The Italian scooter maker has launched new colors for its entire Vespa scooter portfolio, from the base model, the Notte 125, to the Elegant 150, its most premium production scooter on sale. From the Vespa Notte 125 the company valued it at Rs 68,829 (ex-Pune showroom), it is basically a VXL 125 with an all black paint scheme inspired by the GTS Notte sold at the ‘foreigner. It also does away with the chrome end caps for blackened mirrors, alloys and an exhaust silencer. Vespa has priced the SXL 150 and VXL 150 at Rs 91,140 and Rs 97,276 respectively. All prices ex showroom, Pune. The company‘s 125cc lineup, however, is due for a cosmetic update next month. Speaking of which, it rivals the Aprilia SR 125 (Rs 65,502), the Honda Grazia with disc (Rs 63,994), the TVS NTorq and the Suzuki Burgman Street (Rs 68,000).
Other than the new colors, the scooters are virtually intact. The 150cc engine versions are powered by a 154.8cc engine which produces 10.5PS at 6750rpm and 10.9Nm at 5000rpm. Functionally, these Italian scooters feature a semi-digital instrument console and five-spoke alloys with tubeless tires. In addition, the 7-liter fuel tank capacity available across the range is the largest in its segment. It now also has a smartphone connectivity app, through which you can access functions such as navigation, mobile connectivity, distress button and vehicle tracking.
It’s a similar story with mechanics. The Vespa scooter range uses the same high-stiffness steel monocoque structure as its chassis, a conventional lower link suspension up front and a single shock absorber at the rear. 150cc scooters come with a single 200mm disc brake at the front and 140mm drum brakes at the rear.
The scooter uses a 110 / 70-11 tire on the front and a thicker 120-70-11 rubber on the rear.