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Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 vs Aprilia SR 150

Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 vs Aprilia SR 150

What happens when scooters enter the serious territories.
Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 vs Aprilia SR 150
Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 vs Aprilia SR 150
Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 vs Aprilia SR 150
Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 vs Aprilia SR 150
Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 vs Aprilia SR 150
Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 vs Aprilia SR 150
Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 vs Aprilia SR 150
Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 vs Aprilia SR 150

The word ‘scooter’ was once a synonym for one cluttery low power thing that had two wheels and a handlebar. A device that to this day is frowned upon in the motorcycle community and blaming it for taking away the ‘biking experience’.

The only thing making it tick and stay is its ease of riding around the urban chaos and for people for whom shifting a gear is a daunting task to undertake. See the pun there? It’s there on purpose.

However, things started to change in 2016. It saw the entry of two 150cc Italian scooters which take the two-wheel game to a whole new level. They were onto mucking about the boring geared entry level motorcycles in full zest, style and a mountain full of panache.

Piaggio introduced the decade’s first 150 cc scooter with the Vespa SXL 150 and set the ball rolling. Then came a machine from the same bloodline, but with racing written all over it, the Aprilia SR 150. Both scooters share the same capacity engine and this is where the similarities end. The rest of is chalk and cheese.

"They were onto mucking about the boring geared entry level motorcycles in full zest, style and a mountain full of panache."
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Piaggio creates the Vespa (RED)

Piaggio creates the Vespa (RED)

And donates 150$ for each in a fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria
Piaggio creates the Vespa (RED)
Piaggio creates the Vespa (RED)
Piaggio creates the Vespa (RED)
Piaggio creates the Vespa (RED)
Piaggio creates the Vespa (RED)
Piaggio creates the Vespa (RED)
Piaggio creates the Vespa (RED)
Piaggio creates the Vespa (RED)

Since its discovery in 1981, AIDS has been responsible for the loss of more than 35 million people and more than 37 million people are living with HIV in this world. And these numbers are only increasing by the second. What is even more alarming is that life-saving anti-retroviral treatments cost as little as 30 bucks a day and yet, many affected with HIV will not see a day where they will be made aware of such a medicine even in existence.

To curb such a massive outcast, two greats named Bono and Bobby Shriver began paving the way for a new idea – (RED). It is a new generation of an organisation that was founded in 2006 with a simple mission – ‘to make it easy for people and businesses to join the fight against the deadly virus’.

(RED) has managed to raise an impressive $365 million with help of kind partners. How? (RED) puts it this way ‘When you buy (RED), a (RED) partner will give up some of its profits to fight AIDS. It’s as simple as that. Be (RED). Start the end of AIDS now.’ With this, (RED) have been associated with ‘The Global Fund’ which is a 21st-century organisation designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.

This organisation have since touched over 70 million souls and assisted them in their battle against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by mobilising $4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 140 countries.

(RED) got a new partner recently and it is from Italy. The Piaggio Group has collaborated with the organisation and have created the stunning (VESPA 946) RED – an all-red version of the classic scooter. Every purchase of this beautiful scooter, Piaggio will donate towards initiatives fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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India's best scooter in the 150cc category'

India’s best scooter in the 150cc category’

Some of the most powerful scooters available in India
India's best scooter in the 150cc category'
India's best scooter in the 150cc category'
India's best scooter in the 150cc category'
India's best scooter in the 150cc category'
India's best scooter in the 150cc category'
India's best scooter in the 150cc category'
India's best scooter in the 150cc category'
India's best scooter in the 150cc category'

If you leave the last decade aside, the Indian two wheeler market was not that revolutionary place which it is today. Opposite to the current times which have seen a lot of segments brewing in the market, there was a time when the Indian audience had limited options to choose from, especially in the scooter category. What we were left to choose from, were a handful of choices which were purely meant for the daily commutes of the masses.

Not now, as those times when only 100cc scooters were available in India have gone. The scenario of today has changed completely, and what we have today is a range of 150cc scooters as well, leave alone the segment of 125cc scooters. In a market which was too conventional to accept a 150cc scooter, is now making all the major two wheeler makers to think about giving the Indians a taste of their 150cc or bigger offerings to Indian audience.

