Vespa is a famous scooter brand of a reputed Italian company Piaggio. In 1946, the Vespa started growing from single scooter model produced by the Italian auto giant Piaggio to a complete scooter line. Vespa cannot only be seen as a scooter, but it acts like a true Italian style icon. It showcases the prestige and elegance of Italy. It has produced around 16 million Vespa model units and is quite famous throughout the world. Maintaining its existence for more than fifty years, this company attracted a number of people and offered an irreplaceable picture of the style of Italy through quality transportation means. Vespa is still cherished under the prestigious Piaggio Group.
Vespa In India
In 1960, the Italian company Piaggio initially licensed Bajaj auto to manufacture Vespa scooters.However, in 1971, this license was not extended due to the privatization program of Indira Gandhi. Therefore, the partnership lasted soon, but Bajaj auto kept on producing scooters as per the design of Vespa named the Chetak. After Bajaj, LML Motors became another partner of Vespa. This partnership started in 1983, after which LML started manufacturing the scooters of P series in India. In 1999, LML purchased whole stake of Piaggio from the company and then, this partnership ended. LML kept on producing P Series scooters namely Stella for US market and so on.
Re-Entry Of Vespa To India
In auto expo 2012 which was held at New Delhi, Vespa made its re-entry to Indian two wheeler market. At this event, Piaggio showcased its ultimate scooter range. This is the first ever project of Piaggio in which they have not included any local partner. After unveiling several models, Vespa has managed to make a place in Indian market. As of now, Vespa LXI125 is in a great demand in India. This model features 60kmpl mileage and has 124cc engine power. The kerb weight of this Vespa model is 114 kg.
Upcoming Vespa Scooters For Indian Buyers
As per a recently published report, Vespa is fully set to bring the Vespa 946 model in the market. This model had already been showcased in EICMA auto show 2013 and also in Auto Expo 2014 in New Delhi. Vespa 946 is going to be the most lucrative and expensive product of this Italian legendary company for Indian market so far. It is heard that this upcoming Vespa model is priced at 9 Lakhs INR approximately that makes it very special edition of Vespa.
Vespa Bikes Price List in India
Upcoming Vespa Bikes
- Vespa FIExpected Launch: Oct 2018 – Dec 201865,000 – 70,000 Expected Price
- Vespa LibertyExpected Launch: Oct 2018 – Dec 201863,000 – 70,000 Expected Price
- Vespa Liberty 3VExpected Launch: Sep 2018 – Dec 201860,000 – 70,000 Expected Price
- Vespa GTS 300Expected Launch: Oct 2018 – Dec 20189.00 – 10.00 Lakhs Expected Price
Market Segment For Vespa Bikes
Vespa is a pioneer in the bike manufacturing segment. Bikes from Vespa are sold through the length and breadth of India through various dealerships. Some of its bikes have gained a lot of attention in the Indian market and this brand is bound to grow more in the coming years.
Performance & Mileage
Vespa bikes are very reliable in nature. These bikes are considered to give good fuel efficiency when they hit the road. They might not outperform everything in terms of performance in other bikes, but it gives an overall satisfaction of ownership. Vespa makes one of the best bikes in the world. A lot of focus is being laid upon efficient fuel burning and addition of technical features. Some of the best bikes in India, have fuel-saving technologies, which are the need of the hour as they pave an efficient way of developing performance bikes for emerging markets across the globe.
In terms of safety features, it gives one of the best in class features in its segment. The new bikes and scooters in this segment are giving particular consideration to rider safety hence it comes loaded with various safety features. With increasing number of accidents, safety features in a bike has become an integral part of a bike manufacturer.
The new generation of motorcycles and scooters has started gaining improved features and much nicer designs. New headlamp designs and sculpted fairing parts not only look better but also try to reduce wind blast and aid in cooling of motorcycles. World-class features, like automatic headlamps, LED head lamps, full digital meters, and ABS braking are gaining huge interest. This has improved safety and increased style quotient of new bikes across the entire portfolio.
The modern day bikes from Vespa are coming up with new design to attract the young customers. Taking inspiration from the International brands, Indian companies are also adapting a futuristic design and styling elements. With a lot of innovation around looks and design, manufacturers have made it an important factor to consider before developing any new facelift or a new product.
With growing number of accidents, Vespa spends quality time in choosing the right build quality to avoid damage to the vehicle. A strong build quality ensures a sturdy drive experience and more reliability and assurance to the rider in terms of safety.
Vespa gives special attention to the comfort and experience. Seat quality, Handling experience, Ride quality have become an internal pre requisite when building a bike/scooter. A bike should be able to give a good ride experience to the rider for all kinds of terrains and long drives. Vespa makes sure of that. Riders, need to feel that comfort factor while riding their bike may it be for daily city commute or long rides.
Latest Vespa Updates
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