Italian two-wheeler brand Piaggio has launched the extremely exclusive Vespa 946 Emporio Armani Edition in India priced at a whopping ₹ 12,04,970 (ex-showroom, Pune). The scooter was commissioned last year to mark the 40th anniversary of Georgio Armani and the 130th anniversary of the Piaggio Group and receives styling from the iconic fashion brand, Armani. Along with new special edition Vespa 946, Piaggio India has also launched its 70th Anniversary Edition Vespa that has been priced at ₹ 96,500 (ex-showroom, Pune).
In terms of design and styling, the Piaggio Vespa 946 Emporio Armani edition takes inspiration from the 1946 Vespa scooters, coupled with the most advanced technology in the scooter segment. The scooter is underpinned by a steel plate monocoque frame with aluminium parts including the rims, handlebar, side panels, and front mudguard that are accentuated by neo-retro character lines and the matte black colour.
The metal parts have been produced using galvanic treatments and have a satin finish, and create an opaque effect in line with the finishing touches of the body. The scooter also comes with the words 'Emporio Armani' on the side, while the iconic eagle logo of the brand sits above the headlight. The feature line includes brown leather finishes including the floating seat and grips, full LED headlamp, tail light and indicators, as well as an LCD instrument cluster among others.
Mechanical, the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani is powered by a 125cc single-cylinder unit, that churns out 11.7bhp of power and 10.3Nm of torque, while paired to an automatic transmission. The scooter will also come with 220mm double disc brakes, dual-channel ABS and ASR (Anti-Slip Regulator) traction control.
Both scooters will be retailed via Vespa dealerships and Piaggio's Motoplex showrooms across India. Bookings for the limited edition scooters have commenced as well.