Both the upcoming Aprilia motorcycles will offer premium features and will be priced on par with its closest rivals from Yamaha and Bajaj
How many of you remember the Aprilia RS 150 and the Tuono 150 that were showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo? Well! We haven’t heard a lot about these motorcycles since then but according to the recent reports, Aprilia has plans to launch these 150cc motorcycles towards late 2020 in India.
In a recent interview Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO of Piaggio Vehicles, said, the company is working on India specific Aprilia scooters. In the same interview, he also said that the company also has plans to introduce a 150cc motorcycle in the next 18 months in India as well.
Like we already mentioned above Aprilia had already showcased the RS 150 and the Tuono 150 at the 2018 Auto Expo and according to the Piaggio officials they are looking to bring the right product in India. They want to make sure that the products should have the right balance between performance, feature, and price.
The officials also added that they have been studying their competition and also done some prototype testing recently and if everything goes according to the plan they will launch the new motorcycles towards the end of next year in the country.
The Aprilia RS 150 and the Tuono 150 showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 were powered by a 150 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve, fuel-injected engine. The unit paired with a 6-speed gearbox that promises to deliver around 18 bhp of peak power at 10,000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm.
The RS 150 was a full faired motorcycle that took its styling inspiration from the bigger and more powerful Aprilia RSV4 and offers a more aggressive ergonomics. The Tuono 150 on the other hand, takes its styling inspiration from Aprilia Tuono 1100 Factory and is a semi-faired tourer that promises to offer a more upright and relaxed riding ergonomics.
Once launched the Aprilia RS 150 will rival directly against the likes of the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 while the Aprilia Tuono 150 will rival directly with the recently introduced Yamaha MT-15.