The Aprilia SR150 automatic scooter which made its Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in February has now been successfully launched in India. The gala launch event of SR150 took place Hard Rock Cafe in Mumbai. Chief guest at the launch was World Superstock champion Lorenzo Savadori. Along with him was Mr. Stefano Pelle, Managing Director and CEO, Piaggio India.
The new premium 150 cc urban runabout aims to be an early mover in the premium scooter segment in India which is still in nascent stages.
The stylish Italian scooter is produced at Piaggio India’s scooter plant in Baramati, Maharashtra, alongside the Vespas. Aprilia SR 150 sports decals, dual-tone color themes, dual-tone seats, 14-inch alloy wheels, apron-mounted headlamps and a sharp bodywork. The automatic scooter has a compact unisex design which would appeal to the urban youngsters.
The 150 cc air-cooled engine which breathes via a conventional carburetor (yes, not EFI). The 3-valve engine produces 11.4 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 11.5 Nm of torque. Transmission is a CVT. The scooter is equipped with front telescopic fork, single-sided rear shock absorber, 220 mm front disc brake and 140 mm rear drum brake.
With the new Aprilia SR150, Piaggio India has made one of their most aggressive moves till date. Not only priced exceptionally well, the scooter is going to be marketed as an Aprilia, a brand which is synonymous with racing victories and heritage. You can read our Aprilia SR150 Review.