Vespa is perhaps the oldest two wheeler brand in India and it has evolved over the years to bring you the best in design and performance. The Vespa Elegante is the second limited edition offered by Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd. On the mechanical side, the scooter remains true to its core even today. What are the features that make it so sought after? Let’s find out.
The style and design of the scooter is almost similar to its predecessor and it comes with iconic curvy lines that make the Vespa models stand out from the crowd. Another visible and marked difference on the design front is the smoked fly screen which further adds a retro look to the scooter. The split leather seats are perfectly complemented by gorgeous white piping.
To make your Vespa Elegante 150 look classier, the manufacturer offers color co-ordinated accessories such as a helmet and chrome guard kit that runs through the front bumper guard. The scooter comes in exciting shades of Beige Unico and Pearl White. As per the Italian scooter manufacturer, the color schemes for the Elegante 150 series has been inspired from the breathtaking beaches in Italy.
Mechanically speaking, theElegante 150 is pretty similar to Vespa SXL 150 and VXL 150. It comes with a powerful 150cc air cooled engine that delivers a performance of 11.6PS at 7,000rpm and a peak torque of 11.5Nm @ 5,500rpm. It features 12-inch alloy wheels that are stylishly wrapped in tubeless tyres. The scooter brakes are handled by the ventilated drum brake at rear and the front disc brake.
The engine performance is impressive in any kind of surface. Whether you are looking for a scooter to commute within the city or a powerful vehicle that you can take with you on long rides, the Vespa Elegante 150 fits the bill perfectly. It allows you to easily ride through the corners, it preforms smooth when there are tight turns or a sweeping curve. The handling of the scooter is pretty efficient in all types of road conditions.
Stefano Pelle , the CEO and Managing Director at Piaggio Vehicles India said that the special edition of Vespa Elegante 150 actually symbolizes the brand’s leader in the segment of the premium scooters. This special segment has been specifically created for the Indian market and Indian roads. The classy style blended with modern designs will give the Vespa enthusiasts much to rave about.
The 150 cc scooter segment is highly coveted and a niche market at the moment. Piaggio Vehicles India has limited volumes of each model. According to a survey, the Vespa range sells at an average of 2,000 units per month and the Aprilia SR150 sells for 2000 motorcycles per month. The Elegante 150 model may not be a volumes puller however it will definitely provide exclusivenessto those who really crave it.
- Powerful 150cc engine
- Colors inspired by the beaches of Italy
- Enhanced luxurious appeal
- Vespa iconic brand name
- Good performance and stylish build
|Max Power||11.40 bhp @ 7,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||11.50 Nm @ 5,500 rpm|
|Valves Per Cylinder||3|
|Fuel Delivery System||Carburetor|
|Spark Plugs||1 Per Cylinder|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled|
Vespa Elegante 150 Price (versions)
|Bangalore||₹ 1,14,084 (ex-showroom)|
|Mumbai||₹ 1,07,856 (ex-showroom)|
|Pune||₹ 1,07,609 (ex-showroom)|
|Chennai||₹ 1,13,345 (ex-showroom)|
|Coimbatore||₹ 1,13,345 (ex-showroom)|
|Kochi||₹ 1,10,735 (ex-showroom)|
|Madurai||₹ 1,13,345 (ex-showroom)|
Overall, the Vespa Elegante 150 is a great looking scooter that packs a powerful performance. If you have the cash to splash for the best then go ahead and make it yours.