It is tough to deny the fact that while the Piaggio Vespa LX125 automatic scooter grabbed a lot of eyeballs when it was first launched in the ever developing Indian scooter market, the retro styled scooter has failed to transform all that interest into sales. Much of this can be attributed to the high sticker price of the scoot. The Indian division of Italian bike maker did resort to price cuts towards the beginning of this year but unfortunately, sales haven’t yet picked up.
While the Piaggio Vespa LX125 is now only a little dearer than other automatic scooters in its segments, it misses out on features like a front disc brake.
It seems like Piaggio India has now taken notice of it and has hence launched a new variant of the Vespa. Christened as the Vespa VX 125, the new scooter comes equipped with more equipment and will come with new paint options. While the new variant will be priced a bit higher than the Vespa LX 125, it would benefit from features such as front disc brake unit and tubeless tyres. The new Vespa VX will be launched towards the end of this month and sales should commence early next month. It will be interesting to see if the new variant, equipped with more features, would be able to endow the tasty looking scooter with better sales performance.
The new Vespa VX is priced at INR 65,596 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and will go on sale later this month. This means that the Vexpa VX is only a little more than 3 grands dearer than Vespa LX, which will soon become the base model.