IAB Report – Vespa S begins arriving at Indian dealers [Update – Launch on March 4]


Anjan Ravi,

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We’ve received word from official sources that Piaggio will introduce the Vespa S on the 4th of March.

As Indian Autos Blog reported last year, the Piaggio Group will soon launch the Vespa S (Vespa Sport) in India. The Vespa S was showcased in India for the first time at the Auto Expo 2014, and dealer dispatch of the scooter has now commenced.

Vespa S Indian dealership spied front
The Vespa S will be available in four body colors, three of which are seen in this image.

Seen here is the Vespa S at a dealer showroom. Given that the scooter has already begun arriving at dealerships, we expect the official launch to take place in a few days. The Vespa S will be priced and positioned above the top-end Vespa VX variant. The Vespa VX costs INR 71,380 (ex-Showroom, New Delhi) and the Vespa S will be priced at about INR 4,000 more, according to sources.

The scooter will be available in four body colors – Orange, Matte Black, White and Red – three of which are seen in the image above. For further differentiation, the front suspension coil is painted in red.

Vespa S Indian dealership spied
The Vespa S will cost INR 4,000 more than the Vespa VX.

Compared to the regular Vespa’s circular headlights and wing mirrors, the Vespa S has them in the shape of a square. At the rear, the taillight on the Sport is positioned a bit above compared to the regular Vespa. While the three-spoke alloy wheels are the same as the normal Vespa, the S gets them powder coated.

Other changes on the S include a different instrument cluster design and an exposed glovebox. Power for the Vespa S comes from the familiar single-cylinder, 125 cc, 3v engine which produces 10.06 PS and 10.6 Nm of torque.

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