Premium scooters have never been widely sold in the Indian market due to their reduced practicality. Aprilia with it’s 125 model has been successful even after it’s pricing and considering that the segment has been dominated by bigger manufacturers; but it offers the premium brand name as well as some additional features. Piaggio has now launched the Aprilia SXR 160 in India for Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Diego Graffi, Chairman and Managing Director, Piaggio India said, “We are delighted to launch the much-anticipated premium scooter, Aprilia SXR 160 for all our distinguished customers in India. Designed in Italy, for India, the Aprilia SXR 160 is an epitome of great style, high performance, and great comfort. Available at all dealerships across India, we believe that this scooter will set high standards in the Indian premium two-wheeler market and will be a testament of Piaggio’s upcoming plans for India.”
Yes, in this kind of price range you can get a 200-220 cc bike. But, the Aprilia 160 is not all about the increased displacement. You get a much bigger and wider body to make your scooter ride that much more comfortable and it aims at becoming a perfect city cruiser. The Aprilia SXR 160 is equipped with a single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled, 3 valve fuel junction motor that produces 10.8 bhp. It also comes with a fuel tank capacity of 7 litres.
On the features front, you get a large multifunctional all-digital cluster display which houses a digital speed indicator, RPM meter, mileage, average speed, top speed, fuel indicator, ABS indicator, engine malfunction indicator, etc. You also get mobile connectivity from which you can track the location of the scooter.