Piaggio India has recently replaced the older Vespa lineup – the LX 125, VX 125 and the S 125, with the new SXL and VXL variants. The only previous model currently on-sale is the Vespa Elegante.
Surprisingly, the new Vespa SXL and the VXL are offered in two engine options – 125cc and the 150cc. undoubtedly, the highlight of the new Vespa is the addition of a 150cc engine. Remember the Kinetic Blaze with a displacement of 165cc, it was the first in automatic scooter in 150cc segment in the Indian market. But at that time, the Indian market was not ready for bigger scooters.
Coming back to the new Vespa, both the Vespa SXL and Vespa VXL come with single piece monocoque steel body and a re-worked front fascia, new instrument cluster with digital display, new contoured seats, updated 11″ inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, broader tubeless tyres (110-70/11 Front and 120-70/10 Rear) and a disc brake in the front.
Of the two, the SXL is the top-end model. Visually, the SXL features rectangular headlamp with chrome finish on the borders, while the VXL features circular headlamp. Another difference is that the VXL comes equipped with the steel handle bars for rear passenger on board the VXL, while the SXL just gets more stylish leather strap.
Furthermore, both get different-colored alloy wheels, the SXL gets black alloys but the VXL gets silver ones. One more difference is on the instrument cluster, the SXL orange backlit display while the VXL gets the blue backlit display.
As said above, the new Vespa comes powered by two engines. The 150 cc, 3-valve, single cylinder, air-cooled engine develops 150 cc, 3-valve, single cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops 11.4 BHP @ 7,500 rpm and 11.47 of torque @ 6,000 rpm. A 125cc engine is retained from the outgoing-model, the same 125 cc, 3-valve, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 10.5 BHP @ 7,500 rpm and 10.6 Nm of torque @ 6,000 rpm. Both engines are paired to a continuous variable transmission (CVT).
Shades Available on the new Vespa:
- Vespa VXL 125 shades – Yellow, White, Red, Matt Black, and Maze Grey
- Vespa VXL 150 shades – Yellow, White, Red, Matt Black, and Green
- Vespa SXL 125 shades – Orange, Matt Black, White, Azzure Blue
- Vespa SXL 150 shades – Orange, Matt Black, White, Matt Red
Prices of the new Vespa (Ex-showroom, Pune):
- Vespa VXL 125 – Rs 77,308/-
- Vespa VXL 150 – Rs 84,641/-
- Vespa SXL 125 – Rs 81,967/-
- Vespa SXL 150 – Rs 88,696/-
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