The Vespa LX125 can now be customized with a two tone paint finish. This paint job is done at the dealer’s end and comes at a cost of about INR 6,500. Easily one of the best looking scooters in the Indian automatic scooter market, the two tone paint job only elevates the looks of the Vespa LX125 to classier heights. In fact, this two tone paint job offered as an option is a first for the Indian automatic scooter market and it is only fitting that such an option has made its debut on the Vesspa LX125, a scooter aimed at the lifestyle buyer looking for a dollop of retro style.
The Vespa LX125 got a price drop a couple of weeks ago to boost sales given that the automatic scooter’s sales have fallen short of Piaggio India’s expectations by a large margin. The scooter is powered by a 125cc-3 valve four stroke engine mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. The engine delivers a peak power of 10 Bhp of peak power and 10.6 Nm of peak torque, making it one of the most powerful automatic scooters currently sold in India. The scooter gets drum brakes at both ends, with the front disc brake being a glaring omission given the price at which the Vespa LX125 is positioned at.
Internationally, Piaggio sells the LX125 with a front disc brake and this option is expected to be launched in India over the next few months. The other glaring omission on the Vespa LX125 are the tubeless tyres and despite this omission, Piaggio India hasn’t outfitted this scooter with a spare wheel. Due to these omissions, many buyers are said to be shying away from the scooter citing the high price tag and the lack of features. The Vespa LX125 does come with its strengths though. An all metal monocoque body that endows the scooter with a quiet solidity and a high level of detailing are two things that you’ll come to appreciate.
Piaggio India plans to continue positioning the Vespa brand at a considerable premium over its other automatic scooters that it plans to eventually launch in the country. One such scooter is currently being developed for a launch later this year. The new Piaggio automatic scooter slated for India will come with a 125cc four stroke engine and is expected to be compete with the Suzuki Access 125 and the Swish 125. The new 125cc scooter from Piaggio India is expected to be launched in the second half of 2013.