The prices for the Vespa and Aprilia ranges have increased by 2%, but there are also offers that the manufacturer has that could offset the price increase a bit.
The Vespa brand has continued to grow. Earlier this year, they launched connected technology for their scooters, then India’s first ABS scooter, then the Storm 125. The company has increased prices for its offerings now in India. As manufacturers ponder new ways to increase sales, Piaggio’s price hike may seem counterproductive. However, along with the rise in prices, some schemes have also been introduced. This will apparently give the client a paisa-vasool feel.
The prices of Aprilia scooters have been increased by around Rs1,000. The recently launched Storm 125 sees the minimum increase of Rs 1,700 while the Aprilia SR 125 gets an increase of Rs 1,000. In the same vein, the Vespa SXL 125 and 150 see a maximum price increase of Rs 2,800. Piaggio will have to further increase the price of its products for the next BS-VI transition as all scooters will have to use fuel injection technology. We recently saw that the BS-VI conversion of the Activa 125 cost almost Rs 8,000 more. Also expect a similar amount from Piaggio.
Now let’s talk about the offers that an Aprilia or Vespa customer can benefit from. These include a five year warranty, insurance worth up to Rs 4,000, roadside assistance, first year labor charge waiver and Rs 6,000 cash back. if ordered from Paytm. There are of course terms and conditions that apply and one should visit the nearest MotoPlex dealership to get a clearer picture.
As part of its future plans, the brand has yet to answer our questions about whether or not it will participate in the show next year. If they do, there will be a production version of the Aprilia RS 150 or better yet, another high-end scooter on display. Either way, we hope that Aprilia does not disappoint us “budget enthusiasts”.
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