- Vespa Racing Sixties India launch tomorrow
- Mechanically based on the Vespa SXL 150
- To be priced slightly more than the standard model
Piaggio is all set to launch the special edition Vespa Racing Sixties in India tomorrow. The scooter is essentially the Vespa SXL 150 on the mechanical front but boasts of a special paint job inspired by the racing liveries from 1960.
Piaggio had showcased the Vespa Racing Sixties at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. The company had earlier planned to launch it around March 2020 but its arrival was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scooter adorns white paint job accompanied by red racing stripes running along the centre of its front fender, apron, handlebar cowl and rear panel. Adding a bit of bling to its aesthetics are golden alloy wheels.
Powering the Vespa Racing Sixties is the same 149cc, three-valve, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine which does duty on the SXL 150. It churns out 10.2bhp at 7,600rpm and 10.6Nm at 5,500rpm. It rides on 11-inch front and 10-inch rear wheel which are suspended by single-sided link-type suspension and a monoshock. Braking is handled by a disc at the front and a drum at the rear. Features include an LED headlamp, semi-digital instrument cluster, 8 litre fuel tank and front storage pockets.
As for the pricing, expect the Racing Sixties edition to demand a slight premium over the Vespa SXL 150 which has been pegged at Rs 1,26,650 (ex-showroom, Delhi).