Vespa VXL 150
Specification: Vespa VXL 150
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|4. Brakes, Wheels & Suspensions|
|5. Top Speed and Mileage|
- Monocoque frame.
- Front suspension.
- Front brake.
- Large storage.
- Wide variety of prices for different colors.
- Small and thin tires.
- Low power.
Having a Vespa in 2020 makes the rider cooler than most motorcycle riders. That is because a Vespa induces personality. Riding a Vespa instantly makes the rider seem more mature. It also means that the rider has good taste. Similarly, a Vespa VXL 150 induces personality and seems very mature.
The Vespa VXL 150 is a 150cc commuting scooter. It was introduced by Piaggio Bangladesh. It has multiple iterations, as most Vespa scooters come with similar engines, which are tuned slightly differently. The biggest drawback of the Vespa VXL 150 is the wide variety of pricing according to color.
The Vespa VXL 150 has an extended 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 VXL 150 unique compared to other scooters.
The Vespa VXL 150 also has a unibody structure. This means the Vespa VXL 150 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 Vespa VXL 150 comes in five colors. They are:
- Azzuro Provenza (Blue).
- Matt Black.
- Pearl White.
- Beige Elegant.
All the above-mentioned colors do not have any decals. They are all unicolored scooters.
The Vespa VXL 150 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 VXL 150 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 150mm, which makes it susceptible to most speed bumps in Bangladesh.
Engine and Transmission:
The Vespa VXL 150 comes with an aluminum cylinder head, overhead cam, and roller rocker arm fitted engine. 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 150cc scooters. But that also increases the fuel efficiency of the scooter. The scooter can give around 45-50kmpl of mileage on average.
The Vespa VXL 150 comes with a fully automatic gearbox, which makes it very much easy to control. The Vespa VXL 150 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 VXL 150 comes with a disc-drum setup. The front has a disc brake which enhances the braking performance of the scooter. The rear brake is a 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 VXL 150 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 VXL 150 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.
Like most Vespas, the Vespa VXL 150 was also made for scooter enthusiasts mostly. A lot of commuters such as students/office-goers will choose this scooter, but considering the price, the scooter has very little to offer, as most scooters which cost around 2 lac have a dual-disc setup, whereas this only has one. This is at the end of the day a Vespa, which induces and oozes off personality.
Availability: Available at all Vespa/Piaggio Dealerships around Bangladesh.
Vespas do not have any competition, as they have a class of their own. Vespas are not made in any particular class, as these are mostly premium luxury scooters.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
The FAQs about the Vespa VXL 150 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 VXL 150?
Answer: The Vespa VXL 150 has a mileage of around 45kmpl on average, which may vary.
4. What kind of scooter is the Vespa VXL 150?
Answer: Vespa VXL 150 is a premium commuting scooter.
All in all, the Vespa VXL 150 is a well-built and strong scooter with sentimental value. The Vespa VXL 150 will be very admired by scooter/Vespa enthusiasts as it embraces the classic looks, with minimalistic modern features.