Vespa Racing Sixties to launched in India on September 1, 2020
Piaggio India will be launching its retro-themed Vespa Racing Sixties scooter tomorrow, which is expected to one of the most expensive scooters on sale in the country. Showcased at the Auto Expo 2020, the Vespa Racing Sixties is based on the updated Vespa SXL 150. While the mechanicals will be shared with the SXL, the Racing Sixties will come with a distinct colour scheme and add-ons, which could make it about Rs 5,000 more premium than the SXL 150.
The Vespa Racing Sixties will be sharing its mechanicals from the SXL 150
The Racing Sixties, as the name suggests, comes with a 60s theme with a white bodywork, racing stripes, golden alloys and a contoured single seat. The features list also includes a windscreen, LED lights (also seen on the VXL and SXL facelifts), analogue-digital instrumentation that shows the essential information on fuel, trip, odometer and speedo. Also, the Racing Sixties could sport DRLs, USB mobile charging port, boot light along with adjustable rear suspension much like the SXL facelift. From the looks of it, the Racing Sixties will have a premium appeal with its fit and finish that is also seen on the other Vespa scooters. It has to be seen now if Vespa India decides to bring it as a limited edition offering or a regular model joining the company's humble portfolio.
As mentioned earlier, the Vespa Racing Sixties will be sharing its mechanicals from the SXL 150 which means powering this scooter will be a BSVI compliant 149cc fuel-injected engine that makes 10.5PS of power at 7,600rpm and 10.6Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. Also, it will be riding on 110/70R11 front and 120/70R10 rear tyres with single side arm front suspension and four-way adjustable rear suspension.
Starts Rs 93,094