Piaggio Ape three wheeler pick ups belching black fumes and clattering away to gory, yes gory, are surefire candidates for my cussing. Why the hell is Piaggio selling this junk was what I used to think even as I spewed out some more curses at these eyesores. Piaggio used to and still makes one of the most classy looking scooters in the world, that we know by the name Vespa.
Right from the original Vespas to the Bajaj Cub, the Vespa has been an iconic design that forces you to take a second look even today. Shortly, Piaggio will bring some of it’s rich scooter making heritage straight to the land of the Gandhi.
Piaggio Vespa LX125
By the end of 2012, we could have the Vespa LX125 hitting Indian streets. The Vespa LX125 will be made in a brand new Piaggio production plant that will be able to produce 150,000 two wheelers every year and the investments for the production facility have been approved by the Piaggio board.
The Vespa LX125, easily one of the most gorgeous looking scooters on roads today, will come with a 125cc four stroke CVT engine that produces a rorty 10.7 Bhp pf power and 9.6 Nm of torque.
Puttering around town with that decent power rating on the LX125 should be a real breeze. But, what the real thing will really do is, turn heads wherever you go riding on one. That’s an Italian scooter for you. The onus is now on you Piaggio.
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