Italian two-wheeler manufacturer Aprilia launched the SR 125 scooter In India on Day 1 of Auto Expo 2018. The new SR 125 is Aprilia's first venture into the 125cc scooter market and will see it compete with other manufacturers apart from its Piaggio Vespa stablemates for the first time in India.
So does the new Aprilia SR 125 have what it takes to power its way to the top of the 125cc segment despite competition from heavyweights like Honda's Activa 125 and Grazia and the new TVS Ntorq 125? DriveSpark takes a detailed look at the new Aprilia SR 125 at Auto Expo 2018 to find out.
Aprilia SR 125 Design & Features
The Aprilia SR 125 looks similar to its 150cc sibling the SR 125. This can be seen up front with the double-barrel headlights that sit on the front apron which has a rather pronounced beak. The indicators sit above on the handlebar fairing and the SR 1125 sports graphics that are similar to the ones on the Sr 150 except that this time they bear the 125 name.
The Aprilia SR 125's seat unlike the one on the SR 150 is not a dual-tone unit. Other features include SR stickering next to the sat and Aprilia ones next to the footboards.
Other features include analogue white dials that display the speed and the amount of fuel left and not much else. Compared to rivals like the Honda Grazia and the TVS NTorq 125 which feature digital consoles, the Aprilia SR 125's gauges look rather prehistoric. The SR 125 also gets floor mats with Aprilia and SR branding.
The rear end of the new Aprilia SR 125 like the rest of the scooter looks similar to the one on the SR 150 except for one rather big difference. The differentiating factor comes in the form of the grab rail for the rear passenger which unlike the split unit are a squared off unit that looks like something fit for something from older times.
Aprilia SR 125 Fact Sheet
|Engine Type||air-cooled, single-cylinder|
Aprilia SR 125 Engine & Performance
The Aprilia SR 125 is powered by an air-cooled 124.49cc carburetted single cylinder engine that produces9.46bhp @ 7,250rpm and 9.9Nm of torque @ 6,250 rpm. The engine sends power to the rear wheel via a CVT gearbox. The Aprilia SR 125 is the most powerful scooter in its class.
The Aprilia SR 125 sits on 14-inch wheels shod with 120/70 tyres which should improve rider confidenceon the move. The 220mm disc brake up front combined with the drum brake should easily help bring the SR 125 to a stop in double quick time.
However, these are only our first impressions of the SR 125, for a more detailed report about how it rides and handles, stay tuned for our first ride review which should be coming in the coming months.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The New Aprilia SR 125
The new Aprilia SR 125 looks to power its way to the top of the 125cc scooter segment in India. However, the ApriliaSR 125 does seem to have a few compromises like the analogue dials, which could prove to be an issue with some buyers