Piaggio India has updated its range of Vespa and Aprilia scooters with ABS and CBS technology. The safety features are now mandatory on all two-wheelers, both new and old. As part of an introductory offer, Piaggio is providing a lucrative offer on the ABS range of Vespa and Aprilia two-wheelers from April onwards, under which customers can enjoy benefits worth ₹ 6,000 on purchasing via PayTM. The Aprilia SR 150, Vespa SXL and VXL 150 now get single-channel ABS, while the Aprilia SR 125, and Vespa 125 range get CBS on offer. Prices for the updated models will be officially announced soon.
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Commenting on the introduction of new upgraded Vespa and Aprilia, Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO, Piaggio India said, "As a global brand, we are committed to the safety of our customers and delighted to comply with the changing safety norms from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. This move will improve the overall safety and riding standards of the two-wheeler industry. For us, our product portfolio was already ABS compliant last year, but we are launching them across the country now to fit the general demand."
Ashish Yakhmi, Head of Two-wheeler business added, "Our brands, Vespa & Aprilia have always stood for technological advancements, aligning our strategy of pursuing global innovations. Road safety is an important criteria for us hence, we are happy to offer India's first scooter with ABS and CBS technology for the best riding experience and performance. This makes our products not only stylish and sporty but also equipped with the latest safety system to provide a unique riding experiences."
Anti-Lock Brakes or ABS are mandated on two-wheelers above 125 cc and helps the vehicle to stop without slippage or wheel being locked in case of an emergency, thereby offering better control to the rider. Similarly, two-wheelers below the 125 cc displacement have Combined Braking System or CBS as standard fitment that provides proportional brake distribution between the front and rear wheels for added stability.