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Apr 26, 2012, 12.45 PM IST
Piaggio launch Vespa in india
The much awaited launch of the Piaggio Vespa has taken place with a price of Rs 66,000, ex-Maharashtra. Piaggio has dropped the LX125 tag for this scooter in India and it will be called just Vespa .
The scooter has a 10PS 125cc engine specially developed for India by Piaggio with a variomatic transmission, drum brakes and trailing link front suspension. Piaggio intends to have just one version of the scooter on sale. The company is working towards a 50-dealer network across 35 major Indian cities which will be exclusively dedicated to the brand. The scooter is being manufactured at Piaggio's new two-wheeler plant at Baramati, the same place near Pune where it also manufactures its commercial three- and four-wheelers.
Originally launched in 1946, the Vespa , Piaggio officials say, is a best seller in Europe and has appeared in more than 200 Hollywood movies. Vespa till date is the only scooter in the world to use a single piece monocoque chassis.
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