Finally a 150cc Scooter – Piaggio Launches Vespa VXL & SXL; Prices Start at 77,308

At an event in Mumbai today, Piaggio India has taken the covers off the new range of Vespas and despite yesterday’s leak they managed to pull up a surprise. They did launch the classic Italian looking Vespa VXL and SXL with the existing 125 cc mill but also brought in a new 150 cc engine to the lineup. This makes them the largest capacity engine in a scooter available in the country and after a long wait – a 150cc scooter finally (two of them actually!)!

The new 150 cc single cylinder three valve engine gets a similar aluminium cylinder head, overhead cam and roller rocker arm, MAP sensing and variable spark timing management. The engine produces 11.6 PS of maximum power at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque output of 11.5 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The transmission is overlooked by a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) gearbox.

Vespa SXL 125

The suspension is the same aircraft inspired single side armed front unit (with anti-dive characteristics) mated with a dual effect hydraulic shock absorber. Braking duties are performed by a 200 mm ventilated disc upfront while the rear gets a 140 mm drum setup.

Vespa VXL 150

What’s New & Different?

  • Vespa SXL 150 and Vespa SXL 125:
  1. New front nose with the traditional chrome studded setup
  2. Newer contoured seat for enhanced comfort
  3. New 5 spoke alloy wheel in black colour
  4. Redesigned digital instrumentation console with an analogue speedo
  5. Broader tubeless tyres
  6. The SXL 125 is available in Orange, Matt Black, White and Azzure Blue
  7. The SXL 150 does not get the Azzure Blue but gets the snazzy Matt Red
Vespa SXL 150
  • Vespa VXL 150 and Vespa VXL 125:
  1. Similar changes to the design with a slightly different looking seat
  2. The alloy wheels are in silver and not in black
  3. The VXL 125 is available in Yellow, White Red, Matt Black and Maze Grey
  4. The VXL 150 does not come in Maze Grey but gets a new shade in Green

New 2015 Vespa VXL & SXL Prices

  • Vespa VXL 125: Rs 77,308
  • Vespa SXL 125: Rs 81,967
  • Vespa VXL 150: Rs 84,641
  • Vespa SXL 150: Rs 88,696

*all prices ex-showroom in Pune