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Auto Expo 2018: Aprilia Storm 125 unveiled. Italian two-wheeler maker Aprilia has unveiled the new Storm 125 scooter at the 2018 Auto Expo. Along with the launch of the Aprilia SR 125, the company also revealed the Storm 125 based on the SR 125 but with several cosmetic updates. It also shares the same body panels of the SR 125.
The Aprilia Storm 125 looks identical to the SR 125 except for some cosmetic changes such as new body graphics and matte colour schemes: red and yellow. Despite not getting the dual-tone graphics, the Storm 125 looks sporty and funky due to its aggressive stance.
The Aprilia Storm 125 also features the same apron-mounted dual-headlamp, twin-pod instrument cluster and pointy and edgy design. The prominent changes between the Aprilia SR 125 and Storm 125 are the wheels. The Storm is equipped with 12-inch wheels, whereas the SR 125 uses 14-inch wheels. The design is also completely different.
The Aprilia Storm 125 also gets Vee Rubber high-profile dual-purpose tubeless tyres which distinguish it from the SR 125. Aprilia also offers optional accessories, and the displayed model was equipped with a large windscreen. With the off-road tyres, the scooter can perform well in off-road conditions.
The Aprilia Storm 125 draws power from the same 124cc, three-valve, single-cylinder engine producing 9.46bhp and 8.2Nm of peak torque. The engine of the Aprilia Storm 125 is coupled to a CVT gearbox. The sporty scooter gets a 6.5-litre fuel tank as opposed to the 7-litre tank of the SR 125.
The Aprilia Storm 125 is equipped with 30mm telescopic forks at the front and a single rear shock absorber at the rear which can be adjusted for preload. Aprilia states that the Storm 125 is designed for youth and will come with several accessories.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The Aprilia Storm 125
The Aprilia Storm 125 is a sporty looking scooter with funky body graphics and new matte paint scheme. The dual-purpose tyres also give the Storm 125 an all-new look which makes it stand apart from the crowd. Aprilia is likely to launch the Storm 125 in India by the end of this year with a price tag of around Rs 65,000 ex-showroom.