Quadricycles, the popular alternative to scooters, may have received the go-ahead, but have faired unsuccessfully when put to the Euro NCAP tests. These results have brought the quadricycle under the watchful eye of safety authorities who are viewing these devastating crash test results quite seriously.
Sporty in stance and stylish in appearance is the new 2014 Piaggio Vespa Sprint, an automatic scooter, which has been launched in Italy. 2014 Vespa Sprint offers much better riding comfort and handling as compared to the existing LX125 and S variants in the Vespa line-up, thanks to the stiffer and lower body.
Italian two wheeler makers Piaggio are keen to expand their portfolio in India. Just launching the Vespa S premium scooter in Mumbai at a price tag of INR 75,424 the company’s next launch is an exclusive Piaggio Vespa 946 which is expected to launch in June 2014 at an astounding price just shy of Rs 10 lakhs.
Launched in India for a starting price of Rs 82,000 (on-road Pune), the new Vespa S is yet another premium automatic scooter offering from Italian brand – Piaggio. Slotted above the existing Vespa LX and VX, we recently had a chance to ride the new Vespa. Here is our first ride review.
Unveiled at 2014 Auto Expo, Piaggio launched the new Vespa S automatic scooter in presence of Bollywood actor Imran Khan today. Priced at Rs 82,000, on-road Pune, The new Vespa S is being offered in a choice of 4 color options – Orange, White, Red and Matte Black. Bookings of the new Piaggio Vespa S scooter have already commenced while deliveries will start from today itself.
Piaggio showcased the new Vespa S automatic scooter at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. To be launched on 4th March 2014, the new Vespa will be priced approximately Rs 4,000 higher than the existing top of the line Vespa VX variant. Current price of Vespa VX is at about Rs 71,500, ex-showroom, New Delhi.
Road Transport and Highways Ministry has finally cleared Quadricycles as a new four wheeler category. Quadricycles will be seen plying on roads in India from 1st October 2014. These four wheelers were earlier red flagged as they were called unsafe, but now fitted with seatbelts for occupants in front and rear, this tag has been removed.
Winner of 294 Grand Prix races at the Road Racing World Championship, Piaggio officially sells Aprilia bikes in India, bringing it in via the CBU route. Recently, Bollywood heartthrob, John Abraham, was presented with an Aprilia RSV4 superbike from Piaggio.