Piaggio had showcased their racing heritage at the Auto Expo 2020. This was with the unveiling of the Vespa Racing Sixties Limited Edition. The Vespa Racing Sixties model is a Vespa Limited Edition Scooter.
Vespa Limited Edition Scooter Design
The Vespa Limited Edition scooter looks like the regular scooter in terms of shape and size. It continues with this classic approach to making a scooter with a modern engine at heart and an old school body. The wheels of the scooter are alloys and they are painted in a golden hue. The body is white in colour. This has red racing stripes on the body. The apron also gets the centre part under the headlight in red which extends up to the wheel. Overall all this gives a sporty feel to the scooter. The Scooter also has square headlight over which there is a small windshield which does not serve any purpose and is there only for the design aesthetics. There is Vespa badging on the apron and the side panels. The footboard of the scooter is not flat and it is divided in the centre. It also gets access for the engine from the footboard. The front wheel is mounted from one side and this lets the scooter show off the golden coloured alloys on the scooter.
Vespa Limited Edition Engine
The engine on this Vespa Limited Edition is the same as on the Vespa 150. It is a 150cc single-cylinder 3 valve engine. This engine is now BS6 compliant and it gets fuel injection the same walk. The engine makes 10bhp of power and a peak torque of 10,6 Nm. The scooter gets 11-inch wheels up front which gets a disc brake and ABS. The rear wheel continues to be a 10-inch wheel and gets a drum brake of 140mm. Both the tyres on this scooter are tubeless and this reduces the hassle of fixing a puncture on a tube tyred scooter. The scooter, although gets a retro theme, gets a semi-digital instrument cluster. It also flaunts and LED headlamps with daytime running lights. The scooter also gets a boot lamp which also gets a USB charger.
Vespa scooters were launched in India by Piaggio in 1964. They were known as the best scooter brand across countries. The Vespa updated model was launched in India in 2012. The Scooter is manufactured in the plant at Baramati. The Vespa scooter shares their engine with the Aprilia range of scooters. Along with the Vespa Limited Edition scooter, the company also unveiled an electric scooter under the name of Vespa Elettrica. This might launch soon. The competition in that segment is picking up pace.