Aprilia SR150 production starts at Piaggio’s Baramati plant
The first unit of the locally made Aprilia SR150 premium automatic scooter has rolled off the assembly line at Piaggio India’s plant in Baramati, Maharashtra. The two-wheeler reopens the premium scooter category which was inaugurated by the unsuccessful Kinetic Blaze.
The SR150 will target brand-conscious urban youngsters who are looking for a highly dynamic and capable gearless two wheeler. The Aprilia scooter will soon be followed by other premium offerings from Mahindra-owned Peugeot Scooters.
The SR150 is powered by a 154.4 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which is tuned to produce 11.4 PS at 7,000 rpm and 11.5 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a continuously varying transmission. However, the engine breathes via a traditional carburetor instead of a modern electronic fuel injection.
The Aprilia SR150 is equipped with 14-inch alloy wheels, front telescopic front fork and single sided coil spring shock absorber at the rear. Braking is courtesy of 220 mm disc upfront and 240 mm drum at the rear. The front and rear tyres are of size 120/70-14.
Styling highlights include apron-mounted twin headlamps, steering column-mounted front turn indicators, dual-tone seats, a sleek engine cover, sporty silencer, a tiny taillight, and split grab rails.
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The Aprilia SR150’s distinct design appeal combined with the snob value of the brand makes it an attractive proposition in the fast growing automatic scooter segment in India. Bookings are open and deliveries are slated to commence in the coming weeks.