Friday, June 14, 2013

Piaggio launches Vespa VX scooter in India


Piaggio, the Italian scooter manufacturer, has launched its new two-wheeler Vespa VX in Pune. A variant of the original Vespa, VX has got a lot of new features to boast off. Though the similarities lie around the 125cc, four stroke, three valve cylinder engine delivering 10.06 PS of power @7,500 rpm and 10.6 Nm of torque @ 6,000 rpm along with the automatic CVT transmission.

There's a 200mm front disc, a reworked instrumentation cluster and a more detailed and attractive grab rail. Coming in new color option shades - two metallic green and dual tone red and pink, the Piaggio Vespa VX has a monocoque chassis and linked suspension at front and single-sided suspension at rear. Sporting off the MRF Zapper tubeless tyres, option of a beige coloured seat and a new speedometer, VEspa VX is definitely going to grab the rider a lot of looks when riden.

The original Vespa was received very well by the Indian two-wheeler fans, but the company hasn't gone climbing up on the sales chart. And now, with the launch of this much powerful variant, the Vespa VX might just take a further plunge. This will be assured only if the need s of the budget-friendly young crowd are met by putting a lighter price tag on this scooter. But, we can say this without a doubt that the Vespa is a premium standard scooter and therefore the price of the original model was comparatively higher than the other scooters at the time it was launched. This was a major drawback for success of Vespa in India.


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