The retro styled classic line-ups from Piaggio has always been a part and parcel of the heritage and authentic making of classic and modern motorcycles around the globe. The Vespa, like no other scooters, has a cult status and fan following primarily due to its retro inspired looks and Italian making. As Piaggio gained much love in India, the company has made a history of many scooter launches in the country and adds to the list is the launched of the Vespa SLX 125 that got launched in the month of September 2015.
The SLX 125 is one among the series of Italian scooter beauty lineups that possess a well built 125cc engine. Since Vespas has gained the interest of two wheeler lovers in the country, the company in order to increase sales has showcased many scooters with different power and size to attract buyers.
In the design front, the SLX 125 looks a lot like its other Vespa siblings, and this is much more due to its compact style design and Italian aesthetics. What makes the SLX 125 different from others is the unique V-shape grill design that complements its sleek cast.
The broader tyres, sleek body lines, luxurious instrument cluster and wider seat also make the SLX 125 stand out from the scooter clans sold across the globe. Piaggio has made sure that the SLX 125 is all game for city commuting and occasional highway rides with its compact design and making.
A well made Premium speedometer, as well as a nicely positioned warning lamps and Digital Fuel indicator are employed in this scooter.
The Instrument cluster is filled with many information required for the rider. The dashboard looks cool and sleek with attractive colour up. The Digital Fuel Indicator is very useful as it gives accurate fuel level and the speedometer shows accurate speed while riding. The Cluster also comes with a "Vespa" sign that complements the entire design and completes its entire design.
A Rider-friendly seat is provided in the SXL 125 which gives supreme comfort and gives a leisurely ride around town. The smooth and comfortable seat is made to give extra comfort for the rider as well as the pillion.
The seat also showcases an under seat storage, which can be used to store a helmet, college books, handbags and other necessary essentials required for the rider.
The Vespa SLX 125 comes with a 125cc 3-valves aluminium cylinder engine. It produces a power of 9.9 bhp @ 7500 rpm and 10.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm. The 125cc engine is tuned to make city riding and local commuting easier. The power distribution is also set up give enough power and torque at all rev ranges. The transmission system used in this Vespa is a Continuous Variable Transmission and comes packed with a steel body construction setup.
Braking and Suspension
The suspension work at the front is done by an Aircraft derived single side arm Front Suspension which has Anti-drive characteristics that make sure the Vespa is smooth and comfortable on uneven roads and gives maximum stability while moving at high speeds. The Dual-Effect Hydraulic Shock absorber at the rear also combines to provide comfort to the rider as well as the pillion rider a safer and relaxed ride in and across the city.
The breaking of the Vespa is done with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. With the addition of the braking system, 5-spoke alloy wheels are also employed that enhances riding comfort and provide more stability at high speeds and all terrains. The alloy wheels with tubeless tyres are also easy to manage and repair when on flat tyre situations and this comes handy when going to explore unknown places.
Colour and Availability
The Vespa SXL 125 is available to buy in all major cities in India and comes in four exciting shades; Orange, Matt Black, White and Azure Blue.
Full Technical Specifications Of Vespa SXL 125
|Engine||125.00 cc 3 Valve, Aluminium Cylinder Head, Overhead Cam and Roller Rocker Arm, MAP Sensing and Variable Spark Timing Management|
|Maximum Power||10.06 PS @ 7500 RPM|
|Maximum Torque||10.6 Nm @ 6000 RPM|
|Transmission||Continuous Variable Transmission|
|Front Brake||200 mm Ventilated Front Disc Brake|
|Rear Brake||140 mm Rear Drum Brake diameter|
|Front Suspension||Anti-Dive characteristics|
|Rear Suspension||Dual-Effect Hydraulic Shock Absorber|
|Length x Width x Height||1770 x 690 x 1140 mm|
|Price (Ex Showroom)|