Piaggio India has launched the Limited Editions of the Vespa 125 and Vespa 150, commemorating the 75 years of the brand, with styling that pays homage to the Vespas of the past.
Vespa has launched the 75th Anniversary Edition of its 125cc and 150cc scooters. The new edition Vespa 125 is priced at Rs 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom), and the limited edition Vespa 150 costs Rs 1.39 lakh (ex-showroom). The 75th Anniversary Edition models will retail at all authorised dealerships, but Piaggio will sell the two Anniversary Edition models in limited numbers. Piaggio has started accepting bookings for the scooters at a token amount of Rs 5,000.
The limited-edition models incorporate a few changes, which includes a new glossy metallic Giallo colour scheme. There is also a contrasting smoke grey seat and a bag. Piaggio also offers a welcome kit, which includes collectable postcards and Vintage Vespa signs.
There is a number ‘75’ decal on the side, and the front mudguard displays matt metallic pyrite colour. There is a visor up front, and the wheels get a machined finish. The scooters sport a retractable chrome rack at the rear, which reminds you of the spare wheel of the Vespas from the past.
The mechanicals of the new models is the same as their respective standard models. The Limited Edition Vespa 125 gets a 125cc motor, which is good for 9.7bhp at 7,500rpm and a 9.6Nm peak torque at 5,500rpm. The 150cc model pushes out 10.2bhp at 7,600rpm and 10.6Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. Both scooters use a CVT. The braking and suspension units are identical to the standard models as well. The 125 gets a combined braking system, which the 150 benefits from ABS.