India’s first “sport-scooterbike” – Aprilia SR 150 is available at an introductory price of Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom, Pune).
The Aprilia SR 150 shares its engine with Vespa 150 - i.e. 154.4cc, single-cylinder carbureted with 3-valves and air cooling system.
Piaggio India has finally started the deliveries of the powerful Aprilia SR 150 in the country. Launched on August 22, the SR 150 is called the sports crossover bike. Bookings for the scooter began almost a month before the launch of the scooter. It is the first automatic scooter launched by the Italian two-wheeler maker in India. The deliveries of the scooter have started in limited cities including Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kerala and Chennai. Developed at Piaggio’s Baramati Maharashtra plant, the SR 150 will be retailed via Vespa showrooms across India. Priced at Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom, Pune), the SR 150 scooter is being manufactured with 90 per cent localisation. Initially, Aprilia aims to produce 180 units/day of the scooter that will be increased to 500 units in near future.
Touted as India’s first “sport-scooterbike”, the SR 150 was put up on display at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo in early February. This scooterbike has been designed and developed in Italy. The Italian Marquee also plans to launch more scooters under the SR moniker, and the next model is expected to be launched in 2017. It will be Aprilia’s first ever moto scooter in the country. The company is also selling the RSV 4 and the Tuono superbikes. Powering the moto scooter is a 150cc engine that generates power worth 11.4bhp against 11.5Nm of torque.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Aprilia SR 150 in 5 quick points –
|Ex-showroom, Pune||Rs 65,000|
The Italian two-wheeler maker introduced the new Aprilia 150cc scooter at an introductory price of Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom, Pune).
|Engine||154.4cc, single-cylinder air-cooled carbureted|
|Maximum Power||11.4bhp @ 7,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||11.5Nm @ 5,500rpm|
Since the Aprilia SR 150 shares its engine with the Vespa 150, it will be as fuel efficient as its sibling. With a carbureted engine, this scooter returns mileage between 40kmpl – 45kmpl.
The new Aprilia scooter has very neat and clean design. This sport-scooterbike carries a twin headlight with two air inlets, 14-inch black alloy wheels, performance tyres, sporty body graphics and a twin-pod instrument cluster. Braking system of the scooter consists of a 220 mm front disc and 140mm rear drum brake. Under its dual-tone seat, the scooter has a fuel tank with a capacity of 7 litres. The SR 1500cc comes in a choice of two colour options – Black and White.
The new Aprilia SR 150 scooter is powered by a 154.4cc, single-cylinder carbureted engine with 3-valves and air cooling system. It’s the same engine that does duty in the Vespa 150. This power mill is belts out a maximum power of 11.4bhp at 7,000rpm against a peak torque of 11.5Nm at 5,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the wheels via a CVT gearbox.