Piaggio has finally launched the much awaited Vespa LX 125 in India on 26th April 2012 in Mumbai. The Vespa LX125 is first scooter launched independently under Vespa brand name in India and has been priced at a premium price tag of Rs. 66,661 Ex-Showroom Maharashtra. The Vespa LX125 to be sold in India has 100% Localization or is made in India. Some interesting facts about the Vespa LX125 is that it has a full monocoque body which means that the whole body is made as one large structure which provides for high rigidity, balance and improved handling to the scooter.
Vespa LX 125 goes on sale in India from the 50 exclusive Vespa outlets in 35 Cities across India. Piaggio expects to sell over 12,000 scooter per month which is approximately 1.4 Lakh units per year. The LX125 has many interesting features and styling elements which attract buyers from many segments especially youth buyers who want their products to have a style statement.
image – Vespa LX125 Launched In India
Vespa LX 125 Scooter India Features And Specifications
Vespa LX 125 is powered by a 125 CC single cylinder three valve four stroke engine. This engine produces a peak power output of 10.06 PS @ 7500 RPM and torque of 10.6 Nm @ 6000 RPM. It is a gearless scooter and uses CVT automatic transmission found on popular scooters like Honda Activa and Aviator etc. As per Piaggio, the Vespa LX 125 delivers 60 KMPL of mileage under standard test conditions.
image – Vespa LX 125 Engine
image – Vespa LX 125 Monocoque Chassis
It comes with electric start and kick start options. The Vespa LX125 is 1770 mm in length and 690 mm in width, it comes with 8 litre petrol tank. On suspension front, it has an arm type suspension at front with coil spring and dual effect shock absorber with anti-dive system, the rear suspension has coil spring with dual effect shock absorber. It has 150 mm diameter drum brakes at front and 140 mm diameter drum brakes at rear, it has an interesting auto-return side stand as additional accessory which retracts on its own when the scooter is in use. It has large seats for comfort and storage at front as well as under the seat. There is lot of chrome used on the LX 125 which kind of gives it retro or classic visual appeal, the 3 spoke alloy wheels, round headlamps, leather seats etc. give it a very classy look. Vespa is world’s first scooter with a monocoque chassis which makes it strong and well balanced. Vespa LX 125 is very popular globally and is one of the best sellers by Piaggio.
Vespa LX 125 Price, Pictures and Colour Options
Vespa LX 125 Gearless scooter has been launched in India at an ex-showroom Maharashtra price of Rs. 66,661 and will cost around Rs. 72,000 on-road.
Vespa LX 125 has been launched with 6 colour options:
- Monte Bianco
- Nero Volcano
- Giallo Lime
- Rosso Dragon
- Rosso Chianti
- Midnight Blue
Below are some of the pictures of Vespa LX125, some of them are official studio shots while some other have been clicked by us at the Auto Expo 2012 where the Vespa LX125 was unveiled.