Piaggio Vehicles has added a new member to its Indian lineup. Called the Vespa Dual, it is offered with two engine options - 125cc and 150cc. The Vespa Dual has a special two-tone livery and is offered in 4 dual-tone colour options, comprising Pearl White with Azuro Provenza & Pearl White with Beige on the VXL range plus Pearl White with Matte Red & Pearl White with Matte Black on the SXL range of scooters. Prices of the Vespa Dual start at Rs 1.32 lakh for VXL variants, whereas the SXL range carries a sticker price of Rs 1.37 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. Although the Vespa Dual dons a distinct dual-tone livery, it is similar to the standard VXL and SXL range in terms of mechanical specifications and features.
The Vespa Dual series is BS6 Phase II-compliant, is E20 fuel-ready, and complies with OBD II emission norms. According to Piaggio, the Vespa Dual has now started arriving at dealerships, and it is available across more than 250 outlets in India.
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Vespa Dual Series: Design
Speaking of its design, the Vespa Dual adopts Pearl White as its base colour, which is set in contrast to the floorboard, seat upholstery, inside of the front apron, and lower side panels. On offer are also a pillion backrest as standard and stylish stickers.
Vespa Dual Series: Hardware, Features
The new Vespa Dual is fitted with a 200mm disc brake up front and a 143mm drum brake at the back. The 125cc version comes equipped with a combi brake system, while the 150cc gets a single-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system). Furthermore, it gets aircraft-inspired anti-dive suspension technology, according to the Italian manufacturer. Other features include LED headlights and rear-view mirrors.
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Vespa Dual Series: Engine and Transmission
The new Vespa Dual gets two displacement options, including 125cc and 150cc. The 125cc single-cylinder engine produces 9.7bhp of maximum power and 9.6Nm of peak torque, while the 150cc churns out 10.3bhp and 10.6Nm. The engines are connected to a CVT (continuously variable transmission).
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