Aside from a BS6 compliant motor, the Vespa SXL and VXL facelift come with LED headlights and DRLs, USB port and boot light. Piaggio is yet to announce the price of the refreshed Vespa.
Just a few months back in May, Piaggio brought in the BS6 iterations of its Vespa range. Now, the company has taken the wraps off the facelifted iterations of the SXL and VXL models. While the refreshed Vespas, for the most part, look similar to the models before it, the biggest differentiator is the LED headlights and DRLs that it now comes fitted with. Other new features include a boot light and a USB port as well. The updated Vespa range also comes with semi-digital instrumentation with colour coordinated backlight – the tangerine scooter gets orange backlight and so on. The SXL variants also get tiny cubbyholes under the handlebar.
In every other aspect, the Vespa VXL and SXL look similar to the pre-facelift model. Both these scooters will be offered with 125cc and 150cc engine options. The former produces 9.7bhp and 9.6Nm, while the flagship 150s churn out 10.3bhp and 10.6Nm. All four variants are fitted with a 200mm disc brake at the front and a 143mm drum setup at the rear. In line with the current regulations, the 125 comes equipped with the Combi Brake System while the 150s come with ABS.
Piaggio hasn’t quite announced the pricing of the refreshed Vespa range as yet. At the time of the BS6 update in May, the Vespa VXL 125 was priced at Rs 1.10 lakh and the top-spec SXL 149 demanded Rs 1.27 lakh. With the update in features, it is safe to expect a Rs 5,000 hike in the pricing.
Bookings for the facelifted Vespa have commenced online by paying a minimum amount of Rs 1,000. Along with the purchase, Piaggio is offering labour-free service in the first year, roadside assistance and a 5-year warranty. The company is also offering some benefits worth Rs 2,000 on online booking.