November 15, 2016 – Piaggio India has finally launched the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani and Vespa 70th Anniversary Editions at Rs 12.04 lakh and Rs 96,500 (ex-showroom, Pune) respectively. While the former celebrates 40th anniversary of Georgio Armani and 130th anniversary of the Piaggio Group, the latter one marks the 70th birthday of the Vespa.
The Vespa 946 Emporio Armani edition is being imported to India as a CBU unit. It is the second most expensive offering from the Italian scooter maker in the country, first is the Aprilia SRV 850 ABS. As a reminder, the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani had its India debut at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.
Also Read – Vespa GTS 300 – Explained in 8 Quick Points
Designed with inputs from Giorgio Armani, the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani Edition is based on a steelplate monocoque frame made-up of several aluminium components such as handlebar, rims, front mudguard, side panels, etc. Made via galvanic treatment, the metal parts of the scooter have a stain finish enhancing its retro appeal. Other design highlights include a signature eagle badge above the headlight and an embossed ‘Emporio Aarmani’ moniker on the side. The floating seat with brown-leather finishes looks sporty.
This special edition also gets LED headlamp, 120/70-12 front and 130/70-12 rear tyres, tail light and indicators and a LCD instrument cluster. Braking power for the Vespa 946 special edition comes from the dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system), ASR traction control system and 220mm double disc brakes. Talking about the engine, the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani derives its power from a 125cc, 3-valve, single-cylinder motor benefited with electronic injection system and CVT.
With reduced friction and better fluid dynamics, this power mill is claimed to offer best-in-category performance. It complies the current emission norms. The power and torque figures of this engine stand at 11.7bhp and 10.3Nm respectively. The scooter has a fuel tank capacity of 8.5-litre.
On the other hand, the Vespa 70th Anniversary Edition comes with a choice of two exclusive colours – ‘Azzurro 70’(silver blue) and ‘Grigio 70’ (silver gray). Based on the Vespa VXL, this special edition is powered by a 150cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that belts our a maximum power of 11.6hp and 11.5Nm of torque. The mill is paired to a CVT (Continuously Variable automatic Transmission). Both the special editions feature a dark leather colour seat, pewter gray wheels and a chromed rear luggage rack with a retro dark leather bag.
Vespa 70th Anniversary Edition