Aprilia SR 150 scooter has started arriving at the dealers of Vespa in the country ahead of its much-awaited launch in August. The SR 150 is the first scooter of the Italian brand Aprilia to be manufactured in India. The scooter will be sold through Vespa dealers in India. The bookings for the models are already open for a down-payment of Rs. 5,000.
To be priced at Rs. 65,000, Aprilia SR 150 is expected to have a waiting period of 40 days in the country. The scooter does not have direct competitors in the Indian market. It 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 is expected to generate 11.8bhp of power and 11Nm of torque mated to a CVT unit.
Aprilia SR 150 scooter will be manufactured at Piaggio's India plant in Baramati, Maharashtra. The scooter gets beak-styled front apron twin headlamp, handle bar-mounted turn indicators and instrument cluster with a twin pod analog unit for speedometre, fuel gauge and odometre.
It employs telescopic front forks and monoshock unit at the rear. Riding on 14-inch alloy wheels wrapped around 120/70 spec wheels, the barking duties are handled by 220mm disc at front and 140mm drum brakes at rear.