The sporty Aprilia SR 150 premium automatic scooter launched in India last year, at an astonishing starting price of just INR 65,000. Yes. A scooter which was expected to have a price tag of not less than INR 1 lakh ahead of its launch, was launched at a surprisingly low price tag. The reason, Aprilia is bullish about their plans for the Indian market.
If readers can recollect, a few months back we had done a story in which we had stated that Aprilia India is getting ready to launch yet another scooter under the SR series. Well, the wait is over, the new SR scooter is SR 150 Race Edition has been launched in India.
New SR 150 Race Edition is powered by the same engine as the standard SR150, which is a 154.4 cc single-cycle air-cooled engine which is tuned to deliver 11.55 PS at 7,000 rpm and 11.5 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The carbureted motor is paired with a CVT. Aprilia says that the Race Edition SR150 is better in performance when it comes to acceleration, though they did not reveal exactly in figures, how fast it is than the regular SR150.
The scooter is suspended by means of front telescopic fork and single-sided coil spring at the rear (with single sided swing arm). The Italian two wheeler is equipped with alloy wheels that are wrapped in 120/70-14 tyres. Braking is courtesy of 220 mm front disc and 240 mm rear drum brakes.
The sleek urban scooter has a compact front apron with twin headlamps and steering cowl-mounted indicators. The engine and transmission case stand exposed and the generous seat sports dual-tone black-red finish. Dual instrument dials, a vertical taillight and split grab rails are the other design highlights.
Aprilia SR150 Race Edition Highlights
RACE branding decals in Red & green combination inspired from MotoGP
New Maze Grey body color
Front Caliper in Golder color
Red rims on the front and Rear
Rear Shock absorber spring gets red treatment
Black rubber mat with red elements available as accessory
Aprilia SR150 Race Edition Specs
The Aprilia SR 150 automatic scooter is manufactured at Piaggio India’s plant at Baramati in Maharashtra where Vespas are being made. The progress of the SR 150 is being very closely monitored by the entire Indian two wheeler industry since it has started a journey into a hitherto unexplored territory. The scooter would face competition from Mahindra’s Peugeot models in the future.