The Aprilia SR150 Premium Scooter is scheduled to launch in August, 2016
The Aprilia SR150 Premium Scooter has been spotted in Pune sans any camouflage. With the launch scheduled in August this year the scooter is going through the last phase of testing. The premium scooter was unveiled at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year in February.
Reports suggest the particular model of the Aprilia SR150 is in Pune for its homologation process at Automotive Research Association of India or ARAI. The particular model spotted was not wearing any badge except the Aprilia badge at the instrument console.
The premium scooter segment is still growing in Indian market and at its early stage at present. Vespa has launched its range of 125 cc and 150 cc premium scooters Vespa SXL and Vespa VXL in the country earlier. But these scooters are yet to grab the market. Moreover Indian customers still rely on budget scooters.
In that case it is really tough to say how successful the upcoming Aprilia SR150 can become. The premium scooter will be manufactured at the Piaggio India’s Baramati plant alongside the Vespa models.
The SR150 will feature dual tone body paint theme, dual tone themed seats, alloy wheels. The headlamp have been positioned at the apron, while the handle bar comes with integrated side turning indicators. The instrument cluster doesn’t look very impressive albeit, as it gets only dual round dials.
Overall the scooter sports a sharp appearance. The suspension duty is done by telescopic fork at the front while the rear comes equipped with shock absorber. Braking duty is done by 220 mm disc at the front while the rear features 140 mm drum brake.
Power source for the Aprilia SR150 will be a three valve 150 cc air cooled conventional carburetor engine paired with a CVT gearbox. The engine kicks out 11.4 bhp of peak power at 7000 rpm and 11.5 Nm of peak torque. The SR150 is expected to be priced around Rs. 1 lakh (ex showroom), which puts it bit higher than the Vespa models which come ranging between Rs. 77308 to Rs. 88696 (ex showroom, Pune).