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 Prices in India
Vespa LX 125
71,058Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi
78,428Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi
90,365Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi
86,281 – 92,700Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi
81,845 – 88,921Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi
11.45 LakhsEx-Showroom Price, New Delhi
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Market Segment For Vespa Bikes
Vespa is a segment leader when it comes to commuter segment bikes. Vespa two-wheelers, such as Vespa SXL and Vespa VXL, have found space in the list of some of the most famous bikes in the lower segment. It is growing significantly in the power commuter segment as well, with the latest offering in the form of the new Vespa 946.
Performance & Mileage
Vespa bikes are traditionally very reliable in nature. These bikes are considered to be one of the most efficient bikes present in the market today. They might not outperform everything in their competition but in terms of overall service satisfaction and efficiency, Vespa makes the best of all worlds.