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
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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Yatharth is an automotive design student and a keen follower of the happenings in the Indian automotive industry. He has been handed the task of keeping you abreast with the action in the Indian motoring sphere on a daily basis. He skips his breakfasts and ditches his girlfriends for the noble job.