Aprilia SR 150 Review: First Italian Performance Scooter Launched in India

Despite being a relatively small company by global motorcycling standards, Aprilia has been in the racing world for a long time. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer has enjoyed considerable success in road-racing and track-racing with their sportbikes such as the 1,000 cc V-twin RSV Mille and the V4 RSV4.

Now, the company has entered India with their array of advanced and premium range of sports scooters. One of the offerings from Aprilia is the SR150, a powerful scooter that showcases modern design and racing inspired features borrowed from the iconic superbikes of the brand.

Aprilia SR150

An aggressive styling and race like design stance make this scooter stand out from the entire scooter segment of the country. A strong steel frame runs along the base of this scooter for rigidity and unmatched manoeuvrability. Much of the design and making resembles the Aprilia family and that makes it recognisable from the first look itself. The Italian design and modern features of Aprilia scooters have changed the shape of the scooter segments sold across the country.

Design and Style
The SR 150 R has an aggressive and aerodynamic design inspired by the iconic sports bike Aprilia RSV1000 R Factory, thereby offering the best technology and safety which can be achieved on a sports scooter. A modern design reflects the making of this scooter and the sporty characteristics and race like stance separate the audience of this scooters from the normal scooter buyers and shows a lean towards the youth of the country.

Aprilia SR150 Side View

A trendy beak like apron embedded with a stylish double-barrel headlamp and a handle bar stamped with turn indicators reflects the youthful design of this and makes it a special treat for youngsters. A sporty-dual tone seats with pillion grab handle bar, a sporty styled exhaust combined with stylish sporty tail lights confirms this design perspective. A big under seat storage space with USB connector for charging devices like mobile phones add to the purpose friendly design features of this Italian beauty.

Instrument Cluster
A twin pod analogue unit that follows a simple design queue is provided with the inclusion of speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer along with various tell tale lights.

Aprilia SR150

Engine
SR150 holds a 154.80 cc 4 stroke engine that produces a maximum power of 10.4 bhp @ 6750 rpm and 11.4 Nm torque @ 5000 rpm. The SR150 uses the same mill that powers the Vespa 150 and no major changes are made to the engine but the sporty design of Aprilia make it feels even lighter and agile to ride.

Aprilia SR150

The smooth power delivery of the scooter is made sure with the Continuous Variable Transmission with additional support from a dry centrifugal clutch. An Italian finishing reflects the making of this beauty and a tubular chassis with open single cradle protects the engine and other critical components of this scooter. The top speed of this scooter is around 98kmph, which makes it the fastest gear-less scooter around.

Breaking and Suspension
The breaking and suspension of this scooter are crafted for enhanced riding comfort and performance. A hydraulic telescopic fork at the front and single arm rear suspension at the rear makes sure that the scooter provides excellent comfort at all terrains and speeds.

Aprilia SR150

A 220mm ventilated disc brakes with two piston callipers at the front and 140mm rear drum brakes at the rear wheel combined to form the braking system of this race inspired scooter and provide excellent braking.

Aprilia SR150

In addition with all these, the scooter comes with 14 Fluo Rosso Alloy wheels with five spokes give one of a kind looks to this scooter. Most of the scooters in India comes with a small tyre, this gives Aprilia SR 150 an edge. The wider sporty street tyre of the SR150 make it stand out from the rest of the crowd. The bigger tyres provide a unique riding experience, which cannot be matched by any scooter that sold across the country.

Verdict
The stylish and powerful features of this scooter have made waves in the entire scooter segment, this offering from Aprilia is a sure buy with all the fresh design, racing inspired making and performance oriented stance. Moreover, just alone the Aprilia brand tag is enough for motorcycle enthusiasts to grab this iconic beauty as Italian engineering is considered one of the best in the world. Moreover, this offering from the Italian maker also comes with a small price of Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) and adds to the beauty of owning an Aprilia, thus users can taste the aesthetic beauty, brilliant design and the race inspired making of an Italian scooter within a small budget.

Technical Specifications of Aprilia SR 150

Engine Capacity 154.80 cc
Engine 4 stroke air-cooled carburetor engine
Maximum Power 10.4 Hp @ 6750 rpm
Maximum Torque 11.4 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Transmission Continuous Variable Transmission
Front Brake 220mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake Drum 140mm
Front Suspension Hydraulic double-telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Hydraulic shock absorber
Front Tyre Tubeless 120/70 – 14”
Rear Tyre Tubeless 120/70 – 14”
Petrol Tank Capacity 6.5 litres

Price

Ex-Showroom Price
Delhi 69248 /-
Kolkata 71749 /-
Bangaluru 68960 /-
Chennai 69120 /-
Hyderabad 68384 /-




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