The new Vespa 946 Emporio Armani scooter was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo earlier last year. It was launched in India back in November 2016, at a starting price of INR 12.04 lakh, ex-showroom. Launched as a collector’s item, Piaggio was not looking at generating sales out of this product.
But, in its 10 month stint in India, the scooter did not get a single taker in the entire country. The reason it has now been discontinued, is not because of 0 sales, but because the Piaggio-Armani contract has now come to an end.
Speaking about the Vespa 946, it gets an attractive, retro design with a high level of attention to detail. The most significant feature, which sets it apart from other Vespa’s, is its floating seat which is minus any grip for pillion to hold onto. LED headlamps and tail lamps with LCD instrument cluster will also be observed on board the new Vespa 946.
Vespa 946 Emporio Armani scooter is based on the Vespa 946. It was launched by Piagio and Giorgio Armani tpo celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vespa. It sits on a steel monocoque chassis and is offered in only a single matte black colour option. Power comes from a 125cc engine offering 11.95 ps power and 10.3 Nm torque.
Vespa 946 is the most technologically advanced model ever created. Safety features on board Vespa 946 include traction control system, Anti Slip Regulator, 220 mm disc brake in front and rear, ABS, 120/70-12 front tyre, 130/70-12 rear tyre, and a 8.5 litre fuel tank.
The idea behind launching this super-expensive scooter in India was to improve Vespa’s premium brand image even further in the minds of enthusiasts and their customers. Vespa India line-up includes LX125, VXL125, SXL125, VXL125, Elegante, and SXL150.
Specs 946 Emporio Armani
|Displacement||125 CC, 4 Stroke|
|Maximum power||8.5 Kw @ 8750 Rpm|
|9.6 Nm @ 7750 Rpm|
|Supply||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Front suspension||Single link arm with coil spring and dual-action hydraulic shock absorber|
|Rear Suspension||Coil spring with adjustable preload (4 settings) and with dual action hydraulic mono shock with progressive lever system|
|Front brake||Disc 220m|
|Rear brake||Disc 220m|
|Fuel tank||8,5 Litres|