In this feature story, we are going to throw some light on a handful of 150cc or bigger scooters available in India, which are currently few in number, but then, considering their prowess and market image, we can expect other manufacturers to follow their foot-steps as well. It is because of these four 150cc+ products, that we can hear rumors or confirmations of 150cc or bigger scooters from other major manufacturers as well. Here’s a list of the four 150cc+ scooters which are currently gracing the Indian two wheeler market:-

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Feature – List of 125cc scooters available in India

Feature – List of 125cc scooters available in India

The complete list of all the 125 scooters available on sale right now
Feature – List of 125cc scooters available in India
Feature – List of 125cc scooters available in India
Feature – List of 125cc scooters available in India
Feature – List of 125cc scooters available in India
Feature – List of 125cc scooters available in India
Feature – List of 125cc scooters available in India
Feature – List of 125cc scooters available in India
Feature – List of 125cc scooters available in India

Since the last fifteen years, we have been witnessing an ever-increasing popularity of the scooters in the Indian market. Amidst the worsening conditions of city traffic, the scooters are proving to be easier to commute, with their effortless-to-use transmission and added practicality, thanks to flat floorboard and underseat storage.

Though the majority of the scooters being sold belong to the 110cc segment, the category of 125cc scooters too have seen a rapid rise in the last couple of years, thanks to the broadening mentality of Indians towards the scooter segment. With the added performance and slightly more sophisticated mechanical setup and features, the 125cc scooters do manage to prove their worth and the extra premium which they command over the 110cc scooters available in the market.

In this feature story, we have tried to list down all the 125cc scooters which are currently available in the Indian market, with all of them having their own trademark quality and fortes. Here they are.

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Vespa at Auto Expo 2016

Vespa at Auto Expo 2016

Vespa at Auto Expo 2016
Vespa at Auto Expo 2016
Vespa at Auto Expo 2016
Vespa at Auto Expo 2016
Vespa at Auto Expo 2016
Vespa at Auto Expo 2016
Vespa at Auto Expo 2016
Vespa at Auto Expo 2016

We, in the Indian market, were used to the very conventional looking and purposeful scooters, which were either targeted towards female buyers or mature male customers. And then, came the Vespa range, which altogether changed the face of the scooter segment in India. Never, in the Indian market, the customers were as fashion-conscious as before, then the Vespa arrived and gave them a wide range of color options to choose from, and an opportunity to standout from the crowd.

Yes, they are much more expensive than the rest of the rather monotonous looking scooters in India, yet nothing has stopped the Vespa range to gain the immense popularity which they have received today. To keep the momentum going on, Piaggio, the parent company of Vespa, displayed an all new range of Vespas as well as some of its internationally available models at the Auto Expo 2016.

Here are all the ten different models which Piaggio put on the show at the biggest auto display show of India.

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2015 LML Star Euro 150

2015 LML Star Euro 150

2015 LML Star Euro 150
2015 LML Star Euro 150
2015 LML Star Euro 150
2015 LML Star Euro 150
2015 LML Star Euro 150
2015 LML Star Euro 150
2015 LML Star Euro 150
2015 LML Star Euro 150

LML has had a tremendous record in the past with the sales of the Vespa-sourced scooters, which used to be the only competitor to the hugely popular Bajaj Chetak and its derivatives. As the only viable option of the two choices, the LML Select, which was the Indian version of the Euopean Vespa at that time, became instantly successful despite of coming from a new manufacturer like LML.

But something went wrong in the middle of the first decade of 21st century, and LML went into oblivion by becoming dysfunctional due to suffering from huge losses. But there are a number of people who are still owning the LML Select II and are in the awe of the positives of that product.

Now, LML is back to the shelf, though in a selected number of cities, and has brought back the famous Select brand with the name of ‘Star’. The resurrected brand, with the change of name, is now also available in a couple of derivatives, the range topping of which is the Star Euro 150, which is a 150cc automatic scooter. Here’s our take on the flagship scooter of LML in India, the Star Euro 150.

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2015 LML Star Euro 200

2015 LML Star Euro 200

2015 LML Star Euro 200
2015 LML Star Euro 200
2015 LML Star Euro 200
2015 LML Star Euro 200
2015 LML Star Euro 200
2015 LML Star Euro 200
2015 LML Star Euro 200
2015 LML Star Euro 200

LML has had a tremendous record in the past with the sales of the Vespa-sourced scooters, which used to be the only competitor to the hugely popular Bajaj Chetak and its derivatives. As the only viable option of the two choices, the LML Select, which was the Indian version of the Euopean Vespa at that time, became instantly successful despite of coming from a new manufacturer like LML.

