Vespa has launched the Racing Sixties livery edition for the SXL 125 and SXL 150 scooters for a price of Rs 1.20 lakh and Rs 1.32 lakh, respectively. For what is just a special color scheme, the scooters are Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 more expensive respectively.
Piaggio has launched the new Vespa SXL 125 and the SXL 150 Racing Sixties Edition in India. The Vespa SXL 125 Racing Sixties is priced at Rs 1.20 lakh while the SXL 150 Racing Sixties is priced at Rs 1.32 lakh (ex-showroom India). For what is essentially just a racing livery, you pay Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 extra for the SXL 125 and SXL 150 Racing Sixties respectively over their standard counterparts.
The Vespa SXL scooters have already been exorbitantly expensive and takers of this new racing livery will be quite few. The Racing Sixties is a color scheme that Vespa has been offering on most of their larger scooters around the globe. We got our first sighting of them at the 2020 Auto Expo and this particular color that has been brought to India is called the White Innocenza (translates to white innocence). The scooter gets a base paint of gloss white with a red and golden racing stripes running through the length of the scooter.
Putting aside the price, the Vespas have always been one of the best looking scooters around and this special color scheme further enhances the design of the scooter. There are even small racing stripes of the flared side panels of the scooter. Even the alloy wheels gets a gold finish and it compliments the blacked-out mechanical components quite well. The Racing Sixties edition even get a small windshield as standard up front.
Apart from these, there haven’t been any other changes on either scooters. Both the scooters get a rectangular headlight which has been a distinguishing trait for the model for years. While on the standard scooter, you get the option of either choosing between conventional bulbs or LEDs, the Racing Sixties edition come with LED headlamps as standard. There’s also a semi-digital instrument cluster which is not the most informative in the world. The digital inset only shows a tripmeter, odometer, clock and a fuel gauge.
The SXL 150 continues to be powered by the same BS6 149cc single-cylinder engine that produces out 10.46PS and 10.60Nm. Meanwhile, the SXL 125 is powered by a BS6 125cc motor that produces 9.92PS and 9.6Nm. The monocoque frame in both the scooters is suspended by a trailing link front suspension and a monoshock at the rear. For braking, the scooter use a a 200mm disc up front and a 140mm drum at the rear. While the 150 gets a single-channel ABS system, the 125 only gets a CBS unit.
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