Piaggio Vehicles, the manufacturer of premium Vespa scooters, has now pulled the wraps off the Mickey Mouse Edition to celebrate 100 years of the Walt Disney Company, also known as Disney. The special 'Mickey Mouse Edition' will be offered in Vespa's 50cc, 125cc, and 150cc engine options and primarily be available in the European market, according to Piaggio. The bookings for the limited-edition model will commence in the coming weeks. As far as the Indian market is concerned, the scooter is unlikely to arrive here, although the company has developed a few customised Vespas for India, including the Racing Sixties, the Dual, and the SXL series of scooters.
Vespa Mickey Mouse Edition: What's New Visually?
Born out of a collaboration between Piaggio and Disney, the special edition offers a bespoke three-toned paint scheme, comprising Red, Black, and Yellow - the same colours that characterise the iconic Mickey Mouse cartoon. Piaggio says that the yellow wheels are symbolic of the cartoon's shoes, while the black mirrors resemble his distinctive round ears.
A graphic pattern on the front apron and side panels outlines the cartoon character's silhouette. Adding to this is Mickey Mouse's signature on the front left indicator and the seat. Going with the vehicle's overall theme, the scooter is complemented by a matching helmet.
Vespa Primavera: Engine, Features
The Vespa Primavera serves as the base model for the Mickey Mouse Edition, and the special edition will be extended to the Primavera 50cc, 125cc, and 150cc models. Powering the Vespa Primavera is an i-get (Italian Green Experience Technology) 4-stroke, 3-valve per-cylinder engine with electronic injection. According to Piaggio, this engine represents the state-of-the-art benchmark in its sector.
On the feature front, the scooter gets LED lighting, a remote seat opener, Bike Finder, and a 4.3-inch full-colour TFT display that is linked to the Vespa MIA app - offering access to a host of information, such as bike status, trip statistics, etc. The Primavera rides on 12-inch aluminium alloy wheels.
Vespa Dual Series in India: Key Details
Last month, Piaggo 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.
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.