But something went wrong in the middle of the first decade of 21st century, and LML went into oblivion by becoming dysfunctional due to suffering from huge losses. But there are a number of people who still own the LML Select II and are in the awe of the positives of that product.

Now, LML is back to the shelf, though in a selected number of cities, and has brought back the famous Select brand with the name of ‘Star’. The resurrected brand, with the change of name, is now also available in a couple of derivatives, the range topping of which is the Star Euro 200, which is a 200cc geared scooter. Here’s our take on the flagship scooter of LML in India, the Star Euro 200.

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2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 150

2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 150

2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 150

Piaggio created quite a stir in the Indian market when it single handedly planned the re-entrance for the brand ‘Vespa’ in the Indian market. Formerly available as the licensed copies under the brands of Bajaj and LML, the Vespa is a synonymous name in the Indian two wheeler industry. With the Vespa LX, Piaggio managed to plan a successful venture for the Vespa brand of luxury scooters in the Indian market. The scooter was enhanced with a couple of features, and reintroduced as Vespa VX.

For the year 2015, Piaggio planned to take the benchmarks even higher, by not only updating the 125cc Vespa VX as the new Vespa VXL 125, but also launched its even more powerful and premium avatar as the new Vespa VXL 150. Essentially, the Vespa VXL 150 is just the Vespa VXL 125, but with a bigger engine and a different suffix, not to forget a couple of minute but prominent cosmetic changes. Here’s a quick look on what all new things do the new Piaggio Vespa VXL 125 brings on the table.

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2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 150

2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 150

2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 150
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 150

Piaggio created quite a stir in the Indian market when it single handedly planned the re-entrance for the brand ‘Vespa’ in the Indian market. Formerly available as the licensed copies under the brands of Bajaj and LML, the Vespa is a synonymous name in the Indian two wheeler industry. With the Vespa LX, Piaggio managed to plan a successful venture for the Vespa brand of luxury scooters in the Indian market. The scooter was enhanced with a couple of features, and reintroduced as Vespa VX, which was further joined by the flagship premium version, the Vespa S.

For the year 2015, Piaggio planned to take the benchmarks even higher, by not only updating the 125cc Vespa S as the new Vespa SXL 125, but also launched its even more powerful and premium avatar as the new Vespa SXL 150. Essentially, the Vespa SXL 150 is just the Vespa SXL 125, but with a bigger engine and a different suffix, not to forget a couple of minute but prominent cosmetic changes. Here’s a quick look on what all new things do the new Piaggio Vespa SXL 150 brings on the table.

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2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 125

2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 125

2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa SXL 125

Since a long time, the Piaggio Vespa has been the perennial style quotient in the automatic scooter segment. Probably the most popular automatic scooter brand across the world, the Vespa has spawned into a variety of models, all of which depict a distinctive retro design which is eye popping to say the least.

For the year 2015, in the Indian two wheeler market, Piaggio has replaced the Vespa S with a more pronounced Vespa SXL 125. The enhanced avatar of the most premium version of Vespa in India (i.e. Vespa S), the Vespa SXL comes with a host of changes which not only have increased the desirability of the scooter, but also have made the scooter a more feature rich and powerful scooter at the same time.

With the Vespa SXL 125, Piaggio has tried to establish a new benchmark in the segment of the entire mass market scooter segment in the Indian two wheeler motoring scene. Here’s a quick look on what all new things do the new Piaggio Vespa SXL 125 brings on the table.

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2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 125

2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 125

2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 125
2015 Piaggio Vespa VXL 125

Since a long time, the Piaggio Vespa has been the perennial style quotient in the automatic scooter segment. Probably the most popular automatic scooter brand across the world, the Vespa has spawned into a variety of models, all of which depict a distinctive retro design which is eye popping to say the least.

For the year 2015, in the Indian two wheeler market, Piaggio has replaced the Vespa VX with a more pronounced Vespa VXL 125. The enhanced avatar of the best selling version of Vespa in India (i.e. Vespa VX), the Vespa VXL comes with a host of changes which not only have increased the desirability of the scooter, but also have made the scooter a more feature rich and powerful scooter at the same time.

