Vespa LX125 to ditch its steel body for fiber to reduce costs?

by Paul Joseph on March 14, 2013 · 0 comments

Piaggio launched the Vespa LX125 in India with an aim to make it a fashion icon which would eventually rake in volumes. The LX125 did one thing as per the expectation, it became the fashion icon! The steep asking price ensured that the sales numbers are nowhere near the expectation. The success of the value for money scooters simply proved that most of the Indian buyers use their brains more than their hearts to arrive at a purchase decision. So Vespa brought down the price of the LX125 significantly but still the stylish retro scooter was expensive than its rivals. It’s high time for something to be done about it. Overdrive.in reports that the company is developing a fiber bodied scooter which could be priced in the vicinity of Rs. 50,000. The current LX125 employs body panels made up of steel. The fiber body would reduce the cost as well as the weight but will it be cheap enough to bring the cost down by around Rs. 12,000? Apart from fiber body, there could be further cost cutting, if at all the reported Rs. 50K cost target is to be met. We have earlier reported that Vespa is planning on a more sportier version of the LX125 which could come with front disc brake. A cheaper LX125 would enable more people to make their style statements. [Source: Overdrive.in ]

[via Indian Motos Blog]

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