Vespa LX125 Test Drive and Review

Vespa LX 125 launch photographs from Mumbai
Vespa LX 125 launch photographs from Vespa LX 125 launch photographs from Mumbai

The Vespa brand enjoys a history in India, as erstwhile collaborators with LML making geared scooters that were popular at one time. Like all good things however, the LML JV was dismantled in 1999, Piaggio having setting up a spanking new manufacturing unit at Baramati in 2007.

Piaggios first scooter here, the LX 125 is set to launch on schedule later this month. The Vespa LX 125 is an automatic, retro looking scooter, paying tribute to the original 1946 Vespa with retro styling. It’s a compact vehicle, with plenty of rounded curves and a cute, headlamp, flanked by chrome rear-view mirrors. The front apron sports a centre cowl, reminding of scooters from the past, apart from a chrome grille that houses the horn and a set of tall, rectangular indicators. A curvy front mudguard guards the front suspension and multi-spoke alloy wheel.

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  1. The LX 125 is equipped with a 200mm front disc brake and 110mm rear drum brake. The wheels have 5-spoke alloys. The India-specific model might get printed wheels in the base variant to keep the price under check. When launched in the 2011-end or early 2012, the LX 125 will be pit against the Suzuki Access 125 and Mahindra’s power scooters consisting of Rodeo, Duro and Flyte.

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