The Piaggio group, parent company of the Italian brand Aprilia, has announced the price of its upcoming SR 150 scooter. The Aprilia SR 150 has been sold for Rs 65,000. The SR 150 is Aprilia’s first offering to be released. made in India and will be built at Piaggio’s Indian factory in Baramati, Maharashtra. The scooter was first presented to the Indian public at Auto Expo 2016 and the scooter will be officially presented in August 2016. Reservation of the scooter will begin soon, the company said. Read also: Aprilia SR 150 preview
Speaking of the scooter, Stefano Pelle, Managing Director and CEO of Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (PVPL), said: “We have received a favorable response to all of our launches in the country and with the launch of the Aprilia SR 150 we are aiming to increase our footprint through geography. The design aesthetic of the SR 150 reflects the sporty character of the Aprilia brand with a lightweight engine that creates a new category in the scooter segment in India ”.
Speaking of style, the Aprilia SR 150 has a European design language that is bold and contemporary. The sporty styling should make the SR 150 scooter a hit with young people. The sturdy telescopic forks and large 14-inch diameter wheels give the scooter an aggressive stance that should help it stand out from its rivals. The instrument console is a fairly straightforward affair with a dual-pod analog unit for the speedometer, fuel gauge, and odometer along with various indicator lights.
The Aprilia SR 150 is expected to be powered by the same 154.4cc 3-valve air-cooled single-cylinder engine found in the Vespa 150 on sale in India. The mill is expected to generate 12 hp of power and 11 Nm of torque, and is mated to a CVT gearbox. The scooter uses telescopic front forks and a mono-shock unit at the rear to handle the suspension tasks. The scooter runs on 14 inch diameter wheels which are rolled up with 120/70 section tires on both wheels. The Aprilia SR 150 has a tank capacity of 7 liters and a seat height of 775 mm. Braking is provided by a 220mm disc brake at the front and a 140mm drum brake at the rear.