Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

VESPA is back with a bang. I took a test on the LX 125 and can say with confidence that it’s an amazing scooter refined in both styling and technology. It’s going to be a new experience for Indian riders to ride this mean machine.

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

There is lot of chrome on the scooter that enhances the looks and make Vespa LX 120 better looking than any other scooter in country today. It has a beautiful chrome appliqué on Front bumper, a Vespa chrome grill, chrome Vespa logo, chrome mirrors, chrome handle bar ends, chrome on suspension and exhaust, tail light chrome appliqué, chrome pillion rider hold, and chrome lined sporty dials.

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

The paint job is easily the best ever on any Indian scooter and adds to the overall looks of this Italian classic. It comes with a 3 spoke alloy satin finish wheels and beautiful and clear indicator and headlight. The inbuilt footrests for the pillion rider, art leather seats with a unique stitch pattern and the footboard strips are some of the highlights of Vespa LX125. To make long rides for both the rider and the pillion more comfortable, LX 125 comes with wide and long seat and massive under seat and front storage space.

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

My first impression when I laid my eyes on this beauty was WOW. It’s a stunning scooter which will captivate you right from the moment you see it. The fit and finish is world class. Vespa LX 120 is in the league of its own. We have not seen anything like this before in India. The speedometer has a beautiful white background with the fuel gauge and Piaggio logo. It also houses the turn indicator; high and low beam indicators and a digital clock.

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125 sports a 125cc 4 Stroke, 3 Valve single Aluminum cylinder head air cooled power plant which is the most powerful engine in its class. The engine delivers a peak power of 10.06 PS at 7500 RPM and a peak torque of 10.6 Nm at 6000 RPM. It has overhead cam & Roller rocker arms, MAP sensing & Variable Spark Timing Management that makes it the most efficient engine in Indian scoter market when it comes to delivering top end performance and engine efficiency. Company claims a mileage of more than 60 kmpl which is the best till date in any Indian scooter.

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

Lx 125 has big and affective 150 mm dia self aligning front brake and 140 mm dia rear brake dia coupled with nylogrip tyres for better road grip and stability. I rode the scooter on high speed to test the braking and the road grip on uneven surface and it surpassed all my expectations. I can say that the brakes inspire a lot of confidence when it comes to riding on uneven and unpaved roads.

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX 125 has Monocoque full steel body construction to give added strength to the body. The single sided trailing arm front suspension with Antidive and dual effect hydraulic shock absorber can absorb all the jerks and shocks that Indian roads are going to throw at this beauty.

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

Now let’s talk about the chink in armor of this Italian beauty, the price, of course.

In my city Ludhiana (Punjab) its costs

–          Ex-Showroom Rs. 72,747 against Rs. 66.661 (Ex-showroom Mumbai) (the difference of Rs. 6,086 is the transportation cost that is to be borne by the buyer).

–          Rs. 1630 for Insurance

–          Rs. 3800 for Registration

–          Rs. 2999 for Teflon Coating (which I strongly recommend)

–          Rs. 2999 for Anti Rust Paint (Which I strongly recommend)

–          This makes its on road price of LX 125 in Ludhiana as Rs. 84325

This price is only around Rs. 22,000 more than the on road price of Honda Activa. The on road price of LX 125 is Rs. 84325 which is equal to buying one Honda Activa by cash and making almost half of the down payment for the second.  We must remember that Honda Active is an excellent scooter and enjoys great brand loyalty amongst Indian buyer. Vespa must think about the price difference and come up with a more realistic price in Punjab. Punjabis are known for their inclination towards premium segment in automobiles and if they can manage to offer same price of Rs. 66661 as in Mumbai, it can catapult the sales of this scooter in the state.

Vespa LX125

Vespa LX125

Technical Specifications Vespa LX 125

Engine & Transmission

Engine:                                                      4 Stroke, 3 Valve, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled

Displacement:                                       125 CC

Max Power:                                           10.06 PS @ 7500 RPM

Max Torque:                                          10.6 Nm@6000 RPM

Transmission:                                        Continuous Variable Transmission

Ignition:                                                   Self & Kick

Electricals

Battery:                                                                    12V, 5Ah low maintenance

Headlamp:                                              Multi-focal with 35w halogen

Suspension

Front:                                                       Arm with coil spring and dual effect shock absorber

Rear:                                                        Coil spring and dual effect shock absorber

Chassis

Frame:                                                      Monocoque steel high rigidity structure

Dimension (LxBxH):                            1770x690x1140 (mm)

Wheel base:                                           1290 mm

Seat Height:                                           770 mm

Tyre Size:                                                90/100-10 53J

Fuel Tank Capacity:                             8 Liters

Technical Parameters curtsey Vespa India

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