Piaggio Set To Launch Typhoon 150 In India

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      Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 13:53 [IST]
 

Piaggio which launched the Vespa LX 125 premium lifestyle scooter is planning to launch another scooter under its own brand name. We had earlier reported about the possibility of the Piaggio Fly making its way in to India. But Piaggio has decided to create a storm of sorts in the scooter market by launching a scooter named Typhoon.

While the Vespa brand of classic scooters is aimed at the common car buyers, Piaggio is looking at building a macho brand image for itself. It will start this operation by launching the Typhoon 150cc scooter. The Typhoon will be India's first 150cc scooter and its main prospective buyers will be men.

The Typhoon has already been launched in the International market powered by a 125cc scooter. But Piaggio is said to have decided not to go with the 125cc engine as it would clash with the Vespa LX 125. Instead it has decided to make use of the 150cc engine powering the Piaggio Fly.

Powerful New Scooter

The Piaggio Typhoon will be India's first scooter to be powered by a MPFI (multi point fuel injection) engine.

Powerful New Scooter

The Piaggio Typhoon's 150cc engine can deliver a peak power of 11.4bhp making it the most powerful scooter in the market.

Powerful New Scooter

The powerful engine of the Typhoon will mean mileage will not be a high figure. Piaggio has claimed a fuel economy of 32kmpl. The on road mileage should be around the 25kmpl mark.

Powerful New Scooter

The Piaggio Typhoon has a large under seat storage space.

Powerful New Scooter

Matching its powerful image, the Piaggio Typhoon can hit a top speed of 100kmph. As a safety enhancement, Piaggio has fitted disk brakes on the front and has retained drum brakes in the rear.

Powerful New Scooter

The Piaggio Typhoon is equipped with a seven litre fuel tank. Considering its mileage is between 25 and 30kmpl, the Typhoon has an effective range of about 200 kilometres.

Powerful New Scooter

The Typhoon will be Piaggio's second scooter in India after the Vespa LX 125. The Piaggio Typhoon's price should be about Rs.85,000 when launched. Whats out this space more more updates.

Story first published:  Thursday, January 10, 2013, 16:26 [IST]
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