Aprilia Tuono 150 is a semi-faired motorcycle powered by a 150cc, fuel injected engine, which is capable of producing 18bhp of power and 14Nm of torque
Italian two-wheeler maker, Aprilia seems aggressive with its product strategy for the growing Indian market. Buoyed by positive response for SR 150 scooter, Aprilia is now planning to launch 150cc performance motorcycles in the Indian market. At the 14th edition of Asia’s biggest automotive edition – Delhi Auto Expo 2018 – the Italian maker has showcased two 150cc motorcycles – Tuono 150 and RS 150. Talking about Aprilia Tuono 150, it is a semi-faired motorcycle which shares design cues with the RS 150.
The Aprilia Tuono 150 is designed and developed to target buyers looking for a sporty yet comfortable motorcycle for touring. This motorcycle is also expected to carry an aggressive budget, though it won’t be as cheap as other 150cc motorcycles in India. Instead of split seats available in RS 150, this motorcycle comes with a single seat that offers improved comfort for both the rider as well as the pillion. It is powered by a 150cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine, which is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
The company has showcased the semi-faired motorcycle at the auto event. Though, the exact launch date is yet to be announced. We believe that this motorcycle could be launched in the second half of 2018. We will update you as soon as Aprilia makes an official announcement on the same.
This 150cc semi-faired motorcycle will come as a premium offering from the Italian automaker. The company is aiming to produce this motorcycle in India and local manufacturing will help the automaker to achieve aggressive pricing. We believe that this model will be priced around Rs 1.5 lakh. Also Read – Aprilia SR 150 Details
Powering the Tuono 150 is a liquid cooled, 150cc, fuel injected engine that is capable of producing a maximum power output of 18bhp at 10,000rpm and a peak torque of 14Nm at 7,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. This motorcycle also comes with an accessory Quick Shifter, which will enable faster shifts and acceleration.
This semi-faired motorcycle comes equipped with a premium 40mm USD front forks with 110 wheel travel and monoshock absorber at the rear with 130mm travel. Though, the India-spec model could feature a telescopic suspension unit. Stopping power comes with 300mm disc with radial 4 piston caliper at the front and 218mm disc with single caliper at the rear. The front disc also comes equipped with Bosch ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).
The Tuono 150cc is a semi-faired motorcycle, which targets the enthusiasts looking for a comfortable and sporty motorcycle at a tight budget. This motorcycle comes with a semi-fairing and large wind-screen to reduce the wind blast, which ensures better performance during highway cruising. Some of the design highlights include LED headlamp and LED taillamp, single-seat layout, sculpted fuel tank, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), USD front forks and others. The footpegs are positioned towards the centre, which ensures relaxed riding posture. Adding to it, single-seat layout offers better comfort for both rider and pillion.