Piaggio has announced the launch of a new variant under the Vespa brand, the Urban Club. Priced at INR 73,733 (ex-showroom Delhi), the newly launched Urban Club is the most affordable Vespa in the Indian market. The new scooter had started to arrive at dealerships last month.
Check out the prices of the new Vespa Urban Club in some of the major cities in the table below:
The Urban Club is listed in four colour options on the company’s India website – Glossy Red, Glossy Yellow, Maze Grey and Azzurro Provenza. The Urban Club features black colour treatment to elements like rear-view mirror housing, front fender garnish, highlights to the apron, wheels and a black border surrounding the tail light. The headlight surround is in chrome. A black finish to the engine would have added to the sportier look of the vehicle.
The Vespa Urban Club 125 shares its engine specifications with the Vespa Notte 125. The 124.49 cc air-cooled engine churns out a peak power of 9.5 PS at 7,250 rpm and a max torque of 9.9 Nm at 6,250 rpm. The scooter rides on 10-inch wheels.
Stopping power comes from drum brakes (150 mm front and 140 mm rear) on both wheels, while the safety net includes a combi-braking system as standard. An optional disc would have helped it compete against its rivals such as the TVS Ntorq 125, Suzuki Access 125 and the Honda Grazia 125 more efficiently. Shock absorption hardware includes a single-sided arm hydraulic front unit and a hydraulic shock absorber at the back.
The Urban Club, as stated on the official website, has a rider-friendly seat for enhanced comfort to the rider and the pillion.
Piaggio has expanded the Aprilia line-up as well, with the launch of the Storm 125, which is the most affordable Aprilia in the country. This model is priced at INR 65,000 (ex-showroom Pune).