With the Vespa VXL 125, Piaggio has tried to shot two sparrows with one arrow, by launching it as a replacement model for both the standard Vespa LX and the Vespa VX. Here’s a quick look on what all new things do the new Piaggio Vespa VXL 125 brings on the table.

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Seven most expensive scooters of India

Seven most expensive scooters of India

Seven most expensive scooters of India

Scooters are meant to be convenient to ride, comfortable to be ridden on and efficient to be kept. Since the advent of Honda Activa back in 2001, the scooter segment has gone under a drastic evolution. While most of the scooters in the Indian two wheeler markets serve the basic functionality of transporting one from point A to point B, there are some scooters which have the potential to go one step further.

There are some scooters in the industry which have positioned themselves as premium offerings and have outgunned the motorcycles of their corresponding engine configurations by a huge margin. Out of these scooters, some boast of premium design elements and additional equipment, while some provide a pocket-rocket performance, thus putting a strong case for themselves in the circuits of enthusiasts. But what they all do command is a hefty premium over the bread and butter scooters.

Following is a list of the six most expensive scooters in the Indian market, which do have a high asking price, but have something which no other scooters in their corresponding segments provide, thus justifying that premium a bit.

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2014 Piaggio Vespa S

2014 Piaggio Vespa S

2014 Piaggio Vespa S
2014 Piaggio Vespa S
2014 Piaggio Vespa S
2014 Piaggio Vespa S
2014 Piaggio Vespa S
2014 Piaggio Vespa S
2014 Piaggio Vespa S
2014 Piaggio Vespa S

The Scooter market in India has seen lots of ups and downs but things became stable in the recent years and we saw many two wheeler manufacturers like TVS, Honda and even Yamaha launched couple of their new products with many interesting features to attract the potential buyers. The advantage of scooters are that they are small, nifty and handles well in urban city traffic and thus most of the people use them as their daily commute.

Now one such Italian two wheeler manufacturer Piaggio who has been in the business of manufacturing scooters for a very long time and has seen and experienced it all stepped in the Indian market when scooter dominated most of the 2 wheeler market of India along with another legendary Indian manufacturer Bajaj and has gifted Indian people with some of the most hardy, trustworthy and lovable scooters back in the late 80’s and 90’s era but somehow after introduction of more dependable and powerful motorcycles the scooter market and their demand declined. Now once again after all these years Piaggio stepped in the competition in the year 2012 and launched the LX125 which had the modern styling and appeal, later they also launched the VX 125 which is the same scooter but came with a front disc brake and some extra color options.

Piaggio saw the potential in the Indian scooter market and decided to add one more product to their product portfolio and launched the Vespa S which has got the retro looks and appeal but is powered by a very modern engine. The Vespa S too is powered by the same 125cc, single-cylinder, air cooled engine which generates almost similar power but somehow it has got a different kind of appeal.

So without wasting more time let’s get straight into the details of the new Vespa S.

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Piaggio Offering Festive Value Packages For Its Brand Vespa

Piaggio Offering Festive Value Packages For Its Brand Vespa

Piaggio Offering Festive Value Packages For Its Brand Vespa

Just ahead of the festive season this year, the auto market has been flooded with various launches, facelifts, special editions and so on. The iconic Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio too has joined this spree by announcing a festive value package for its popular lifestyle brand Vespa. So this festive season if you buy a Vespascooter, you may avail the benefits of the festive value package which consists of the following:

 Finance with interest rate as low as 1%.
 2-year free preventive maintenance.
 A 5-year or 60,000 km warranty package.

When asked, Ravi Chopra, CMD, of Piaggio Vehicles India said, "We have created a premium space in the Indian two-wheeler market with the Vespa. This season, we look forward to add to the festive cheer with our promising offer that makes it easier to own and ride a Vespa."

Vespa, as a lifestyle brand won millions of hearts across the world, and in India this brand currently sells its two scooter variants namely the LX 125 and theVX. This offer, especially the low interest rate shall be of a great help for many Indians who aspires to own a Vespa scooter for themselves. The rest of the two offers shall help the company to maintain the ownership experience at a better level.

It is hoped that this festive package will help in increasing the sales figure of the classic Italian two-wheeler major Piaggio in our Indian market.

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