Vespa Racing Sixties: Essentially, the 2020 SXL with an eye-grabbing paint scheme


The scooter instructions a premium value however shopping for a Vespa has all the time been a case of the coronary heart successful over the head

When you consider Vespas, the very first thing that involves thoughts is its easy type. But what if you would like extra type and exclusivity?

In comes the new Vespa Racing Sixties. This scooter is basically the 2020 Vespa SXL with a paint scheme that immediately grabs your consideration.

Vespa says the theme was impressed by racing liveries from the Sixties. The white base color has an enticing, pearlescent end that gleams.

Adding distinction are the purple and gold stripes on the entrance mudguard, apron, and on the facet and rear panels. Completing the Sixties theme are the gold wheels that look enticing when in movement.

Vespa has completed the rim of the sq. LED headlamp, mirrors and exhaust muffler defend in matte black to stay to the scooter’s retro but sporty look.

Underneath the bodywork, the 125cc model makes 9.93hp at 7,500rpm and 9.6Nm of torque at 5,500rpm; the 150cc Racing Sixties’ engine develops 10.4hp at 7,600rpm and 10.6Nm of torque at 5,500rpm.

Specifications

  • Engine: 149cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected
  • Power: 10.5hp at 7600rpm
  • Torque: 10.6Nm at 5500rpm
  • Gearbox: CVT
  • Front Brake: 200mm disc
  • Rear Brake: 140mm drum
  • Tyres (F|R): 110/70-11 | 120/70-10
  • L/W/H: 1770/690/1140mm

The scooter we examined was the 150cc. In the transition from BS4 to BS6 norms, Piaggio has dropped the engine displacement of the 3-valve engine from 154.8cc to 149.5 cc; energy is up by 0.20hp although peak torque is down from 10.9Nm to 10.6Nm.

Thumb the starter and the single cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine settles right into a refined idle. Piaggio has completed nicely to dampen vibrations and that holds true whilst velocity rises. The solely letdown is that the motor has misplaced the sense of urgency that was current in the BS4 mannequin. Nevertheless, solely a correct check will reveal if there was a big impression on efficiency or not.

The Vespa Racing Sixties’ monocoque chassis conjures up confidence round bends, because of the crystal clear suggestions from the chassis.

The MRF tyres (110/70-11 entrance and 120/70-10 rear) supply ample grip as nicely. The trailing hyperlink suspension at the entrance and monoshock at the rear are additionally accountable for its planted manners, however there isn’t a denying that this comes at the price of experience high quality to some extent.

The Vespa rides nicely over small and medium-sized potholes regardless of the barely stiff rear. It thuds over deep craters, however the experience is appropriate for the most half.

The brakes are first rate, however may do with extra really feel, particularly at the entrance. The ABS system will not be too intrusive. However, as soon as it comes on, it stays for some time.

At ₹1.20 lakh for the 125cc variant and ₹1.32 lakh for the 150cc scooter, the Racing Sixties instructions a ₹5,000-6,000 premium over the corresponding, normal Vespa SXL variants.

While the value hole is giant for what is basically the identical scooter with a unique paint scheme, shopping for a Vespa has all the time been a case of the coronary heart successful over the head.

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