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Aprilia and Vespa refresh their scooter line-up for India

Ganesh Murthy

Aprilia and Vespa refresh their scooter line-up for India

The Aprilia SR 150 range was long due for an update and the company has introduced the facelifted versions of the entire SR 150 line-up. The highlight of the facelifted Aprilia and Vespa models is the introduction of a part-digital, part-analogue console and mobile connectivity. Mechanically, the scooters remain the same.

The facelifted models also get new paint schemes and graphics. Aprilia has also introduced a limited edition SR 150 Carbon which gets an all-black paint job and mobile connectivity features as standard along with other features that the SR 150 face lift gets, like the digital/analogue console and a USB option for charging mobile phones. The SR 150 Race gets a tall wind screen, mobile connectivity feature as standard and a gold coloured caliper for the front disc brake. The SR 150 race sports a white paint job with red and green graphics inspired by the RS-GP superbike theme. The SR 150 facelift gets the digital console and the mobile connectivity feature as an option. It is available in four new colours – matt black, blue, glossy red and white.

The facelifted Vespa VXL and SXL are available in three new colours – Matt Rosso Dragon, Matt Yellow and Azzuro Provenza. Both these scooters come with the mobile connectivity feature. Through this feature, the rider can access GPS info, store the emergency contact details, and locate nearby service outlets via the mobile app. A panic alert feature is also embedded for emergency situations. The ‘Find Me’ feature enables the user to find his/her scooter in a busy parking area, for example. The mobile connectivity feature is common for both Aprilia and Vespa models. Vespa has also launched the limited edition Vespa Notte (125cc) at Rs 68,829 and it will be available only in an all-black paint scheme.

Ashish Yakhmi, head of two-wheeler business, Piaggio India said, “It is a matter of immense pride for us to celebrate six years of Vespa and two years of Aprilia in India. We have received great response for both our brands and the growth in our two-wheeler business is a testimony to that. We are excited to launch our new range of scooters to fulfil the needs of our customers also aligning our strategy of pursuing global innovations. By end of 2018 will also witness successful launch of 300 Motoplexes in India.”

With the launch of the updated Aprilia and Vespa models, Piaggio has become the second company in India to offer mobile connectivity along with a digital console after TVS launched the NTorq with mobile connectivity this year. With the festive season fast approaching, Piaggio India is offering its ‘5X Fun Offer’, where customers can avail free five years mandatory insurance, five years free warranty which includes two years of standard warranty and three years of extended warranty. There are other benefits like free service for first year along with other cash benefits and finance options.  The ‘5X Fun Offer’ is valid till October.

Here is the price list of the facelifted models:

ModelPrice (ex-showroom, Pune)
Aprilia SR 150Rs 70,031
Aprilia SR 150 RaceRs 80,211
Aprilia SR 150 Carbon (limited edition)Rs 73,500
Vespa VXLRs 91,140
Vespa SXLRs 97,276
Vespa Notte (limited edition, 125cc)Rs 68,829