The upcoming Aprilia Storm 125 will be the most affordable scooter in the Aprilia lineup, likely to be offered in both drum and disc brake options
Aprilia will be launching the Storm 125 Scooter in India soon. The model was first shown at the 2018 Auto Expo where it attracted a lot of attention. However, the scooter displayed at the Auto Expo was equipped with front disc brake and alloy wheel setup but the Aprilia Storm 125 variant that you notice in the above image features a drum brake option and there is no doubt in the fact that the drum brake equipped Storm 125 variant will be the most affordable model in the Aprilia scooter lineup.
The Storm 125 will feature slightly bigger 12-inch wheels instead of the 10-inch wheels seen on the other Vespa models. Apart from the wheels the production-spec Storm 125 scooter that can be seen in the spy image also gets a unique grab rail at the rear that was missing earlier.
If you take a closer look you will also notice that the grab rail is also positioned a lot higher than the other SR models. Lastly, the Aprilia logo seen on the body panels are also finished in white and not red.
Now all these minor changes have been done deliberately to cut costs and make the scooter more affordable but the good news is that the Aprilia has retained the same offroad spec tyres that we saw on the scooter showcased at the2018 Auto Expo.
In comparison to the SR sports 120/70 section rubber at both the ends, the Storm 125 will feature a 120/80 section rubbers at the front and 130/80 rubbers at the rear. Expect the soon to be launched Storm 125 to be available with three colour options-red, yellow and black with matte finish effect.
The rest of the scooter will share most of its body parts with the SR125 including the instrument cluster, bodywork, and also the headlamp. The Storm 125 will also be powered by the same air-cooled, three-valve, single-cylinder unit that also powers the SR 125 as well. This unit produces about 9.5 hp of peak power at 7,250rpm and 9.8Nm of peak torque at 6,250rpm. However, expect Aprilia to retune the engine slightly for the upcoming Storm 125.