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  • Vespa, Aprilia Launches Scooter Leasing in Pune and Bangalore

    Leasing option will help customers the benefits of owning a Vespa or Aprilia scooter at lower initial cost
    While two-wheeler purchases aren’t particularly impacted by short term loans or other finance options, the finance market is fast turning into one with offers galore. For straight out purchases, finance options are now being curated to bring to the fore a more modern way of vehicle usage through leasing.

    Piaggio India 2 wheelers has introduced scooter leasing with OTO Capital through a range of leasing options for Vespa and Aprilia range of scooters in Pune and Bangalore. The leasing option makes available a Vespa or Aprilia scooter riding experience through a low down payment, and with 30 per cent discount on the EMI.
    Benefits from a special offer mean upto Rs 2,500 is completely waived off on the first month’s subscription fee. It goes without saying, customers have the option to upgrade or own the scooter at the end of lease tenure.
    BS6 Aprilia Storm
    Leasing Benefits
    Customers can engage in a convenient and paperless leasing process across Vespa and Aprilia dealerships through the OTO app. The leasing model of vehicle usage means customers pay only for the number of years they want to keep the vehicle, and have a wide flexibility to return it anytime.
    This means you pay for the period of lease and gain more. Leasing option is designed to highlight the convenience of an upgrade in the same EMI budget. Corporates that are associated with OTO Capital can enjoy Vespa and Aprilia scooter lease plans and take advantage of flexible ownership plans, with benefits from additional tax savings.
    Diego Graffi, Chairman and MD, Piaggio India said, “We welcome the partnership with OTO Capital to facilitate this new model of ownership.” Vespa and Aprilia premium range can now be enjoyed by a new group of customers who can benefit from a corporate association with OTO, meaning employees can avail of a lease and experience an interesting ownership option for a shorter or as deemed appropriate duration.
    New Launch
    Vespa Racing Sixties is the brand’s most recent launch, apart from the facelift BS6 range. It is priced from Rs 1.2 lakhs, ex-sh.
    Traditionally, purchasing a vehicle has moved from being an important family decision to one governed by more diverse needs. With time, the infrastructure for leasing options is being strengthened, and mindset change is beginning to peep through. The option of leasing comes without the commitment of thinking of the vehicle as a longterm investment and thinking in advance of what one should do with the vehicle once usage cycle has been reached. Leasing would mean customers can easily flip their vehicle at a much faster pace, or keep it if they so desire once the lease period concludes. More

  • Vespa Racing Sixties Launch Price Rs 1.2 L to Rs 1.32 L

    Inspired by the glorious days of 1960s racing era, Vespa Racing Sixties has been launched in India
    As may be recalled, the Racing Sixties edition was showcased at 2020 Auto Expo. Vespa had planned to launch it before the BS6 deadline of March 31, but things got delayed for several months due to Covid-19 lockdown.
    Racing Sixties style updates

    Based on Vespa SXL 125 and SXL 150, Racing Sixties will be a special edition scooter. It primarily features cosmetic enhancements, inspired by the classic design philosophy that was prevalent in the 1960s. The scooter features a dynamic mix of red, black and gold shades against a glossy white body colour.
    The entire design theme is quite minimalistic, but the choice of colours and their style of application is what makes the Racing Sixties stand out. It was one of the most clicked scooters at Auto Expo and is likely to emerge as a head-turner on the streets.

    Some of the key cosmetic enhancements on Racing Sixties include red and gold graphics at the front and sides, black seat with white piping, and gold-coloured wheels. A number of parts such as the headlight surround, front panel borders, rear-view mirrors, and exhaust shield are finished in matte black colour. This again works as an exciting contrast and complements the scooter’s retro design.
    Racing Sixties engine
    Powering Racing Sixties will be the same engine that is used on Vespa SXL SXL 125 and 150. There are no mechanical tweaks to enhance power or torque. The BS6 compliant 150 cc, single cylinder FI engine generates 10.4 hp of max power at 7,600 rpm and 10.6 Nm of max torque at 5,500 rpm. It is mated to an auto-expendable CVT gearbox.
    Vespa engines are known for their peppy rides, so users can expect improved ride dynamics. Also, most scooters in India are either 110 cc or 125 cc, so 150 cc Vespa scooters such as Racing Sixties will naturally allow more thrilling rides.

