The scooter sports a retro paint scheme inspired by the ’60s
- The Vespa Racing Sixties was revealed at this year’s Auto Expo.
- Underneath the fancy livery is a bog standard Vespa SXL 150.
- Of course, it shares its mechanicals with the SXL 150 as well.
The limited-edition Vespa Racing Sixties that was first unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo will be launched in India tomorrow. It’s based on the Vespa SXL 150 and shares the same underpinnings. Expect the Vespa Racing Sixties to carry a premium of around Rs 3,000 over the standard model, which retails at Rs 1,27,008 (ex-showroom Pune).
The Vespa Racing Sixties differentiates itself from the standard model only via its unique paint scheme. It features red racing stripes running from the front to the end along with gold pinstripes on white bodywork. To add to its retro appeal, the alloy wheels also get a premium gold finish. Other than this, the Vespa Racing Sixties features an LED headlamp, windscreen, idling stop system and a semi-digital instrument cluster that houses a fuel gauge, clock, odometer, tripmeter and speedometer apart from tell-tale lights. Storage space is provided by an apron-mounted compartment apart from the underseat area.
There's no change in terms of hardware. The Vespa Racing Sixties is powered by the same 148.5cc single-cylinder SOHC air-cooled engine that's seen in the SXL 150. In its BS6 form, it makes 10.46PS at 7600rpm and 10.60Nm at 5500rpm. It uses a monocoque chassis, a bottom link suspension and a monoshock. A standard 200mm front disc with single-channel ABS and a 143mm rear drum handle braking duties.
Considering its premium we expect the Vespa Racing Sixties to be one of the most expensive scooters in the country.