Piaggio India has launched the Vespa Racing Sixties scooters in India, there are two variants – 125cc and 150cc which are based on the BS6 model of the Vespa SXL 125 and SXL 150 respectively. The SXL 125 Racing Sixties is priced at INR 1.20 Lakh while the SXL 150 is priced at INR 1.32 Lakh. The Vespa Racing Sixties scooters were showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 in February. Inspiration for the Vespa Racing Sixties series comes from the gentlemen riders races of the 60s, a world in which the art of expressing has been extended as far as the vehicle customization arena.
The only difference is in terms of the color scheme, the new scooters have the same internals as their parent models. As the name suggests, it sports a race-inspired livery from the 1960s. The base color is white which is called the White Innocenza that is complemented by the red and gold stripes found on certain parts of the scooters such as the front fender, front apron, and rear side panels. The white-colored piping over the seats has been designed to sync-in with the scooter’s base color. Piaggio India has also used golden color alloy wheels for a premium touch. Other areas like headlight surround, mirrors, and exhaust shield all come in matte black shade.
Powering the 125cc model of the Racing Sixties is a 125cc, 3-valve motor that makes 9.7 bhp of power and 9.6 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 150cc variant draws power from a 150cc, 3-valve engine with 10.2 bhp and 10.6 Nm. Apart from this the Racing Sixties models also get a crystal illumination LED headlamp, center integrated daytime running extra bright beam light, USB mobile charging port, semi-digital instrument cluster, 8-liter fuel tank, CBS (125cc model), and ABS (150cc model), single-sided link-type front suspension, dual-effect hydraulic shock absorber at the rear, and a boot light.