The Indian arm of Italian two-wheeler manufacturer Piaggio Vehicles commenced the local manufacturing of the Aprilia SR 150 scooter at its plant in Baramati, Maharashtra on Wednesday. The first unit of the SR 150 being rolled out from the plant carries Matte Black colour.
Aprilia has already announced the introductory price of the sports scooter at Rs. 65,000, ex-showroom. Bookings for the scooter are being accepted now at Vespa as well as Motoplex dealerships in Pune, Chennai, Kochi and Hyderabad. Pre-booking option for Aprilia SR 150 is also available through PayTm.com. The market launch and delivery of the SR 150 is expected to start at the end of August.
The SR 150 is a sportier avatar of a scooter with a 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 has an aggressive side and rear profile with sharp body panels. The instrument cluster is a simple affair with a twin pod analog unit for speedometre, fuel gauge and odometre.
Aprilia SR 150 draws power from a 154.4cc 3-valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that also does duty in the Vespa 150. The engine generates 11.39bhp of power and 11.5Nm of torque mated to a CVT unit.
The SR 150 employs 32mm telescopic front forks and monoshock unit at the rear. It runs on 14-inch alloy wheels wrapped around 120/70 spec wheels. The braking is taken care by 220mm twin-piston caliper disc at front and 240mm drum brake at rear. The scooter also comes with a six-litre fuel tank capacity.