Italian two-wheeler brand Piaggio has unveiled the tremendously exclusive Vespa 946 Emporio Armani Edition in India priced at a whopping Rs 12,04,970 (ex-showroom, Pune). The scooter was commissioned previous year to mark the 40th anniversary of Georgio Armani and the 130th anniversary of the Piaggio Group and obtaining styling from the iconic fashion brand, Armani.
Along with novel special edition Vespa 946, Piaggio India has also unveiled its 70th Anniversary Edition Vespa that has been priced at Rs 96,500 (ex-showroom, Pune). With such an exclusive price label, the new Piaggio Vespa 946 Emporio Armani edition becomes the next most expensive scooter in the nation following the Aprilia SRV 850 ABS and the most luxurious Vespa in India.
Furthermore the scooter reaches India taking the CBU (completely built unit) route on a made to order basis. Not only is the Vespa 946 Emporio Armani edition the epitome of styling and comfort, it also peaks on snob value by a heavy margin. Interestingly, Piaggio shared that the Vespa 946 has previously conventional two orders from India.
In terms of design and styling, the Piaggio Vespa 946 Emporio Armani edition takes motivation from the 1946 Vespa scooters, attached with the most superior technology in the scooter section. The scooter is underpinned by a steel plate monocoque frame with aluminium parts counting the rims, handlebar, side panels, and front mudguard that are emphasized by neo-retro character lines and the matte black colour.
The metal parts have been shaped using galvanic treatments and have a satin complete, and generate a solid effect in line with the concluding 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 on top of the headlight. The characteristic line comprises brown leather finishes counting the floating seat and grips, full LED headlamp, tail light and indicators, as well as an LCD instrument cluster among others.
The new Vespa 70th Anniversary edition, on the extra, is based on the VXL model and marks the 70th anniversary of the Italian scooter brand. The special edition model is limited to 500 units in the nation and comes with an exclusive Azurro 70 body colour, brown leather pattern seats, fly screen chrome rear carrier, chrome perimeter guard with integrated foot step for pillion and special glossy dust grey alloy wheels.
You also get a chrome Vespa 70th Anniversary logo on the glovebox. 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, whereas 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.