Piaggio may not have reached the desired sales number since launching the Vespa LX125, but that is not stopping the Italian marque from introducing a new, pricier variant, Vespa VX125 in India.
The 2013 Vespa VX125 was revealed today, without disclosing the price. The new variant will be launched on June 20th, when the price will be revealed. The new VX variant will be sold alongside the LX model, which will now be considered the base variant.
While it was expected the new model would bring in a 150cc motor, Vespa has gone with the same 125cc four stroke engine, rated at 10 HP and 11 Nm. Vespa VX125 is expected to cost about Rs 10,000 more than the LX trim, which cost approximately Rs 60,000. This means the company is clear about catering to a niche market. The new features that make their way up with the new variant are as follows:
A 200mm disc brake at the front.
MRF NyloGrip Zapper tyres are standard.
A new optional beige seat cover.
A restyled instrument cluster.
The chrome grab rail is now longer.
International spec Pink and Blue colours make their appearance, while Black and Maroon colours are discontinued.
All images used are of the Vespa LX125. Stay tuned for pricing information and images of the new variant.