Vespa SXL 150 Review: Top notch and Effortless
Today, we are here with the stylish scooter from Piaggio – The Vespa SXL . The bike here reviewed is the 150cc version of Vespa SXL – which is so far, the most powerful scooter in Indian scooter market. We chose the Matte Black color out of the four colors offered – Orange, White, Matte Black and Matt Red.
Design and Looks
The scooter is made of monocoque full steel body construction which adds to the bike’s appeal. The patented body build, unique rectangular headlamps and rectangular rear view mirrors gives this bike a very beautiful and elegant look. For those who have bought this bike just for the Vespa brand would definitely admire the stylish and iconic Vespa logo which is embedded on the scooter.
The Vespa SXL 150 gets a lustrous look, thanks to tri-coated paint used to cover-up the exterior of the bike – The paint used here is usually seen in luxury cars and SUVs. The scooter’s tyre gets a 5-spoke alloy wheels which you see in cars. The cherry on the cake is the presence of visor in the front.
Talking about the dimensions, the scooter measures 1770mm in length, 690mm in breadth and 1140mm in height.
As we mentioned earlier, the Vespa 150 SXL is the first ever powerful scooter launched in India. Usually we are used to see bikes that are of 110cc or 125cc, so the 150cc scooters are something new in our market. One could notice the pulling power of the bike even when you accelerate pretty normally. The bike’s pick-up is extremely quick – we were able to attain the speed of 60 Kmph within short time.
Vespa SXL’s powerful engine has a capacity of 150 cc and comes with 3 valves, aluminium cylinder head, overhead cam and roller rocker Arm. The MAP Sensing feature of Vespa SXL provides the bike an additional kick while passing through steep surfaces.
The 150cc version of Vespa SXL offer a power of 11.6 PS at 7000 RPM delivering a maximum torque of 11.5 Nm @ 5500 RPM.
Ride Experience, Handling, Braking, Suspension etc
We noticed that the Vespa SXL’s seating position is very well thought of and placed – while riding, one could experience that no additional seat adjustment is required and you would feel like sitting on chair – this should definitely matter for those who are short and can start riding without any hassle.
The ride experience on both low and high speed conditions were fairly good. Vespa SXL 150 gets the tubeless tyres. The brakes are very responsive, thanks to 200mm disc brake in the front and 140 mm rear drum brake.
Riding through tough terrains was not a problem at all, the aircraft derived single side arm front suspension with Anti-Dive characteristics and the rear suspension with dual-effect hydraulic shock absorber does the job for you.
Vespa SXL 150 Price
The ex-showroom Bangalore price of Vespa SXL 150 is around 92,500 INR. The on-road price (Bangalore) of Vespa SXL 150 is 1.13 Lakhs. Yes! You will be paying the price for the brand.
Vespa SXL 150 is the scooter made for those who are style conscious and likes to have a lifestyle bike. For people who are looking for more power in their scooter could definitely choose this bike as it stands on par with the motorcycles that are 150cc.
As shared above, we had a effortless ride experience – the bike scores in all the aspects like suspension, braking, maneuvering, looks and what not?