Although the two-wheeler maker has not disclosed the price increase, we expect BS6 compliant models to warrant at least a premium of Rs 10,000.
Piaggio India today announced the launch of the BS6 compliant scooter range from Vespa and Aprilia. The Italian two-wheeler manufacturer had launched the BS6 compliant models of the 125cc and 150cc Vespas with Aprilia SR with 125cc and 150cc as well as Storm 125cc in India. All these models are now also injection. The Aprilia SR range is equipped with a new 160 cc engine capable of developing 11 hp of power. The two-wheeler manufacturer has yet to reveal the price increase accompanying the changes. However, we expect prices to increase by at least Rs 10,000 from the current price.
The Aprilia range of scooters in India currently includes the SR 150 Race, SR 150 Carbon, SR 150, SR 125 and Storm 125. Their prices range from Rs 65,000 to Rs 79,000. While the Vespa range includes models such as Urban Club, Notte, ZX, Red, SXL 150, VXL 150, SXL 125, VXL 125, Elegante 150, Elegante 125 and Vespa. Their prices are between Rs 73,000 and Rs 1.01 lakh (ex-showroom).
As the April 2020 deadline approaches, all bicycle manufacturers in India have started updating their respective model lineup to comply with the new emissions regulations. Yamaha, along with TVS, recently announced the launch of some of their BS6 compatible models and will be upgrading the rest of their model line soon.
Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO of Piaggio India, said: “We are delighted to be successfully transitioning to BS6 emission standards for our range of Vespa and Aprilia scooters, well ahead of the deadline. Being aligned with the government’s efforts on emissions, we have achieved a significant reduction in emissions thanks to our advanced combustion system. As a global brand, we understand the need to innovate and evolve, in order to build the mobility of tomorrow.
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