Vespa’s Racing Sixties: Raciness At A Steep Price

  • Sep 1, 2020
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This special colour edition of the Vespa SXL 125 & SXL 150 comes at a small premium over the standard LED headlight trim

  • Aside from the race-inspired livery, you also get a small dark windshield as standard.
  • Currently, it is only offered on the SXL models.
  • Deliveries slated to begin soon.
  • Vespa India has revealed the prices of its new SXL 125 and SXL 150 Racing Sixties edition series, which at Rs 1.20 lakh and Rs 1.32 lakh (ex-showroom India) is quite costly. The premium that you pay over standard 125cc scooter is Rs 7,000 and for the 150cc model, the new LED-face version of the SXL 150 is Rs 5,000. The premium is a lot for just for the colours, it makes the already exorbitant Vespa more out of reach of many.

    The Racing Sixties is a colour scheme that Vespa has been offering around the globe on most of its larger scooters. This particular colour is called the White Innocenza (translates to white innocence). The base colour is gloss white with a red and golden racing stripe running through the length of the scooter. Even the flared side panels get small racing stripes. The signature Vespa alloys are gold finished complementing the blacked-out mechanicals well. Also, the small windshield that you see on the scooter is standard on the Racing Sixties.

    Aside from these changes, Vespa has not altered with the SXL 125/150 in any matter. The rectangular headlight has been one of the distinguishing traits of the model for years. Now, there’s an option of either getting conventional bulbs or LEDs for the headlight but on the Racing Sixties, you get the latter. The semi-digital console is not the most informative with the inset displaying just a tripmeter, odometer, clock and a fuel gauge.

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    The SXL 150 is powered by the same 149cc single-cylinder engine that puts out 10.46PS and 10.60Nm in its BS6 guise. On the smaller scooter, the 125cc motor continues to push out 9.92PS and 9.6Nm. The typical trailing link front suspension and monoshock suspend the signature monocoque frame with no changes in tune to the units for the models. Braking hardware remains the same as well with a 200mm disc up front and a 140mm drum at the rear. The braking is aided by a single-channel ABS system on the 150 while the 125 makes do with a CBS unit.

Vespa SXL 150
Vespa SXL 150
Rs. 1.50 Lakh
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