Piaggio Rolls Out BS6-compliant Vespa And Aprilia Scooters

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  • Dec 23, 2019
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Piaggio has updated its Vespa and Aprilia range of scooters to comply with upcoming BS6 emission norms. Here’s a closer look at them

  • While the Vespa range starts from Rs 91,492, the Aprilia range starts from Rs 85,431
  • Apart from making the engine future-proof, there are no changes whatsoever. 
  • Dealerships have already started taking bookings for BS6-compliant Aprilia and Vespa scooters.

Piaggio India has launched BS6-compliant Aprilia and Vespa scooters in India. The manufacturer has already started taking orders for the BS6 versions of the scooters. Moreover, as a launch offer, the manufacturer is offering accessories worth Rs 4,200 for free. Now, the question is how much will you have to pay for the updated Vespa/Aprilia scooters. In simple terms, a lot! While the BS6-compliant Vespa range now starts from Rs 91,494, the Aprilia range now starts from Rs 85,431. This means that the scooters have received a price hike of around Rs 17,000 to Rs 21,000! Head here for the entire price list. 

Read more: In Focus: BS6 Vespa SXL 150

While the manufacturer has not revealed the spec sheet yet, it has that announced the Aprilia SR 160, which replaces the SR 150, has a peak power of 11PS, which is 0.94PS more than the BS4 iteration. Apart from the addition of fuel injection, the scooters haven’t received any major updates. Yep, not even a new paint option or some new decals while other manufacturers are offering new features in order to justify the price hike. Will Piaggio’s strategy of offering Vespa and Aprilia scooters at a premium over its immediate rivals continue to work? Only time will tell.   

Here’s the official press release from the company for more details:

Piaggio India Launches Fuel Injection BS VI in Vespa 125CC and 150 CC range, Aprilia SR with 160 CC and 125 CC and Storm 125 CC

First 160 CC scooter manufactured in India with Fuel Injection BS VI technology under Aprilia Range.

Mumbai, 23 December 2019: Piaggio India today introduced Fuel Injection technology in its entire Vespa and Aprilia scooter range to comply with Bharat Stage Emission Standard VI (BS VI). With this launch, Piaggio India has established an important milestone towards cleaner technologies. This technological change would not only enhance the consumer riding experience but also with this compliance the Piaggio range of 2 wheelers manufactured in India will deliver its green objectives.

Aprilia SR Range gets a new high performance 160 CC engine with 11.00 PS peak power at its disposal and is ready to deliver extraordinary fun to its riders. In line with the Aprilia brand ethos “Designed for Racers, Built for riders”, the SR range continuously reinvents itself to reflect the high performance DNA of the brand; today, this high-performance couples with the high compliance to greener technology and the Aprilia Storm on other end, delivers the Aprilia philosophy to its Gen Z customers by complying to greener standards. 

The iconic Vespa with its impeccable style statement is as thrilling and complying to cleaner emission standards.

Commenting on the incorporation of BS VI technology across Vespa and Aprilia, Mr. Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO, Piaggio India said, “We are pleased to transition effectively into BS VI emission norms for our Vespa and Aprilia range of scooters, well ahead of the deadline. Being aligned to the Government’ efforts on emission, we have achieved significant reduction in emission through our advanced combustion system. As a global brand, we understand the need to innovate and evolve, in order to build the mobility for future.”

Mr Ashish Yakhmi, Head of Two-wheeler business added, “At present, we have successfully integrated BS VI technology across Vespa and Aprilia brands of scooters and have started rolling out with BS-VI engines. Our upgraded range of scooters are available across dealerships in India. The BS-VI variant and models go on sale from now.”


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