Piaggio All Set To Roll Out Vespa Scooter By March 2012

Vespa LX 125

The iconic Vespa scooter will be back on Indian roads by March next year, more than a decade after it was withdrawn by Italian two- and three-wheeler major Piaggio.

The company launched Vespa in the country in the 1950s in collaboration with the Firodias.

The LX 125 will be launched in the country during March 2012. Ravi Chopra, chairman and managing director, Piaggio Vehicles, recently said. “As per our plan, we will be launching the Vespa by March next year,”

The LX125 is a modern iteration of the classic scooter and equips a four stroke 125 CC engine which produces a maximum power of 10.7 BHP and peak torque of 9.6 Nm. The company did not disclose its price range.

Vespa LX 125

Competition is the name of the game and I am sure Vespa is pretty familiar with the cut throat competition in the segment that it is looking forward to. Honda Activa, Suzuki Access, TVS Wego are some of the successful leaders in this segment and it won’t be that easy for Vespa to catch up.

Plant capacity will also be expanded to accommodate manufacture of 30 lakh two wheelers by 2013. Piaggio Vehicles would initially be launching these two wheelers exclusively for domestic use.

Also see – Vespa gears up for a third trip to India

  • suniel

    This will be a definately flop model

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