Piaggio India unveiled Aprilia SXR 160 and the Vespa Elettrica at Auto Expo in Delhi.
The company hopes to create a new trend of the cross max design for the modern Indian consumer. The Aprilia SXR will be available in two versions – 125 and 160. Both the version are identical and promise to bring a lot of styling, riding comfort and great ergonomics to life. The unique scooter has been designed in Italy with an aerodynamic design and said to be manufactured at Piaggio’s Baramati factory. The SXR 160 comes will borrow the powertrain from the SR 160 which is a160-cc BS VI single, while the smaller version will come with a 125-cc BS VI engine. The company hasn’t shared the power figures yet but we expect it to be close to the SR 160 which makes 11 hp.
The scooter comes with twin LED head and tail lights but daytime eyeliner position lamps, and an eye-catching chrome exhaust. Both the SXR 125 and 160 get smaller 12-inch wheels instead of 14-inch ones seen on the SR 160. The features list includes a large digital cluster with a mileage indicator and smartphone connectivity, a decent-sized under storage with inbuilt light, a USB port in the glove box, ABS and a disc brake. The SXR will come in four colours, red, blue, white and black, and have tons of accessories for its customers. The SXR 125 will compete directly with Suzuki Burgman Street, while the SXR 160 hopes to create a new segment altogether. The new Aprilia scooters will go on sale in September and is expected to be priced above the SR 160 which retails at Rs 1.04 lakh (ex-showroom).
On the electric front, Piaggio showcased the Vespa Elettrica – an speaks about the company’s approach towards electric mobility solutions. The company is working on a made-for-India e-scooter which will be based on the Elettrica, but is being designed in India keeping in mind the needs of our country. The electric Vespa is available in some European markets and looks very similar to its petrol-powered siblings. It comes with a 4.3 kWh lithium-ion battery which powers a DC motor with 3.6 kW continuous power and capable of 4 kW (5.4 hp) peak power. It promises a range of around 100 km and a top speed of 70 km/h .
Apart from this, the Piaggio stand had a buch of other eye-candies in the shape of the Moto Guzzi V85 TT, RSV4 1100 Factory limited-edition along with the Vespa Racing sixties, the Vespa 2020 facelifts and the Aprilia SR 160 and Storm 125 with disc brakes.