Bookings for all three models are open for Rs 1,000 on Vespa or Aprilia’s dedicated online sales platform
Italian automaker Piaggio has launched three scooters in the country in their updated BS6 2020MY avatar: Vespa VXL (round headlamp), Vespa SXL (square headlamp) and Aprilia Storm 125. The Vespa range is available in both ‘125’ and ‘150’ variants, at an ex-showroom starting price of Rs 1.10 lakh and 1.14 lakh, respectively. Meanwhile, the Aprilia Storm 125 is priced much lower.
Bookings are already open on Aprilia or Vespa’s online sales platform for Rs 1,000 alongside benefits worth up to Rs 2,000. Here is the full pricing (ex-showroom, Pune) of Piaggio’s updated BS6 models:
- Vespa VXL 125: Rs 1,10,373
- Vespa VXL 150: Rs 1,22,693
- Vespa SXL 125: Rs 1,14,204
- Vespa SXL 150: Rs 1,27,008
- Aprilia Storm 125: Rs 91,321
Diego Graffi, Chairman & Managing Director of Piaggio India, stated that the company is committed to redefining and enhancing its customer experience with the launch of the new Vespa and Aprilia models. He added that ‘Vespa’ brand sets a benchmark for premiumness while ‘Aprilia’ offers class-leading performance and riding dynamics in the Indian two-wheeler market.
It was towards the end of last year that Piaggio started updating its scooter lineup to BS6 emission norms. The products received a massive price hike (for a petrol-CVT scooter) of about Rs 20,000 without any substantial revisions over their BS4 counterparts. However, the company introduced price cuts up to Rs 25,000 for select BS6 models back in April 2020.
Vespa VXL & SXL Highlights
The Piaggio Vespa range is one of the most premium choices in India’s scooter market. In their latest format, the scooters continue to sport a full-steel monocoque body, three-coat body colours, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) or CBS (Combined Braking System) coupled to a twin-piston disc brake; full-LED headlamp + DRL, USB charging port, boot light, ‘petal’ design alloy wheels and more.
The ‘125’ models come with a 124.45cc air-cooled SOHC 3-valve FI single-cylinder engine making 9.79bhp @ 7,500rpm and 9.60Nm @ 5,500rpm. On the other hand, the higher ‘150’ models employ a 149.5cc motor of similar characteristics good for 10.33bhp @ 7,600rpm and 10.60Nm @ 5,500rpm. The Indian-spec BS6 Vespa lineup starts with the Notte 125 that was recently launched at roughly Rs 92,000.
Aprilia Storm 125 Higlights
In its latest version, the Aprilia Storm gets a semi-digital instrument cluster, 12-inch alloy wheels, twin-piston disc brake, etc. It is the most affordable choice in the Aprilia scooter range. Power comes from the same 9.79bhp/9.60Nm 124.45cc engine. The non-disc Storm 125 variant starts the Aprilia scooter range at about Rs 85,000 ex-showroom.