17th Jun 2019 5:37 pm
The complete Piaggio 2-wheeler vary in India will probably be gasoline injected to fulfill BS6 emission norms.
Piaggio plans to have the complete Vespa and Aprilia line-up in India BS6-compliant nicely earlier than the April 1, 2020 deadline. The corporate intends to shift its whole manufacturing to BS6 requirements by the top of the yr or in early January and it’ll launch its first BS6 product for India as early as October 2019.
Among the many launches slated for this yr is an up to date Vespa, which may even get a brand new LED headlamp, together with the addition of gasoline injection. We anticipate to see the BS6 Aprilia fashions get new graphics that can most likely spotlight the brand new fuel-injected engines.
The Vespa model has finished very nicely for Piaggio in India, higher than the corporate ever anticipated it to do. Diego Graffi, CEO and MD Piaggio Autos Pvt. Ltd tells us that the Vespa has been extremely appreciated in India in its present form and kind. The corporate says that it has no intention to make any modifications to the Vespa’s primary design for a minimum of the subsequent three to 5 years, however it is going to consistently make worth additions and the LED headlamp comes according to this mind-set.
The Vespa is at the moment out there with 125cc and 150cc engines and costs begin at Rs 73,733 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the not too long ago launched City Membership. The Aprilia vary, in the meantime, begins at Rs 65,000 for the newly launched Storm 125.
With the addition of gasoline injection, a value hike is nearly sure; however by how a lot stays to be seen. As some extent of reference, Honda has revealed that the BS6 Activa 125 will price 10-15 p.c greater than its BS4 sibling.