Piaggio has just announced that the Racing Sixties edition – which is based on the BS6-compliant Vespa SXL 150 – will launch on September 1.
Limited-edition Vespa Racing Sixties to launch on September 1
Based on the SXL 150, the limited-run model features the same engine and hardware
Gets new graphic scheme inspired from racing liveries of the 1960s
Back in February, Vespa had unveiled the Racing Sixties at Auto Expo 2020. While it shares its internals with the SXL 150 the limited-run version gets cosmetic changes that, as its name suggests, are inspired from racing liveries from the 1960s. The scooter was scheduled to launch in March – a month after it was first showcased – but it didn’t happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What does the Racing Sixties look like?
The base colour on the Racing Sixties is white. There’s contrasting red-and-gold graphics towards the front and the sides, along with matching gold-coloured wheels. The white-coloured piping on the seat matches the scooter’s base colour; t’s another nice design touch. Components like the headlight surround, mirrors and exhaust shield are finished in matte black. The special edition gets a smoked windscreen that sits above a new LED headlight.
Are there any mechanical differences?
Powering the Racing Sixties is a BS6-compliant, 150cc, three-valve, fuel-injected engine that makes 10.4hp at 7,600rpm and 10.6Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. Braking is handled by a 200mm disc up front and a 140mm drum at the rear. ABS is also part of standard equipment on the scooter. Speaking of equipment, the Racing Sixties is also fitted with an under-seat light and a USB charger.
How much will the Racing Sixties cost?
The standard BS6-compliant SXL 150 has a Rs 1.26 lakh price tag. The Racing Sixties is expected to cost more, but not by a significant amount. We expect the scooter to be priced at around the Rs 1.3 lakh mark.
All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi.
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