this scooter favours the same suspension set up as seen on old scooters bajaj chetak and all and let me also ask u one good question has dt suspension set upever worked on indian roads noop is d answer u looking for the dealership they have in bhandup mumbai was kind enough to give me ina ride the only kind thing i hav to say about tht scooter is riding position its quite good apartfrom thtat i cannot imagine any other pont of view weere it looks appealing and you are talking about 25000 rs more well wt kit extra does it havce for tht money is it practicle enough ?? noop its isnt does it hve a disc break noo it dosnet does it has a good switch gear quality noop and there a thing while riding tht scooter i had this very big problems with switch gears even at autoexpo the switch gear quality was rubiish well it wasnt even finishsd nicely and even through my ride of scooter tht switches kept on hanging up for no reason first it selected right indicator then it decided to stay there and nt come out of it whenit came out of it it never got back in to select other indicater and breaks OMG they dont break that efficiently . so MR RBK NET where is your 25K wrth and if ur spending 70k on a scooter work hard and get a RE 350 STNDRD cause even they have raised a bar on quality aas a result they are being exported to US and CANADA and so on and roughly for same price you wld get a nice hero impulse whats problme with that ?? or if u only want a scooter to lug ur weight and load around whats the matter with honda aviator ?? it costs 62 k and has combi breaking telescopic forks suspension and does also have a disc break and is readily available and it wont depreciate as this VESPA and wld give a good resale after lets say 6 months or so

  33. well have you test driven this what they call is premium scooterr ?? if not then let me tell you how it rides cause i have driven one and m sorry to say its rubbish
    why is it rubbish there are lot of resons for its rubbishness starting with tyres which are puny they look lost in the wheel archers engines to powerfull brakes are tiny well when i say tiny they are allmost size of pepsi cola bottle tops seats way to flat that means even if ur wife or gf was riding it she wld be very uncomfortable in it or rather she wld have a very harsh ride and this scooter favours the same suspension set up as seen on old scooters bajaj chetak and all and let me also ask u one good question has dt suspension set upever worked on indian roads noop is d answer u looking for the dealership they have in bhandup mumbai was kind enough to give me ina ride the only kind thing i hav to say about tht scooter is riding position its quite good apartfrom thtat i cannot imagine any other pont of view weere it looks appealing and you are talking about 25000 rs more well wt kit extra does it havce for tht money is it practicle enough ?? noop its isnt does it hve a disc break noo it dosnet does it has a good switch gear quality noop and there a thing while riding tht scooter i had this very big problems with switch gears even at autoexpo the switch gear quality was rubiish well it wasnt even finishsd nicely and even through my ride of scooter tht switches kept on hanging up for no reason first it selected right indicator then it decided to stay there and nt come out of it whenit came out of it it never got back in to select other indicater and breaks OMG they dont break that efficiently . so MR RBK NET where is your 25K wrth and if ur spending 70k on a scooter work hard and get a RE 350 STNDRD cause even they have raised a bar on quality aas a result they are being exported to US and CANADA and so on and roughly for same price you wld get a nice hero impulse whats problme with that ?? or if u only want a scooter to lug ur weight and load around whats the matter with honda aviator ?? it costs 62 k and has combi breaking telescopic forks suspension and does also have a disc break and is readily available and it wont depreciate as this VESPA and wld give a good resale after lets say 6 months or so

  34. and last but not least its italian italians are last people on planet to talk about reliablilty and quality they merely sell there product on style and passion but this scooter dosnt fill up either of those criterias

  35. and last but not least its italian italians are last people on planet to talk about reliablilty and quality they merely sell there product on style and passion but this scooter dosnt fill up either of those criterias

  36. and last but not least its italian italians are last people on planet to talk about reliablilty and quality they merely sell there product on style and passion but this scooter dosnt fill up either of those criterias

  37. Sumit Singh says:

    We Men don't want it. Not for ourselves, not for the females in our house. Honda and Suzuki is what even the ladies in my house prefer….

  38. Sumit Singh says:

    We Men don't want it. Not for ourselves, not for the females in our house. Honda and Suzuki is what even the ladies in my house prefer….

  39. Sumit Singh says:

    We Men don't want it. Not for ourselves, not for the females in our house. Honda and Suzuki is what even the ladies in my house prefer….

  40. Nishant Paika says:

    15k premium over its rivals! Are they selling a Honda City?

    Its Overpriced by Rs.10k.
    Rs.56,000 could've been the optimum price for this Premium scooter.
    'ROMBA BAAAD'. :-P

  41. Nishant Paika says:

    15k premium over its rivals! Are they selling a Honda City?

    Its Overpriced by Rs.10k.
    Rs.56,000 could've been the optimum price for this Premium scooter.
    'ROMBA BAAAD'. :-P

  42. Nishant Paika says:

    15k premium over its rivals! Are they selling a Honda City?

    Its Overpriced by Rs.10k.
    Rs.56,000 could've been the optimum price for this Premium scooter.
    'ROMBA BAAAD'. :-P

  43. Arnob Gupta says:

    While looks are a personal opinion, this does not look one bit classy, just looks as though they dug deep into their old files and picked up some ancient drawing. That too, at a 50% premium? I'm not sure any young lady would like to come to college or go to work riding what looks like her grandad's hand me down after a paint job.

  44. Arnob Gupta says:

    While looks are a personal opinion, this does not look one bit classy, just looks as though they dug deep into their old files and picked up some ancient drawing. That too, at a 50% premium? I'm not sure any young lady would like to come to college or go to work riding what looks like her grandad's hand me down after a paint job.

  45. Arnob Gupta says:

    While looks are a personal opinion, this does not look one bit classy, just looks as though they dug deep into their old files and picked up some ancient drawing. That too, at a 50% premium? I'm not sure any young lady would like to come to college or go to work riding what looks like her grandad's hand me down after a paint job.

  46. TOO OVER PRICED………..12000 More than what it should be.

  47. TOO OVER PRICED………..12000 More than what it should be.

  48. TOO OVER PRICED………..12000 More than what it should be.

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