Vespa 946 Emporio Armani is the most expensive scooter in India; Piaggio Group also launched the 70th Anniversary Edition
Piaggio Group has launched the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani scooter in India at a price tag of Rs. 12,04,970 (ex-showroom, Pune). This is the most expensive scooter available in domestic market at present. Alongside this model, the Vespa 70th Anniversary Edition scooter has been launched as well at a price tag of Rs. 96,500 (ex-showroom, Pune).
The 946 Emporio Armani is based on Vespa 946 and the special edition scooter has been jointly designed by famous designer Giorgio Armani and the Italian scooter manufacturer, to celebrate 40th anniversary of Giorgio Armani Foundation and 130th birthday of Piaggio Group. Both the 946 Emporio Armani and 70th Anniversary Edition models will be sold through Piaggio Group’s Motoplex showrooms.
The Vespa 946 Emporio Armani will be sold as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) and will be available on made-to-order basis, while the 70th Anniversary Edition scooter will be manufactured in India and available in 500 units only.
The Vespa 946 Emporio Armani is built on a steel-plate monocoque frame and it incorporates plenty of aluminum parts. The scooter features Emporio Armani lettering on side and it gets full LED headlamp, LED indicators and taillights. Apart from that the full LCD instrument cluster enhances the scooter’s premium appeal and premium quality leather seats offering comfort to the rider.
Power source for the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani is a 125cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, which is mated to a CVT and churns out 11.7 bhp of peak power and 10.3 Nm of peak torque. For braking duty the scooter uses 220mm front and rear disc brakes, dual-channel ABS. It runs on 12-inch wheels wrapped in 120/70-12 front tyre and 130/70-12 rear tyre. Its 8.5-litre fuel tank ensures practicality of long range riding, combined with the luxury.
On the other hand, the Vespa 70th Anniversary Edition has been launched to celebrate the famous Italian scooter brand’s 70th anniversary. Based on the Vespa VXL, it dons an exclusive Azurro 70 body colour, brown leather seats, chrome garnished wing mirrors and rear carrier and a 70th Anniversary logo on the glovebox as well.