The Vespa Racing Sixties edition is available in 125cc and 150cc versions. The scooters feature unique red-and-white paint scheme and share the mechanicals with the SXL 125 and SXL 150.
Piaggio Group has launched the new Vespa Racing Sixties edition scooters in India. Available as limited-edition models, the Vespa Racing Sixties is offered in two variants – 125cc and 150cc, which are based on the regular Vespa SXL 125 and SXL 150 versions. The Vespa Racing Sixties is priced at Rs 1.20 lakh for the 125cc version, whereas the 150cc variant is priced at Rs 1.32 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom, Pune). Compared to the regular SXL variants, the Racing Sixties command a premium of around Rs 5,000.
The Racing Sixties version of the Vespa made its India debut back in February at Auto Expo 2020. Apart from a white paint scheme with red stickers and golden wheels – all of which is inspired by the racing liveries from the 1960s – the Racing Sixties version is mechanically identical to the SXL 125 and 150. The matte black finish around the headlamp and on the exhaust shield and mirrors is also new.
Powering the new versions are the same BS6-compliant 125cc and 150cc engines as the SXL derivatives. The entry-level version features a 125cc 3-valve single-cylinder engine that develops 9.78bhp @ 7,500rpm and 9.6Nm @ 5,500rpm, while the more powerful version gets a 150cc 3-valve single-cylinder unit that’s good for 10.44bhp @ 7,600rpm and 10.6Nm @ 5,500rpm. Both get CVT transmission. Both versions also get a disc/drum braking setup – the 150 version gets ABS while the 125 gets CBS.
The Vespa Racing Sixties editions are now on sale at Vespa dealerships across the country, while bookings can also be made online at Rs 1,000.