    Another great thing about Vespa Racing Sixties is its lithe body, which will allow it to easily handle city traffic conditions. The scooter measures 1770 mm in length, 690 mm in width, and has a wheelbase of 1290 mm. Seat height is 770 mm and fuel tank capacity is 7.4 litres.
    Racing Sixties utilizes a Monocoque full steel body construction with single side arm front suspension and hydraulic rear shock absorber. Braking system comprises 200 mm disc at the front and 140 mm drum at the rear. The scooter also gets single channel ABS as standard.
    Racing Sixties 125 cc is priced at Rs 1.2 lakhs and 150cc is priced at Rs 1.32 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh. Compared to the regular SXL125 and SXL 150, the Racing Sixties edition is about Rs 6k more expensive. Customers who want to experience the 1960s racing era can certainly go for this beauty. More

  • Vespa, Aprilia scooters get assured cashback and up to Rs 20k prize offer

    Curated with assured cashback with scratch card, new buyers can benefit by upto 20K
    The current festive offer is being rolled out at Vespa and Aprilia dealerships in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The upto 20k benefit scratchcard is applicable for the entire Vespa and Aprilia product range all through the month of August 2020. This includes the recently launched Vespa Facelift SXL and VXL, Aprilia SR 160 and 125 and new Aprilia Storm 125 cc disk brake and digital cluster model.

    Vespa VXL and SXL range is built on a Monocoque full steel body, decked in 3 coat body colours, and equipped with Anti-lock braking system or Combined braking system with twin pot calliper disk brake. BS6 compliancy is achieved with a Valve tech Fuel injection (FI) engine. Petal design alloy wheels with broad tyres cater to ride comfort, and looks.
    New 2020 Vespa facelift VXL and SXL range features a Crystal Illumination LED headlight, DRLs on bright beam light, USB mobile charging port, and boot light. New Aprilia range features a disk brake, digital cluster, 3 Valve tech with BS6 compliant FI engine, and big alloy wheels with wide pattern tyres.

    BS6 Aprilia Storm
    Vespa VXL and SXL BSVI-compliant scooters are available at Rs 1.10 lakh (ex-sh, Pune). New BS6 125-cc Aprilia Storm scooter sports a disc brake and digital cluster and is available at Rs 91k (ex-sh, Pune), onward.
    Last month, the company introduced offers on booking online. At the time, online benefits of Rs 2,000 for a Vespa, and Rs 1,000 worth of benefits for Aprilia were announced. The online platform, not only encourages bookings but also helps streamline the complete buying process right till home delivery for a purchase.
    Vespa scooters are available in the 125cc, 150cc, and 160cc range, and Aprilia, as 125cc, and 160cc scooters. Vespa, and more recently, Aprilia have always been presented as premium scooters, Both makes offer ABS for the 150cc scooter range. The brand has curated offers to include free road-side assistance (RSA), free first year labour, and five-year warranty.
    Both, Vespa and Aprilia are offered as premium differentiated Italian brands. Recent BSVI launches were showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo earlier this year. Aprilia is all set to launch the SXR160 in India, which was also showcased at Auto Expo. While it was originally planned for launch in and around the current season, manufacturers have obviously had to revise launch and business plans owing to Covid-19 pandemic related restrictions, and business limitations. However, Aprilia SXR 160 is the next launch to look forward to. The scooter gets power form the 160cc, 3-valve engine seen in Aprilia SR 160. A 125cc version too will be launched. More

  • BS6 Aprilia Storm, Vespa Facelift Launch Price – Rs 91 k to Rs 1.27 L

    Bookings for all three models are open for Rs 1,000 on Vespa or Aprilia’s dedicated online sales platform
    Italian automaker Piaggio has launched three scooters in the country in their updated BS6 2020MY avatar: Vespa VXL (round headlamp), Vespa SXL (square headlamp) and Aprilia Storm 125. The Vespa range is available in both ‘125’ and ‘150’ variants, at an ex-showroom starting price of Rs 1.10 lakh and 1.14 lakh, respectively. Meanwhile, the Aprilia Storm 125 is priced much lower.

    Bookings are already open on Aprilia or Vespa’s online sales platform for Rs 1,000 alongside benefits worth up to Rs 2,000. Here is the full pricing (ex-showroom, Pune) of Piaggio’s updated BS6 models:
    Vespa VXL 125: Rs 1,10,373
    Vespa VXL 150: Rs 1,22,693
    Vespa SXL 125: Rs 1,14,204
    Vespa SXL 150: Rs 1,27,008
    Aprilia Storm 125: Rs 91,321
    Diego Graffi, Chairman & Managing Director of Piaggio India, stated that the company is committed to redefining and enhancing its customer experience with the launch of the new Vespa and Aprilia models. He added that ‘Vespa’ brand sets a benchmark for premiumness while ‘Aprilia’ offers class-leading performance and riding dynamics in the Indian two-wheeler market.

