‘Notte’ is the Italian word for ‘night’. As such, the Vespa Notte is a cosmetic variant of the Vespa VXL125 that has blacked out everything. The bodywork is cloaked in matte black, the wheels are black, and there is no chrome to be seen anywhere on it. It runs the same 9.5bhp/9.9Nm 125cc air-cooled single cylinder engine as the regular VXL 125.
The cosmetic enhancement is expected to be coupled with restricted numbers, to help its desirability and bump up the asking price. There is no real competition for the Vespa Notte other than products in the Vespa range and scooters from its sister brand, Aprilia.
Piaggio India, the parent company of Vespa launched the Vespa Notte 125 on 25 July 2018. It is the most affordable Vespa in the country at present, and is positioned below the LX 125. It is essentially the LX 125 but with an all-black colour scheme and with Notte badging on the apron storage box. The bodywork sports a matte black colour and the three-spoke alloy wheels are finished in black as well. Even the grab rails and the rear view mirrors get black finish, but the exhaust heat shield is in chrome.