The recent Piaggio India annual dealer’s meet, held in Goa, saw a host of new motorcycles and scooters on display among which was also the Aprilia STX 150. This is a naked, entry level commuter motorcycle that is already on sale in Singapore and New Zealand, and is being showcased in India to gauge dealer response.
Aprilia STX 150 is available in traditional colors of the Italian manufacturer that include black, white and red. It gets a wide and comfortable two seater seat, clip on handle bars, a sharp headlamp and chiseled fuel tank.
Notable knee recesses on the fuel tank offers better control to the rider along with improved braking and efficient cornering stability. The instrument panel is in an analog/digital format with tachometer and all other information projected on a single LCD screen.
The rear is seen with LED light technology while overall dimensions stand at 2,000mm length, 760mm width and 1,330mm wheelbase. Fuel tank is of 18 liter capacity and the aluminum alloy wheels are fitted with 90/90-17 front and 110/80-17 rear tyres. Its lightweight chassis and aluminum clip on handle bars allow for better rider control even at higher speeds.
Aprilia STX 150 is powered by a 149cc, four stroke, twin valve, SOHC, air cooled engine mated to a 5 speed transmission allowing for better performance both where uphill roads and highway riding is concerned.
It gets a 22mm Euro3 Keihin carburetor offering higher fuel efficiency and low emissions. Suspension is via hydraulic fork in the front and twin shock with adjustable spring preload at the rear while braking is via 240mm single disc in the front and 104mm drum brake at the rear.
If launched in India, it could be priced under Rs 1 lakh. It will rival the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar 150, Yamaha FZ etc. Apart from this, Aprilia also showcased a 300 cc scooter and RS 150 at the meet.