Piaggio Vespa Racing Sixties SXL 125 And SXL 150 Launched
Piaggio Vespa is synonymous with the word ‘premium scooters’ The retro-styled scooters from Vespa ooze old-school charm that’s unparalleled in their section. At the Auto Expo 2020, Vespa unveiled the Racing Sixties and was expected to launch soon after, but the pandemic caused the delay. But today Vespa India has announced the prices of its latest edition series SXL 125 and SXL 150 Racing Sixties! The SXL 125 Racing Sixties has an INR 1.20 Lakh price, while the SXL 150 has an INR 1.32 Lakh price.
The Racing Sixties edition scooters are commanding a premium over their standard counterparts, as predicted. The SXL 125 Racing Sixties is INR 7,000 costlier, while the SXL 150 bears an INR 5,000 premium over the regular edition.
As the name suggests, it has been wearing a 1960s livery influenced by races. The scooter uses white as the base color along with contrasting red and gold graphics stretching forward and sideways. Piaggio Vespa used the same paint scheme on most of its bigger scooters across the globe. White Innocenza (translates to white innocence) is called this particular color. The white-colored seat piping was planned to synchronize with the base color of the scooter. Bits such as surround headlight, mirrors, and exhaust shield all come in matt black shade. Inspiration for the Vespa Racing Sixties series comes from the gentlemen riders races of the 60s, a world where the art of communicating has been applied to the design domain of the cars. It also gets matching gold-colored wheels that make it look more sophisticated than its standard counterparts.
There are no improvements except for the trendy color scheme. If you think about it, then the price it bears is a little exorbitant over the regular ones. Not mentioning that the Vespas we have here are also on the more expensive side. The new SXL scooters feature a full steel frame monocoque and alloy wheels with petal pattern. The feature list includes an LED headlight with crystal illumination, an integrated daytime center running extra bright beam light, a handheld USB charging port, and boot light.
The 125 cc motor produces 10 bhp at 7,500 rpm with 9.6 Nm at 5,500 rpm, while the 149 cc engine belts out at 7,600 rpm with a peak torque of 10.6 Nm at 5,500 rpm a maximum output of 10 bhp. The braking hardware includes a front-end 200 mm ventilated disk brake, and a back-end 140 mm drum brake. Even they are having ABS.
Vespa recently collaborated with Christian Dior to come up with a Vespa 946 Christian Dior ultra-limited edition scooter. Collaborating with famous designer brands around the world to carry out limited edition scooters isn’t a new thing for Vespa. Brands with cults in the fashion industry are also looking forward to collaborating with Vespa and let’s admit that Vespa has a rich history and retro appeal that is unparalleled in the scooter industry. The Christian Dior was modeled by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior women’s collections, based on the Vespa 946 which was first shown in Milan in 2012. The scooter is manufactured in Italy, keeping with a couture atelier’s exacting requirements, dedication, and precision.
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