The special Vespa Racing Sixties will be sold alongside the standard variants and come with a few cosmetic changes…
The Indian arm of the Italian manufacturer – Piaggio, has launched the special edition versions of its scooters dubbed as ‘Racing Sixties Edition’.
As the name suggests, the new special editions will sit above the standard versions and will be sold alongside them. The new scooters will be available in two iterations, namely – SXL 125 and SXL 150.
While the 125 cc option is priced at Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom), the 150 cc variant will be available at Rs 1.32 Lakh (ex-showroom). It means that the company is charging a premium of around Rs. 5,000 – Rs. 6,000 over the standard versions.
For the extra premium charged, Vespa is offering it in a new livery, along with a couple of other changes. As the name suggests, the company wants the scooters to be reminiscent of the Italian racing era of the 1960s.
For this, the scooters come with a new all-white paint scheme along with red racing stripes and gold graphics. It also gets a contoured seat and gold-finish five-spoke petal alloy wheels, along with a matte black finish on the rear view mirrors, grab handle, footrests, muffler cover, and front and rear applique.
Apart from that, the scooter continues with the same list of features as offered by its standard version. It includes an LED headlamp with DRLs, analog instrument console with a digital readout, boot light, adjustable rear suspension, and USB charging.
The bike remains unchanged mechanically. It borrows the same BS6 fuel-injected engines from the standard versions. While the 125 cc motor is good for producing 9.7 bhp and 9.6 Nm, the 150 cc variant makes 10.3 bhp coupled with 10.6 Nm.
The Racing Sixties edition scooters were showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, as well. You can own the scooter by booking them at any Piaggio dealership or online at the website by paying a token amount of Rs 1,000. The company says that customers can avail benefits worth Rs. 2,000 by booking it online.