The BS6 version of the Vespa Notte 125 is dearer by around Rs 19,000 as compared to the outgoing BS4 version.
Piaggio India has launched the BS6-compliant Vespa Notte 125 in the country. Priced at Rs 91,927 (ex-showroom), the Notte 125 is the most affordable BS6 offering by Vespa in India. However, that’s not to say it’s cheap because the Notte 125 is now dearer by a whopping Rs 19,000 over the outgoing BS4 version.
In terms of design and equipment, the Notte 125 doesn’t get any major updates as compared to the old model. It’s still available in a matte black paint finish and gets the same analogue instrument cluster. Powering the scooter is a single-cylinder 125cc engine with a 3-valve arrangement that now gets a fuel-injection system. The motor produces 9.7bhp and 9.6Nm of torque, compared to the BS4 version’s 9.5bhp and 9.9Nm. The engine comes paired to a CVT transmission.
The scooter continues to feature the same cycle parts as before, which means it’s a bit underequipped for the price – there’s no front disc brake or telescopic forks still. Instead, the scooter gets drum brakes on both wheels (149mm front & 140mm rear) and a single side-arm front suspension. Combined braking system or CBS is standard.
While the Vespa Notte 125 is definitely an expensive scooter compared to other 125cc scooters, such as the Honda Activa 125, TVS NTorq, and Suzuki Access 125, there’s no denying that it has an iconic shape and carries the heritage of the Vespa brand. So, for people who want to stand out and don’t care much about its high price tag, the Vespa Notte 125 isn’t a bad option.