2014 Vespa S launched in India at Rs 75,424, claimed fuel efficiency 60kmpl

Team OD Updated: March 15, 2014, 07:13 PM IST

Piaggio has launched the Vespa S in India. The scooter is priced at Rs 75,442 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The premium Vespa is now the costliest scooter in the country and was showcased at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2014.

Bookings for this scooter started two weeks ago and dealers are saying that deliveries will also happen soon.

Vespa-S2014 Vespa S in India

The Italian company currently has two other scooters apart from the Vespa S - Vespa and Vespa VX.

The Vespa S is powered by a familiar powertrain borrowed from the other two scooters. Its 3-valve 125cc engine produces 10.06PS and 10.6Nm of power and torque respectively. This engine is mated to a CVT transmission.

The company claims a fuel efficiency of over 60kmpl.

The Vespa S is made of a steel body monocoque and uses a trailing link front suspension and dual effect shockers at the rear. It also gets the VX's front disc brake and a rear drum.

Visual differences from the other Vespas currently sold in the country include a rectangular headlamp and rear view mirrors. The alloys and the engine are also coated with black colour. An analogue speedometer, digital clock and a fuel gauge along with the usual tell tale lights complete the instrument cluster. Vespa claims to have improved the seat for a more comfortable ride.

Price for Vespa S (ex-showroom)

Mumbai: Rs 76,495

Pune: Rs74,414

Delhi: Rs75, 424

Vespa S launch press release

Sporty VESPA S hits Indian roads Mumbai, 5th March 2014: Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. – the wholly owned Indian subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group today announced the launch of the sporty new Vespa S in the presence of Bollywood star Imran Khan. The charismatic Imran Khan unveiled the chic new Vespa S in an all new orange and matt black colour. The Vespa S signifies the Vespa culture and reinforces the mark made by the Italian brand in India. The introduction of the Vespa S, with its sporty style and design, strengthens Piaggio's position in the premium scooter segment that the group has successfully created in the Indian market. Vespa S joins the earlier launched Vespa LX and VX thereby making for a strong statement on the Indian roads with their bright hues specifically designed as a symbol of aspirational lifestyle. The Vespa S reinforces the Vespa's Italian design and style that has endured many decades of changing lifestyles. Touted to be the sportiest and most youthful Vespa, the Vespa S's clean, essential lines express a dynamic and lively character. It is a Vespa that makes minimalist design its distinguishing feature in order to definitively win the approval of the young enthusiasts. The square headlight and mirrors, new sporty speedometer cluster, the sculpted and contoured saddle, black alloy combination wheels are distinguishing features that make the Vespa S a cool and sporty model. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Ravi Chopra, Chairman and Managing Director, Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (India) said, "Piaggio is delighted to present Vespa S to the dynamic youth in India. As we move closer to our two year existence in the Indian market, we are proud to launch our third Vespa to further strengthen the premium segment we have successfully created. The Vespa S is truly a game changer. With its square design elements, it has opened up a new, non- conventional space. We understand the needs of the aspirational consumers and believe that the Vespa S will enable them to experience another notch in the Vespa lifestyle." The Vespa S rides on a very efficient 125cc, 3 valve engine delivering excellent performance and good mileage. The scooter is also loaded with features like disc brakes, tubeless tyres, single piece steel monocoque chassis and is available in 4 colours – matt black, Orange, red and white. Price for Vespa S- Ex showroom Mumbai- Rs. 76, 495 Vespa Pune-Rs. 74, 414 Ex showroom Delhi- Rs. 75, 424


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