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The scooter segment in Nepal has garnered all the attention lately. The launch of Aprilia SR 125, TVS Ntorq and Yamaha Ray ZR has made people think twice about buying a motorcycle, because these scooters offer more than just travel. There are many scooter manufacturers in the Nepalese market; in the middle of them is a manufacturer known for its classic retro look, VESPA.

The market is shifting to a more capable scooter, but people still love the classic retro beauties the Vespa offers. When we hear the word Vespa, the first thing that comes to our mind is classic beauty. However, Vespa scooters are beautiful, their price is rather aggressive than all other scooters in Nepal. If you want a top quality product, this is the price you have to pay.

Currently, four different models of Vespa scooters are for sale in the Nepalese market. Each model has also been classified into two variations depending on its engine; 125cc and 150cc, except two models, the Vespa Elegante and the Vespa Notte. Notte is the latest addition of the Vespa scooters in Nepal, which was introduced a few weeks ago in Nepal. Speaking of the Notte, I think it’s frankly the most beautiful Vespa to date. The Italian word for the night is “Notte”. Vespa Notte brings it home with the name, with everything blacked out. The Notte is available in the Nepalese market at Rs. 2.59.946.

Vespa Notte 125

The Vespa Notte derives its power from the 125cc three-valve single cylinder engine which generates 9.5 hp at 7,500 rpm and 9.9 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Notte’s power output is the same compared to its predecessor VXL 125.The entire body of the Vespa Notte is coated in matt black. The Notte loses on the digital odometer and digital fuel gauge that the VXL is known for. Still, the analog setup looks great on this classic retro beauty. The Notte doesn’t have the front disk which is in the VXL but we get the digital clock, which looks fine.

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The Notte does not have a tubeless tire which is a downside to the scooter. Even the premium five-spoke alloy rim is replaced with three-spoke alloy rims for the Notte and we get 10 inch wheels on the Notte. The storage under the seat is satisfactory and the concealed storage in the front is practical. The tail light as well as the transparent lens indicator looks good.

Vespa Notte key specifications

  • Engine displacement: 125 cm3
  • Maximum power: 9.5PS @ 7500rpm
  • Maximum torque: 9.9 Nm @ 6000 rpm
  • Mileage: 45kmpl
  • Front brake: 150mm disc
  • Rear brake: 140 mm drum
  • Type of wheels: Alloy Wheels
  • Petrol tank: 8 liters

Vespa Notte price in Nepal: Rs. 2,59,946

What do I think?

People buy Vespas for their superior quality and classic retro look. The Vespa is well received in the Nepalese market, although the price is a bit high, people buy it. The scooter is sure to turn heads on the road. If the Vespa is something you want to drive and don’t want to pay too much, I frankly think the Vespa Notte will satisfy your desire for a Vespa.

Will the Vespa Notte follow the Vespa Legacy? Yes, of course he will. The Notte like other Vespas is a classic beauty. Even though this is a toned down version of the VXL 125, its style and looks will be the main selling point. Personally, I really like the Notte, its matte finish, the headlights and everything that I never tire of.

What do you think of Vespa Notte? Will it be well received or not? Share your perspective in the comments section below.

Voi electric scooter group gathers supporters for the battle of the rides

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A series of leading venture capital groups, entrepreneurs and businessmen have backed Swedish electric scooter start-up Voi as a European rival to American leaders Bird and Lime, recently launched on the continent. .

The $ 50 million round of funding led by venture capitalist Balderton Capital is the third round of ‘Series A’ funding by a European start-up in the past year, according to data from Pitchbook . It comes amid a wave of launches, funding and international expansion plans of electric scooter start-ups.

Raine Ventures, a branch of investment bank Raine Group, London-based venture capital firm LocalGlobe and hedge fund Luxor Capital participated in the round, along with entrepreneurs Nicolas Brusson, co-founder of BlaBlaCar, Sebastian Knutsson, co -founder of King and Justin Mateen, co-founder of Tinder.

The investment comes three months after Voi launched its first scooters in the Swedish capital Stockholm and, according to co-founder Fredrik Hjelm, the money will be used to expand in four to five countries by the end of the year. year. Voi scooters cost € 1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute to ride in Spain, the same price as Bird’s.

Douglas Stark, a second co-founder, told the Financial Times that Voi would have an advantage over Bird and Lime because it would focus on Europe, where the rules vary widely by city and country.

“If there were no barriers, no blockages, there would be no opportunity for the bigger American players,” he said. “But it is we who are going to be patient to enter into these [European] markets. “

Bird and Lime have together raised nearly $ 1 billion over the past year to fund their overseas expansion. The two electric scooter companies, which each operate in more than 100 cities around the world, began operating outside of North America this summer, starting with Paris. Both companies also have scooters on the streets of Madrid, Vienna and Zurich.

Voi’s rise comes as investors scramble to position themselves in the increasingly competitive market for electric scooters. This summer, Uber invested in Lime, which also counts Google Ventures among its backers, while Silicon Valley investors including Sequoia and Accel are investors in Bird.

The flood of interest has sparked a host of rival launches outside of the United States. Mexican firm Grin has raised $ 45 million and Brazilian firm Yellow $ 63 million in recent months, while several others are seeking funds in Europe, Latin America and Asia, according to investors. Estonia-based ridesharing company Taxify has started its own scooter subsidiary, called Bolt, in Paris.

Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, general partner at Balderton, said he chose Voi because of its rate of revenue growth. “We believe that a major European player can emerge in this market,” he said. “Since I came back [from Silicon Valley to London], I haven’t seen any business grow as fast as this business has grown.

Voi declined to reveal his revenue figures, but said he reached 200,000 rides in two months.