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Piaggio opens pre-launch bookings for 2020 Vespa VXL & SXL facelift

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Piaggio has commenced bookings for the 2020 Facelift model of the Vespa VXL and Vespa SXL in the 125cc and 150cc range from the brand’s official online digital sales channel at a booking fee of INR 1,000. The brand has upgraded the Vespa’s powertrains as well which now comply to BS6 emission standards along with a host of other features. Piaggio has also announced online benefits of upto INR 2,000 for the new facelift scooter.

The key differentiating factors on the new facelift Vespa SXL and VXL are a new 3 coat body colours along with a full steel monocoque body, new twin-pot callipers on the disc brakes with ABS or CBS braking technology as well as new 5 spoke petal design alloy wheels shod in broad rubber, crystal illumination LED headlamps with a centre spar LED daytime running light integrated into the headlamp unit, USB mobile charging port, boot light and an adjustable rear suspension that enables the rider to customise the comfort level.  

The Piaggio Vespa SXL and VXL are now powered by a BS6 compliant single-cylinder air/fan-cooled, 4-stroke, 3-valve fuel-injected motor in the 125cc and 150cc displacement upgraded to comply with the new emission norms as well as provide a balance between performance and efficiency. The new BS6 emissions conformity is likely to have been achieved using a map sensor and three catalytic convertors employed on the recently launched Vespa VXL 149 and SXL 149. 

The brand has also announced that the facelift Vespa VXL and SXL in both the 125cc and 150cc forms have been shipped and will be available across all Vespa dealerships in India. The Italian manufacturer has a state-of-the-art production facility in Baramati, Maharashtra, where it manufactures the iconic Vespa alongside the newly launched Aprilia SR 150. The company also manufacturers commercial 3 and 4 wheeled vehicles at a separate manufacturing unit in Baramati.

The facelift models carry forward the brand’s timeless design language protected by the three-dimensional trademark and by copyright that safeguards the artistic value of the shape of the Vespa scooter which has been a style icon since 1946.