Piaggio India has revised Vespa lineup with the introduction of new Vespa ZX 125 scooter. Being offered in two variants-the drum and the disc brake model, the scooter priced INR 77,481 and INR 81,981 respectively. Both the price mentioned here are ex-showroom. Other than the inclusion of disc brake, the scooter gets an improved safety of combi braking system (CBS) which makes it compliant to the new safety norms. In Vespa lineup, the new ZX 125 variant takes place of earlier LX 125 model which has now been discontinued for the Indian audience. FYI, the latter was only available with disc brake option.
Other than getting the safety of disc and CBS, no improvement is witnessed either at cosmetics or mechanicals. Retro-styled Vespa ZX 125 continues boasting conventional Vespa styling with curves all over. Among fitments, it gets a round headlamp, chrome finished mirrors, brake lever, grab rail and exhaust cover. To convey ride related information, the scooter is furnished with a part analogue-part digital instrument cluster.
Powering for the Vespa ZX 125 comes from the 125cc, carbureted motor which performs propelling duties on the discontinued model. The engine is rated to develop 9.76 bhp of maximum power along with the peak torque of 10.6Nm via a mated CVT gearbox. A single-sided arm hydraulic unit up front and a hydraulic shock absorber at the rear are responsible for suspension duties. While the braking department here is managed by drum brakes at both wheels. However, the disc variant receives front disc unit.
In terms of rivalry, the Vespa ZX 125 knock horns against the TVS Ntorq 125, Suzuki Access 125, and the Honda Grazia 125.