Italian scooter manufacturer, Piaggio, expanded its iconic scooter line-up in India on Thursday by announcing a new variant dubbed Vespa VX.
Though the new variant is not much different from the other Vespa models which are in the Indian two wheeler market, the Vespa VX packs additional features like front disc brake, tubeless tyres and optional beige seat.
In addition to this, the latest model also gives customers new colour options such as pink and blue. However, the company has withdrawn the black and maroon options for the Vespa, due to low demand. On the mechanical front, the Vespa VX packs the same 125cc, four stroke, three-valve single cylinder engine which churns a power of 10.06PS at 7,500rpm and 10.6Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm.
Vespa, which so brilliantly captured the young Indian audience with a new trendy look and design, is yet to get a strong foothold in the Indian market despite the overwhelming acceptance of its original model. The company hopes to increase its market share with the launch of its new model.
The company is yet to reveal the pricing of Vespa VX. But the addition of the disc brake and other features are likely to inflate its price in the Indian market. Vespa enthusiasts will have to wait till the end of this month to lay their hands on the new model and the company is expected to announce the price on 20 June. According to reports, Vespa's parent company sells around 4,500 units every month.