So, the price of the scooter will also be higher at around Rs. 2 lakh, making it a high-powered premium scooter on offer. It will also have no rivals to compete with, as it will be one of its kind.

The higher-powered retro scooter would be powered by a 278 cc, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine that delivers 21 bhp and 22 Nm of torque. The engine gets mated to an automatic transmission.

The Vespa GTS 300 is also high on functional equipment including the braking, which is done by 220 mm disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels. Suspension duties are handled by the single arm suspension at the front and dual spring shocks at the rear.

Despite these features, equipment and higher power of the engine, Piaggio is well aware of the fact that it can’t target the high volume market with the Vespa GTS 300. So, it has decided the bring the scooter to India via the CBU route instead of the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route.
Currently under homologation, ARAI has found homologation difficult owing to lack of equipment. So, this will further delay the launch of the scooter by a couple of months. If the homologation is done quick, the launch of the Vespa GTS 300 may be expected by late this year.

Height adjustable seats, chrome-finished mirrors, matte-finished body paint, etc. will make the Vespa GTS 300 attractive and for its price of Rs. 2 lakhs, it is expected to be lapped up by retro scooter enthusiasts in limited numbers in India.