Saturday, August 25, 2012

Piaggio Vespa LX 125 ride in Indian roads

                    A cute Piaggio Vespa LX 125 ride in Indian roads

Piaggio India has finally launched the much-awaited Vespa LX 125 in India at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi.  It will be manufactured at the Piaggio’s plant in Baramati and went on-sale today (26th April, 2012) in 50 cities in India. The company aims to earn revenues of approximately euro 70 million in 2015 when investment payback is projected on sales of approximately 110,000 scooters.

- Unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi, Launched today (26th April, 2012)
- Priced at Rs. 66,661.00 (ex-showroom Maharashtra)
- Will be assembled in India, powered by a 125cc engine
- Maximum power is 10.06 Bhp at 7500 rpm
- Maximum torque is 10.6 Nm at 6000 rpm
- Available in six very attractive bright shades
- Some of the parts will be imported from Vietnam

                                Piaggio Vespa LX 125 - Main Technical Highlights

- 3 Valves with Aluminium cylinder head, Overhead cam & Roller rocker arms, MAP sensing & Variable Spark Timing Management for high engine efficiency
- Monocoque full steel body construction - Single piece steel body construction unique only to the Vespa
- Single sided trailing arm Front suspension with Antidive characteristics, Dual effect hydraulic shock absorber Rear Suspension
- 3 Phase electrical system, The crystal clear high illumination high mounted headlight offer clear road visibility in the night
- Nylogrip tyres offers great road grip on Indian road conditions, better stability on wet roads, better braking performance and higher life
- Bigger brakes for effective braking, 150 mm Front brake dia and 140 mm Rear brake dia coupled with Self aligning Front brakes
- The Link spring mechanism between the engine and frame provides amazing balancing. It has been engineered for excellent balance of Mechanical trail and the Stabilizing torque offers Low speed balancing, Accurate steering and High speed stability
- Electronic clock along with Dials in the Cluster provides required information all the time

Technical Specifications  


Name:Vespa LX 125


Build Quality


Engine:125cc, 4 Stroke
Maximum Power:10.06 Bhp @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque:10.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm
No. of Cylinders:1
Cylinder Configuration:NA
Chassis Type:Monocoque steel high rigidity structure
Cooling Type:Air Cooling


Length:1770.00 mm
Width:690.00 mm
Height:1140.00 mm


Weight:114.00 kg
Fuel Tank:8.00 ltrs
Wheelbase:1290.00 mm
Electrical System:NA
Headlamp:Multi-focal with 35w halogen
Battery Type:Low Maintainance
Battery Voltage:12V
Battery Capacity:5ah
Battery Charger Type:NA
Wheel Type:Alloys
Wheel Size:90/100-10 53J mm
Colors:Nero Volcano (Black), Monte Bianco (White), Rosso Dragon (Red), Giallo Lime (Yellow), Midnight Blue, Rosso Chainto (Dark Maroon


Suspension(Front):Arm with coil spring and dual effect shock absorber
Suspension(Rear):Coil spring and dual effect shock absorber
Brakes:150mm Drum
Brakes(Rear):110mm Drum
Stand Alarm:


Fuel Guage:Analogue
Self Start:
Tacho Meter:None
Trip Meter:None
Passenger Footrest:
Passenger Backrest:
Step-up Seat:
Low Fuel Indicator:
Low Oil Indicator:
Low Battery Indicator:
High Oil Temp. Indicator:
Choked Air Filter Indicator:
Piaggio India has finally launched the much-awaited Vespa LX 125 in India at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi.  It will be manufactured at the Piaggio’s plant in Baramati and went on-sale today (26th April, 2012) in 50 cities in India. The company aims to earn revenues of approximately euro 70 million in 2015 when investment payback is projected on sales of approximately 110,000 scooters.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Yamaha launching the Ray Scooter in the Indian market

