Piaggio, after successful launch of Vespa LX125 in India has launched another model of its legendary Vespa scooter in India. The new scooter launched by Piaggio on 4th July 2013 is called Vespa VX which is an improved version of its sibling Vespa LX 125. The Vespa VX gets many cosmetic as well as functional features. It uses the same engine which the Vespa LX uses and has same power-train and engine power. It has been specially designed for India for better safety, style and comfort of Indian riders.
The new Vespa has been launched in two new colors- Portovenere Verde (metallic Green) and Vibrante Rosa (dual red tone and pick).
In this article we share with you the price of the Vespa VX and a walkaround video review along with its features and specifications.
The new Vespa VX is priced at Rs. 71,380 ex-showroom Delhi. This is around Rs. 11,000 more than the Vespa LX.
Main improvements in new Vespa VX include:
- Two new colours: Vibrante Rosa (Pinkish Red) and Portovenere Verde (Green)
- New 200 mm disc brakes at front
- New instrument cluster
- Tubeless tyres for better puncture resistance
- New designed stylish seats with beige colour option available with Vibrante Rosa (Pinkish Red) and Midnight Blue body paint options, others get standard black seats
- Chrome handle bar behind the saddle for pillion rider which improves both style and safety
Engine and Transmission
The Vespa VX doesn’t receive any changes to any of the mechanical bits. It continues to be powered by a 125cc, 9.92 BHP, 10.6 Nm motor, which transmits power via a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). The fuel tank capacity is 7 litres, this along with a claimed efficiency figure of 60 KMPL gives the Vespa a range of about 400 KM.
The Vespa VX gets the same monocoque steel body as the LX, which ensures better body control and longevity. This coupled to Piaggio’s aircraft inspired single side arm hydraulic suspension, dual-effect hydraulic shocks at the rear, and a link spring mechanism between the engine and the frame provides for very good low-speed characteristics along with high-speed stability.
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