Piaggio India Launches Fuel Injection BS VI in Vespa Aprilia SR with 160 CC and 125 CC and Storm 125 CCDecember 23, 2019
Launches Fuel Injection BS VI in Vespa 125CC and 150 CC range, Aprilia SR with 160 CC and 125 CC and Storm 125 CC
Piaggio India today introduced Fuel Injection technology in its entire Vespa and Aprilia scooter range to comply with Bharat Stage Emission Standard VI (BS VI). With this launch, Piaggio India has established an important milestone towards cleaner technologies. This technological change would not only enhance the consumer riding experience but also with this compliance the Piaggio range of 2 wheelers manufactured in India will deliver its green objectives.
Aprilia SR Range gets a new high performance 160 CC engine with 11.00 PS peak power at its disposal and is ready to deliver extraordinary fun to its riders. In line with the Aprilia brand ethos “Designed for Racers, Built for riders”, the SR range continuously reinvents itself to reflect the high performance DNA of the brand; today, this high-performance couples with the high compliance to greener technology and the Aprilia Storm on other end, delivers the Aprilia philosophy to its Gen Z customers by complying to greener standards.
The iconic Vespa with its impeccable style statement is as thrilling and complying to cleaner emission standards.
Commenting on the incorporation of BS VI technology across Vespa and Aprilia, Mr. Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO, Piaggio India said, “We are pleased to transition effectively into BS VI emission norms for our Vespa and Aprilia range of scooters, well ahead of the deadline. Being aligned to the Government’ efforts on emission, we have achieved significant reduction in emission through our advanced combustion system. As a global brand, we understand the need to innovate and evolve, in order to build the mobility for future.”
Mr Ashish Yakhmi, Head of Two-wheeler business added, “At present, we have successfully integrated BS VI technology across Vespa and Aprilia brands of scooters and have started rolling out with BS-VI engines. Our upgraded range of scooters are available across dealerships in India. The BS-VI variant and models go on sale from now.”
Piaggio invented the Vespa in 1946. Having successfully established itself in the world-wide two-wheeler segment, Vespa was launched in India in April 2012. The Company has a state-of-the-art plant in Baramati, Maharashtra, where it manufactures the iconic Vespa alongside the newly launched Aprilia SR 150 and also manufactures a range of 3 and 4 wheeled commercial vehicles at a separate manufacturing facility in Baramati.
Aprilia was born into racing and is the real sporty flagship brand for Piaggio Group. With 294 Grand Prix races won in Road Racing World Championship, Aprilia holds the record for the most wins of any European manufacturer in the history of maximum motorcycle competitions. These are joined by an impressive 54 world titles: 38 in Road Racing World Championship, 7 in Superbike and 9 in Off Road disciplines.