Vespa scooter roaming around in an Indian alley with loud motor noise – that happened to be a very common scenario up until the local companies started producing two-wheelers in a massive scale. The Piaggio made Vespa scooters have always stayed in the market and they’re there even till now. The old-school design language still persists although the basic hardware of the Vespa models got upgraded. They got minor face lifts as well, but to keep the old vibe intact most of the newest Vespa models would sometimes opt for the early day designing strategy.
Piaggioactively contributed in the development of the Vespa scooter model. Vespa was founded in 23rd April, 1946 in Florence, Pontedera, Italy. The fancy design language of the-then new models from Vespa attracted the people. Engine and motor technology has certainly change a lot in all these years, but a company’s design and aesthetics language doesn’t necessarily have to change much. At least, that’s what is reflected through the Vespa models.
The Vespa scooters have something in common and unique in almost all of their models – the body is made of pressed and painted steel and these bodies typically are unibody. There’s no way to take the body parts apart one by one. The engine cowling is complete and conceals the engine well eve in the Vespa SXL 150 model. The engine stays protected against dirt or grease and doesn’t get all clotted with dusts and cause malfunctioning to the engine. To provide protection in the foot area, a flat floorboard is used in the Vespa scooter models. The front fairing in the Vespa SXL 150 would be noticeable – it’s a very prominent design.
Features, Accessories and Specifications
The Vespa SXL 150 scooter is equipped with a 150 cc displacement engine. The engine is decently powered, the maximum power offering from this engine is 11.40 bhp at 7,000 rpm and the maximum torque this engine can pull off is 11.50 Nm at 5,500 rpm. This single cylinder engine is air cooled, and it’s driven by Petrol or Octane. The gear transmission is automatic to allow even the less experience two-wheeler riders have a great riding experience. The gearbox is based on the CVT technology like a lot of new motorcars out there. The gear shifts smoothly without any jerk, and thus the rider stays safe.
The Vespa SXL 150 would offer a mileage of around 50 kmpl. Due to having a powerful engine on-board, the top speed is going to be wandering around 90 – 95 kmph speed range.
|Best Rated Features|
|Maximum Power||11.40 bhp @ 7,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||11.50 Nm @ 5,000rpm|
|Top Speed||96 kmph|
|Wheel Size||10 inches|
Colors and Variants
The Vespa SXL 150 comes in a standard variant, and another matte red variant. The matte variant is basically the same vehicle as the standard variant; only that it comes with a matte color scheme in red. The Vespa SXL 150 is available in four different striking colors – matt black, white, orange and matte red as mentioned.
- People prefer retro scooters – this is one retro scooter.
- Inclusion of modern technology in vintage look.
- The build quality of Vespa SXL 150 is rock solid.
- The engine is quite powerful.
- The Vespa SXL 150 sells in the Indian market for quite a higher price tag.
- Number of after sales service points are very limited.
|New Delhi||INR 101,361|