Keeping up with the latest safety standards, Piaggio has upgraded its Vespa LX 125 and renamed it to ZX 125 CBS as it launched the new version of the scooter with CBS (combined Braking System). Vespa is well known for their retro design and Italian styling, and the Vespa ZX 125 CBS is priced at INR 78,750 ex-showroom, Mumbai.
- Other models have already been upgraded to ABS and CBS in December 2018 they include:
- Vespa VXL 125 CBS priced at INR 92,372 ex-showroom, Mumbai
- Vespa SXL CBS priced at INR 95,668 ex-showroom Mumbai
- Vespa SXL 150 ABS priced at INR 1,07,000 ex-showroom Mumbai
The Vespa ZX 125 CBS is now the most affordable of the lot as the Vespa Notte 125 has not been updated with the new ABS/CBS safety norm.
The Vespa ZX 125 CBS is powered by a 125cc, single-cylinder engine with three valves and a carburetted fuel delivery system, which produces 10.06 PS of power @ 7,500 RPM and 9.9 Nm of torque @ 6,250 RPM and is coupled to a CVT gearbox. For its suspension it offers a single sided trailing arm hydraulic shock on the front and a hydraulic monoshock on the rear. The ZX 125 CBS gets a disc brake on the front unlike the LX 125 which had both drums in front and rear.
The ZX 125 CBS will compete against CBS equipped 125cc scooters like the Honda Activa, Honda Grazia, Suzuki Access, TVS Ntorq, and Suzuki Burgman Street.