- ABS For Safety Purpose
- Drop Dead Looks
- Instrument Cluster Is Bright
- Insanely Overpriced
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Vespa 946 Overview
Georgio Armani, a brand that is known to make one of the most luxurious clothes and accessories around the world, on its 40th anniversary, decided to collaborate with the Piaggio group on their 130th anniversary to make a limited edition Vespa scooter, marking 70 years of the Vespa scooter in the industry. Yes, it is the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani (EA) edition we’re talking about. The Vespa 946 EA is the second most expensive scooter in India priced at Rs. 12, 04,970 (ex-showroom, Pune) after the Aprilia SRV 850. Since the 946 is a limited edition, only 500 units will be sold in the country and that too through the CBU route. The design has been taken from the 1946 Vespa scooter for that vintage look and feel.
Vespa 946 Engine & Transmission
The Vespa 946 EA is more of a style statement than a scooter, but still, have to have a 125 cc forced-air cooled, single-cylinder, port-injected engine that churns out 11.4 bhp power and 10.3 Nm of torque. This vintage head turner comes with an automatic gearbox and centrifugal dry clutch.
Vespa 946 Mileage
Being scooter with such a whopping price tag but a poised engine, the 946 manages to be efficient with a mileage of 45-50 kmpl. The scooter comes with an exclusive Azurro 70 body colour, brown leather pattern seats, fly screen chrome rear carrier, chrome perimeter guard with integrated footstep for pillion and special glossy Dust Grey alloy wheels. You also get a chrome Vespa 70th Anniversary logo on the glovebox. The scooter also comes with 220 mm double disc brakes, dual-channel ABS and ASR (Anti-Slip Regulator) traction control. Also, the seat on the scooter has a floating design, along with full LED head and tail lamps, and an LCD instrument cluster. The best part is that you get an Emporio Armani logo and badge perfectly embedded on the scooter.
Vespa 946 Performance and Handling
The luxury scooter manages a top speed of 93 kmph with tubeless tyres for that extra grip and better handling. The suspension on the front is a single trailing link with coil spring and telescopic damper, and the rear comes with a swingarm with adjustable coil spring and telescopic damper, making the overall ride smooth and effortless. Come to think of it, a scooter so expensive for the Indian Market with vintage drop-dead looks will more of a showpiece than a vehicle used for commuting on the Indian roads.