Vespa SXL 125
Specification: Vespa SXL 125
|2. Engine & Transmission|
|4. Brakes, Wheels & Suspensions|
|5. Top Speed and Mileage|
Three things are popular in Italy. A Ferrari, which is the sexiest, Pasta, the tastiest, and a Vespa, the cutest. If you see a Vespa you start to imagine riding it through the narrow lanes of Italy in a drizzling evening. The feeling is even more amplified if you see a Vespa SXL 125. Vespa has never compromised with quality, not in 1946, not now.
Vespa is a sub-brand of Piaggio, from Italy. Vespa has been doing business in Bangladesh for quite some time. Vespa has brought all the versions of Vespa below 125cc to Bangladesh and has received quite some recognition. The Vespa SXL 125 is a 125cc commuting scooter by Vespa.
The Vespa SXL 125 has a wide single seat. The single seat was made with storage underneath it. The storage is large enough to hold a full-face helmet and more. The special feature is not space, it is the construction of the space. The scooter has a removable storage unit.
Which allows the rider/service providers to access the engine. This is a feature that makes the Vespa SXL 125 unique compared to other scooters. It also comes with a door for the spark plugs, which will allow services to be smoother and simpler.
The Vespa SXL 125 also has a unibody structure. This means the Vespa SXL 125 comes with a monocoque chassis/frame. This allows the scooter to be strong to the core and also makes it less vulnerable to crashes/damages. This kind of chassis although drops the performance of the scooter, but it also increases the longevity of the scooter.
The headlight of the Vespa SXL 125, is the most unique feature of this scooter. It is a rectangular headlight with a bulb. The light design is nothing like other Vespa scooters. It is made this way to give a wider field of view and better illumination.
The Vespa SXL 125 comes in three colors. They are:
- Matt Black.
- Pearl White.
- Matt Red Dragon.
All the above-mentioned colors do not have any decals. They are all unicolored scooters.
Note: All the colors may or may not be available at all times.
The Vespa SXL 125 is a small and elegant machine. It has a saddle height of 770mm. Which allows riders of 5’3” to comfortably ride the scooter. The leg rest at the front also has adequate space for taller riders not to feel uncomfortable. The scooter has a fuel tank of 8liters, which makes it very tough to take it on long rides.
The length, width, height, and weight of the Vespa SXL 125 are 1770mm, 690mm, 1140mm, and 114kg. The scooter may seem quite heavy, but the weight is quite less considering the full metal chassis. The scooter also has a small wheelbase of 1290mm, which brings the question of balancing the scooter at high speeds. It also has a ground clearance of merely 125mm, which makes it susceptible to most speed bumps in Bangladesh.
Engine and Transmission:
The Vespa SXL 125 comes with an aluminum cylinder head, overhead cam, and roller rocker arm fitted engine which has a cubic capacity of 125cc. The engine is also air-cooled and carbureted. The engine pumps out 9.9BHP of power at 7000rpm, and 10.6Nm of torque at 5500rpm. The power is quite less compared to most 125cc scooters. But that also increases the fuel efficiency of the scooter. The scooter can give around 45-50kmpl of mileage on average.
The Vespa SXL 125 comes with a fully automatic gearbox, which makes it very much easy to control. The Vespa SXL 125 also has an engine-mapping system, which makes it detect the situation and send power to the wheels accordingly.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Vespa SXL 125 comes with a disc-drum setup. The front has a 200mm ventilated disc brake which enhances the braking performance of the scooter. The rear brake is a 140mm drum brake system, which is very basic and backdated. Although the system may not be the best for the highway, it is quite well and suitable for the city commute.
The Vespa SXL 125 has Aircraft derived single side arm Front Suspension with Anti-Dive characteristics. Now the street meaning of that is “good shock-absorbing suspension at the front”. The rear has a suspension with Dual-Effect Hydraulic Shock Absorber. And that means that the rear also has a single suspension on one side.
The Vespa SXL 125 comes with alloy wheels. The front has 110/70 and the rear has 120/70 section tubeless tires. The wheels are 11” and 10” at the front and rear respectively. The small wheels may cause a bit of a problem with stability. The thickness of the tires also limits the leaning of the scooter. The tires may be of the same dimensions compared to other scooters, but it gets a semi-off-road tread for better grip.
The Vespa SXL 125 was made for the young generation, who are looking to have a hint of the classic in their daily life. This bike will bring back a lot of memories for many people, but it will also allow them to make newer memories. It was made for the people who are looking to make a mark and to stand out in the crowd.
Vespas being unique and having a monumental, does not deserve any competitors.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
The FAQs about the Vespa SXL 125 are answered below.
1) What is the cheapest Vespa in Bangladesh?
Answer: The cheapest Vespa in Bangladesh is the Vespa Notte 125. It costs around 1,65,250 BDT.
2) What is the price range of the Vespa scooters?
Answer: Vespas can cost between 1,65,250 BDT to 2,15,000 BDT.
3) How fuel-efficient is the Vespa SXL 125?
Answer: The Vespa SXL 125 has a mileage of around 45-50kmpl on average, which may vary.
4) What kind of scooter is the Vespa SXL 125?
Answer: Vespa SXL 125 is a premium commuting scooter.
All in all, the Vespa SXL 125 is a well-built and strong scooter with sentimental value. The Vespa SXL 125 will be very admired by scooter/Vespa enthusiasts as it embraces the classic looks, with minimalistic modern features.