Vespa 150cc VXL and SXL, first look
Vespa continues to soldier along bravely in the Indian scooter market, carving its own premium niche. The Italians know a thing or two about style, and this is what the young in India company has focused on from day one, manufacturing pleasingly retro looking scooters from their state-of-the-art factory in Baramati, maintaining a premium feel that’s unmatched. Vespa already has in India, the LX 125, the VX 125 which is the same basic scooter with a front disc brake, and the Vespa S, another 125cc scooter with more masculine lines.
Piaggio's India savvy Managing Director, Stefano Pelle along with soccer star and Vespa brand ambassador Alessandro Del Piero have introduced new 150cc scooters to the Indian line-up, the Vespa VXL 150 and SXL 150, offering refreshing new styling, attractive and Vespa typical funky colour schemes, along with a digital instruments console. This duo settle into the envious position of becoming the only 150cc scooters today sold in India.
The button-started new Vespa VXL and SXL scooters offer a four-stroke, 150cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled and carburettor fed, 3-valve engine. Power output is 11.5bhp at 7,000rpm, while maximum torque is 1.17kgm at 5,500rpm. Both the VXL and SXL offer CVT transmission, allowing for hassle free, gearless riding. In addition to these larger capacity powerplants, Vespa is also offering the VXL and SXL in 125cc, signature three-valve engines, as already offered with their existing model lineup.