Piaggio India has announced that the entire range of Vespa and Aprilia scooters has been updated with ABS and CBS safety technologies. The two-wheeler brand had started rolling out CBS and ABS upgrade at the start of the year, ahead of the deadline set by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (1 April 2019).
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ABS is aimed at improving the stopping performance and avoid the wheels from locking under heavy braking. CBS tech, on the other hand, ensures equal brake distribution between the front and rear wheels to increase the stability of the vehicle.
Commenting on the introduction of the CBS and ABS-equipped Vespa and Aprilia, Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO, Piaggio India said:
As a global brand, we are committed to the safety of our customers and delighted to comply with the changing safety norms from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. This move will improve the overall safety and riding standards of the two-wheeler industry. For us, our product portfolio was already ABS compliant last year, but we are launching them across the country now to fit the general demand.
Ashish Yakhmi, Head of Two-wheeler business, Piaggio India, added:
Our brands, Vespa & Aprilia have always stood for technological advancements, aligning our strategy of pursuing global innovations. Road safety is an important criteria for us hence, we are happy to offer India’s first scooter with ABS & CBS technology for the best riding experience & performance. This makes our products not only stylish and sporty but also equipped with the latest safety system to provide a unique riding experiences.
The addition of CBS and ABS have affected the prices, but buyers can avail a special discount. As a part of the introductory offer, Piaggio India is providing benefits on the ABS range of Vespa and Aprilia two-wheelers from this month onwards. Customers can avail PayTM benefits worth INR 6,000 under the limited period offer.
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Meanwhile, the company is already preparing towards complying with the BS-VI emission norms. In fact, a new Aprilia scooter with a BS-VI 160 sticker on the apron was spotted in the country recently.