The Vespa VXL is a facelifted version of the Vespa VX scooter. Though it is mechanically similar to the other lifestyle scooters from Vespa’s stable, a host of cosmetic upgrades and beefier tyres have given the scooter a fresh lease of life.
The Vespa VXL ’s retro design continues to draw inspiration from the Italian manufacturer’s iconic design philosophy. The host of updates includes new paint schemes, wider Maxxis tyres, a new digital display in the instrument cluster and a new mode button on the switchgear. The Vespa VXL also gets a trendy design for the chrome alloy wheels, a 3D logo and an elongated single-piece seat.
The Vespa VXL is built on the same single-piece steel monocoque chassis, which underpins the rest of the Vespa range. Powering the scooter is a carburetted cc single-cylinder engine that produces 10bhp and 10Nm of torque. This engine is offered with a CVT gearbox.
The Vespa VXL gets broader 110-70 and 120-70 section Maxxis tubeless tyres in place of the older models’ 90/100 units. These are expected to significantly improve the scooter’s riding dynamics. The Vespa VXL models come with a 200mm front disc brake as standard, while the rear tyre gets a 140mm drum brake. The suspension setup is made of a single sidearm suspension at the front and a hydraulic mono-shock in the rear.
The Vespa VXL is available in five trendy paint schemes – maze grey, yellow, white, red and matt black. Vespa offers a host of personalisation accessories like front chrome bumper guard, a perimeter kit and a visor. The Vespa VXL doesn’t have many competitors in the Indian market.