Piaggio Group, the parent company for Italian brand Aprilia, had previously confirmed launching of its SR 150 scooter this month. Emerging reports indicate that Aprilia's first product to be manufactured in India will enter market on Aug. 22.
The company has already started bookings for the scooter and it has been priced at Rs 65,000, ex-showroom. The Aprilia SR 150 is powered by a 154.4cc 3-valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that also does duty in the Vespa 150 in the country. The engine generates 11.39bhp of power and 11.5Nm of torque mated to a CVT unit.
The scooter employs 32mm telescopic front forks and monoshock unit at the back. It will run on 14-inch alloy wheels wrapped around 120/70 spec wheels. The braking will be taken care of by 220mm twin-piston caliper disc at front and 240mm drum brakes at rear. The scooter also comes with six-litres of fuel tank capacity.
The SR 150 is a sportier avatar of a scooter with beak-styled front apron. The twin headlamp has been placed at the front apron, while the turn indicators are positioned at the handle bar. It gets an aggressive side and rear profile with sharp body panels. The instrument cluster is simple in layout with a twin pod analog unit for speedometre, fuel gauge and odometre.
Aprilia SR 150 will be manufactured in Piaggio India's plant in Baramati, Maharashtra.