Yamaha-Ray Wait For You

     Yamaha India has rocked the Auto Expo 2012 with the launch two special edition bikes, unveiled all-new global scooter and displayed 2012 model of Yamaha YZF-R1. Yamaha Xeon 125, Mio and Fino scooters were also on display. The company is planning to increase its production capacity in the country from the current 6.5 lakh units to 10 lakh units by 2013. Yamaha, which already has two plants in India, is also planning to come up with a third plant. Yamaha kept its promise by unveiling all-new global scooter 'Ray' at the auto show, it was unleashed by none other than John Abraham. The shade on display was striking purple in combination with jet black. The gearless scooter is aimed squarely at girls and the production version of the Ray Concept will be developed in coming months and it will be on-sale by September 2012. Yamah also launched two special edition bikes, one is Yamaha R15 Limited Edition Fiery Red and second is Yamaha R15 50th Anniversary Red & White.
   Yamaha R15 Limited Edition Fiery Red has been painted in a striking red shade with flame decals on both sides. Yamaha R15 50th Anniversary Red & White is inspired from the anniversary editions of Yamaha YZF-R1, R6 and R125 and looks awesome in red and white. The As per the company both the bikes are very exclusive and only 4000 units will be manufactured. Yamaha R15 50th Anniversay is priced at Rs. 1.11 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) and the Fiery Red Limited Edition R15 is priced at Rs. 1.10 lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi), which is around Rs. 3000-3500 costly than the regular Yamaha R15 Version 2.0. Other bikes on display were Yamaha R15 Version 2.0, FZ16, FZS, Fazer, YZF R1, FZ1 and other regular models from Yamaha India's Stable.

    Yamaha will be launching the Ray Scooter in the Indian market on the 14th of September, 2012. The company has already started bookings of the Yamaha Ray, which can be done for Rs. 5000/- at Yamaha dealers across the country. Deliveries will start in the second week of October. This is Yamaha’s first foray into the lucrative scooter market in India. Internationally Yamaha has a good line-up of scooters on sale. If the Yamaha Ray does good numbers, the Japanese automaker could bring in more scooters to India, thereby challenging Honda for market share eventually.

When Yamaha unveiled the Ray Scooter at the 2012 Auto Expo, the company did not reveal any specifications about the product. There were abundant guesses about the cubic capacity of the Ray. Since the Ray is a Yamaha product, most people thought it would be powered by a 125cc engine. However Yamaha has gone with a 113cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled SOHC engine. This engine will produce around 8 BHP of peak power at 8000 RPM and around 8.62 Nm of peak torque at 7000 RPM (torque figures are not confirmed). The company claims a mileage of 45 km/l.
The Yamaha Ray scooter will feature telescopic front suspension and a good amount of under seat storage. It weighs around 105 kgs and is being positioned towards female riders. The on-road price in Pune would be Rs. 51,000/-, while the on-road Mumbai price would be Rs. 56,500/-. Yamaha will be producing the Ray at its Surajpur facility. The company plans to export the SZ and FZ-series motorcycles to South America and Africa in the future. The motorcycle major is also working hard to increase localization on its products, which would ensure more aggressive pricing of future bikes.
Yamaha R 15 series
    Yamaha R15 was the first model for the Indian market designed in the true supersport image and featuring a high-level balance of enjoyable running performance on winding roads. Now, Yamaha India has launched 2011 model of Yamaha R15, which is priced at Rs. 1.07 lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi). The company is promoting it as 'R15 Version 2.0', which resembles to R1, to some extent. Previously, it was expected to be launched in April, then in July, finally New Yamaha R15 version 2.0 is here, it is one of the most awaited bikes of 2011. But the sad part is that New R15 Version 2.0's specifications are exactly the same in comparison to R15 Version 1.0 except the kerb weight which is now 136 kgs. The engine displacement, maximum power and maximum torque figures are same. Yamaha fans would be feeling very disappointed with this because they were waiting for R15 Version 2.0 from 10-12 months and it was expected that power will be increased from 16.8 bhp to 20-22 bhp and torque from 15 nm to 18-19 nm but Yamaha India has kept all the technical specifications intact.
      According to Yamaha India while maintaining the proven ease of handling of the R15 version 1.0, the R15 version 2.0 boasts of spruced up looks and better performance in circuit riding. The design elements are borrowed from the supersport model YZF-R1 that is adapted from YZR-M1 MotoGP race machine. The R15 version 2.0 has undergone changes as compared to the present YZF-R15 in the specs of the Engine Control unit (ECU), drivetrain unit, a long aluminum swing arm, wider front and rear tires (radial tire for the rear), split seat, LED taillights and new-design middle cowl & tail cowl. On sales target, Mr Roy Kurian, National Business Head, said: “We aim to sell 5.3 lakh bikes by this fiscal. For YZF-R15, our target is 3,000 bikes per month.”