After the introduction of Vespa Racing Sixties scooter, Piaggio is now launching yet another scooter – Aprilia SXR 160 – in the Indian market soon. Currently, the company has shared a glance of the new scooter in a teaser image.
Piaggio unveiled the SXR 160 at the Auto Expo 2020 in February and was going to launch it in the earlier part of 2020. However, the launch got delayed due to the pandemic. Now, the maxi-scooter is planned to launch in November 2020, as confirmed by the brand’s top honcho, Diego Graffi.
The SXR 160 has “love at first sight” looks, and this is no surprise as it has an Italian DNA. Not only that but Piaggo designed and manufactured the Aprilia SXR 160 to cater to the needs of ever-evolving markets such as India. And currently, in India, there is no such other scooter that can be compared with the SXR 160, except for the Suzuki Burgman Street 125.
Features of Aprilia SXR 160
Electricals & Electronics
- LCD instrument cluster,
- a USB charging port.
- a full- LED headlight
- LED DRLs
- LED tail light
- a plush seat
- a stretched-out floorboard
- a tall windscreen
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Engine & Power
The new Aprilia is powered by a 160 CC BS6-compliant, three-valve, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine, the same one found on the SR 160 sport scooter. The engine is rated to produce 11 PS power & a maximum torque of 11.6 Nm. Talking about transmission, it is equipped with the usual CVT transmission.
Brakes, Wheels & Suspension
The new SXR 160 is equipped with a telescopic fork & monoshock suspension with 12-inch wheels, as opposed to 14-inch wheels seen on the SR 160. Even though the new Aprilia has smaller wheels, it will offer increased under-seat storage than its predecessor. The scooter also has disc brakes at both ends coupled with single-channel ABS.
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What Is The Price?
Piaggio has confirmed the launch in November 2020. And as far as the price is concerned, expect the Aprilia SXR 160 to go on sale somewhere in the bracket of Rs 1.15 lakh to Rs 1.30 lakh.