Piaggio has launched the Aprilia SR 150 scooter at an introductory price of Rs. 65,000, ex-showroom, Delhi, in the country. Since its debut at the 2016 Auto Expo, the scooter became one of the much-awaited models by the automaker. Powering the Aprilia SR 150 is a 154.4cc, SOHC, air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder, engine that generates 11.4 hp of power and 11.5 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to an automatic gearbox and has been tuned in favour of acceleration.
The SR 150 uses a new steel frame, which is said to have a high rigidity. The design of the sport scooterbike has been inspired by the RSV1000 R Factory that is equipped with new technology and safety equipment. The styling and design of the scooter looks attractive with the sharp front apron with headlamps. The turn indicators have been placed on the handlebar. The instrument cluster has a simple and layout and features a twin pod analogue speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge.
The SR 150 employs telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. The scooter runs on 14-inch wheels with 120/70 tyres. The Aprilia SR 150 has a fuel tank capacity of 7L, which is more than the Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter and other 150cc scooters in the market.
For effective braking, Piaggio has equipped the SR 150 with a 220mm disc brake at the front and 240mm drum brakes at the rear. The scooter also features USB charging port, adding to the practicality.
Piaggio will locally manufacture the Aprilia SR 150 at its Baramati plant in Maharashtra with 90% localisation. The scooter will be sold across the existing Vespa dealerships in the country. The new Aprilia SR 150 can also be booked via Paytm at an amount of Rs. 2,000. Customers can buy the new scooter in two body colours - Black and White.