IAB Report – Piaggio Vespa S launched in India
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Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. launched the Vespa S 125 (Vespa Sport 125) at an event in Mumbai this week. The scooter was unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The Vespa S is priced as follows:
- Ex Showroom – Pune – INR 74,414/-
- Ex Showroom – Delhi – INR 75,424/-
- Ex Showroom – Mumbai – INR 76,495/-
The Vespa S 125 will be the third offering from the company after the Vespa LX 125 and its richer variant the VX 125. The Sport model shares almost every component with the Vespa LX and VX models.
It is powered by the same 125 cc 4-stroke 3-valve engine used on the the other models which produces 10 PS @ 7,500 rpm and a torque figure of 10.6Nm @ 6,000 rpm.
The power is transferred via an automatic Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). The Vespa Sport will be fitted with a front disc brake as standard and the front suspension coil spring will come in a red color.
To distinguish the Sport model, Piaggio has given the scooter a squarish design theme on the headlamps and the wing mirrors which have been finished in chrome. The horn cast has also been redesigned and looks much sharper than on the LX/VX models.
The alloy wheels on the Vespa S have been powder coated in black and are wrapped in tubeless tires. The rear proudly displays the Vespa S badge while the S125 and Vespa monograms are stuck on the left and right engine covers respectively.
Other than the visual differences, the Vespa S gets a new instrument cluster which sports an analogue speedometer, fuel gauge and a digital clock. While the Vespa LX /VX had a closed glove box, the S has two exposed slots on the front apron along with a hook for carrying bags. The company claims that the seat has also been improved for added comfort and gets contrasting white piping to enhance the looks.
The Vespa S will be available in four body colours including the new Orange and Matte Black shades along with the White and Red options.