Insider news or not ... I'll believe it when i see it.
On a side note, thats a great initiative. Cost of Production is going higher and higher these days so its understandable why its happening.
Waisay i don't think they'll be struggling with it. They will most probably use the same frame, Rims etc from Piaggio 125cc. They'll most certainly put a slightly bigger tyre for stability (current Rims will be able to sustain that just fine) etc -- Well, you get the point.
Another thing ... August main, news about Deluxe are also emerging. Something about "Change" in it. If Piaggio is coming out with a 150cc then AHL will have to do the same for remain competitive.