The soon-to-be-launched Aprillia SR 150 scooter was spotted by International Business Times India at a Vespa dealership in Bengaluru. The scooter, which was first showcased at Auto Expo 2016, has been confirmed for local production at the Piaggio's Baramati plant.
IBT has learnt that the launch of the SR 150 has been scheduled for August-end. The scooter will be priced below Rs. 95,000 on-road Bengaluru and it will be offered via Vespa dealership network. It had been reported in April that Piaggio commenced production of SR 150 in India.
The Aprilia SR 150 is a sportier version of a scooter. It comes with beak-styled front apron. The twin headlamp has been placed in the apron, while the turn indicators are housed at the handle bar. It gets an aggressive side and rear profile with sharp character. The instrument cluster is a simple affair with a twin pod analog unit for speedometre, fuel gauge and odometre. We feel that for a premium product, fully digital instrument cluster should have been offered.
The Aprilia SR 150 will be powered by the 154.4cc 3-valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that is already powering the Vespa 150 in the country. The mill is expected to generate 11.8bhp and 11Nm of torque mated to a CVT unit.
The scooter will employ 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 disc at front and 140mm drum brakes at rear. The scooter will also come with seven litres of fuel tank capacity.