Most will look at scooters as basic urban transport, designed to be thrashed about on the daily commute. Oh, and it’s usually cheap too. Right up to the point you lay eyes on the 2016 Vespa Emporio Armani (EA) Edition – now in India – with its eye-watering price tag of Rs. 12.04 lakh.
Carrying a 155 cc air-cooled engine, the Vespa 946 EA comes with a SOHC pushing on three-valves. The four-stroke single-cylinder port-injected engine churns-out 11.42 PS of power mated to a CVT ‘box with dry centrifugal clutch and belt final drive. It has a 220 mm disc brake at the front and rear, 120/70-12 spec front tyre and 130/70-12 spec rear tyre.
Braking is handled by a 220 mm disc brake at the front and rear, and the Vespa 946 comes with two-channel ABS with anti-slip regulation (ASR). Suspension is a single-arm in front with coil spring and dual-action hydraulic absorber, while a single shock absorber props up the rear with adjustable pre-load.
Fuel is carried in an 8.5-litre tank, and consumption is claimed to be 2.0 litres per 100 km. Weight is claimed to be 147 kg. It will be brought to India as a CBU and will be available only on order. So, what do you think? Is Rs. 12.04 lakh way to much to pay for a scooter with a brand-name on it? Leave a comment below with your thoughts and opinions.
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