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Old 15th January 2012, 06:25   #31
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These vespas definitely look feminine. Not many males like to be spotted on a scooter, that too a gearless one like Activa etc and in most of the cases, the "primary" user is a female.
LoL man, What's your point? There are no geared scooters out there anymore.

Step out of your house and look at how many males are happily driving Activas.

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But I doubt how many females (barring very few) would actually appreciate and value the "retro-ness" of these beauties since they resemble more of the old vespas that our fathers used to ride.
Well thats the definition of retro.
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Step out of your house and look at how many males are happily driving Activas.
Forget Activa. You'd be surprised how many men ride Hero Pleasure singing 'Why should boys have all the fun'.

I thought Vespa is defenitly female. But somehow the female friends/ family I have seems to highly disapprove! One look at the auto expo pictures (on this thread) and all i got was comments of - 'It looks like an old scooter!'.
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Well, they do look nice but I don't discern much "retro" there. I might have wanted one if they had the real classic looks.

They will sell more than the Mahindra nee Kinetic, but nowhere near the Activa numbers. Not even close to the Access numbers. When it comes to small displacement engines, whatever the Europeans can do, the Japs will do better.
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Make it for the masses, price it correctly, tune it to have a fine balance between power and mileage, let spares be reasonably priced and then see the numbers. This scooter will sell like hot cakes. It is easily the best looking scooter around. Slotting it as a premium lifestyle product won't cut it. Piaggio should perhaps launch their 250+ cc models for the premium segment. This one is for the masses. I love it and would definitely like to buy one.
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LoL man, What's your point? There are no geared scooters out there anymore.

Step out of your house and look at how many males are happily driving Activas.

Well thats the definition of retro.
The geared scooter category has been completely replaced by bikes. Agree that males are happily riding activas (including me) but that is why I mentioned it is not their primary vehicle. Even my activa is primarily used by my wife while I occassionally use it when I feel too lazy to use the car for going to the neighborhood kirana shop.

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I thought Vespa is defenitly female. But somehow the female friends/ family I have seems to highly disapprove! One look at the auto expo pictures (on this thread) and all i got was comments of - 'It looks like an old scooter!'.
Exactly my point too.
And the broader point is: Lets wait and see whether it is accepted by females.
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Vespa now launched @ Rs.66,661 ex showroom Maharashtra.

Piaggio launches Vespa in India at Rs 66,661 - The Times of India

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/12878419.cms

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Mod Note : Please continue the discussion on the Vespa Launch Thread. Thanks.

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