Grabbing eyeballs at the Vespa stall at this year’s Auto Expo was the gorgeously styled Vespa 946 scooter – if we can call it that. With its floating saddle and clip-on pillion seat and strikingly futuristic lines, the 946 looks like a Flintstones-meet-Jetsons creation, straight out of a Hanna-Barbera production.
And now, Piaggio have gone a step ahead and outdone themselves by unveiling a limited edition of the 946. Pictured below in creamy white and space-age silver, the Vespa 946 Bellissima is a more chiselled version of the regular scooter.
Just like the 946, this edition will get a full LED headlamp, indicators and tail light and a fully digital LCD instrument cluster. However, the updates will come in the form of a¬†chrome plated rear rack and the shade card will also include Metallic Blue and Metallic Gray. ¬†A passenger kit complimenting the design and colour of the updated version will be offered along with the Bellissima.
A 155cc, single-cylinder fuel-injected motor¬†powers the Vespa 946 Bellissima and makes 13.2PS of peak power and delivers ¬†maximum torque of 12.6Nm.¬†The regular Vespa 946 comes with¬†ABS and¬†ASR (anti-slip regulator) Traction Control¬† as standard and has a¬†body built from welded steel. But for the purpose of lightness, speed and durability, the new edition has aluminium components incorporated into its frame and mudguard.
Only a 100 units of the Vespa 946 Bellissima will be sold in the European market and they’re bound to be rather dear. The regular Vespa 946 itself comes at ‚ā¨7,850 which is a steep Rs 6.35 lakh.