Vespa VXL 150 (Facelift)
Vespa VXL 150 is a scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 1,43,895 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 8 colours with top variant price starting from Rs.
|Kerb Weight||114 kg|
|Fuel Tank Cap||7.4 litres|
|Seat Height||770 mm|
Yellow, Matt Black, White, Maze Grey, Vibrant Red, Azzuro Provenza, Vibrant Pink, Glossy Metallic Giallo,
|Mumbai||₹ 1,65,033 onwards|
|Bangalore||₹ 1,83,363 onwards|
|Delhi||₹ 1,62,701 onwards|
|Pune||₹ 1,65,389 onwards|
|Chennai||₹ 1,65,197 onwards|
|Kolkata||₹ 1,57,176 onwards|
|Hyderabad||₹ 1,71,926 onwards|
|Lucknow||₹ 1,66,057 onwards|
Vespa VXL 150 is a scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 1,43,895 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 8 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 1,53,598. The Vespa VXL 150 is powered by 149.5cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 10.32 bhp and a torque of 10.60 Nm. With front disc and rear drum brakes, Vespa VXL 150 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This VXL 150 scooter weighs 114 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 7.4 liters. The BS6 Vespa VXL 150 is one of the most expensive scooters available in Indian market. This is a result of its premium scooter product positioning.
The styling of the Vespa VXL 150 harks back to the retro design of the old-school Vespa scooters, which gives it a simple and clean look. It gets a host of trendy features, an electronic display in the instrument cluster and a new mode button on the switch gear. The new-for-2018 instrument cluster has Bluetooth connectivity as standard, with features like the ability to find service centres nearby using GPS. Owners can also use it to track their Vespa. The VXL 150 also has a feature called “Find Me” that allows the owner to find it in a crowded parking lot. Chrome has been liberally used on the round headlamp, mirrors, parts of the front suspension and the grab rail. The seat has been revamped to offer more comfort for the rider and pillion. The alloy wheels have also been redesigned.
The BS6 Vespa VXL 150, like all other Vespa scooters, is built on a steel monocoque chassis. Though Vespa offers fuel-injected engines in its other global models, the Indian customers have to make do with a carburetted one. The Vespa VXL 150 is powered by a new 150cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. This engine delivers 11bhp and 11Nm of torque, through a CVT gearbox.
Vespa has upgraded the tyre setup of the Vespa VXL 150, to offer better riding dynamics. The front 11-inch and the rear 10-inch alloy wheels now get broader 110-70 and 120-70 section Maxxis tubeless tyres. The front wheel gets a 200mm disc brake, while the rear wheel gets a 140mm drum brake. ABS is an option worth Rs 8000 or so, but will gradually become standard fitment by the time April arrives.
Piaggio India has added the Vespa 75th Edition in the Indian market. This special edition, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of the brand, features a glossy metallic Giallo paint scheme along with soft Nobuk leather feel dark smoke grey seats. The styling elements over the standard model include a flyscreen at the front, a circular bag installed on the retractable rack at the rear, and number “75” on the apron, front fender, and under-seat panels. The design, features, mechanical specifications, and hardware are similar to the standard model.
The Vespa VXL 150 doesn’t have any rivals in the Indian market. It comes in multiple paint schemes and also gets many optional accessories include a front chrome bumper guard, a perimeter kit and a retro visor. The VXL 150 competes with the other 150cc offering from Piaggio Group – the Aprilia SR 160. Although the Suzuki Burgman Street can also be considered as an option.