Piaggio To Introduce Fuel Injection To Vespa Range

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Italians are known for their exquisite designs and Piaggio is no different. The automobile manufacturer was founded by by Rinaldo Piaggio on 24th January, 1884. They have several subsidiary products like Aprilia, Derbi, Gilera, Moto Guzzi and Vespa.

Piaggio has introduced several of its international automotive brands in India. However, their most popular among their offering is the scooters from Vespa. They have launched three models the Vespa LX, VX and Sin India, along with the Esclusivo.

The Italian scooter manufacturer now is believed to be working on introducing fuel injected systems for future models. Globally Vespa offers fuel injection models and have stopped using carburetors. The new fuel injected engines are expected to improve performance and efficiency of their scooters.

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Currently Vespa offers scooter in India within the price range of INR 68,272 to INR 76,495 ex-showroom, Mumbai. However, expect prices to increase approximately by INR 4,000 for the fuel injected models by Vespa. We expect the new fuel delivery system to be available by mid November, 2014.

The Italian scooter manufacture will continue offering a single cylinder 125 cc, air-cooled engine. The retro styled scooter will produce 10 Nm of peak torque, along with 10.45 horsepower. All three Vespa scooters share the same engine and are paired up to a CVT gearbox.

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The Italian manufacturer is also working on introducing bigger displacement scooters for India. Vespa has not revealed which model or how big their new engine for India could be. However, we expect it to be a 150cc as most manufacturers are thinking of exploiting the 150cc scooter segment in India.


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Story first published: Monday, September 1, 2014, 17:20 [IST]
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