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The Piaggio group launched the Aprilia SR 150 scooter on Monday, the Italian manufacturer’s first locally produced product in India. The sports scooter was offered at a very competitive price at Rs 65,000, ex-showroom. However, the introductory price won’t last long and the company plans to raise prices after Diwali.

Stefano Pelle, MD, Piaggio India told BikeWale that the company is making it clear that this is only an introductory price and will remain the same until Diwali. The vehicle received a positive response from the market according to Pelle. He mentioned that the reservation numbers are in the thousands.

Aprilia SR 150 is manufactured in the Piaggio Indian factory in Baramati, Maharashtra. The heart of the air-cooled 154.4cc 3-valve SR150 single-cylinder engine that can produce 11.39hp of power and 11.5Nm of torque paired with a CVT unit. It also comes with a fuel tank with a capacity of 7 liters.

The SR 150 is a sportier avatar of a scooter with a beak-like front apron. The double headlight has been placed on the front apron, while the indicators are positioned at the level of the handlebars. It gets an aggressive side and rear profile with sharp body panels. The instrument cluster is simple in layout with a two-box analog unit for the speedometer, fuel gauge and odometer.

Reservations for the scooter are now accepted at Vespa as well as at Motoplex dealers in Pune, Chennai, Kochi and Hyderabad. The pre-booking option for Aprilia SR 150 is also available through PayTm.com. The company started deliveries of the scooter from Monday.

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