    BS6 Aprilia, Vespa price list – July 2020
    It was towards the end of last year that Piaggio started updating its scooter lineup to BS6 emission norms. The products received a massive price hike (for a petrol-CVT scooter) of about Rs 20,000 without any substantial revisions over their BS4 counterparts. However, the company introduced price cuts up to Rs 25,000 for select BS6 models back in April 2020.
    Vespa VXL & SXL Highlights
    The Piaggio Vespa range is one of the most premium choices in India’s scooter market. In their latest format, the scooters continue to sport a full-steel monocoque body, three-coat body colours, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) or CBS (Combined Braking System) coupled to a twin-piston disc brake; full-LED headlamp + DRL, USB charging port, boot light, ‘petal’ design alloy wheels and more.

    BS6 Vespa

    The ‘125’ models come with a 124.45cc air-cooled SOHC 3-valve FI single-cylinder engine making 9.79bhp @ 7,500rpm and 9.60Nm @ 5,500rpm. On the other hand, the higher ‘150’ models employ a 149.5cc motor of similar characteristics good for 10.33bhp @ 7,600rpm and 10.60Nm @ 5,500rpm. The Indian-spec BS6 Vespa lineup starts with the Notte 125 that was recently launched at roughly Rs 92,000.
    Aprilia Storm 125 Higlights
    In its latest version, the Aprilia Storm gets a semi-digital instrument cluster, 12-inch alloy wheels, twin-piston disc brake, etc. It is the most affordable choice in the Aprilia scooter range. Power comes from the same 9.79bhp/9.60Nm 124.45cc engine. The non-disc Storm 125 variant starts the Aprilia scooter range at about Rs 85,000 ex-showroom. More

  • 2020 Vespa scooter facelift bookings open online – Rs 2k benefits offer

    The two scooters were showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo earlier this year

    Piaggio India has now started accepting bookings for the new Vespa VXL and SXL scooters, with launch date set for later this month. Like most other automakers in India, Vespa too has initiated the online booking service in keeping with the health and safety precautions to be maintained during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Customers can visit www.shop.vespaindia.com to book either of these scooters. Booking amount is set at Rs.1,000. 2020 Vespa Facelift VXL and SXL scooters are offered in new colour options and with several feature updates.
    Built of a monocoque steel body, the two scooters receive LED headlamps with an extra bright daytime running light, boot light and a USB charging port. It also gets adjustable rear suspension while it sits on 5 petal design wheels fitted with broad tyres offering riders a smoother riding experience.

    In keeping with the new BS6 emission standards, the new Vespa VXL and SXL scooters receive clean emission 3-valve technology fuel injection engine. Apart from the upgrade, the engines get the same power and performance figures as seen on the pre-facelifted models.
    Vespa VXL and SXL are available with BS6-compliant 125cc and 150cc engine options, with fuel-injection. The 125cc motor offers 9.77 hp at 7,500rpm and 9.60Nm torque at 5,500rpm. The larger 150cc motor is capable of output of 10.3 hp power at 7,600rpm and 10.6Nm torque at 5,500rpm. Both scooters receive a front disc brake with a twin-pot caliper and are seen with ABS, or a combined braking system as a standard feature depending on brake setup. The two scooters also get adjustable rear suspension.

    Initial examples of the two 2020 Vespa VXL and SXL scooters have already been shipped to company dealerships. Official launch date is slated for sometime later this month after which deliveries would commence. Prices of the new scooters are yet to be announced.
    Piaggio India launched new e-commerce website for its two wheeler range of products in June 2020. It includes two different online stores for its Vespa scooters and another for Aprilia two wheelers in India. This online service will allow dealers to be in touch with customers, accept bookings, and answer their queries. They will also be able to initiate payment and finish documentation process online. Buyers do not need to enter showroom, and can get delivery right up to their doorstep. More

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    Vespa, Aprilia scoters online sales, new benefits and offers launched

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    Vespa Notte 125 BS6 launch price Rs 91,864 – Up by Rs 17k

    Piaggio Group India has launched its Vespa Notte 125 model in BS6 specification. In the process, the premium scooter has become dearer by Rs 17,000 to hit an ex-showroom price of Rs 91,864. In fact, almost all Vespa and Aprilia products have gone up in pricing by Rs 15,000-20,000 for the BS6 era without any […] More

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    Iconic Vespa 98 scooter reimagined with ultra-modern EV flair

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