Aprilia launched the SXR 125 maxi scooter on the 12th of May, and we are here to have a look at five things it has to offer to potential customers. It is also worth mentioning that the SXR 125 is nearly identical to its larger sibling, the SXR 160, which went on sale back in December 2020.
The first question any potential customer would want to know would be the price. The SXR 125 is priced at Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune), which is approximately Rs 11,000 cheaper than its sibling, the SXR 160.
Powering the scooter is the same 124.45cc three-valve, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that we can also find in the Aprilia SR 125. It produces 9.4 bhp and 9.2Nm of torque. It has a fuel tank capacity of 7 litres.
The SXR 125 shares almost all its features with its sibling, including LED lights all around with DRLs, a USB charging port, an illuminated split glove box in the front and a digital instrument cluster as standard. The option for Bluetooth connectivity is also available to customers at an additional cost. Also offered is an integrated dark fly windscreen, raised steering handlebars to aid the riding ergonomics.
Brakes and Suspension
Again, most of the braking and suspension components on both maxi scooters are the same. The 12-inch alloys and 220mm disc brake with telescopic forks in the front and 140mm drum brakes with mono-shock suspension at the rear. A vital thing to mention is that the SXR 125 only gets a Combined Braking System (CBS) instead of the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) offered on the SXR 160.
The only other scooter that competes with the SXR 125 is the Suzuki Burgman Street 125, but while the Aprilia SXR 125 costs Rs 1.14 lakh, the Burgman Street 125 is priced at Rs 84,371 (ex-showroom, Mumbai), which makes it substantially cheaper. Cheaper by Rs 29,629, to be precise.