New Delhi: Piaggio will launch the all new Vespa S in India on March 4, 2014. The vehicles have started arriving at dealers and the bookings are already on. The on-road price of the new Vespa S is Rs 82,868 in Pune.
Piaggio has recognized a strong potential in the Indian two-wheeler market for its premium scooters and is gradually expanding its product portfolio in the domestic market. After the LX125 and the Vespa VX (an LX125 with a front disc brake and new colour options), the recently unveiled Vespa S saw a silent release into the market.
Apart from the contemporary styling with a classic touch that is typical of Vespa scooters and a newly designed saddle finished with a white border for a premium look, the most prominent styling feature on the S is a classic looking rectangular headlamp that serves as a reminder of its ancestors from the 1970s. The instrument cluster also looks like a blast from the past, comprising of an analogue speedometer, fuel-gauge and digital-clock apart.
Vespa S is an 125cc machine, powered by the same 4-stroke single-cylinder engine which can also be found on the LX and VX scoots. This mill is good for a peak power of just under 10 horsepower and is mated to an automatic CVT transmission making operation easy even for the new riders and ladies.
This machine brings forth a monocoque steel chassis which also keeps weight on the low side, with a single side front suspension and a monoshock in the rear, with cast wheels. The front brake is equipped with a 200mm disc, while the rear one relies on an 140mm rear drum.