Piaggio India today launched the classic and aesthetically appealing, special edition Vespa Racing Sixties in 125 and 150 CC in India. The iconic and timeless Vespa compliments the bold simplicity and exclusivity sported by the racing vehicles of the 1960s, a remarkable era fuelled by its core spirit of speed and winning. The new Vespa special series, have been based on the technologically advanced Vespa SXL 150 BS6 and SXL 125 BS6. The “Racing Sixties” edition was unveiled at Auto Expo 2020 in Greater Noida at the beginning of the year.
The classic and sporty appeal of the Racing Sixties is complemented with the colour theme of 1960s racing machines – red graphics with a tinge of gold on pristine white body colour and golden 5 spoke Petal alloy wheels. The clean graphic lines enhance the sides and the front tie while the highlighted matte black finish of surrounding elements including the rear-view mirrors, grab handle and footrests, the front and rear light applique and the Muffler cover create a unique contrast appeal.
Inspiration for the Vespa Racing Sixties series comes from the gentlemen riders races of the 60s, a world in which art of expressing has been extended as far as the vehicle customisation arena. Riders of that era were fuelled by a great spirit of independence and autonomy, determinedly choosing their team, the races in which to compete, and even the aesthetics of their vehicle, particularly in terms of its colours, graphics and materials, which had a fundamental role back then. Colours and graphics would often reflect a sense of belonging to one’s country of origin, graphic details and colour schemes selected to ensure one’s private team had a distinctive and easily recognisable look, a visual tribute to the brands that chose to support sports teams on the road to victory.
The style choices adopted for the Vespa Racing Sixties special series echo the feats of legendary sports personalities, conjuring up memories of legendary circuits such as the Monaco or Monza Grand Prix tracks, or historic championships like the Targa Florio. Nostalgia is kept to a minimum though for riding the spirit of the time, as only Vespa knows how. With its new liveries, the Racing Sixties special series offers classic style with a sports twist, mirroring a tailor-made approach in which material and tactile values such as colour, material and texture are rediscovered, with a touch of exclusivity in the details, an expression of appreciation for bold simplicity.
Beyond the liveries of the racing world, the special edition Vespa Racing Sixties inherent the technologically advanced Monocoque full steel Body, vibrant high definition 3 coat body colours, Anti-lock braking system or combined braking system with twin pot calliper disc brake that ensures the rider a fashionable and safe vehicle.
The new high-performance BS6 compliant engine with clean emission, 3 Valve design and Fuel injection technology is on offer. Further to gain exclusivity, the Racing Sixties is also equipped with Crystal Illumination LED headlight, Center integrated Day Time Running extra bright beam light, USB mobile charging port and Boot light that combines convenience with style for the riders.
Vespa Racing Sixties is available at all Vespa dealerships across India or Customers can book it on the recently launched e-commerce platform https://shop.vespaindia.com/ at a booking amount of INR 1,000/ and can also avail benefits worth INR 2,000/- while booking it online.
125cc Racing Sixties: Rs 1.20 lakh
150cc Racing Sixties: Rs 1.32 lakh.
149 cc BS VI compliant FI Engine Power 10.46 PS @ 7600 rpm and Torque 10.6 Nm @ 5500 rpm. 3 Valve, Aluminium Cylinder Head, Overhead Cam and Roller Rocker Arm, Map Sensing, Variable Spark Timing Management and 3 Catalytic Convertors. Also available in 125 cc BS VI compliant FI Engine Power 9.92 PS @ 7500 rpm and Torque 9.6 Nm @ 5500 rpm.3 Valve, Aluminium Cylinder Head, Overhead Cam and Roller Rocker Arm, MAP Sensing, Variable Spark Timing Management and 3 catalytic convertors
For SXL, VXL, ZX and Elegante : 200 mm Ventilated Front Disc Brake and 140 mm Rear Drum Brake.
For Urban club, LX and Notte : 149 mm Front Drum Brake and 140 mm Rear Drum Brake.
For SXL, VXL and Elegante : Broader Tubeless Tyres With Front Tyre Size 110/70-11″ &
Rear Tyre Size 120/70-10″.
For Urban club, LX, ZX and Notte : Broader Tube Tyres With Front & Rear Tyre Size 90/100-10″
Combined Braking System in 125 cc models.
Anti-Lock Braking System in 149 cc models.
Body Construction Monocoque Full-Steel Body Construction. Overall Dimensions (LxBxH) – 1770 x 690 x 1140.
Aircraft derived Single Side Arm Front Suspension with Anti-Dive Characteristics.
Rear suspension with Dual-Effect Hydraulic Shock Absorber