The upcoming Aprilia SR 125 will be launched in India on 15th January. The information got revealed to us by our sources close to the development. The scooter has also been snapped by one of our readers at a company's dealership in two colours and the Aprilia SR 125 will be launched in a total of three shades. As far as pricing is concerned, our little birdie hints that the Aprilia SR 125 will be launched in the country at a price nearing Rs 75,000 (on-road, Delhi). In terms of body design and styling, the Aprilia SR 125 looks almost identical to its elder sibling. However, on taking a closer look, you will notice that the new 125cc offering is seen with the absence of a rear body grab rail. Now only time will tell if this is done in order to make the scooter look more stylish or the company will offer the said element as an optional accessory. Another change is the seating. While the Aprilia SR 150 is being offered with a dual tone seat, the SR 150 has to stay content with a monotone saddle colour only. The bookings for the new 2018 Aprilia SR 125 have already begun at selected company's dealerships at a token amount of Rs 1,000.
Aprilia's first mass segment scooter, the SR 150 was a hit in the Indian two-wheeler market due to its mouth-watering price tag and its sporty performance that is unlike any other automatic scooter in the market at present. Now, with the launch of the Aprilia SR 125, the company wants to take things to more competitive route and offer a sporty scooter to the masses at a more affordable price point.
When it comes to powertrain, the SR 125 will most likely share its engine with the Vespa VXL 125 that is good for churning out respective power and torque of 10.06 hp and 10.6 Nm. The scooter gets a disc brake up front and we expect the same fantastic bite and feedback from it just like the SR 150. Suspension duties are taken care of with the help of conventional telescopic forks up front along with a spring aided shock absorber at the rear. The Aprilia SR 125 will challenge the likes of the popular Suzuki Access 125 and Honda Activa 125 in the Indian two-wheeler market. Expect an official announcement regarding a new Aprilia scooter from the company in the coming days.