Hi Fellow Fiatians, Need your help in my two wheeler buying decision. As the subject suggests you all may have guessed the contendors by now Belissima Italian: Vespa VX Japanese Bishoujo: Honda Activa 125 Indian Beauty: TVS Wego Usage: To be primarily used by wife to commute to work and pick up our daughter in evening from Creche/School. I will use too sometimes if I do not want to take my bike out. I have a Avenger with 40 K on the odometer in its 7th year. With our daughter growing up fast she usually wants to go out with me when I go for short trips around the house for grocery or other such stuff. I do not take her as Avenger being a cruiser the turning radius is already a turn off. With a kid sitting in front it becomes more cumbersome.She usually becomes sad and I have to take the car out.So such trips would be made with the scooter as ferrying kids in a scooter is much more easier. I would be buying the Disc Brake version of one of these three. I have test rode all the three( Wego non disc version). Here are my observations Vespa VX +ves Truly Italian and head turner in every sense. Monocoque Chasis Best Suspension among three but on the stiffer side. Aids handling more than ride quality Good braking Stands out in the crowd Very easy to maneovre to slender frame(Even though the weight is 114 kgs you do not feel the weight). Build Quality is top notch. -ves Pricing is a dampner @ close to 92 K for VX. Though with discounts will cost 85 K if bought this month. Smaller 10 inchers tires do not inspire confidence. It slipped once when I testdrove. Not as good a handler as Wego. Its better than Honda though. Ride quality not as plush as the other two but not a deal breaker though. Maintainence is going to be costlier than other two 12 inch tires would have made it the best handler by a big margin. Now Wego beats it just by a little. With a Italian car already @ home I have a soft corner Vespa and would have bought it in a blink had it not been priced steeply or had it came on top in the handling department. Compared to Wego the difference in negligible for Mango people but for entusiats like us it can be the deal breaker. Honda Activa 125 +ves Brilliant braking due to Combi set up. The same can be achieved manually in the other 2 scooters by an experienced driver. Best ride Quality. Suspension set up is soft and aids ride quality more than handling ASS availability being a Honda Bullet Proof Relaibility -ves Worst handler among the three. Pricing close to 80 K and suddenly Vespa seems value for money Dealer attitude. Worst among 3 and Honda being the best seller I am a little concerned about ASS. Heaviest of the 3 and hence manoeuvreing is going to be most cumbersome. Build Quality is not up to mark. I mean for a 80 K vehicle its no where close to Vespa in terms of quality. Its more close to Wego in quality. Is the last contendor among three. If I buy this vehicle the only reason would be brilliant braking and reliability TVS Wego +ves Best Handling among the three. With a moncoque chassis it would have been miles ahead of the rest. Body balance really works. Combination of 12 inchers tires, lightest body and aerodyamic design Ride and Handling balance is best among three. Good braking Best suspesion set up. Excellent VFM @ 63 K. Lightest among the three. -ves Least powerful engine. A bigger 125 CC engine would have done the justice to this good handler. Quality not comparable to Vespa though for the price its ok. Quality Niggles as mentioned in various reviews by owners. Not sure of ASS. I could not find a disc version to test drive as the dealers I went to didnt have disc versions. Still not sure of the availablity of disc version. I had driven a disc version of Wego 3 years back and found it second best to Avaitor at that time. Aviator was just ahead due to combi braking. For me it is the top contendor among the three. Excellent VFM, best ride and handling. I found it similar to Fiat. Best ride and handling but engine which doesn't do justice to its capabilities. Excellent VFM. Alas its not an Italian. I found it more close to my car than the Italian Vespa. Honda comes a last as always for me. It does everything well but there is no absolute USP. Doesnt stand out as well. The only reason I can think of is reliability and combi braking of Hondas. But the steep pricing and suddenly Vespa looks more promising. Wego beats it in most areas except a less powerful engine. Braking no doubt is brilliant in Honda for a scooter but the same can be achieved by the other two in an experienced hand. Wego looks to be the winner here with the body balance being the USP. Rest all things is on par with the other two with the only glaring difference being the least powerful engine. Other areas where it trails like quality etc. it makes up for being an excellent VFM. The price justifies it being the best option among the three. And then the Italian Vespa. Anyone who loves Fiat is bound to love the Vespa. Its a head turner which ever angle you look at it from. USP has got to be looks looks and looks and it being the stand out one just like Fiats. Its a differnt matter that Fiats stand out as it doesn't sell. But Vespas have that exclusivity due to the retro looks, build quality and premuiumness. Besides the build quality and technologies used are ahead of competition. As a stand alone it justifies its price as well. But bring in competition and suddenly it doesn't seem to be sensible choice. Think Suzuki Gixxer SF and suddenly it looks more VFM when compared to Vespa VX. I know its comparing apples to oranges but still. Somehow for all the technologies that has gone in my expectations were pretty high. The suspenion system, the chassis and I had thought it would be terrific fun to drive. For me Wego beats it in the area which is the most importatnt one for me. Ride and handling even though just by a whisker. I had though the vespa would beat it by a big margin. Alas it lost by a very small margin. My wife wants the Vespa and my heart says Vespa too. I have a soft corner for all things Italian. Be it food or cars or bikes. We had a LML Vespa Supremo if anyone remebers the big scooter before LML shut shop. I loved it back then and it was one of the best back then in the second half of 90s. But as soon as you bring the price on to the table Wego is where the head points to. No doubt the Vespa is ahead of its competitors as far as quality, premiumness and technolgies used comes to picture. But its still a scooter at the end and for all the technologies used it has at the very best 10-15 more top speed to show for. And with a scooter I do not think we will ever drive anything beyond 80 or 90 at best. The price differential of over 20 K and further premium on ASS is a dampner. We are getting a 6 K off on accessories, helmet,RSA and extended warranty which the dealer says is only for this month. Unlike Fiats which has discounts almost through out I dont think the same is the case with Vespa. I beleive it sells well. May be experts can enlighten me. Else I can go ahead and buy it this month only if I finally decide to follow my heart. Hoping that my fellow riders will help me out of this two wheeled dilema.