After launching the SR 150 model last year in India at Rs 65,000, Aprilia has launched another model under the SR line-up dubbed at SR 150 Race. Equipped with new body graphics and new CVT gearbox, the new Aprilia SR 150 Race is priced at Rs 70,288, ex-showroom Mumbai. The new scooter is Rs 2,338 more expensive than the regular SR150. Power on the new Race edition comes from the same 154.4cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that churns out 10.40bhp of power and 11.5Nm of torque. Power is send to the rear wheel through the new CVT gearbox.
The Aprilia SR 150 Race is available in new colour scheme, which is inspired by the Aprilia MotoGp race bike. This sports scooter gets the bold ‘Fluo Rosso’ red and green stickers. Its 14-inch wheels are now painted in new red shade while the front caliper is now coloured gold. The Italian automaker is currently working with MRF and the scooter could switch to MRF tyres in future if performance requirement is met.
Commenting on the new addition, Mr. Stefano Pelle, Managing Director and CEO – Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited said, “The great response we got when we introduced the SR150 in India last year gave us the confidence that the market is now ripe for change. The youth of India is keen to explore the new and this augurs well for a brand like ours which thrives on building different categories in every market that we operate in. We hope that the SR150 RACE brings our patrons even closer to the racy appeal they long for in their daily rides and changes, yet again, the way India purchases its 2-wheelers.”
The scooter is painted in a new metallic grey shade that complements the company’s trademark bright sticker work. At the front, the scooter has a tricolor strip placed under the twin headlamps while the red rear springs add to its overall styling. The SR 150 Race now features different gearing from the regular model, and is claimed to have a better acceleration. The new model has more grunt initially, which makes it a good product even in traffic.
The suspension set up on the Aprilia SR 150 Race edition comprises of telescopic forks at front and single-sided coil spring at the rear. Braking power is derived from the 220mm disc brake in front and rear axle uses the 240mm drum units, Besides, the scooter rides on the 120/70-14 tyres wrapped to the alloy wheels. In terms of styling, the scooter dons dual headlamps and steering cowl-mounted indicators completing the aggressive look.
Other details such as the exposed engine & transmission case stand, large seat with dual-tone black-red finish, split grab rails and vertical taillight reinforce the sporty character. Additionally, the race edition is offered with optional accessory for customization.
Aprilia SR 150 Race Price In India
|Ex-showroom, Mumbai||Rs 70,238|
Aprilia SR 150 Specifications
|Engine||154.4cc, single-cylinder air-cooled carbureted|
|Maximum Power||11.4bhp @ 7,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||11.5Nm @ 5,500rpm|
Just so you know, the standard SR 150 scooter is produced locally at Piaggio India’s manufacturing unit at Baramati in Maharashtra alongside other Vespa models. Yet a new player in the Indian two-wheeler market, the Aprilia SR 150 goes up against Piaggio Vespa and other models from Mahindra Peugeot line-up in the future.