Italian brand Aprilia launched its first locally produced model in India, the SR 150 premium scooter on August 22 at a price tag of Rs. 65,000 ex-showroom, Pune. Despite being priced premium, the SR150 has caught the attention and the demand has stretched waiting period up to two months. Buoyed by the response, Aprilia is reportedly planning to launch new SR scooter soon.
"We will bring the new SR scooter to India around January 2017," said Stefano Pelle, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Piaggio India reports NDTV Auto. "Let's just say that it will be a peppier version of the scooter," he added.
Though there is no other information available on the model at present, in all probability it will be a premium product that will be positioned above the SR 150. Aprilia's parent company Piaggio just launched Vespa 946 Emporio Armani edition scooter for a whopping Rs 12 lakh in India. This might have given confidence to the company to bring more premium products under Aprilia brand.
The Aprilia SR 150, is open for bookings through Vespa stores and e-commerce retailer Paytm. While Paytm continues to offer a cashback of Rs 1,000 on the booking amount, the Aprilia SR 150 is said to be out of stock.
Aprilia SR 150 is powered by a 154.4cc 3-valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that can churn out 11.39bhp of power and 11.5Nm of torque mated to a CVT unit. The sports scooter has a 7-litre capacity fuel tank. It features an instrument cluster with a twin-pod analog unit for speedometer, fuel gauge and odometer and employs telescopic front forks and a monoshock unit at the rear.
The SR 150 is manufactured at Piaggio's India plant at Baramati city in Maharashtra's Pune district. It is sold only in two colours - black and white. The current price of Aprilia SR 150 is introductory and the scooter is likely to see increase in the price soon.