Prices for the Vespa LX 125, simply known as the Vespa in the Indian market, have been announced! At Rs 66,661 (ex-showroom, Maharashtra), the Vespa isn't really inexpensive, but then that's the price you've got to pay for badge value and a lifestyle product as such. The Vespa, to the uninitiated, is powered by a 125cc four-stroke motor that produces 9.9 bhp@7500 rpm and 1.08 kgm of torque at 6000 rpm. This Vespa is powered by a new generation motor that has been developed by Piaggio for India and this motor will power Vespas in other markets as well.
The motor is mated to a CVT unit and while the Vespa isn't really high on features (no disc, even!), the looks are to die for! We're confident the Vespa, having broken into the premium gearless scooter segment, will bring about a lot of activity from other manufacturers too. The Vespa will be sold through 50 exclusive showrooms across 35 cities across the country. Watch this space for more on the Italian cutie!