New Delhi: Piaggio has launched the Vespa Notte 125 special edition scooter in India at an introductory price of ₹ 68,645 (ex-showroom, Pune).
The Vespa Notte has received a complete matte black makeover in order to make it standout from the other models of the company's existing portfolio.
The Vespa Notte is the company's most affordable scooter as it undercuts the Vespa VXL by Rs 4000. The term Notte means 'night' in Italian. Dark scooter, hence the suitable name.
Commenting on this launch, CEO and MD Piaggio India Diego Graffi said, "Piaggio is delighted to launch the special edition Vespa Notte 125 cc in India. This is an addition to unique design and cutting-edge technology of Brand Vespa. The elegance of the brand is carried ahead by the all black theme; it reflects and echoes the spirit of life and freedom and will win the hearts of our Vespa fans."
The scooter sports black mirrors, black grab rails and 11-inch black wheels. However, there are no front disc brakes and the scooter also misses out on tubeless tyres.
The Vespa Notte draws its juice from the same 125 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine tuned for 10 bhp and 10.6 Nm of peak torque. The engine os mated to a CVT unit. Telescopic forks up front and a single shock at the rear take care of the suspension.
The Notte 125 is available for purchase only at the Vespa/Aprilia dealerships pan India and also at the company's multi-brand Motoplex stores. Customers can buy the scooter at a down payment of Rs 8999, the company has announced.