Aprilia is going to introduce the ABS variant of SR 150 next year in India and it is expected to get a price hike of Rs. 10,000 over the regular model
Aprilia earlier announced that the SR 150 will get an ABS variant as the scooter need to be meet the upcoming safety standards in which all two-wheelers above 125 cc must come with ABS system as standard. The SR 150 gets a single channel ABS system as the scooter to come with drum brake at the rear and also it will make the scooter too expensive.
The company has already dispatched the ABS variant to dealerships and the new model has been spotted at a yard. The SR 150 comes with MRF tyres instead of Vee tyres on the current model and the MRF tyres are expected to offer more grip for the performance scooter. The scooter will be available in a new red and black colour combination.
The SR 150 will be also available in Red and White & Red and Green colour combination also. The carbon variant showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo will be launched alongside the ABS variant and it is expected to be priced slightly higher than the regular model. Aprilia has opened bookings for the new model and it is expected to be launched in January.
Some reports have indicated that the scooter might get a price hike of around Rs. 10,000, which is expensive as the on-road price will touch 1 lakh. The SR 150 is powered by 154.8 cc single cylinder engine producing 10.25 bhp of power at 6,750 rpm and 11.4 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. This engine is mated to CVT automatic gearbox and the ratios are slightly taller.
The braking performance comes from 220 mm disc at the front and 140 mm drum at the rear. The scooter rides on 14-inch wheels with 120 section tubeless tyre at the front and rear. Aprilia has given telescopic forks at the front and mono shock suspension at the rear, which is tuned for handling rather than comfort.
The instrument cluster will be the same from the current model as the LCD screen gives information like the fuel gauge, odometer, two trip meter and time while the speedometer continues to be analogue. Aprilia introduced the updated SR 150 range earlier this year and it has been very well received by the customers.